In the name of God Amen.
I, John Holladay Senr. Do make this my last will and testament . First I give and recommend my soul to God Almighty that first give me exsistance-& my body to the Earth in decent Christian burial- at the discretion of my Executor. And as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give & dispose of in the following form and manner, Viz. First I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Sussanah two negroes for life time viz- Sam & Jeney- together with my household furniture and plantation tools - & the lands to me belonging- which said negroes, lands, furniture etc, after her death is to then go to my son James for his part, & it is my desire that James do see to and take care of his Mother while she lives: he is to take charge and see to the settlement of a bond or debt in Charleston. Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanah a negroe names prince. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Agness one negroe named Bob. Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son William one negroe named Abram. Fifthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Hariot two negroes-Phoeby & Mary and as for Mary Spears and John Holladay Junr. I give and bequeath Three Dollars to be duvided equally between them- Viz it is my will & desire that Bob left to my daughter Agness shall go to her daughter Elizabeth Chester - when she marries. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James Holladay to be the whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 12th of September 1812.
J. Ridgill J.P.