Will of William McCAW, Chester Co, SC w/s 27 Apr 1796 h/o Ann [Watson?]
"Will of William McCaw of Chester County, South Carolina
In The Name of God Amen I William McCaw of Chester County and State of South Carolina and State of South Carolina Being Weak in Body But of Sound Memory (Blessed be God) Do this Twentyseventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty-Six Make and publish this my Last will and Testament in the Following Manner (Viz)
First I alow all my just debts to be paid,
Next, I give and Bequeath unto my Son James McCaw one Hundred acres of Land to / be Laid off my tract, along John Morton’s Line But if any of my Clear or Cultivated Land Should fall to his Divide I do not alow him any Benefit of it for ten years after my Death,
Next I give and Bequeath unto my Son William McCaw all the Remainder of my Lands Houses and Improvements Excepting my Loom House which I alow for my Daughter Jane as Long as She Sees Cause to Live in it,
I Likewise alow her to have ten acres of Land five of James’s divide and five of William to be Laid off at the Discresion of my Executors as Long as She Lives to Enjoy the Benefit of it and then to Belong to the Sd. James and William as Before and Nest. [Next]
I give and Bequeath unto my Best Beloved wife Ann McCaw one Cow & Calf and her Bed & bedcloathe her wheel & Reel and I alow her the Benifit of my Dwelling house and all my house hold furniture as Long as She Sees Cause to Live in it and to my three Sons to whom I have Left my Lands (Vig) James Samuel & William to give Each of them five Bushels of Corn to their mother yearly & every year after my Death During her Life;and
I alow my Son William to have all my Plantation tools and Crook & tongs & pot & pot hooks and my Bible / and the half of all my pewter / and four hogs / and my Saddle, and I alow him to give his Saddle to William Brannen
I also give & bequeath unto William Branner my Loom and tacklings belonging to her,
I also alow my Daughter jane to have half of all my pewter & a pot & pot hooks and all the Remainder of my Property I alow to be Sold at public Vandue and
I alow every grand Son that is…” [End of Page One]
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“…Named for me to have a Bible at the Discresion of my Executers, when I Vandue money is collected, and after the Expenses of my Burial is paid,
I alow all the Remainder to be Equally Divided Between my four daughters Jane & Martha Elisabeth & Ann
And I do make and ordain my Eldest Son John McCaw and Edward McDaniel Sole Executors of this my Last will in trust for the Intent and purposes in this my will contained to have the Same preformed according to my true Intent & meaning,
In Witness whereof, I the Said William McCaw have Set to my hand & Seal the day and year above written and in the Twentieth year of American Indepense
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
William ^ his mark ^ McCaw L.S.
Gauels [sic?] Fren
Francis ^ his mark ^ Wylie
Probated March 1, 1797
Recorded in Book A Page 306
Apartment No. 40.
Package No. 624.”
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S108093: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9) McCaw, William of Chester County, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Estate Record Book A, Page 305; Estate Packet: Apt 40, Pkg 624) (2 Frames).
Series: S108093; Reel: 0006; Frame: 00135; Item: 000; Date: 3/1/1797; Description: MCCAW, WILLIAM OF CHESTER COUNTY, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK A, PAGE 305; ESTATE PACKET: APT 40, PKG 624) (2 FRAMES). ; Names indexed: BRANNEN, WILLIAM; HAMITTON, VANCE; MCCAW, ANN; MCCAW, ELISABETH; MCCAW, JAMES; MCCAW, JANE; MCCAW, JOHN; MCCAW, MARTHA; MCCAW, WILLIAM; MCDANIEL, EDWARD; MORTON, JOHN; WREN, GAUCLS; WYLIE, FRANCIS; Locations: CHESTER COUNTY; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: --;
Researching family of this William McCAW, of Chester District, South Carolina; interested in his siblings, migration, marriage to Ann [WATSON?] and children.Would like to correspond further with other researchers of this / these families.
Interested in substantiating who were his parents--was he the son of immigrant John McCAW first in Colleton County by the late 1730's, formerly of eastern Pennsylvania and a Deputy Surveyor?Or was he immigrant William McCaw associated with the Hopewell Presbyterian Community of Chester District, South Carolina....