Hannah Sacket

FatherJohn Sackett (1632-1719)
MotherAbigail Hannum (1640-1690)
Hannah Sacket, daughter of John Sackett and Abigail Hannum, was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MassachusettsG, on 7 March 1668/69.1,2,3 She died aged 80 in Windsor, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 30 August 1749.1,4 She married first in April 1688, Thomas Dewey III, son of Thomas Dewey II and Constant Hawes.1 Thomas Dewey III was born in NorthamptonG on 26 March 16655,6 and died aged about 25 in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, in 1690.1,5 She married second on 3 May 1691, Capt Benjamin Newberry II, son of Major Benjamin Newberry and Mary Allen.1 Benjamin was born in WindsorG on 20 April 1669.7 He died aged 40 in WindsorG on 3 November 1709.7 She married third between 1709 and 1719, ___ Merriman.1
     Hannah was named as a beneficiary in the will of her husband Benjamin Newberry, made in WindsorG on 14 June 1709. She was left a sum of £100 and the use of the real estate until their children came of age.7
     Hannah was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 10 May 1718.
     By the time of her death, Hannah owned a substantial estate comprising nearly 1,000 acres, and with a net value of £4,989. Administration of her estate was granted on 26 December 1749 to her son-in-law Roger Wolcott [husband of her daughter Marah] and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Newberry [widow of her son Roger].

Child of Hannah Sacket and Thomas Dewey III

  • ___ Dewey b. 1689, d. 9 Dec 1689

Children of Hannah Sacket and Capt Benjamin Newberry II

12. Hannah Sacket, 1669–1749, daughter of (4) John and Abigail Hannum Sacket, was married in April, 1688, to Thomas Dewey, 1664-1690, of Westfield, Mass. On May 3, 1691, she was married to her second husband, Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 2nd, 1669-1709. Previous to the year 1719 she was married to her third husband, a Mr. Merryman.
     Hon. Thomas Newbury, colonist, grandfather of Capt. Benj. Newbury, 2nd, came from England in 1634, and was one of the Assistants in the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1636, and died that year leaving property valued at £1520, 4, 7.
     Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 1st, father of Capt. Benjamin Newbury, 2nd, was born in England and came to America with his father in 1634. He was married, June 11, 1646, to Mary Allen, daughter of Hon. Matthew Allen.
     Hon. Matthew Allen was one of the early residents of Newtown, Mass., where in 1632-3 he built a house for himself and family, adjoining that of the colonist Simon Sackett. Paige, in his "History of Cambridge," quoting from records made by Hinman & Hazard, says:
"Allen, Matthew, was here, in 1632, and in 1635 he owned the estate at N. W. corner of Winthrop and Dunster streets. He also owned the opposite corner, south of Winthrop street. He was a deputy in the General Court. 3 March, 1635-6, removed to Connecticut with Hooker, and settled at Windsor, where he died in 1670, having had children John, Thomas and Mary. Mr. Allen sustained a high rank with his fellow colonists; held several town offices, and served as Juror, Deputy Magistrate, and Assistant in the Colony Government. He was also appointed by the Colony, in 1660 and 1664, one of the Commissioners of the United Colonies, an office fully equal in dignity and importance to that of Senator in the Congress of the United States."
Children of Capt. Benjamin and Hannah Sacket Newbury.
     49. Benjamin Newbury, b. Jan. 31, 1693, d. Sept. 24, 1709.
     50. Roger Newbury, b. June 24, 1706.
     51. Marah Newbury, b. Feb. 3, 1709, d. June 5, 1753.

Capt. Benjamin Newberry [son of Maj. Benjamin and Mary (Allyn) Newberry], born in Windsor, Conn., 20 Apr. 1669, inherited about half of his father's lands there upon which he resided, and during his lifetime acquired a substantial estate. In May 1696 he was commissioned ensign of the south Windsor military company; and on 13 Dec. 1704 was appointed captain in a force of two hundred men dispatched from Connecticut for assistance in the defence of towns in Hampshire County, Mass., during Queen Anne's War. (Records of Connecticut, printed vol. 4, pp. 162 and 496-7.) From his will it appears that in June 1709 he was again in active service, this time as captain in Col. William Whiting's Connecticut regiment in Gen. Nicholson's provincial army raised for an expedition against Quebec, Canada. This force rendezvoused at Wood Creek near Albany, N.Y., and was encamped there several months awaiting the arrival of a fleet and troops from England, to co-operate by way of the St. Lawrence River. During the summer and autumn great mortality prevailed in the army at Wood Creek, over one quarter of the force perishing from typhus fever and other camp diseases, and as the reinforcements from England failed to appear, late in the autumn the expedition was abandoned. Although the exact circumstances of the death of Capt. Newberry have not been learned, he died 3 Nov. 1709, during or as a result of this service.
     The will of Capt. Benjamin Newberry of Windsor, Conn., dated 14 June 1709: "Whereas I, Benjamin Newbery of Windsor, am going forth in Her Majestie's service, and do therefore leave this as my last will: I give to my wife Hannah £100 to be at her own disposal forever; also the use and improvement of my whole estate until my children arrive at age, my sons to twentyone years and my daughters to eighteen years. I give to my son Benjamin £200, to my son Roger £150, and to my two daughters Hannah £100 and Abigail £100. I appoint my wife Hannah to be sole executrix, and desire Mr. John Eliot, Esq., John Moore, sen., Roger Wolcott, and Thomas Moore, to be overseers". [Signed] Benjamin Newbery. Witness: John Moore, sen. Proved 2 Jan. 1709/10. Inventory taken 31 Mar. 1710 and 17 May 1720, showed a total estate of £1285–11–6. (Hartford Probate Records, printed vol. 2, pp. 263–4.)
     On 6 Mar. 1718/19, Hannah Newberry alias Merriman, executrix of the will of Capt. Benjamin Newberry, rendered account. The court ordered division as follows:
To Hannah Newberry alias Merriman, the relict, £100–0–0
To the heir of Benjamin Newberry, deceased, eldest son, £261–1–7
Including his portion in his own right of Abigail Newberry's part in said estate, who died before the eldest son.
To Roger Newberry, second son, £258–1–5
Including his portion of his sisters Hannah and Abigail Newberry, both deceased.
To Mary Newberry, daughter of said deceased, £117–16–11
     On 6 Mar. 1718/19, Mrs. Hannah Newberry alias Merriman was appointed guardian of her children, Roger Newberry aged thirteen years, and Mary Newberry aged nine years.
     On 3 Apr. 1723, Mrs. Hannah Merriman alias Newberry, relict of Capt. Benjamin Newberry, petitioned for dower of one-third of the real estate of deceased. This was granted, although opposed by James Porter and Ruth Newberry, guardians of Benjamin Newberry, grandson of the deceased. (Hartford Probate Records, printed vol. 2, p. 264.)

     Capt. Benjamin Newberry married 3 May 1691, Mrs. Hannah (Sackett) Dewey, born in Westfield, Mass., 7 Mar. 1668/9, daughter of John and Abigail (Hannum) Sackett, and widow of Thomas Dewey of that place. After the death of Capt. Newberry, she married for a third husband one Merriman, being named as "my daughter Hannah Merriman" in the will of her father John Sackett of Westfield, dated 10 May 1718; and she died at Windsor, Conn., 30 Aug. 1749.
     On 26 Dec. 1749, administration on the estate of Mrs. Hannah Newberry alias Merriman, late of Windsor, deceased, was granted to Roger Wolcott and Elizabeth Newberry. The inventory of her real estate taken 11 Jan. 1749/50 and 20 Nov. 1750, mentions nearly a thousand acres in Windsor, Simsbury, Barkhamsted, Torrington, Harwinton, and Colebrook. On 4 Feb. 1752, the court ordered the estate distributed among her heirs, as follows:
Inventory £5894–3–8
Debts 907–2–4
Net estate to be distributed, £4989–1–4
To the heirs of Capt. Roger Newberry, 3326–0–10
To Roger Wolcott, jun. and his wife Marah, 1663–0–5

     Children of Capt. Benjamin and Hannah (Sackett-Dewey) Newberry of Windsor, Conn.:
i. Benjamin, b. 31 Jan. 1692/3, lived on his father's homestead in Windsor and d. 11 Sept. 1718, aged only twenty-five years. On 3 Feb. 1718/19, administration on his estate was granted to his widow Ruth Newberry and [her father] James Porter of Windsor. Inventory totalled £123–5–7. (Hartford Probate Records, printed vol. 2, p. 416.)
     He m. at Windsor, 24 Apr. 1717, Ruth Porter, b. there about 1690, daughter of Sergt. James and Sarah (Tudor) Porter; on 5 Dec. 1727, administration on the estate of James Porter late of Windsor, deceased, was given to "Ruth Newbery, daughter of said deceased" (Hartford Probate Records, printed vol. 2, p. 562); she m. (2), as his second wife, 9 Mar. 1740/1, Sergt. Nathaniel Loomis of Bolton, Conn.
     Child of Benjamin and Ruth (Porter) Newberry:
1. Benjamin, was b. in Windsor, Conn, 22 Aug. 1718, but three weeks before the death of his father, and inherited the latter's rights in the estate of his grandfather Capt. Benjamin Newberry, of which interests his mother Ruth Newberry and his grandfather James Porter were in charge as his guardians during his minority. He d. unmarried 2 May 1739, in his twenty-first year; and on 25 June 1739, administration on his estate was granted to [his uncle] Roger Newberry, and [his aunt's husband] Roger Wolcott, jun. (Hartford Probate Records, printed vol. 3, p. 311.)

ii. Hannah, b. about 1696, d. at Windsor, 17 Oct. 1718, unmarried.
iii. Abigail, b. about 1700; d. between 1709 and 1717, unmarried.
iv. Roger, b. 4 June 1706.
v. Marah, (posthumous) b. 3 Feb. 1709/10, d. 5 June 1758; m. 10 Oct. 1728, Maj. and Hon. Roger Wolcott of Windsor, Conn., b. 14 Sept. 1704, eldest son of Gov. Roger and Sarah (Drake) Wolcott. (Gov. Roger Wolcott continuously held public state office in Connecticut for forty-five years, his service closing as governor of the colony from 1750 to 1754.) Maj. Roger Wolcott resided in that part of Windsor now South Windsor, and followed in his father's footsteps a career in public life, serving successively as representative in the Connecticut Assembly, member of the Council, judge of the Superior Court, and major of Connecticut troops; and doubtless he would have attained the gubernatorial chair but for his premature death, 19 Oct. 1759, aged fifty-five years. Children (Wolcott): Roger d. y., Mary d. y., Roger d. y., Sarah, Roger, Epaphras, Mary, Amelia d. y., Parmenio, Amelia, Martha d. y.

—J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, Boston, Mass (1914)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "12. Hannah Sacket, b. Mar. 7, 1669; d. Aug. 3., 1749; m. 2nd, Ben Newbury."
  2. "Vital Records of Northampton, Massachusetts (Corbin Collection)" (American Ancestors transcript), birth, "Saccot, Hannah, dau. of John Saccot & Abigail, b. Mar. 7 1668/9."
  3. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-62).
  4. Thurmon King's database.
  5. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Brief Notes of the Early History of the Dewey Family in America (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "Thomas Dewey, [s. Thomas Dewey & Constant Hawes], b. March 26, 1664–5, m. Hannah Sackett of Westfield, and d. there without issue, April 27, 1692."
  6. Vital Records, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, "Dewey, Thomas, s. Thomas & Constant, Mar 26, 1664."
  7. J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, Boston, Mass (1914), digital image, Ancestry.com.
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