WILL OF JOSEPH GRIER
I JOSEPH GREAR of Kingstown in the Province of South Carolina, Prince George Parish & Craven County being sick in body but of Perfect mind and memory praised be God do make & ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament in Manner & Form Following, Imprimis, I Will my WIFE BARBARA GREAR for to live in my house & Plantation where I now live with my Children ANDRES, JEAN, MARY, JOSEPH, & BARBARA GREAR and live together till such times that the youngest Child comes of age and then I Order all my goods and Chattels Equally to for to be Divided amongst my Wife and five Children Only my Plantation I order to my Son ANDREW when there can be a settlement made when the youngest is at the age the said ANDREW paying to his Brother JOSEPH & Sisters Two Hundred Pounds Currency & in case ANDREW dies before of age or has Lawfull Issue I order my SON JOSEPH to Posses the Plantation on the sd Terms that ANDREW was to have it but in Case my son ANDREW when he comes of age thinks proper for to alter his Condition & part from the family I order him an equal Dividend of what is Left by me with whatsoever Addition they may make till it and incase my wife has mind to alter her Condition by marriage I allow her an Equal part with my Children for to be given her at her marriage or when she thinks proper to demand it. I Constitute my Beloved Wife BARBARA GREAR whilst in her Widowhood and SAMUEL GREAR and AUTHOR BAXDALE for to be Executors of this my Last Will & Testament and I do hereby Ratify & Confirm this and none other to be my Last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Second Day of September one Thousand Seven Hundred and forty nine.
Joseph Grear (L.S.)
Published Pronounced & Declared by sd JOSEPH GREAR to be his Last Will & Testament in Presence of :
JOHN WILSON ,AGNES BAXTER,SARAH GREAR (Her Mark)
This will was proved before his Excellency by the oath of John Wilson ye 2 day February 1749 at the same time Qualified Barbara Grear & Samuel Grear.
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