Will of Isaac Chinners
In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Chinners of Craven County in the Province of South Carolina, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of mankind do make and constitute this my Last Will and Testament committing and resigning first of all my soul into the hands of God who gave it hoping through the alone(sic) merits and mediation of a Glorious Redeemer he will graciously be pleased to receive the same and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting that it will be raised again by the same almighty Power wherewith it was created and reunited to the same Spirit in a glorious resurrection and for what worldly estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with, I now dispose of in manner and form following Viz:
I will that all my estate be kept together till all my just debts be paid and then to be divided as followeth.
I lend to my beloved wife Wineford during her widowhood and no longer viz. Anthony and Forton, two horses by name Rock and Prince, one side saddle, all the cattle and hogs that is marked with her ear mark, one feather bed and furniture, one iron pot, two pewter dishes, half dozen pewter plates and the third of my plantation where I now dwell with the buildings and after the expiration of my wife's widowhood, I give to my beloved son Ezekiel one negro man Anthony and also to my beloved daughter Wineford I give one negro man Fortin and all stocks of horses, cattle, hogs, and household goods the lent (sic)
I give unto my beloved son Thomas and his heirs for ever, two negroes by name Old Sawney and Young Sawney and also one tract of land containing four hundred and fifty acres lying on a swamp known by the name of Chinners Swamp.
I give to my beloved daughter Rebecca one negro man by name London.
I give to my daughter Ann one shilling sterling.
I give to my beloved daughter Sarah two young horses, one a Grey the other a Black Colour.
I give to my beloved son Isaac negroes by name Cane, Tener and Frank, half of the tract of land whereon I now dwell, half of my stock of cattle, half of stock horses, hogs, sheep, one half of the plantation tools, one half iron pots.
I give to my beloved son Ezekiel one negro woman by name Lidya and her child Clerrender and one negro boy Jack and the other half of my stock cattle, horese, hogs and sheep, one cow and calf and a young mare excepted and also the remainder part of my plantation tools and iron pots, and one bed and furniture.
I give to my daughter Wineford one negro girl named Cloye, one cow and calf, one young mare and one bed and furniture.
It tis my desire that if either of my youngest children should die a minor, the legacy given to be divided betwixt the other two.
It tis my desire that a negro woman by name Rose shall have her freedom and to receive five shillings sterling.
I do hereby constitute and appoint Joseph Britton, James Coachman and Francis Goddard to be my executors to this my Last Will and Testament disannulling and revoking all former wills testaments or deeds whatsoever ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament which I declare in presence of the testators and in witness whereof I have herewith [set] my hand and seal this eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five. .........ISAAC CHINNERS (L.S.)
Sealed, signed in the presence of Francis Parker, William Anderson , John (his mark F) Cooper
Proved by virtue of dedimus directed by the Honble. William Bull Esq. Lieut. Gov. to John McDougal Esq. 31 January 1766 at the same time qualified Joseph Britton Esq. Executor to the said will.
Recorded in Charleston County Will Book 1767 -71 on page 129
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