Will of Percivell Pawley
In the name of God amen, I, Percival Pawley of the Parish of St. John's in Berkley County Mariner, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following ...Impr..I give unto my dearly beloved wife Ann Pawley the rents and profits of all my houses during her life, and one third of all my personal estate, to her and her heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my son George the two houses that was his grand father Shorey's with the land belonging to the said houses in Broad Street in Charles Towne, & fifteen hundred acres of land on Wacamaw Neck in Winyaw River being part of Wahocca Bluff, and four hundred acres of land and cedar swamp he now lives on, and the one fifth of all my estate, as slaves, horses, cattell, houshold goods & c..to him and his heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my son Percivell my house and land on the front of Charles Town which I bought of Landgrave Thomas Smith and Capt. George Smith, and one thousand acres of land called Esawcaw, one great Ile opposite to Unesaw pr. Wando Passo & five hundred acres of pine land joining on Watboo Barony, Mr. Cordes and one fifth of all my estate & c..to him & his heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my son Anthony Pawley that eighth part of the lot which was John Clifford in Charles Town, three hundred acres called Youheany, and two hundred acres land called Yawheany on Wacamaw Neck in Winyaw River and five hundred acres of pine land joining on Watboo Barony and John Creagues land, & one fifth of all my estate & c..to him and his heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my daughter Ann Pawley two hundred acres of land called Sawkestee & two hundred acres of land called Watchasawjone on Huticaw or Lake River in Winyaw and seventy-two acres of land between Mepshu & doctor Tamaw land & one fifth of all my estate & c..to her and her heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my daughter Susanna Pawley two hundred acres of land up Sampeat Creek opposite to Mr. Waters first settlement in Winyaw, and one hundred acres of land up Peedee Branch called Jaychone and one hundred acres of land up Atchawaw Inlet near Heneschook Cross ye Neck about 5 mile wide and one fifth of all my personal estate to her and her heirs for ever, & two lotts at Childbury to her and her heirs for ever
My meaning is that my wife shall have the use of the houses during her life and the third of all my personal estate to do with what she please, and the remainder of my personal estate I give to my five children to be equally divided amongst them & if either should dye without issue that part shall be divided to the survivors.
Item I give unto my brother Joseph daughters Susanna & Ann, four hundred and ninty acres of land on the southwest side of my son Percivell land at Unesaw.
I do here nominate & appoint my beloved wife and my son George to be my lawfull executors, & do hereby revoke all manner of wills by me heretofore made as witness my hand & seal this fifth of June 1722
PERCIVELL PAWLEY (LS)
Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us
Cha: Colleton ,Thos. Mitchell Jur, William Allston Jur, Thomas Cordes, Jur, Xber 18th, 1723
Percivell Pawley will 1721(sic)...At a council held at the Council Chamber December the 19th, 1723. Mr. George Pawley surviving executor of the last will and testament of Maj. Percival Pawley on the other side written having on the Eighteenth instant proved the said will by the oaths of Thomas Mitchell and William Allston two of the witnesses thereto on his petition this day hath Letters Testamentary granted to him on his producing proof by one other of the Witnesses thereto. Test: Wm Tunley Cl: Con:
Before his excellency Francis Nicholson Esq. Gov. & C.. January ye 3rd 1723, the within will was then proved by the oath of Thomas Cordes one other of the witnesses thereto and the above mentioned George Pawley had his executors oath administered to him. Test. Wm Tunley Cl: Con: Recorded January 3rd 1723 pr. Char: Hart Secty.
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South Carolina SS Francis Nicholson Esq. His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in Chief of this his Majesty's Province, and ordinary of the same.
To all to whom these presents shall come greetings. Know ye that on the 19th day of Dec. and 3rd day of January, in the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twenty three at Charles Town in the Province aforesaid, before me, in Council the last Will and Testament of Percivell Pawley late of Berkley county, in the said Province, deceased, the copy whereof is to these presents annexed, was proved, approved and allowed of; the said deceased having whilst he lived , and at the time of his death, divers goods, rights and credits within the Province aforesaid; by means whereof the approbation and allowing of his Testament, and the power of granting the administration of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, and also the auditing the accounts, calculations and reckonings of the said administration, and the final dismission and discharge from the same to me is manifestly known to belong; and that the administration of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, and his said testamentary manner of way concerning, was committed unto George Pawley, the only surviving Executor named in the said will and testament; being first sworn on the holy evangelists, well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make a full and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, and to exhibit the same into the Secretary's Office at Charles Town, at or before the third day of April next insuing; and to render a true and just account, calculation and reckoning thereof when thereunto required, in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the third day of January Anno Domini 1723, and in the tenth year of His Majesty's reign.... Certified pr. Me Cha: Hart, Secty. FFR: NICHOLSON Recorded January 3rd 1723 pr. Char: Hart Secty.
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These are to authorize and impower you whose names are hereunder written to repair to all such parts and places within this province as you shall be directed unto Mr. George Pawley, sole executor (surviving) of the last will and testament of Major Percivell Pawley, late of this province deceased, wheresoever any of the goods of the said deceased are or do remain within the said parts and places, which shall be shewn to you by the said George Pawley, and there view and appraise all and every the said goods; being first sworn on the Holy Evangelists, to make a full and perfect inventory and appraisement thereof, and to return or cause the same to be returned under your hands (or of any three of you) into the Secretary's office, at Charles Town, on or before the third day of April next insuing. Dated this 3rd day of January Anno Dom: 1723, FFR: NICHOLSON
To: Capt. Philip Daws, Major Cha: Colleton, Mr. Gabriel Marion, Mr. Thomas Cordes & Mr. Wm. Alston or any three of them these. By his excellency's command, Cha: Hart Secty. Recorded January 3rd 1723 pr. Char: Hart Secty
Wills, Inventories and Miscellaneous Records, vol. 58, pages 303-306, Major Percivell Pawley's Last Will and Testament (vide bundle) EE no 32
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