Transcribed by Bonnie Hickey. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

We already have this will transcribed by Susan Snelgrove from a copy she obtained from PRO. Bonnie’s version has extra detail in it so it should be presented as well.

To the best of my knowledge, Henry Hitchcock and wife Susanna (nee TAVERNER) did not have children. The day after Henry's will was probated in 1829, his widow Susanna Hitchcock officially gave her furnished house and property in Trinity to her neice Sarah CROSS, wife of William Davis Cross, under the condition "that the said Susannah Hitchcock do reserve the free right and liberty of making use of the said goods and household furniture and of dwelling and residing in the said house and garden so long as I may live and that the said Sarah Cross do allow her Sister Susan LANDER Wife of John Lander both now residing in Poole to occupy and live in one half of the aforesaid dwelling house should the said Susan Lander come out to reside in Trinity."

Will of Henry Hitchcock


In the name of God Amen the Tenth day of October and in the year of our lord One thousand eight hundred and five I Henry Hitchcock now residing in the Harbor of Old Perlican Trinity Bay Newfoundland calling to mind the mortality of my body but at present in perfect helth mind [sic] and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of all mighty God that give it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but that at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

I give and bequeath to Susanna my dearly beloved Wife whom I constitute make and ordain my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament all and singular my Money and property wherever it may be or whose hands it may be in by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and bequests and Executors by me in any way before named willed and bequests 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 the day and year above written. Henry Hitchcock {Seal} Signed sealed Published Pronounced and declared by the said Henry Hitchcock as his last Will and Testament in the Presents of us the Subscribers

James Goby Senr
James Goby Junr

I hereby Certify that the execution of the foregoing Will by Henry Hitchcock party thereto was proved before me in common form by the Oath of Susanna Hitchcock the sole Executrix on the Twenty sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and that the foregoing pages two hundred and twenty two and twenty three contain a true and correct Copy thereof and which is hereby actually Registered by me this day.

Given under my hand at the Registrar of Deeds Office Harbor Grace Newfoundland this Twenty first day of October in the year One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine 1829.
John Stark, Registrar
No. 314
Fee £0:10:0 Landed Property valued at £50 by Susanna Hitchcock
Del'd 20 Augt 1830 to William Kelson Esq.

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