Will of Joseph Grier Junr.
South Carolina, Carven County. In the Name of God Amen, Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Grier, of Prince George Parish and Province aforesaid planter finding my self in a very low and weak state of Body but of Sound and disposing mind and memory have thought fit to dispose of what worldly Goods it hath pleased the Almighty to _____ me with in manner and form following and first I Recommend my Soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a decent and Christian like manner by my Executor hereafter to be Named, Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Susanna Grier my two Negroes Viz: a Negroe Man Named Cudges and Negroe Girl Named Hanah together with all my Household furniture and Kitchen Utencils with all my Stock of hogs Horses and Black Cattle she paying all my Just debts the above Articles I leave my wife as a full compensation and in Lieu of dower I leave unto my beloved Mother Barbara Weston my Negroe Man Named Prince, that is the Use of him during her natural life and at her decease it is my desire that the said Negroes Named Prince be Sold and the money arising from his sale be delivered to my beloved Uncle Samuel Grier to be divided by him in equal proportion betwixt the Three Children of my Brother Andrew Grier deceased Viz: Jean, Joseph and Samuel Grier, and Lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Susanna Grier my Sole and only Executrix dated this Fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Seven and in the Senenth year of his Majistys Reign. Joseph Grier Junr: (L. S.)
Signed, Sealed, and delivered in presence of:
Samuel Grier, Ann Ridgill, George Skinner
Proved by Virture of a Dedims Directed by His Ex. The Rt. Ho. L? Chas. Grov Montagu to Joseph Debourdieu Esq. 23 May 1769 at the same time Qualified Susanna Grier Executrix to the said will.
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