From, 'Abstracts of Colonial Wills of the State of Georgia, 1733-1777':
John Morel, Christ Church Parish, planter. Sons: Peter Henry, and John (by my first wife, the dau. of Henry Bourquin, Esq.), and Bryan and Isaac, my sons by my present wife, the dau. of Johnathan Bryan, Esq., all my islands called Ossabaw in St. Phillip's Parish, to be held as tenants in common, all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, plantation tools, Negroes, divided equally when they reach the age of twenty-one. Dau: Mary, by by first wife, and her two sisters, Esther(Hetty) and Anne Bryan, by my second wife, 1000 pounds Sterling each, when they are married or eighteen years old.Wife: Mary, 1000 pounds Sterling, in settlement of her Dower, 150 pounds Sterling to be laid out in furniture, or otherwise as she shall think proper, best carriage, two horses, annuity of 50 pounds Sterling, 3 of my house Negroes, both during her widowhood.Eldest son: Peter Henry Morel, lot at Yammacraw adjoining the Common of the Town of Savannah, known by the number One, formerly the property of James Box, Esq., deceased; house lot in Savannah, number 10 west of Bull Street, originally granted to Grey Elliott, Esq. Son: John, lot number two in Savannah. Son: Bryan, lot number three in Savannah. Son: Isaac, 200 acres on Great Ogechee in St. Matthew's Parish.Four sons: tract of 500 acres on Vernon River in Christ Church Parish, originally granted to William Stephens, Esq., named Bowlie(Beaulieu), to be held as joint tennants.All remaining estate, real and personal to exors to be sold for best prices available.Money to be put at interest until children are of age and then equally divided.Exors: wife, (during her widowhood); Henry Sheall, now of London, my late clerk and Bookkeeper; Doctor Henry Louis Bourquoin of Savannah; four sons, Peter Henry, John, Bryan, and Isaac Morel(at the age of twenty-one). Wit: William Young, David Zubly, Jr., Robert Watts.
D: 23 June 1774P: 9 April 1777R: 10 April 1777