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.
Good Morning, Roy
My name is Georgia Ann Cuddy
Mother: Shirley Ruth Baggett
her Father: Frank Nathan Baggett
his Father: Zedekiah Carr Baggett
his Father: James B G Baggett
his Father: (I think) William H Baggett
his Father: (I think) Abraham Baggett, somewhere out of North Carolina
Is there a Public online tree, that I could visit, to see if you or anyone else has information about the above.... I am confident through James B G Baggett, after that I am not so sure
I know Rebecca Ann Britt married James B G Baggett and they had 12 or 14 children. I have her dad and mom as, John M Britt and Lucena Williams,
and John M Britt dad and mom as Zedekiah M Britt and Rebecca Rye, with Rebecca Rye daughter of Absolum Rye, a Revolutionary Soldier....
Is this part of your Baggett Family Line?
Thank you for any time and help.
Georgia Ann Cuddy Ralston
Ralston Cuddy Family Tree on Ancestry.com
It is a work in progress, and as such, I appreciate any help and corrections.
Thank you, again! Blessings, Georgia
Hi - Just came across your post while doing a search for Britt family. My Grandmother is a Britt. The Britts and Baggetts inter-married over the generations because they all lived near each other (and the Rye family, too) in the NC and TN area. I believe the names you mentioned are my ancestors and are in my family tree with lots of supporting records. It would be interesting to know how/if we are related. If you have any specific questions, please let me know.