WILL OF MARY McCULLOUGH
The State of South Carolina
In the name of God Amen-----I Mary MacCollugh of Claremont County in Sumter District in the State aforesaid, Spinster, considering the uncertainty of this Mortal Life, and being of a sound, perfect and disposing mind and memory, Blessed be God for the same, tho' weak in Body, do make and publish, this to be my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say, First of all I recommend my Soul to Almighty God the Father and giver of all things hoping for Eternal happiness through the merits of my Blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, my body to be intered at the discretion of my Friends, and as to my worldly estate which God hath been pleased to bestow on me, I give and dispose of as follows---Imprimis....I will and order that all my just debts which I owe be fully paid as hereafter mentioned----Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Judith White, a negro wench named Sue, her & her increase to her and her issue forever, provided the exchange made with my son Samuel, of wench Dolly and child Venus, for said wench Sue and ditto Bella, should stand good, And in case it does, I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Grier a Boy named Billy to him and his lawful issue for ever--And if it should not continue to be an exchange, as before mentioned, in that case it is my Will and desire that my daughter , Judith White should have the Wench Dolly and her child Venus in the place of Wench Sue, as before mentioned. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas M. Grier, a negro fellow named Hardtime, to him and his lawful issue for ever.---Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Eliza MacCollugh five negroes, to wit, Wench Bella, and Girl Phebe, Wench Beck and her two Children Sophia and John, them and their increase to her and her issue for ever.---Item. I give and bequeath unto my son James M. Grier, a Mahogany Table, which is in his possession at this time, to him and his issue forever.---Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son William Gambol Grier a negro Boy named Struffon, to him and his lawful issue forever.---Item. It is my Will and desire that what ever part of Property may be coming to me from the Estate of Mr. Nathaniel MacCollugh, shall be equally divided between my grand Children, to wit, James Henry Britton, Mary Ann Britton, James Grier White, and Charlotte White, share and share alike, to them and their lawful issue forever.-----Item. I give and bequeath unto my two Sons, Thomas M. Grier, and Samuel Grier, each of them a Feather-Bed, furniture and Mattrass, to them and their lawful issue forever.---Item. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Mary Ann White a Feather-Bed, to her and her lawful issue forever---Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza MacCollugh the remainder of my Beds and Beding, that were not before bequeathed, to her and her lawful issue forever.---Item. It is my Will and desire that if any of the persons above named should die without leaving issue, in that case, the Property willed to the deceased person or persons to be equally divided amongst the surviving Brothers and Sisters of the deceased, Share and Share alike.----Item. It is my Will and desire that my lands shall be sold, either at Publick, or private sale, as those who may have the Management of my Estate shall think best, and I give them power to make Titles to the same.--Item. It is my will and desire that the remainder of my Estate not already, or before bequeathed, shall be sold at Publick Auction and the money arising from it, together, with that from the Sale of the Land, to go in discharge of my Just debts---And in case there should be any balance that to be equally divided between my four grand children to wit, James Henry Britton, Mary Ann Britton, James Grier White and Charlotte White, to them and their issue forever.---And Lastly, I do hereby Nominate, make and Constitute my Friends Henry Britton, and Joseph White to be Executors to this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other former Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me.---Declaring this and this only to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth day of November. In the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven. And in the Thirty-Sixth year of American Independence. Mary McCollugh, (Seal)
N.B. The Word Heirs in the sixtenth line, written, Issue, was done before the signing and Sealing of this instrument of writing, as also the word, should, in the Twenty-second line was erased, and the word, lawful, between the thirty-third and thirty-fourth lines, as well as the words, be any balance, between the Sixteth and Sixty first lines, were all interlined, before the said instrument of writing was executed.----
Signed, Sealed, Declared, and Published, by the said Mary MacCollugh, The Testator, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto in the presence of each other.---- Noel Vaughan, Senr, Noel Vaughan, Junr, Leonard White.
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