Subj: [LC] Richard Dawson, abt. 1754-1832

Date: 5/9/02 9:01:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

From: r-j.byrd@ix.netcom.com (Richard & Jeannette Byrd)

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I am a descendant of Richard Dawson Senior of St. Lukes Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina. There appears to be a connection to the Dawsons across the border (Savannah River) in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Additionally, he may also be tied to Christopher Dawson and Richard Dawson found in the early 1700's in the vicinity of Port Royal, South Carolina.

Below is his grave location, tombstone inscription and will from a court challenge. If you think that you may have a connection to this Richard Dawson or to any of his heirs, I would be happy to exchange information with you. Additional information about the heirs can be found in the court case. If you would like a transcription, please let me know.

Richard Byrd

His grave is located in Jasper County, SC near Dawson's Landing.

Dawson's Landing is located off SC 462 and County Rd 206. Exit from I-95 at Coosawhatchie, SC onto SC 462 and proceed south for 2 or 3 miles to County Rd 206. Grave is on private land, slightly north of the landing.

Sacred

to the memory

of

Mary Dawson

(Wife of Richard Dawson)

who died on the

27th day of December 1819

Aged 65 years

And

of

Richard Dawson Sen'r

who died on the

25th day of August 1836

Aged 82 years.

Below is the will of Richard Dawson Senior. No original has been found, but due to a court challenge, the following survived embedded in a court case in The Law Library At The University of South Carolina, S.C., Equity Reports, Rice 243-274. Thomas Dawson, Ex'or. v. Richard P. Dawson et al.

"The late Richard Dawson, the elder, of St. Luke's parish, in the district of Beaufort, by will duly executed in the presence of three witnesses, bearing date the 2d of May, 1820, devises and bequeaths to his seven children, then living, (to wit, four sons and three daughters,) as follows:

"1st. I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Richard Dawson, and after his death to his male children, (to be kept in value for them, and not to be sold,) the following lands, viz: (two adjoining tracts of land on Sistar's road, known bv the name of Oldhouse). 150 acres of land on the west corner of Woodbine Cot Plantation, on which I now reside; to be struck off as nearly square as pos-sible; bounded by Benjamin H. Buckner's land on the south, and by Ralph M'Neill's land on the west. A tract of land in St. Pe-ter's parish, on Black Swamp, containing about 370 acres. And 250 acres of land in St. Peters' parish, being one-fourth of the Crooked-bav tract of 1000 acres.

2d. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, Thomas Dawson, and after his death to his male children, (to be kept in value for them and not to be sold,) the following land: Two adjoining tracts of land called Hickory-hill and Beach-hill, in St. Luke's parish, near Sistar's road. Woodbine Cot house, with 150 acres of high land, adjoining marshland. 250acres of the Crooked-bay tract above mentioned, which tract lies on the north side of Sistar's road. And a tract of land, about 90 acres, on the west of the Purysbnrgh road, at the 12 mile post.

3d. I give and bequeath to ray beloved son, Josiah Dawson, and after his death to his male children, (to be kept in value for them and not to be sold,) the following lands: A tract of land called Mount-Pleasant, on the waters of Bee's; creek, containing about 307 acres. 50 acres of Woodbine Cot plantation, exclusive of marsh, bounded on the south by Benjamin H. Buckner's land, on the west by my son Richard's portion of said plantation, on the north by a small water course, which shall be the line between this and the house farm, named for my son Thomas, and on the east by Coosawhatchie river. And 250 acres of the Crooked-bay tract above mentioned.

4th. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, John Dawson, and after his death unto his male children, (to be kept in value for them and not to be sold, the following lands: 63 acres of land, called Oak-forest, north of the Ocean-landing road (part of theWoodbine Cot plantation,) exclusive of marsh, bounded on the east by Coosawhatcbie river, south by the house farm aforesaid, and west by Ralph M'Neill's land. 90 acres of land, lying between Oldhouse tract and Hickory-hill aforesaid. 250 acres, being one-fourth of the above mentioned Crooked-bay tract. And a lot in the village of Coosawhatchie, 105 feet in front and 210 feet in depth, lying on the south side of the jail lot.

5th. I will and bequeath unto my beloved children-males and females in common, and to them for their common benefit (and not to be sold) the following two tracts of land: called Ridge-hill, on the west aide of the waters of Bee's creek, containing about 199 acres; and a tract on the waters of New-river, on the east side of the Great-swamp, containing 250 acres.

6th. I will and bequeath unto my four beloved sons, Richard, Thomas, Josiah and John, before mentioned, and to my three beloved daughters, Jane Wells, Providence Taylor [married women,] and Rebecca Ann Dawson, [unmarried,] all my personal property, consisting of negroes, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, &c., share and share alike: provided that those of the above named children, to whom I have loaned, or may hereafter loan, a negro or negroes, will bring forward such negro or negroes, with the issue or increase, to the division, to be justly valued as their, or a part of their respective and equitable portions of the whole.

7th. I will and bequeath that my beloved daughter, Rebecca Ann Dawson, shall have the privilege of living at Woodbine Cot, or at Mount.Pleasant, and of working her hands at either place, as she may think proper, so long as she shall remain unmarried and no longer, free of rent or expense.

8th. As to Samuel Marvin, late the husband of my daughter, Mary Dawson, deceased, I deem him, (and his children by my daughter, on his account,) unworthy of sharing in my property. Therefore, I will and bequeath unto the children of the said Samuel, by my daughter aforesaid, the sum of $20, or less, if the law will allow.

9th. In case any of my male children should die without leaving a child or children, or if leaving a child or children, in case such child or children should die before the age of 21 years, without leaving lawful issue; then, I will and bequeath such estate to go, in gavel, amongst my other sons, or their male issue, share and share alike, in regard to my lands. And with respect to personal property of my sons aforesaid, in case of any or either of them dying without issue as aforesaid, then I will and bequeath such personal estate to go, in general, to my three above named daughters, as well as to my sons, and their respective heirs, share and share alike.

10th. In case either or any of my three before mentioned daughters should die without leaving a child or children-or, if leaving a child or children, in case such child or children should die before the age of 21 years, without leaving issue-then I will and bequeath that the personal property of such daughter should go, in general gavel, to all my surviving sons and daughters aforementioned, share and share alike."

Of which will he appointed his sons, Thomas and Josiah, executors.

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Subj: [LC] family of Mary Fisher

Date: 5/12/02 7:09:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: dbyrd@lightcom.net (Deborah Byrd)

Sender: owner-lowcountry@rune.org

To: SC-DISSENTERS-L@rootsweb.com, lowcountry@rune.org

Here is my reconstruction of the family of the Quaker minister, Mary Fisher.

Can anyone add to or clarify the information?

Deborah Byrd

Descendants of William Bayley

1 William Bayley - 1675

.. +Mary Fisher 1640 - 1698

......... 2 William Bayley 1665 - 1702

............. +Hannah

.................... 3 John Bayley 1702 -

......... 2 Sussanna Bayley 1666 - 1733

............. +Edward Rawlins 1660 - 1699

.................... 3 Edward Rawlins 1690 -

........................ +Mary Miles 1703 -

............................... 4 Susannah Rawlins 1724 -

................................... +Benjamin Perry 1720 -

........................................... 5 Benjamin Perry 1742/43 -

........................................... 5 Susannah Perry 1746/47 -

........................................... 5 Richard Perry 1750 -

........................................... 5 Elizabeth Perry 1754 -

........................................... 5 Rebeccah Perry 1758 -

........................................... 5 Joseph Perry 1759 -

.................... 3 Ann Rawlins

........................ +Thomas Hepworth

.................... 3 Mary Rawlins

........................ +William Blamyer - 1725

............................... 4 Mary Blamyer

............................... 4 John Blamyer

......... *2nd Husband of Sussanna Bayley:

............. +Henry Wiggington

.................... 3 Sophia Wiggington

....................... +Robert Hume - 1737

............................... 4 Alexander Hume

............................... 4 Susanna Hume

......... 2 Mary Fisher Bayley 1668 - 1715

............. +Charles Basden 1662 - 1697/98

.................... 3 Chalres Basden

.................... 3 Mary Basden - 1741

.................... 3 Sarah Basden

........................ +John Douglas

.................... *2nd Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +James MacKall

............................... 4 John MacKall

............................... 4 Mary MacKall

.................... *3rd Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +Jonathan Collings

............................... 4 Robert Collings

............................... 4 Jonathan Collings

.................... *4th Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +Robert Johnston

............................... 4 Robert Johnston

.................... 3 Rebecca Basden - 1741

........................ +William Guy 1688 - 1750

............................... 4 William Guy 1715/16 -

................................... +Elizabeth Cooper

............................... 4 Edward Basden Guy 1718 - 1718/19

............................... 4 Mary Guy 1719/20 -

............................... 4 Rebecca Guy 1720 -

................................... +Richard Godfrey

........................................... 5 Richard Godfrey 1745 - ........................................... 5 William Godfrey 1746/47 - ........................................... 5 John Godfrey 1749 - ............................... 4 Jane Guy 1720 - 1728 ............................... 4 Sarah Guy 1719/20 - 1730 ............................... 4 Christopher Guy 1721/22 - ................................... +Mary Godrey - 1750 ........................................... 5 William Guy 1743/44 - ........................................... 5 Rebecca Guy 1747 - ........................................... 5 Sarah Guy 1749/50 - ............................... 4 Charles Guy 1724/25 - ............................... 4 Sophia-Sarah Guy 1730 - ............................... 4 Jane Baynes Guy 1732 - 1756 ................................... +David Taylor .......................................... 5 David Taylor 1755 - ......... *2nd Husband of Mary Fisher Bayley:

............. +Nicholas Nary

Descendants of William Bayley

1 William Bayley - 1675

.. +Mary Fisher 1640 - 1698

......... 2 William Bayley 1665 - 1702

............. +Hannah

.................... 3 John Bayley 1702 -

......... 2 Sussanna Bayley 1666 - 1733

............. +Edward Rawlins 1660 - 1699

................... 3 Edward Rawlins 1690 -

........................ +Mary Miles 1703 -

............................... 4 Susannah Rawlins 1724 -

................................... +Benjamin Perry 1720 -

........................................... 5 Benjamin Perry 1742/43 -

........................................... 5 Susannah Perry 1746/47 -

........................................... 5 Richard Perry 1750 -

........................................... 5 Elizabeth Perry 1754 -

........................................... 5 Rebeccah Perry 1758 -

........................................... 5 Joseph Perry 1759 -

.................... 3 Ann Rawlins

........................ +Thomas Hepworth

.................... 3 Mary Rawlins

........................ +William Blamyer - 1725

............................... 4 Mary Blamyer

............................... 4 John Blamyer

......... *2nd Husband of Sussanna Bayley:

............. +Henry Wiggington

.................... 3 Sophia Wiggington

........................ +Robert Hume - 1737

............................... 4 Alexander Hume

............................... 4 Susanna Hume

......... 2 Mary Fisher Bayley 1668 - 1715

............. +Charles Basden 1662 - 1697/98

.................... 3 Chalres Basden

.................... 3 Mary Basden - 1741

.................... 3 Sarah Basden

........................ +John Douglas

.................... *2nd Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +James MacKall

............................... 4 John MacKall

............................... 4 Mary MacKall

.................... *3rd Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +Jonathan Collings

............................... 4 Robert Collings

............................... 4 Jonathan Collings

.................... *4th Husband of Sarah Basden:

........................ +Robert Johnston

............................... 4 Robert Johnston

.................... 3 Rebecca Basden - 1741

....................... +William Guy 1688 - 1750

.............................. 4 William Guy 1715/16 -

................................... +Elizabeth Cooper

............................... 4 Edward Basden Guy 1718 - 1718/19

............................... 4 Mary Guy 1719/20 -

............................... 4 Rebecca Guy 1720 -

................................... +Richard Godfrey

........................................... 5 Richard Godfrey 1745 - ........................................... 5 William Godfrey 1746/47 - ........................................... 5 John Godfrey 1749 - ............................... 4 Jane Guy 1720 - 1728 ............................... 4 Sarah Guy 1719/20 - 1730 ............................... 4 Christopher Guy 1721/22 - ................................... +Mary Godrey - 1750 ........................................... 5 William Guy 1743/44 - ........................................... 5 Rebecca Guy 1747 - ........................................... 5 Sarah Guy 1749/50 - ............................... 4 Charles Guy 1724/25 - ............................... 4 Sophia-Sarah Guy 1730 - ............................... 4 Jane Baynes Guy 1732 - 1756 ................................... +David Taylor ........................................... 5 David Taylor 1755 - ......... *2nd Husband of Mary Fisher Bayley:

............. +Nicholas Nary

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