Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Will of Isaac Hayes from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 471 probate year 1884
Transcriberís Note: The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1884, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.

In re
Isaac Hayes deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     This last will and testament of me Isaac Hayes of South side of Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland made this twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one:     I appoint Mr. John Bartlett of Brigus and Mr. Moses Clarke also of Brigus as executors of this my last will & testament.     I give and bequeath my house & household effects, my stage & store, my three gardens viz my kitchen garden cabbage garden & stable garden, my boat & carpenters tools & my pew in St. Georgeís Church to my daughter in law Mary Ann Hayes, widow of my late son James Hayes for her use & benefit & the use & benefit of my granddaughter Susannah for the term of her natural life i.e. the aforesaid Mary Ann Hayes my daughter in law and at her death or in the event of her marrying again I devise that all my possessions descend to my granddaughter Susannah daughter of the aforesaid Mary Ann Hayes and my son James     I further devise that whatever money may be standing in my name in the Commercial Bank St. Johnís shall after my just debts & funeral expences are paid be given to my daughter in law Mary Ann Hayes aforesaid for the joint use of herself and her child Susannah Hayes aforesaid and at her death or in the event of the said Ann Hayes marrying again the balance shall be given my granddaughter Susannah.     Isaac his X mark Hayes.     The above will having first been read over in the hearing & presence of the testator & the witnesses was then signed in our presence his 26th day of September in the year of our Lord 1871 W.C. Shears, R. Holland Taylor.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

© Judy Benson, Ivy Benoit and NL GenWeb