Charles Hazen



Charles Hazen (June 10, 1794-March 1, 1865 Oromocto NB ae 71)

His Will, written February 27th, 1865; probated March 21st  , 1865

Transcribed by Janice White


Courtesy of Janice White


Son of John Hazen (1755 Haverhill, Massachusetts -1828 Oromocto ) & Priscilla McKinstry (1765 Taunton, Connecticut -1842 Oromocto), who married 1787 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Capitalization as in original, no spelling errors were found in the original.  Paragraphed for clearer sense.


Know all men by these Presents that I, Charles Hazen of Burton in the County of Sunbury and Province of New Brunswick Esquire do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say


I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Hazen in case she should prefer it in lieu of her right of Dower the sum of forty pounds per annum to be paid quarterly out of my real estate, together with all my household furniture and also a horse and carriage and sufficient provender for said horse.


I give and bequeath to my daughter Isabel White and her heirs the property on which I now reside at the mouth of the Oromocto together with all buildings and improvements thereon reserving nevertheless one and one half acres of land on which the house now occupied by James White stands, together with the building attached which said piece of land and premises I Will and bequeath to James S. White together with all my personal property not otherwise disposed of.


I also Will and bequeath to said daughter Isabel and her heirs the lower lot of Interval land[1] in the Parish of Lincoln.


I Will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Gilmor and her heirs a certain farm in the parish of Burton known as the Kinney farm, and also the upper lot of Interval land in the Parish of Lincoln.


I Will and bequeath to my executors a lot of Wilderness land on the Nerepis Road containing two hundred acres in the Parish of Burton said lot to be sold and the proceeds thereof together with the debts now due to me by notes and accounts to go toward the liquidation of my just debts. 


I do hereby nominate and appoint James S. White and Charles H. Clowes Executors to this my last Will and testament.


In witness thereof I the said Charles Hazen have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty Seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty five.


(Signed) Charles Hazen seal appears to have been cut away.


Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Charles Hazen as and for his last Will and testament before us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other-

The words “and her heirs” written in the several places on the first page being first interlined.

(Signed) Samuel N. Miles                (Signed) Alexander McPherson

Province of New Brunswick County of Sunbury


Be it remembered that on the twenty first day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five before me William J. Gilbert Esquire Surrogate for the County of Sunbury personally appeared before me Samuel N. Miles and Alexander McPherson whose names are subscribed as attesting witnesses to the instrument hereunto annexed purporting to be the will of Charles Hazen late of the Parish of Burton in the county of Sunbury deceased and being duly sworn did (each for himself) depose and say


that they did see the said Charles Hazen sign the said instrument and at the time of such signing they the said Samuel N. Miles and Alexander McPherson were both present


and that the said Charles Hazen appeared to the said Samuel N. Miles and Alexander McPherson respectively to be of sound and disposing mind and understanding,


and that the named “Samuel N. Miles” and “Alexander McPherson” were subscribed to the said will by them the said Samuel N. Miles and Alexander McPherson ____in the presence of each other and of the said Charles Hazen,


(Signed) Wm J. Gilbert

Judge of Probates for the County of Sunbury


Persons mentioned in the will


·          His second wife, Mary Jones (~1796 Weymouth, Nova Scotia-1888 Fredericton) ? d/o Simeon Jones, s/o (Colonel) Elisha Jones

His two children were born of his first wife Sarah Nevers Perley (March 26, 1806? Maugerville-March 22, 1834 Oromocto, ae 26 on gravestone)

·          His daughter Sarah Isabel Hazen (1829-1907 ae 78 Oromocto)

·          Her husband: James Stewart White (1827 Amherst, NS-1909)

·          His daughter Elizabeth Letitia Hazen (March 22, 1834-1913 ae 79) 

·          Her husband: Alexander Gilmor (1826 Belfast, Ireland-1883 Brooklyn, NY ae 56)

Their son Charles Hazen Gilmor was married to Anne Mount Clowes.

·          Charles Hatfield Clowes (1817-1889 Oromocto, farmer). He had inventoried the estate of John Hazen in 1852. Father of Anne Mount Clowes and Sarah Rebecca Clowes, wife of John ‘Jake’ W. Gilmor, son of Alexander Gilmor’s first marriage


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