The SC Will Abstract books cover from 1670 - 1784, 3 vols.As far as I know, people were required to file the will in Charleston no matter where they lived. The last, 4th, SC Will Abstract Book is from 1783-1800 and is only for wills recorded in Charleston. People in other Districts, beginning ? [not sure when but after 1763], could file or record their wills in their District. Many of these can be found on line at SC Archives site.