WILL OF WILLIAM SIMPSON Kershaw, SC 1784 SC Will Transcriptions Not Recorded Wills pages 86, 87 From microfilm
In the Name of God Amen I William Simpson of Camden District in the State of South Carolina Being Weak of Body But of Sound and Desposing Mind and Memory Blefsed Be God therefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of the Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all Men to Die Do Make and ordain this to Be My Last Will and Testament Recommending My Soul to God Who gave it and My Body to the Earth to Be Buried at the Discretion of My Executor Hereinafter Mentioned and as for What Worldly goods it hath pleased God Blefs Me With in this Life I despose of them in Manner and form following Viz. after paying My Just Debts and funeral Expences--------- I give and Bequeath to My Well Beloved Wife Mary Simpson one third part of My personal Estate (My Waggon and ploughs and their Tacklings Excepted) With the use of My Negro fellow Sampson During Her Natural Life To My grand Daughter Sarah Simpson Daughter of William Simpson I give and Bequeath The Sum of one Hundred pounds of the former Currency of this State of South Carolina To Be put out on Interest as Soon as Conveniently Can and paid unto Her When She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years if She shall Live till that time to Receive it But if in Case She Shall Die Before She arrives at that age I allow the same to Be Equally Divided amongst my Son James Simpson three Daughters Mary Jane & Elisabeth* To My Grand Daughter Martha Adams Daughter of Thomas Adams I give and Bequeath one Cow and Calf Which Now goes By the By the Name of Hers Her spinning Wheel one feather Bed and Bed Clothes and a New Bible to Be purchased for her out of My Estate to My Grandson John Simpson I give and Bequeath my ploughs With their Tacklings To My grandson William Simpson Son of James Simpson I give and Bequeath a track of Land Containing two Hundred acres Situat on Rocky Creek on the East side of the Cuttaba
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River to My Son James Simpson I give and Bequeath the plantation And tract of Land on Which we now Live With My Waggon and Large Bible the Remaining part of my Estate to Be Sold and an Equal Division thereof to Be Mords[shared?][a]mongst all my children to Each an Equal part and also I allow that at My Wifes Decease My Negro fellow shall Be sold and His price Equally Divided amongst My Children as affs,d their Children to Receive their [“part” typed between the lines] if any of them Should Be Calld* off by Death Before the Devidend is Made I also Do Hereby Constitute and appoint My son James Simpson to Be sole Executor of this My Last Will and Testament Hereby Revoking and utterly Making Null and Void all former wills or testaments By Me in any Wise Made Ratifying and Confirming this and this only to Be My Last Will and Testament In testimony Whereof I have Hereunto Set My Hand and fixed My Seal this 20th Day of June in the year of our Lord 1783 the above Will was Signed Seald* and Executed in presence of us Whose Names are Hereunto fixed as Withefses Jap Lee----- James FlemingWilliam (his V mark) Simpson John Foster
Not Recorded Proved 21 Dec.1784 J.P. Robert Montgomery Aprt. 63Pkg. 2232.
[Note: Typed from microfilmed copy including typos and misspellings. * Denotes raised letter or letters preceding the symbol.] I have no connection or further information on this line.