Will of Andrew Grier,1777

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WILL OF

ANDREW GRIER

 

In the name of God, I ANDREW GRIER being sick of Body but of sound and perfect memory and understanding make this my present writing my last will and Testament. First I desire that all my debts be duly paid---Next. I desire that my Brother JOSEPH GRIER may immediately after my decease take into his possession and care all my estate with my two daughters, MARY and JEAN. I, then will that what ever benefits arrive form the labour of my negroes or form my estate in any manner may be apply'd as follow On third to be paid yearly to my loving WIFE BARBARA GRIER while she remains my widow, the other two thirds to be applyed for Benefit of my two daughters MARY and JEAN for clothing Schooling &C. untill my daughters shell arrive at the age of Eighteen years when I desire that each of their Portions may be delivered them as they come to the age of Eighteen. But in case my WIFE BARBARA after my decease chuses to marry then it is my will that she have six hundred pounds current money to be paid her two years after the day of her marriage and no more. My will further it is that if my wife aforesaid marrys within one year after my decease that she shall receive one third part of my estate nominating and constituting my BROTHERS JOSEPH and JOHN GRIER and JOHN BAXTER to be executors of this my last will and Testament acknowledged, pronounced, declared, sealed, Signed, Seald & delivered-------

Signed:

 Andrew Grier (LS)

 

In Presence of

JOHN GRIER

JOHN BAXTER

 

Recorded in Charleston, SC, Will Book 1774-1779, page 311

Also Recorded in Charleston, SC Will Book 1776-1784, page 121 (States: "Missing parts of this will destroyed in Original Book")


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