Will of


Mary McKilroy



Date: 6 September 1816

All Saints Parish

District of Horry

South Carolina




In the name of God amen, I MARY McKILROY of the Parish of Allsaints, District of Horry and State of South Carolina, widow, being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised by God for the same do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following;  First, I will and desire that I may be decently buried at the burying ground on the plantation whereon I now live by the discretion of my executors.


2nd To my dearly beloved daughter MARY SINGLETON I give the use of the following real and personal property during her life and from and immediately after death I give and bequeath all the said real and personal property to be equally divided amongst her lawful children surviving at the time of her death their heirs or assigns forever; Viz, the plantation whereon I now live on the east end of Long Bay with the house and all other improvements that may be thereon containing 250 acres be the same more or less; also four Negroes by name Old Hannah, young Hannah, boy Andrew and boy Fortune with all their future issue and increase; also twenty head of cattle marked with Under Square in each ear and a half moon under the square in the right ear; also three feather beds with bed steads and furniture thereto.


4th (sic) I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter ELIZABETH WILLIAMS one Negro boy named Jacob, one bay mare named dolly and her mare yearling with all their future increase except the said mare dolly should now be in foal then I give the said colt to my daughter MARY SINGLETON.


5th All the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate not already disposed of after payments of my just debts, funeral expenses & c. I give and bequeath to be equally divided between my three daughters MARY SINGLETON, ANN DUEITT and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS to them and their heirs forever.


6th I give and bequeath to my son-in-law EBENEZER SINGLETON all debts dues or demands he may be owing me at the time of my death.


And I do make nominate constitute and appoint my son-in-law JACOB WILLIAMS and my friend THOS. HEMINGWAY my sold executors of this my last Will and Testament.


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.


Signed: MARY her X mark McILROY



Signed sealed and declared by the above named Mary McKilroy as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who by her request subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:






I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter ANN DUEITT one Negro wench named Hannah which I purchased of SAML. WALLER with all her future issue and increase to her and her heirs forever.




Recorded in Will Book A, page 32, Horry County, S.C.

Box 6, Bundle 2

Recorded August 5th, 1826

Recorded by John Durant, Ordy., H.D.




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