“Will of William POLLARD
State of S. Carolina
In the name of God Amen I William POLLARD of the State and District aforesaid being at this time in a low state of Health, but in Perfect sound Mind and Memory, and calling to mind & Memory the Uncertainty of Life, and the Certainty of Death, Do Constitute and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in form following Revoking all others Whatever,
First my will and desire is that all my Just Debts should be paid,
Itim I Lend unto my beloved Wife Elizebeth Pollard The Plantation and Tract of Land Whereon I now live and Foure Negroes to wit Bruther; Ben, Abbey, & Ann, Together with all my Stock & Household Furniture; Except One Bed & Furniture which is Claimed by my Daughter Matilda which I Give her as her own Property;The above Named Property to be my Wifes During her Natural Life or Widowhood; Provided she should Marry for her to have one Third of the above Named Property; The Ballance of the said Property to be Equally Divided amongst my Children;
Itim I Give unto my Daughter Matilda Pollard One Negro Girl named Moriah;
Itim I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Pollard One Negro Girl Named Vylot, my Daughter to take Pofefion of those Negroes When Married; and at the Death of my Wife those two Negroes Girls to be Value and my Son to Draw their Value out of the Remainder of my estate;
My will and desire is that my Young Children should be Educated out of my estate; and
Lastly, I do Constitute and Ordain my Sons Marshal Pollard, Afred Pollard, & William Pollard My Executors to Execute this my last Will and Testament,
In Witnefs wjere of I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the Fifteenth day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and Seventeen Sealed & Signed in the Presents of
Wm. Pollard (L.S.)
Recorded in Will Book B—I
Page 396. Blk. 69. Package 9
Recorded date not Available
Proven 6th Day of July 1817
David Anderson Ordy. Laurens District”
Source Citation and Source Information:
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S108093: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No. 9)POLLARD, William, of Laurens District, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Estate Record Book D1, age 396; Estate Packet: BDL 59,Pkg 9) (1 Frame).
Series: S108093; Reel: 0016; Frame: 00433; Item: 000; Date: 1817 C. ; Description: POLLARD, WILLIAM OF LAURENS DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: ESTATE RECORD BOOK D1, PAGE 396; ESTATE PACKET: BDL 59, PKG 9) (1 FRAME). ; Names indexed: ABBEY (SLAVE); ANN (SLAVE); BEN (SLAVE); BRUTHER (SLAVE); MITCHELLY, JAMES; MORIAH (SLAVE); POLLARD, ALFRED; POLLARD, ELIZEBETH; POLLARD, MARSHAL; POLLARD, MATILDA; POLLARD, WILLIAM; ROBEISON, JOHN; VYLOT (SLAVE); WATTS, BRAXTON; Locations: LAURENS DISTRICT; Document type: WILL (TYPESCRIPT); Topics: SLAVES, NAMED;
Researching the intermarried families of Elizabeth [Jane] WHITE, 1769-1850, Edgefield County > Abbeville County, South Carolina and William POLLARD, 1762-1817, Culpepper County, Virginia > Laurens, Laurens District, South Carolina.
Elizabeth [Jane] WHITE, 1769-1850 (1858), was daughter of William WHITE, d. 1799 Edgefield, Edgefield District, South Carolina and Susannah [possibly MOORE?] WHITE.
Will of William POLLARD enumerates wife, Elizabeth; children named: Matilda POLLARD; Elizabeth POLLARD; Alfred POLLARD; Marshall POLLARD; William POLLARD...
Seeking further information to substantiate and document marriage of this William POLLARD and Elizabeth [Jane] WHITE; interested in learning more about their families and their children.
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