Will of Nicholas Baggett, 1753/55, Bertie County, N.C.
In the name of God Amen. I Nicholas Baggett of Bertie County in the Province of North Carolina, being of perfect mind & memory, do make & ordain this my last will & Testament, Principally & first of all I give & recommend my soull into the hands of God that gave it and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith if hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give & dispose of the same in the following manner & form.
I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Benjamin Baggett four Pounds Virginia currency to be raised & levied out of my Estate and to be paid to him in clothing & other Necessarys as he shall have occasion, at the discretion of my Executors.
I give & bequeath unto my Son Nicholas Baggett one Shilling Sterling to be levied out of my Estate, it being all that I intend to give him in this my last will & testament or all that he shall have out of my estate.
I give & bequeath unto my Son Abraham Baggett one Shilling Sterling.
I give & bequeath unto my Son Joseph Baggett two cowes & calves, by him freely to be possessed.
I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Baggett the Plantation whereon I now live, & all the Land belonging to it, and one young Mare to him & his heirs for ever.
I give & bequeath unto my Son Hardy Baggett one cow & calf, & one Musquet gun.
I give & bequeath unto my son John Baggett two cows & calves.
I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary West one Shilling Sterling.
I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Baggett two cows & calves, it being the same which hath been called her own.
I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wood one Shilling Sterling.
I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Baggett one cow & calf, one Box Iron, one Pottle pewter Bason, & one deep pewter Dish.
I give & bequeath unto my Dearly beloved wife Mary Baggett all my moveable Estate that is not given out in legacies to my children, & the use & priviliges of my Houses, Land & Plantation whereon I now live, during the time of her Naturale life, & after to my Son Thomas Baggett, to him & his heirs for ever.
I likewise Constitute make & ordain my Sons Joseph Baggett & Thomas Baggett Sole & lawful Executors of this my last will & Testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow & disanull all & Every other Will & Testaament, by me before made, ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my Last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the 9th day of January in the year of our Lord Christ 1753 and in the 26th year of our Soverign King George the Second - Defender of the Faith -
Signed, Sealled & Declared in the presents of us
Nicholas Baggett, his mark & seal
Bertie County April Court 1755
The before Written Will was Exhibited into Court by Thomas Baggett one of the Executors thereof and Proved by the oath of Charles Horne one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and at the same time the said Executor Quallified according to Law Which was ordered to be Certifyed.
Test. Benjn Wynn
Is this will of Nicholas Baggett of Bertie County, NC any relation to James Baggett of Montgomery County, TN? I am a Baggett descendant.
I would advise researchers that this is not an originally written book but is primarily a compilation of information written by others. The information that I wrote in 1978 on my ancestor Allen Baggett, 1762-1823, which I found to my surprise that the compiler used in this book, is now out of date because of new discoveries I have made since 1978. The great Baggett genealogist was the late Major John A. Baggett of Lacey's Springs, Ala., who died before he could publish his multi-volume history of the Baggetts but who shared notes with me in the early 1980s. A very brief sketch of my ancestor Allen Baggett can be found at the link below.
"The American Lineage of the Baggett Family" covers this Baggett line. The book was written by Maury Baggett in GA. If anyone is interested, email me direct and I'll send his address. email@example.com
Yes. The late Major John Baggett of Lacey Springs, Ala., sent me some notes in the 1970s from his research and that of his grandfather. James Baggett was the son of Abraham Baggett I of Edgecombe Co., N.C., son of Nicholas (will of 1753).
Yes - - - James Baggett,jr. of Montgomery County ,TN is kin to Nicholas . Contact me and I'll fill you in .
Roy Baggett 4th. Great Grandson of James Baggett , Jr.