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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Hyde


Will of John Hyde
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 562 probate year 1849.
(This man is named John, Thos and Thom in the will book, and John in the will index.)

In re
     John Hyde       deceased.

Baleen, November 24th 1848. In Name of God. I Thom Hyde of Baleen Fisherman finding myself wake in boddy but of perfect mind and memry do herrby disspose of my munny lands and chattels in the following order For my funerl expences the sum of 30 pounds, to my brother James Hyde the sum of 20 pounds, to my brother Joseph Hyde I bequeath sum of 15 pounds, To my niece Jane Stone I bequeit the sum of 15 pounds, to my niece Sarah Barron the sum of 15 pounds, to my niece Mary Buddister I bequeat the sum of 10 pounds, to my brother William Hyde I bequeat the sum of 10 pounds to be left under the car of his brother James Hyde, to my nephew John Hyde the son of James Hyde I bequeat the sum of 8 pounds, to my nephew Joseph Hyde a son of James I bequeat the sum of 8 pounds, to niece Susan Hyde daughter of James the sum of 8 pounds, to my nephew Thomas Hyde a son of James I bequeat the sum of 8 pounds, to my nephew William Hyde a son of James I bequeat the sum of 8 pounds, to the Rev. Patrick Cleary the sum of 2 pounds for Masses, to my niece Ellen Alan the sum of 10 pounds, to my niece Betsey Hyde daughter of James I bequeat the sum of 8 pounds, to Joseph and William Hyde sons of James I bequeat my punt and net and craft to Henery Getheral I bequeath my kitchen garden to Thomas Getheral I bequait my potato garden to my niece Susan Daiter to James I bequeat my bed and bedden. to my brother William I bequait what dite ther is in the house. This is my last act an deed. Thos. his x mark Hyde     Witness, James Hartwell,     Hervey Getheral.     Thomas Getheral, Executor.     James. Hyde, Executor.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 13, 2003)

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