William Allston, senr
Date: 29 January 1743
Prince George Parish
In the name of God amen, I William Allston Sen. of Prince George Parish Craven County in the Province of South Carolina being weak and low in body but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to a Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executors, and for my worldly estate that it pleased God to bless me with in this, I give and bequeath as follows,
ITEM after my just debts paid I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Esther Allston, three slaves named Rose and Jemmy and Little Rose and two roomes in my dwelling house with the furniture.
ITEM I give and bequeath and demise (sic) unto my son William Allston three tracts of land that is one tract containing two hundred and eighty five acres granted me by the Honorable Robert Johnson lying on Squirrel Creek the other two tracts containing nine hundred and twenty acres of land which I bought of Mr. Thomas Hyrworth lying on Waccamaw Neck one town lott scituate in George Town Craven County COUNTY (sic) known by the letter D bought of Richard Allen also seven slaves named Winter, Charles, Primus, Sandy, Dick, Sam, Peter also twelve hefers and twelve steers of the stock on Sandy Island also my watch my gun a bed bolster and a pair of blankets and sheets a looking glass and desire may have in possession the day after my death.
ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my daughter Rebecca Marion a town lott scituate in George Town Craven County known by the number one hundred thirty one also two slaves named Phiney and Mingoe ITEM I give and bequeath & demise unto my grand-daughter Rebecca Marion one Negro Boy named Bob, ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my daughter Esther Allston three slaves named Clarender, Herculus, and Hager, ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my daughter Elizabeth Allston three slaves named Bess, Ceaser and Dinah, ITEM I give bequeath and demise unto my son Joseph Allston the half of the tract of land I now live on with my dwelling house one tract of land containing one hundred and twenty-nine acres of land being the land opposite the plantation one town lott scituate in George Town known by the number Forty-seven three slaves named Titus, Toney and Fryday my clock and glass in the hall ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my daughter Ann Allston three slaves named Charity Quashey and Fillis, ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Allston three slaves named Jenny, Lucey and Mareah, ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my daughter Frances Allston three slaves named Cindee, Vilot and Pegg, ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my son John Allston half of the tract of land I now live on which is five hundred acres the southwest side of my house one town lott scituate in George Town known by the number one hundred and sixty-five, also four slaves named Snow, Josey, Guy & Jack also desire if my son Joseph or John should dye before they are of age the survivor shall have the whole tract containing one thousand acres and the hundred and twenty-nine acres of land of the Island against the house, ITEM I give and bequeath and demise unto my five daughters Ester, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Frances Allston two tracts of land containing one thousand five hundred and nineteen acres of land lying on the head of Mr. Jonah Collins Creek and two town lotts scituate in Georgetown known by the number one hundred HUNDRED (sic) and eighty nine and two hundred and thirteen to be equally divided amongst them the land is to be made use of in making of pitch for the use of my family till they come of age, ITEM I also order and impower my lawful Executors to sell and dispose of these tracts of land as followeth one tract of land that I bought of Doctor Robert Brown’s Executors containing six hundred and forty acres. Also three tracts of land containing three hundred acres lying on Sandy Island which was granted unto me by the Honorable Thomas Broughton also four tracts of land lying on the upper Thoroughfare of Pedee River three hundred acres I bought of Mr. Thomas Brown and five hundred acres was granted me by the Honorable Thomas Broughton ITEM I give and bequeath unto my wife and seven youngest children all the rest of my personal estate to be equally divided in eight parts amongst them as my Children come of age the boys at the age of eighteen years and the girls at the age of seventeen years or the day of marriage and the yearly revenues of the plantation to be for the use of my wife and seven youngest children but as soon as my wife marries that then she shall have no part in the dwelling house or in the affairs of the plantation but shall take her dividens and remove and LASTLY I do nominate and appoint my son William Allston my brother John Allston and my brother William Poole and my brother Joseph Labruce my lawful executors to this my last Will and Testament; as witness my hand this twenty ninth day of January one thousand seven hundred and forty three.
William Allston (seal)
Signed Sealed Published & Declared
as the last Will and Testament of the
John (his mark) Neill
This Will was proved before William Whiteside Esqr. by virtue of a Dedimus to him granted the 12th day of April 1744 at the same time qualified the Exors.
Recorded the 9th July 1744
Recorded in Will Book 1740-1747 Page 173
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