About John Hines
JOHN HINDS, son of James Hinds, was born 28 Aug 1639 probably in Salem Mass. He was 13 when his father died and being the oldest child probably had to work full time after that making barrels to help support his family.
He married first a woman, of whom no record can be found. They had one son and probably other children. He married second in Lancaster Mass. 9 Feb 1681/2, to Mary Butler, widow of James Butler. John moved from Woburn to Lancaster in 1676. He later moved to Brookfield and from there back to Lancaster. John owned 30 acres of land in Lancaster on the east side of the Nashaway river Southeast of Rattlesnake Hill.
He also owned land at the head of Little Brook that runs threw James Butler=s land. He helped garrison Aye east side of ye river, under commander John Moore in April 1704.
children by John and first wife James C resided in Lancaster on lands of his father children by John and second wife John C born in Lancaster 19 Jan 1683 * Jacob C probably born Brookfield in 1685 Hannah C Hopestill C born 22 Oct 1713 Deborah C Experience C married 18 Nov 1718, Joseph Marks Enoch C born 30 Oct 1717 John died in Lancaster in March 1720
The following is a true copy of the last will and testament of John Hinds, dated 8 March, 1719/20, as recorded in East Cambridge, Mass.
AIn the name of God Amen@
This eighth day of March in the Sixth yeare of the reigne of our soveraign Lord George of Great Brittain &c : King : Annoqe Domini one thousand Seven Hundred & nineteen/twenty. I John Hinds of Lancaster in ye County of Middlesex in the province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman : being under sickness & weakness of Body: though otherwise of competent Memory & understanding & being also sencible of my own frailty & of ye certainty that in a little time I must be Removed by Death & not Knowin how soone : & being Willing to settle that estate which God of his Goodness hath Pleassed to bestow upon Me: I do Now make this my last Will & Testament In manner & form following (that is to say)
First & Principally I Bequeath my Soull to God that gave it Hoping to Receive free & full Pardon of all my sins through the mirritt & mediation of Jesus Christ my Blessed Lord & Glorious Redeemer: Relying alone upon him for Righteousness & Salvation & my Body to the Dust to be Decently Buried with Christian Buriall : & for my outward estat which of right belongeth to my Will is that it be ordered settled & Dispossed of : as hereafter is expressed in this my Will. AImp. After all my Just Debts : funerall & other necessary Charges & expences are fully paid & discharged : my Will is & Accordingly I do hereby Give unto Mary Hinds my Beloved Wife all my estate both Reall & Personall Viz Lands Goods Chattells &c : of what nature Kind or quallity soever : & all moneys or other Debts Justly Due & owing from all & every Person or Persons whatsoever unto me the sd John Hinds : Saving that she allow & pay out unto my Six Children Namely John, Jacob, Hannah, Hopestill, Deborah & Experience C five shillings apiece to each of them to be paid within two yeares next after my Decease : the which five shillings together with what I have formerly given them shall be in full of theire portions out of my estate ; & unto my son Enoch Hinds I give one paire of Steeres or young oxen which I Bought of John Priest : & also my horss I give unto my sd son Enoch which together with what he hath formerly had of my estate : my Will is shall be in full of his Portion : all the Residue & Remainder of my wholl estate as abovesaid I hereby Give & Dispose of unto Mary my said Wife for here to Improve & enjoy for her use benifitt and behoofe & freely to Dispose of all & every part both of ye Reall & Personall estate hereby Given to her : as she shall please at her Discression : & do also make & constitute my said wife Mary Hinds to be sole executrix to this my Will : & that this is my Last Will & Testament I Declare by my hand & seall hereto Annexed the Day & yeare above Dated
John Hinds his mark Seal Signed sealled & Declared in Presence of John Smith Israel Houghton Ebenezer Polly
John Hines's Timeline
August 28, 1639
Salem, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 19, 1683
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Brookfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 22, 1689
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
March 8, 1720
Lancaster, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts