New York, Wills, Administrations, & Inventories

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  • Abstract of will of Samuel Sackett of Jamaica, New York.
    Date: 26 Sep 1780.
    Proved: Fort George, New York City, 28 Nov 1780, by Christopher Smith & Cary Ludlow, two of the executors, the witnesses Jacob Sharpe & Samuel Welling having been sworn at Queens County, 25 Oct 1780.
    Source: "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999," digital image, Ancestry.com.
    Testator: Samuel Sackett, gentleman of Jamaica, Queens County, Nassau Island, New York.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Mary, use of all household furniture, bed, bedding, linen and woolen, wrought plate, Negro wench Mary, Negro girl Fan, my bay horse and chair, two of my best cows, the horse and chair and cows conditional on her living in the Country. If she chooses to live in the City, the back part of my house in Queen's Street, New York, or if she chooses to live in the Country, £50 a year instead of the apartment in my house in New York. Also one-fifth of income of estate after following legacies to 3 sons.
    Eldest son Samuel, £700 at 21 or on marriage.
    Son Richard, £500 at 21 or on marriage.
    Son Augustus £500 at 21 or on marriage.
    Wife Mary £50 a year for each child living with their mother during their minority.
    Executors to sell stock, farming utensils, and carriages, and rent out farm at Jamaica, as soon as convenient. Estate to be sold after youngest child reaches 21.
    Sons Samuel, Richard, Augustus, & daughter Sophia, one-fourth part each of residue, subject to wife Mary's one-fifth share of income of estate.
    Executors: relation Captain Thomas Lawrence of Newtown, friends James Desbrosses of New York, and Christopher Smith and Cary Ludlow of Jamaica.
    Witnesses: Jacob Sharpe, Charles Welling, Samuel Welling.
  • Will of Samuel Sackett of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
    Abstract
    Date: 23 Feb 1822.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, Flatbush, Kings County, 22 Mar 1822.
    Testator: Samuel Sackett of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
    Beneficiaries:
    Eldest son Edwin K Sackett, sufficient part of estate to a maximum of one fourth part to yield $250 p.a., to be held in trust and administered by executors to defray Edwin's living expenses.
    Children Clarence, Grenville, and Elizabeth, remainder of estate, divided such that Grenville and Elizabeth each have $1,500 more than Clarence, Clarence already having received land in Onondaga County and an expensive education.
    Executors: James B Clarke Esq, sons Clarence and Grenville, and daughter Elizabeth.
    Witnesses: Jno Ireland, Charles Ball, Matthew Wendell.
    Transcript
    In the name of God Amen I Samuel Sackett of the village of Brooklyn in the County of Kings and State of New York being of sound disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I give, devise and bequeath unto my eldest son Edwin K. Sackett so much of my estate real and personal as will be sufficient to produce the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty dollars yearly. Provided that not more than one fourth part of my said estate shall be appropriated to that purpose. And I do hereby will and direct that so much of my estate as shall be appropriated to that purpose shall be held in trust by my Executors and Executrix hereinafter named or the survivor or survivors of them. In case the said Edwin K. Sackett should die leaving lawful heirs of his body, then in trust for such heirs in fee, but in case he should die without leaving lawful heirs of his body then in trust for my other three children Clarence, Grenville and Elizabeth their heirs and assigns forever.
    Secondly, In as much as I have heretofore conveyed to my son Clarence by deed of gift a certain piece of land situated in the county of Onondaga; and in as much as I have heretofore expended a very considerable sum in educating my said son Clarence and preparing him for a profession, I do therefore dispose of the residue of my estate in the following manner, that is to say, I give, devise and bequeath unto my children Clarence, Grenville and Elizabeth all the residue and remainder of my estate real and personal which shall remain after the aforesaid appropriation for my said son Edwin, in such proportion that my son Grenville and my daughter Elizabeth shall each, respectively, have the value of One thousand five hundred dollars more than my said son Clarence, to have and to hold to them the said Clarence, Grenville and Elizabeth their heirs and assigns forever, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
    Thirdly, I do hereby constitute and appoint James B. Clarke Esquire, of the village of Brooklyn aforesaid, my sons Clarence and Grenville and my daughter Elizabeth to be the true and lawful Executors of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby authorise and empower my said Executors to pay, satisfy, discharge or compound any debt or debts which I owe, in such manner and at such times as may be requisite and convenient in their estimation, and I do hereby direct my said Executors to apply the income of the estate hereby appropriated to my son Edwin to defray the expense of boarding and clothing my said son Edwin and providing him with other necessaries.
    Fourthly, I do hereby authorise and empower my aforesaid Executors to ask, demand, sue for, and receive any or all debts which may be owing to me from others and to give good and sufficient acquittances therefor, whenever they shall be collected or received. And I do also authorise and empower my said Executors to execute and deliver good and sufficient deeds to any person or persons who have contracted to purchase any land of me, when and as soon as all the money which may be due thereon or become due shall have been fully paid up.
    Fifthly, I do hereby authorise and empower my aforesaid Executors to sell, assign, transfer, and set over, for valuable and sufficient consideration, all, or any of the contracts which any person or persons may have heretofore entered into with me for the purchase of any of my lands, and to give good and sufficient receipts or acquittances for the consideration when the same shall have been duly paid.
    Sixthly, I do hereby authorise and empower my aforesaid Executors to sell and dispose of to the best advantage any land or any interest therein, which I own or possess, either in severalty, or as tenant in common or joint tenant whenever they shall deem it expedient so to do, and also to execute "and deliver" good and sufficient deeds, vouchers and conveyances therefor, and also to divide and make partition of any land or other property which I hold either as tenant in common or joint tenant, or in which I may be interested in any other way, and also to execute and deliver good and sufficient deeds, vouchers and conveyances therefor. And I do hereby also authorise and empower my aforesaid Executors to put out on good security or invest in any suitable public stock such sum or sums of money as may come to their hands, the same to be for the uses and purposes herein expressed. And I do hereby direct that any difficulty or misunderstanding relative to the construction of this my last Will and Testament which shall arise between my children or my Executors be decided by three indifferent and respectable freeholders of this State to be chosen by my Executors. And I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments heretofore made by me. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty "third" day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two. Saml Sackett [seal] Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto. The words "and deliver" in the 4th line from the bottom of the 2d page, being first interlined, & the word "third" in the 2d line from the bottom of the third page written on an erasure. Jno Ireland, Charles Ball, Matthew Wendell.
    Kings County. Be it remembered that on the twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two personally came and appeared before me Jeremiah Lott, Surrogate of the said County of Kings, the Rev. John Ireland of the village of Brooklyn in the said County, and being duly sworn on his oath declared that he did see Samuel Sackett sign and seal the preceeding written instrument purporting to be the Will of the said Samuel Sackett bearing date the twenty third day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two, and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, that at the time thereof the said Samuel Sackett was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the deponent, and that Charles Ball and Matthew Wendell together with the deponent subscribed the said Will as witnesses thereto in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other.
    Jeremiah Lott

    The People of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent. To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern, Send Greeting. Know Ye, That at Flatbush in the County of Kings on the twenty second day of March Instant before Jeremiah Lott Esq. Surrogate of our said County the last Will and Testament of Samuel Sackett late of the town of Brooklyn in the said County Esquire deceased (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us. And the said deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within this State, by means whereof the proving and registering the said Will and the granting administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof doth belong unto us. The administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, and any way concerning his Will is granted unto Clarence D. Sackett, one of the Executors in the said Will named, he being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits, and also to render a just and true account thereof when thereunto required.
    In testimony whereof We have caused the seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness Jeremiah Lott Esq. Surrogate of our said County at Flatbush the twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two and of our Independence the forty sixth.
    Jeremiah Lott

    The People of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent: To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern, Send Greeting: Know Ye, that at Flatbush in the County of Kings on the twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two before Jeremiah Lott Esquire, Surrogate of our said County the last Will and Testament of Samuel Sackett late of the town of Brooklyn in the said County of Kings deceased was duly proved and recorded and the execution thereof then granted unto Clarence D. Sackett one of the Executors in the said Will named and unto James B. Clarke Esquire one other of the Executors therein named on the twenty seventh of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two; And Whereas Elizabeth K. Sackett the Executrix in the said Will named hath by a certain Instrument in writing under her hand and seal bearing date the fifteenth day of February Instant and now on file in the Office of our said Surrogate duly renounced her claim as Executrix to the same; And Whereas Grenville A. Sackett the remaining Executor in the said Will named hath this day appeared before our said Surrogate to qualify also as Executor to the same; Now Therefore also Know Ye, That the Administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his Will is granted unto the said Grenville A. Sackett in conjunction with the said Clarence D. Sackett and James B. Clarke, he being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and siingular the said goods, chattels and credits, and also to render a just and true account thereof when thereunto required.
    In Testimony whereof We have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness Jeremiah Lott Esquire, Surrogate of our said County at Flatbush the fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five and of our Independence the forty ninth.
    Jeremiah Lott
  • Will of Clarence D Sackett of New York
    Abstract
    Date: 27 Jun 1853.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, City of New York, 12 May 1858.
    Testator: Clarence D Sackett of the City of New York.
    Beneficiary: Wife Emeline, all real & personal estate.
    Executrix: Wife Emeline.
    Witnesses: James Girdley, Wm F Clarke.
    Transcript
    In the name of God Amen, I Clarence D Sackett of the City of New York being of sound disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Emeline all my estate real and personal to her her heirs and assigns for ever. I appoint my said wife the Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, with full power to sell convey exchange and partition any of said estate and to settle compound and arbitrate all matters pertaining thereto. In case of her death before this will takes effect I give devise and bequeath two equal undivided third parts of said estate to my brother Grenville one equal undivided sixth part thereof to my sister Elizabeth and the remaining sixth part thereof to my son Adam. In case of the death of any of the said last named persons before the vesting of any interest under this will then I give and devise the share the persons so dying to the survivor or survivors of them in equal shares. Witness my hand and seal this 27th day of June A.D. 1853. Clarence D Sackett. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each one of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands and places of residence as attesting witnesses. James Girdley, no. 48 King St, New York. Wm F Clarke, 100 Allen St, New York.
    Surrogate's Court, City of New York, 12 May 1858. Will of Clarence D Sackett admitted to probate.
  • Administration of estate of Grenville A Sackett, late of City of New York.
    Date: 30 Mar 1858.
    Court: Surrogate of the County of New York.
    Administrator: Adam T Sackett of Rye, Westchester County.
    Bond: $10,000.
    Co-guarantors: Benjamin M Tredwell, Lambert H Tredwell, both of 222, 4th Street, New York City.
  • Will of Elizabeth K S Titus of Brooklyn, New York.
    Abstract
    Date: 21 Apr 1879.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, Kings County, 28 Apr 1880.
    Testator: Elizabeth K S Titus of Brooklyn, New York.
    Beneficiaries:
    Sisters of husband Thomas Titus, $100 each.
    Sister-in-law Emeline Sackett, $100.
    Grenville Sackett Titus, son of stepson Henry B Titus, $250 at 21.
    Clarence O Sackett, son of nephew Adam T Sackett, my gold watch.
    Gertrude E Sackett, daughter of nephew Adam T Sackett, diamond ring.
    Residue to be held in trust, income to husband Thomas Titus. Upon his death, half of residue to his children and half to the children of Adam T Sackett (named as Clarence O Sackett, Gertrude E Sackett, George E Sackett, Mary M Sackett, Helen L Sackett, Ferdinand W Sackett, and Lambert B Sackett).
    Executors: Allen F Hand and Lewis T Titus.
    Witnesses: Florentine Pelletier, Wm J Pelletier.
    Transcript
    I Elizabeth K S Titus of the City of Brooklyn in the State of New York Do hereby declare my last Will and Testament as follows, namely:
    First, I direct all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executors hereinafter named as soon after my death as possible.
    Secondly, I give and bequeath to my husband Thomas W. Titus' sisters viz Susannah P, Mary A, and Jane U each the sum of one hundred dollars.
    Thirdly, I give and bequeath to Mrs Emmeline F Sackett the widow of my brother Clarence the sum of one hundred dollars to purchase some memento of affectionate remembrance.
    Fourthly, I give to my Executors hereinafter named the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be kept invested for the benefit of Grenville Sackett Titus, son of Henry B and Josephine A Titus and to be paid with all accumulations thereof to the said Grenville Sackett Titus upon his attaining the twenty first year of his age.
    Fifthly, I give and bequeath to Clarence O Sackett son of my nephew Adam T Sackett my gold watch as a token of affection.
    Sixthly, I give and bequeath to Gertrude E Sackett daughter of Adam T Sackett my half hoop diamond ring as a proof of my love.
    Seventhly, I order and direct that all the above bequests and gifts shall be paid and given by my Executors as soon as possible after my death.
    Eighthly, All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give devise and bequeath to my Executors in trust to receive the income rents and profits thereof during the life of my husband Thomas W Titus after payment of all expenses incident thereto to apply so much of the net income as in their best judgment may be required for the proper support maintenance and reasonable wants of my husband Thomas W Titus and the surplus (if any) to divide equally among the sons and daughters of my said husband.
    Ninthly, Upon the death of my husband Thomas W Titus, I give devise and bequeath one half of all the said rest residue and remainder of my estate to Mrs Anna C Ramsdell wife of A P Ramsdell of Buffalo, New York, John Titus of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lewis T Titus of Flatbush, New York, Mrs Elizabeth T Hand of Brooklyn, New York, Henry B Titus of Brooklyn, New York, Alfred C Titus of Chicago, Illinois, children of my said husband, and James N Titus, Alexander B Titus, Alice B Titus and Harriet L Titus, grandchildren of my said husband, share and share alike per stirpes and not per capita.
    In the event of the death of either of the persons above named before the death of my said husband leaving issue him or her surviving then such issue shall take the share the parent would have been entitled to if living.
    But in case no issue shall survive then the share of the one so dying shall go to the survivors of the above named persons and the issue of any who shall have died in equal shares per stirpes and not per capita.
    And upon the death of my said husband I give devise and bequeath the other one half of all the rest residue and remainder of my estate to the children of Adam T Sackett deceased, namely Clarence O Sackett, Gertrude E Sackett, George E Sackett, Mary M Sackett, Helen L Sackett, Ferdinand W Sackett, and Lambert B Sackett, share and share alike.
    In the event of the death of either of the persons above named before the death of my said husband leaving issue him or her surviving then such issue shall take the share the parent would have been entitled to if living.
    But in case no issue shall survive, the share of the one so dying shall go to the survivors of the above named persons and the issue of any who shall have died, in equal shares, per stirpes and not per capita.
    Tenthly, I hereby authorize and empower my Executors hereinafter named to sell my real estate at public auction or private sale whenever they may deem it most advantageous for my estate, and to make execute and deliver good and sufficient conveyance in the law to the purchasers.
    Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint Allen F Hand and Lewis T Titus Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other and former wills at any time heretofore made by me.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of April in the year Eighteen hundred and seventy nine.
    Elizth K S Titus
    Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth K S Titus as and for her last will and testament in our presence who, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses - the name Sarah B being stricken out of the second paragraph before execution.
    Florentine Pelletier, 240 Quincy St.
    Wm J Pelletier, 240 Quincy St.
    Probate granted 28 April 1880 Surrogate's Court, Kings County.
  • Abstract of will of William A Sackett of Saratoga Springs, NY.
    Date: 11 Apr 1889.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, Saratoga Springs, 4 Oct 1895.
    Source: "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999," digital image, Ancestry.com.
    Testator: William A Sackett.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Marie Louise, one-fifth of estate.
    Children of deceased daughter Zayde, one-fifth of estate.
    Daughter Zilla, one-fifth of estate.
    Daughter Hattie, one-fifth of estate.
    Son Edward S, one-fifth of estate less $3,000 advanced, to be held in trust for five years by sons-in-law Charles Stone and Charles Duell.
    Executors: sons-in-law Charles Stone and Charles Duell.
    Witnesses: R C McEwen, Lucy Carty.
  • Will of Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
    Abstract
    Date: 18 Jun 1889.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, New York City, 7 Oct 1897.
    Testator: Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
    Beneficiaries:
    Son States Mead Sackett in trust, all real estate with income used for benefit of invalid son Howard Mortimer Sackett.
    After death of Howard:
    Son States Mead Sackett, $5,000 or 5/18ths of total estate.
    Other children, Hannah Caroline Harper, Charles Edgar Sackett, Julia Sackett Chesebro, Lydia Amelia Muir, Adeline Sackett Morgan, 1/5th each of residue after States' share.
    Executor: States Mead Sackett.
    Witnesses: Foster Debevoise, Arthur P Baldwin.
    Transcript
    I Sarah E Sackett, widow, of the City of New York, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all and every other will by me at any time heretofore made. First, I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied in full by my executor hereinafter named as soon after my decease as may be practicable.
    Second, I give and bequeath to my son States Mead Sackett all my real estate, to be held by him in trust for the sole benefit of my invalid son Howard Mortimer Sackett during his natural life. And I hereby authorize my said trustee to sell at public or private sale and upon such terms as he shall deem best all my real estate; or to lease the same; and to execute acknowledge and deliver the necessary instruments in writing therefor, and to invest the proceeds arising therefrom either in real estate or personal property as to him shall be advisable, for the benefit of my said son Howard.
    Third, after the decease of my son Howard Mortimer Sackett I then direct my executor hereinafter named to divide my estate as follows: In consideration of his care of the property, of my son Howard, and of his executorship, I give devise and bequeath to my son States Mead Sackett, or his heirs, of the nett proceeds, five thousand dollars or an amount equal to the proportion of five thousand dollars to eighteen thousand dollars that being considered the nett value of the said estate at this time. To each of my five remaining children Hannah Caroline Harper, Charles Edgar Sackett, Julia Sackett Chesebro, Lydia Amelia Muir, Adeline Sackett Morgan, or to their heirs I give devise and bequeath one fifth of the remainder.
    Fourth, I hereby appoint and constitute my son States Mead Sackett as sole trustee for my son Howard, and as sole executor of this my last will and testament, and I also direct that he give no bonds for the execution of this trust.
    in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the City of New York this eighteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
    Sarah E Sackett
    The above written instrument was subscribed and published by Sarah E Sackett, and by her at the time of such subscription declared to be her last will and testament in the presence of us and of each of us who have hereunto at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses this eighteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
    Foster Debevoise, 23 W. 124 St, N.Y. City.
    Arthur P Baldwin, 57 E. 125 St, N.Y. City.
    Probate granted 7 Oct 1897, Surrogate's Court, City and County of New York.
  • Abstract of Will of Marvin Sackett of New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY. Date: 27 Sep 1901.
    Proved: Surrogate's Court, Columbia County, 26 Feb 1904, to Allen D Sackett, Fanny J Sackett, & Julia B Sackett.
    Source: "New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999," digital image, Ancestry.com.
    Testator: Marvin Sackett of New Lebanon, Columbia County, NY.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Julia B Sackett, all estate, real and personal, during lifetime.
    Wife Julia, $1,000 to buy a place for heirs of Frederick G Sackett, my oldest son.
    After Julia's death, remains of estate to four children, Allen D, Harry M, Grace J, and Fanny J.
    Administratrix: Wife Julia.
    Executors: Allen D Sackett & Harry M Sackett.
    Witnesses: Henry D Bostwick, Helen E Bostwick, both of New Lebanon.
    Codicil dated 11 Dec 1902: Harry M Sackett has received his full equal share of the remainder of the estate and is not to receive further share. Harry M to be replaced as an executor by Fanny J Sackett.

Source:
"New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659–1999," digital image, Ancestry.com. (Researched by Chris Sackett).