William Hasket – His 6x-Great Grandfather (1703-1772)

William Hasket (Haskit, Haskett) was born about 1703.  At this time, I am unable to document an exact birth date.  He was married to Mary.  Some undocumented online trees say her name was Mary Wheaton Hollowell.  I can’t find any record of their marriage so who knows what her maiden name really was.  He died about 1772.  (See note with the will below.)  He lived in Perquimans County, North Carolina from at least from 1740 until his death.  I can’t wait to go to this county to look at deed and other court records!!

They had the following children according to Pasquotank Monthly Meeting information from the US Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1, page 100.

Abraham – born 12-24-1733; married Jemima Lacey
William – born 2-20-1736
Jesse – born 8-4-1738;  died 3-2-1762 (age 23)
John – born 6-11-1741; married Elisabeth Woodly (Woodley)
Isaac – born 4-18-1744
Jemima – born 12-12-1747; died 3-15-1762 just 13 days after brother Jesse (age 14)
Joseph – born 8-15-1749
Silas – born 1-7-1752
Thomas – born 9-13-1754; married Sarah Albertson

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1740:  William Hasket first shows up in the 1740 Poll Tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He was taxed for 1 poll.  (transcribed copy so not putting in a picture.)

1750:  William was indicated as a tax payer in the 1750 Tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  No number was indicated for how many he was taxed for.

 

1754:  William shows up on the 1754 Militia Muster Roll for Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He is in Capt. Stevenson’s Company but this Muster Roll indicated that of the men listed 73 were Quakers.

 

1754:  William has paid a poll tax for 2 in 1754 according the the 1754 Poll Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.  This is a transcribed copy.  It does not indicate if the poll is for another adult male, slave, cattle, horse, etc.

1760:  William also paid poll taxes in 1760 in Perquimans County, North Carolina, along with son John (His Ancestor too).  This record does not indicate how many he was taxed on.  It is also in John Weeke’s district.

 

1765:  I’m noticing a pattern here!  William paid a poll tax in 1765 according the the 1765 Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He is still living in the district of John Weeke.  Again, John Weeke did not indicate how many William was taxed on.

 

1771:  Finally!  Some details!  William paid his poll tax for 5 according the the 1771 Tax records of Perquimans County, North Carolina.   He paid for himself, son Silas, son Thomas, and negros Doll and Venus.  No mention of the negro named Samson here but he is found in his will.

 

1772:  The 1772 Tax record for Perquimans County, North Carolina indicates that William is no longer the head of the household.  His son Silas is a separate entry.  Son Thomas is listed as a poll in his mother Mary’s household.  The two negroes are named Doll and Venus, supporting this is the same family with William missing.

 

1772:  Here is a copy and transcript of William’s will.  It is dated March 7, 1772.  It seems reasonable to assume he died soon thereafter since the tax record for 1772 does not list him.  The same sons are listed in the will as in the Quaker records.  The same negroes as the 1771 and 1772 Tax records are also listed by name.

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Transcript of William Hasket’s Will:

North Carolina

Perquimians County Know all men by these presents that I William Hasket of the county and Province aforesaid (?) being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God for the care and calling to mind the mortality of the body do f? the disposal of worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life make and ordain these (?) to contain my last will and testament in the following manner and form right.

First  It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my Estate in convenient time after my decease.

Item  I leave the use of my plantation, land and improvements where I now live to my wife Mary Hasket during her natural life.

Item  I give the aforementioned plantation, lands and improvements with fifty acres of woodland with I bought of Josiah Boque to my son Thos. Hasket and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever but if my said son Thomas Hasket should fail of such heirs of his body as aforesaid that then the above mentioned land shall be equally divided between my sons John and Silas Hasket and the heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies forever my son Silas to have the lower part of my plantation land on which I live out along the new road to the up River Road and so straight across to the back line.

Item  I give to my son John Hasket ninety acres of woodland be the same more or less which I bought of Benjamin Munden taken up by Robert Cox lying near the head of the fork swamp to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item  I leave the use of the labor of all my negroes to my wife Mary Hasket during the term of her natural life.

Item  I give to my son Thos. Hasket one negro girl called Venus only it is my will and intent that if said negro Venus should have a child or children with five years from the date hereof that such issue should go as hereafter directed.

Item  I give to my son Joseph Hasket my negro woman named Doll only my will is that if said negro Doll should have a child or children within five years from the date hereof that her issue shall go as hereafter directed.

Item  It is my will and intent and I do hereby give to my son John Hasket one of the before reserved increase if any such happen and he to have first choice and my son Joseph Hasket to have another and to have a second choice and the remaining reserved increase if any such to be equally divided between my sons John, Joseph, Silas, and Thomas Hasket.

Item  I give to my son Silas Hasket my negro boy named Samson.

Item  I give to my son Isaac Hasket my mollatto boy name Mingo.

Item  I give to my son Abraham Hasket one thousand weight of fresh pork or the value thereof in Treasure notes or the passing bills of the Province.

Item  I give to my sons Joseph, Silas and Thomas Hasket to each of them one middling good feather bed and furniture.

Item  I give to my son Thomas Hasket one young horse called Prince.

Item  I give to my son Silas Hasket one horse called Spicer.

Item  I give all the rest of my personal estate to my wife Mary Hasket and to her disposal.

I likewise nominate, consititute and appoint my sons John Hasket Silas Hasket and Thomas Hasket executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all and any other former will or wills, legacies, bequests or executors before this time by one named, willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of the third month commonly called March one thousand, seven hundred and seventy two.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William Hasket to be his last will and Testament in the presence of Joshua Bundy, Pearce Nixon, George Boswell Perquimins County.

October ?? Court 1772

Present his majesty’s Justices

This certifies that the above will was proved by the affirmation of Pearce Nixon and George Boswell and at the same time appeared John, Silas and Thos. Hasket and qualified as Executors according to law.  Test. Milus Harvey ?? January 27 1773  Recorded ?  Milus Harvey ??

 

 

Bibliography/Links
Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Ancestry.com. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607-1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. 6 vols. 1936–1950. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991–1994. Hinshaw, William Wade. Marshall, Thomas Worth, comp. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Supplement to Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: n.p. 1948.
Colson, Harold. “1740 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1740.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1750 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1750.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “[1754] Militia Muster Roll, Perqquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax2.homestead.com/files/perqmilitia.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1754 Tax List, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1754.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1760 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax2.homestead.com/files/perq1760.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017.
Colson, Harold. “1765 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax5.homestead.com/files/perq1765.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1771 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax5.homestead.com/files/perq1771.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Colson, Harold. “1772 Tax Lists, Perquimans County, North Carolina.” Tax Lists of Perquimans County, North Carolina, perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html. Accessed 27 Aug. 2017
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: North Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.

 

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