THE Pelot family of South Carolina, Georgia, & Florida, which Dr. J. G. B. Bulloch of Washington, D. C,

in the Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina classes as among the families which made that State, illustrious, was founded in America by the Rev. Francis Pelot, A. M.,  who was born at Norville, Stuttgart, Switzerland, 11 March, 1720.

His ancestors were people of political and financial consequence in Switzerland, and " he derived from them," as the Rev. Oliver Hart, the distinguished Baptist clergyman of Charleston says: "the right of Burghership,  in his native town."

The Rev. John Francis Pelot married, first, Miss Martha Sealy (a first cousin of the second wife of the

Rev. Oliver Hart),  a descendant of Joseph Sealy, Esq. an English settler with Lord Cardross in 1683, whose first plantation was on Edisto Island, SC. but who about forty years later removed to Euhaw*.

Martha was a Daughter of John Sealy and his wife, Hannah.

See... Euhaw Churches

 

Rev.  Pelot married, secondly, Catharine, widow of William Screven (Son of the Rev. William Screven), and Daughter of Justinius Stoll. (Hence comes the name of Stoll's alley, in Charleston, SC.). See.. book link   .....[ PAGE ## 134 }.....

 

There is a plaque about him in the Huguenot church in Charleston SC....    ...

 

About REV. FRANCIS PELOT...The year of his coming to America is said to have been 1734, and the Rev. Morgan Edwards, the founder of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, says that in 1772, He was the owner of three islands and 3,785 acres of land on the mainland of South Carolina, besides a large number of slaves, and "stock in abundance."

 

Although bred a Presbyterian, in 1744 he adopted the Baptist faith, and two years later, a plantation owner and a layman, he assumed the ministry of the Euhaw Church, on Indian Land. This church, which had had its beginning in 1683, had remained a dependency of the First Baptist Church of Charleston for sixty years, but had now been constituted a separate church. (See below)

See.. Euhaw Baptist Church

 

In 1745, certain planters of the Euhaw or "Indian Lands," who had worshiped formerly on Edisto Island, organized a Baptist Church in "the neighborhood of Euhaw Creek." The location is some six miles East of the present village of Grahamville. An acre of ground for the initial building was donated by George Pelot. Recorded names of these organizing Baptists were Joseph Cook, Charles Bealer, John Rose, William Hogg, Joseph Hill, John Screven, William Cheyney and Josiah Hart. Other names

of families associated with the church’s early history were Pelot, Postell and Sealy.

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Quoting from the manuscript-- diary (kept from 1740-1780) of the Rev. Oliver Hart, who was for more than thirty years pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina:

 

" On Friday November ye 12, 1774, died my dear Friend and Brother the Rev. Francis Pelot.

A greater loss the Baptist Interest could not have sustained by the death of any one in the Province. His family, his Church, and the Neighborhood, will feel a sensible and irreparable loss.

And as to my own Part, I have lost the best Friend and counselor I ever was blest with in the world ; the most intimate friendship had subsisted betwixt us for about four and twenty years.

In all which time I ever found him a faithful Friend, & qualified to give advice in the most critical cases.

This worthy man was born March 11, 1720, of a reputable family, in the town called Neuvavill, in Switzerland (to which town he had an ancient right of, Burghership) & came over to America (with his Father, Mother, Sister and Brother) Oct. 28, 1734.

 

They settled in Purrysburg, St. Helena Parish, GRANVILLE Co, SC. where his mother died about two years after their Arrival, and his Father died May 24, 1754.

See..    .. PURRYSBURG

 

  .. Purrysburg Cemetery

 

Upon a low bluff overlooking the Savannah River near Hardeeville, stands a marker of stone marking the site of old Purrysburg. The cross-shaped monument was erected in the 1940's by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

See..    ..See picture of STONE MARKER

 

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By 1752, Mr. Pelot had determined to enter the ministry as an ordained preacher, and on the thirteenth of January of that year he was ordained at Euhaw, and became the settled pastor of the church. In this capacity he remained, a notable figure in that part of South Carolina, and one of the most influential persons in the councils of the Baptist denomination, until his death in 1774. In the manuscript diary of the Rev. Oliver Hart, of Charleston, we find the following.." On Saturday, January 11, 1752, Mr. Stephens and Oliver Hart ordained Mr. Thomas Harrison to the office of Deacon. January 13th we ordained Mr. Francis Pelot, minister, Mr. Benjamin Parmenter ruling elder, and Archibald Harting Deacon, all in ye church at Euhaw."... The American Church History Series (Vol. 2, on the Baptists, by Newman) says : " In February, 1752, Francis Pelot, became pastor of the Euhaw Church, which he long served with ability and devotion., until his death", 25 Nov, 1774.

SEE..   ..Euhaw Baptist Church Marker

 

By his industry, Rev. John Francis Pelot procured a fine interest;  which he left free from encumbrance, between his Widow and, Children, in the most equitable manner."

 

To delineate a finished picture of this Worthy man's Character, would require much nicer touches than my pencil is capable of, therefore I shall not attempt it."

 

The Charleston Baptist Association, the oldest Baptist association in the South, published its Summary of Church Discipline in 1774. In 1767 they appointed Oliver Hart, pastor of Charleston First Baptist Church, and Francis Pelot, pastor of the Euhaw Baptist Church, to "draw up a system of Discipline agreeable to Scripture, to be used by the Churches."  With the help of Morgan Edwards and David Williams they revised it.

 

The association adopted the revised document in 1773.... Other associations and many churches adopted it....The Charleston Summary was a directory of church government and discipline. It defined the church and gave rules for constituting one.

 

It taught that all church authority was in the congregation, which had the "power and privilege of choosing its own officers (Acts 6:3; 13:2), exercising its own discipline (Matt. 18:17), and of administering the Word and its ordinances, for the edification and comfort of its members (Acts 2:46)."

It outlined the qualifications and duties of the two apostolic offices of the church, ministers and deacons, and told how to ordain them. It told how to receive new members and enumerated the members’ duties. It explained the benefits of associations and defined the nature of their powers.

SEE.. web reference ..

 

 Rev. PELOT DIED NEAR PRESENT DAY GRAHAMVILLE, JASPER Co, SC.

 

  ..Grahamville, SC. - Historical Marker

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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN AMERICA, AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

By David Benedict

 

1813

London: Printed by Lincoln & Edmands, No. 53, Cornhill, for the Author

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  ..Euhaw Baptist Church - Grahamville South Carolina.

 

 

The foundation of the Euhaw church was laid in the year 1683, when, it is said, that some Baptists from England, in company with those who settled at Ashley-river, and founded Charleston church, arrived here with the lord Cardross.

 

They were visited by Mr. Screven and the succeeding ministers of Charleston, until God raised up a minister among themselves, whose name was William Tilly. The names of the original emigrants were William Fry, Thomas Grimball, Providence Grimball, Ephraim Mikill, Joseph Sealy, Joseph Perminter, Isaac Perminter, Thomas Perminter, and some others, whose names are not known.

 

These persons settled on Edisto-Island, where was the seat and center of the community, which stood as a branch of the Charleston church. About forty years after this settlement was made, the Baptist families here began to remove their habitations, some to Port-Royal, an island to the South of Edisto, on which the town of Beaufort now stands, and others to Ewhaw, otherwise called Indian-Island.

But the brethren who went to Port-Royal soon followed those who had gone to Euhaw, and by this means the seat of this body was removed from Edisto to the place where it now is.

 

This church has built three meeting-houses. The first was erected on the island of Edisto, in 1726; for before this time they met in a common meeting-house, which they were turned out of in 1722, by their overbearing brethren, the Presbyterians. The meeting-house at Euhaw, which is 36 feet by 30, was built in 1751; and it so happened, that as soon as it was finished, Mr. George Whitefield came along, and preached in it for the first time.

 

Besides these, they built a house at Hilton Head, on the island, about 18 miles off, where was formerly a branch of the church. It has already been mentioned, that the first minister which this people had to live amongst them, was William Tilly. He was a native of Salisbury, in England; was called to the ministry, and ordained by the church in Charleston. He resided on Edisto until his death, which happened April 14, 1744, in the 46th year of his age.

 

His funeral sermon was preached by Mr. Chanler, wherein he thus speaks of the deceased: "A minister he was, able and faithful to declare unto you the whole counsel of God. Some of you were ear and eye witnesses of his steadfast faith and hope on his death-bed. With what composedness of mind and solid satisfaction received he the awful summons!

 

How free from all slavish fear of the king of terrors! How affectionately recommended he you to the blessing and protection of God! and with what cheerful resignation gave he up his spirit to the hands of a dear Redeemer! He lived and died in the Lord."

 

Mr. Tilly died two years before the Euhaw church was constituted. This people, for upwards of 60 years after their settlement here, remained a branch of the Charleston church, and for reasons which are not known, took much pains to be considered in that relation, though solicited by the mother body to become a distinct church. But in May, 1746, they were dismissed and organized into a church, by the assistance of Reverend Isaac Chanler, of Ashley-river.

 

Reverend Francis Pilot, A.M. was the first minister they had after this period. He was born at Norville, in Switzerland, March 11, 1720, of Presbyterian parents, where he received a good education.

He arrived in South-Carolina, in 1734, and ten years after embraced the principles of the Baptists. Soon after the Euhaw church was constituted, he was called to be its pastor, in which office he continued with much reputation, until his death, in 1774.

 

Mr. Pelot was a very distinguished man, in his day, amongst the South Carolina Baptists. He possessed an ample fortune, and a valuable library, and devoted much of his time to books.

 

Mr. Edwards, in speaking of this eminent man, who was then alive, observes, "he possesses three islands, and about 3785 acres on the continent, with slaves and stock in abundance.

This (said he) I mention, not to flatter my friend Pelot, but in hope that his conduct may influence other such planters to preach the gospel among the poor Baptists, when God inclines their hearts to it."

Mr. Pelot assisted in ordaining the late Drs. Samuel Stillman of Boston, and Hezekiah Smith of Haverhill, [these ministers were both ordained in S.C. one at Charleston, and the other at Peedee] and preached the sermons on the occasions.

 

His successor was Reverend Joseph Cook. For an interesting account of him, and of his ministry at Ewhaw, see his biography ....

He closed his useful life, September 26, 1790, in the prime of manhood, being only a little more than forty years of age.....SEE BELOW...

 

The next in office at Euhaw, was Reverend now Dr. Henry Holcombe, of Philadelphia.

Dr. Holcombe became the pastor of this church in 1791, and served them about eight years, residing the first part of the time at Euhaw, and the latter at Beaufort, where a branch of the church lived. In 1799, he removed to Savannah, and officiated as the pastor of the Baptist church in that city, about eleven years, and then removed to his present situation.

 

Reverend Joseph B. Cook, son of the late Joseph Cook, succeeded Dr. Holcombe in the pastoral care of the church, over which his venerable father formerly presided. Here he continued until 1804, when the Euhaw church was divided, and the Beaufort church was formed from it, with the pastoral care of which Mr. Cook was immediately invested.

 

Thus the Euhaw church was again deprived of its pastor, by his removing to a promising station. Aaron Tison, and then William B. Johnson, now pastor of the church in Savannah, each officiated at Euhaw a while after Mr. Cook’s removal. For a few years past this church has been under the care of Reverend James Sweat.

 

Mr. Sweat was baptized by Dr. Holcombe the same day he was ordained. His ministry at the Euhaw has been attended with great success. A revival commenced here not long since, in which a large number were hopefully born into the kingdom of God, and in one instance Mr. Sweat baptized seventy persons in a day.

 

REV. JOSEPH COOK...SEE BELOW....  

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 REV. JOSEPH COOK

 

Still in prosecution of the same design, dear alike to the church and its pastor, Mr. Hart went, early in 1776, to the High Hills of Santee, where a numerous meeting of dissenting ministers and others had been called to consult on measures for the common welfare.

There, the Rev. Joseph Cook, father of the present Rev. Joseph B. Cook, was baptized by the Rev. Mr. Purman, then pastor of the Baptist church at that place. He was immediately ordained by Rev. Messrs. Hart and Furman. As Mr. Cook's residence was near Dorcester, he took his dismission immediately, and joined the Charleston church ; as we find that, in 1777, he was a member, and represented the church in the Association, in November of that year. He had been educated by Lady Huntingdon at her college of Trevecca, in Brecknockshire, South Wales, came over to this country on a mission, at her suggestion, and under her patronage; and was a while at Mr. Whitefkld's Orphan House,(see below) in Georgia, under the late Dr. Percy. In 1778, he was called to the charge of the Euhaw church, as the successor of Mr. Pelot.

His ministry, especially after the Revolution, during which he had passed through some trying and humbling scenes, was peculiarly impressive. He was both " a son of thunder," and " a son of consolation"; and many will remember him with lively emotions to their latest day. He closed his useful life, September 26, 1790, in the prime of manhood, being only a little more than forty years of age.

 

Georgia Encyclopedia   ....

 

 

Bethesda, or "House of Mercy," was the name given to the orphanage founded near Savannah by the evangelist George Whitefield in 1740.Its significance rests partly with the close association it had with Whitefield but also on the pioneering role it played in the care of orphan children in Georgia.

 

No formal provision was made for the significant number of orphan children living in Georgia in the 1730s, and shortly after George Whitefield arrived in Georgia in 1738, he determined to raise funds for an orphanage. As he traveled through the American colonies, igniting what historians later termed the Great Awakening, Whitefield also collected money for his orphans in Georgia. By 1740 a site had been selected a few miles South of Savannah, some buildings had been erected, and the first children (including a young Lachlan McIntosh) had taken up residence.

 

Whitefield's attitudes toward the children in his care were shaped by his belief that all children were inherently willful and therefore wicked. The regime at the orphanage was meant to instill discipline in the children and to reform them into useful and pious citizens. This view of child care was not shared by all residents of Georgia. Some commented on the harsh regime, others on Whitefield's desire to "save" all children, even those who had relatives to care for them. Further criticism stemmed from Whitefield's close association with Methodism, though he never actually left the Anglican Church. Some believed that the orphans at Bethesda were being indoctrinated in fanaticism so that they could follow in Whitefield's footsteps as evangelical preachers.

SEE....   Georgia Encyclopedia  ...

 

Whitefield died on Sunday, September 30, 1770, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and is buried there beneath the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church.

 

In 1770 after attempting unsuccessfully for a number of years to turn Bethesda into a college, along the lines of Princeton in New Jersey or William and Mary in Virginia. Whitefield died.(see above) He left Bethesda to the countess of Huntingdon, who had sponsored some of his preaching activities in England.

The countess tried to continue Whitefield's work, sending teachers and missionaries to Bethesda to care for the orphans, but a devastating fire in 1773 destroyed the main orphan house. The orphanage continued to exist on a reduced scale throughout the American Revolution (1775-83), with both

British and American troops camping nearby on occasion.

 

On the countess's death in 1791, the State of Georgia assumed control of Bethesda and appointed trustees to manage it. For a number of years the trustees funded a school on the site, at last realizing one of Whitefield's aims, to teach the children of the poor. Just when Bethesda's situation was

improving, the site was again ravaged by fire in 1805. The trust was eventually dissolved in 1808, and the land on which Bethesda had been built was sold.

 

In 1855 the Union Society, a charitable organization that had been closely associated with Bethesda since 1750, purchased the old site and resolved to rebuild the orphan house. Bethesda has offered residential care to orphan boys ever since, fulfilling its original mission. A school has periodically operated at the site, and the orphan house now has many alumni who otherwise might have lived in poverty all their lives.

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WILL OF REV. FRANCIS PELOT

 

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for Public Worship, School keeping, or Sheds to put Horses under during the time of Worship, or buildings for a Minister and his successors of the Baptist denomination, holding the doctrines aforesaid, and no other purposes shall belong to said Church for ever; with this Proviso, nevertheless that if any Part of the said Acre of Land be with the knowledge or allowance of the said Church made use of for a burying place, which would spoil the useful spring of water below it, the said acre of Land shall be forfeited to him or her of my Heirs, who shall own or have sold the Land adjoining it; but even then the said Church shall have liberty, within Twelve months time to take away all the buildings that may be thereon at the time of the said forfeiture.

 Whereas Joseph Sealy of the above named parish and County deceased, did, in his Last Will & testament bearing date on or about the 29th day of August 1760, give and bequeath the sum of one Thousand pounds Current money of this Province to the above mentioned antipedo baptist Church at Euhaw, of which I was and still am the Pastor, the Interest of which sum is to be Yearly paid by the Trustees to the Minister of the said Congregation; and I, as Executor of the said Will and Testament, having the said sum of One Thousand pounds in my hands it is my Will that my Executors, as soon as a proper trust in behalf of the said Church Can be obtained, the old one being extinct, do pay the said sum of one thousand pounds Currency to the Trustees who shall be legally nominated; but then I as Executor of the said Will and Testament, and for the security of my own Estate, require that the said Trustees on receiving the said sum of One thousand pounds Currency, do give my Executors hereafter named, a Security Bond both for the application of the said money according to the directions of the said Joseph Sealy by his Will, and also to return the said money to my Executors, if it should be Legally Claimed of my Estate by any Person or Persons.

 

ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine (STOLL) Pelot all the negroes she was possessed of before our marriage which shall be found in my possession at my death, with all their Increase since, and everything else I had by her at our marriage excepting, however the labor which I have had of the said Negroes with what is worn out, lost or sold. I also give her the Choice of one of the other Beds, her Choice of two of my Riding Horses, ten Cows and Calf, Six Ewes and one Ram, three breeding sows. I give her Doctor John Gill on the Canticles, a large Quarto, her Choice of twelve Octaves, twelve duodecimos and twenty Pamphlets out of my Study. I also give to my said wife my negroe Woman named Rose with her two children called Cuffee and Nancy, I also give her young Nelly now Pompey's wife, and the girl Amy, with all the said Rose, Nelly & Amy's future Increase, during my said Wife's life time, and at her death to be the property of my younger sons, Charles and Benjamin Pelot to be equally divided them or the Heirs of their Bodies but should either of them die without such Heirs before the decease of my said wife, then the Survivor of my said sons Charles or Benjamin to have all said Negro Women with their increase; but if both should die Childless before their Mother's death, then the said Negroes to be divided between my wife who is to have one third of them to her Heirs forever, and the other two thirds to be divided between my three other sons John, James and Samuel Pelot, or the Heirs of their bodies  and to none else. I also give to my said wife the full and free use of three hundred Acres of Land whereon I now live, that is a line parallel to the Eastern line of my six hundred Tract, is to be run across the middle of the Tract so as to enclose three hundred acres, the lower part whereon the Buildings now Stand, shall be for my Wife's use, during her Natural life and no longer, of which land she may Clear & Cultivate as she shall see proper, and have the entire use of the Houses thereon and other improvements, during her life. The above Legacies are given to my said Wife in lieu of all Dowers or other demands. Should my wife want Timber for building, or other plantation uses fencing excepted, she may freely have it taken off my four hundred Acres Tract I lately bought of William Blake Esqr. If the above three hundred acres of Land should prove insufficient for my said Wife's Culture, she may during her Widowhood and no longer, Clear and Cultivate one hundred and fifty Acres of my Tract of seven hundred Acres and the five hundred acres lately granted to me the latter adjoining the former; but I recommend it to her not to let the land be abused, and that there may be no dispute about the said Hundred and fifty acres between my wife and sons, if they Can not so well agree about the spot, let two Disinterested arbitrators be Chosen by the parties, and let them measure it off so that if possible, there may be a proportional quantity of good with bad land, and they may as little as possible interfere with each other and their arbitration shall be decisive.

 

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my three sons John, James and Samuel Pelot, all my lands, except those above and hereafter mentioned, to be equally divided between them, and John Pelot to have his first Choice of the said divisions, James Pelot his next Choice, and Samuel Pelot the last Choice to them and the Heirs of their bodies for ever and to no other.

 

ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my sons Charles and Benjamin Pelot the Tract on which I now live Containing six hundred acres attended with the Encumbrance mentioned above in favor of their Mother. The Euhaw Tract Containing three hundred acres, my three Islands and the four hundred acre Tract I lately bought of William Blake Esqr. this also attended with the Encumbrance, as above in favor of their Mother, to be equally divided, not Consider the quantity more than the quality as I order it shall be the Case with regard to the lands to be divided amongst my three sons, John, James & Samuel Pelot to be my said sons Charles & Benjamin Pelot and their lawful begotten heirs for ever. But should either of them die in Minority, and leaving no lawful Heirs of their Bodies, the whole is to be the Property of the survivor. If both should die in Minority without lawful issue, then the said lands shall be divided amongst my sons John, James and Samuel Pelot, or their Issue according to the Rule above prescribed, except the three hundred Acres above given for my Wife's use, which shall then be her property to dispose of at her Pleasure, with this further exception, nevertheless, that is my said wife Catherine should be with Child at my death, that Child shall be possessed of the said Lands as its own property, and not to be divided amongst my sons John, James and Samuel Pelot as above mentioned, or should only Charles Pelot or Benjamin Pelot die without lawful Issue, the Child my said Wife Conceived before my death shall have the part of the deceased, and so share with the survivor of the two; but if that Child dies without lawful Issue, then the division is to be made as above directed.

 

ITEM, should my said wife be with Child at my decease that Child shall have an equal share of my Personal Estate with my other Children, if a Girl, to be delivered to her at the age of eighteen Years; but if a boy at the age of twenty one Years. If that Child's income is not sufficient to give it a convenient Education and maintenance, some allowance is to be given out of my Estate towards it, so far as it may appear necessary; but I allow nothing for gaudiness or superfluities.

 

ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my five sons, John, James, Samuel, Charles and Benjamin Pelot and their heirs each an equal share of my Personal Estate that shall be found remaining, But let it be observed that what Negroes soever I have put or may put into the hands of any of my Children, that these Negroes shall be appraised, and Counted as part of my Estate, but after they are appraised, they shall become part of the shares of those of my Children, who had them in Possession before, and no other.

 

ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my son-inlaw John Grimball Jr. (Husband of Mary Pelot born 30 Dec. 1749, daughter of Martha Sealy, his 1st wife) a Negroe Boy named Dembo, who he now has in his Possession. Should any Disputes arise amongst any of my Heirs above mentioned about any part of the whole of my Estate, my Will is that it shall be referred to the Arbitration of three, or even to Twelve disinterested freeholders to be Chosen by the Contending Parties, each an equal number, whose Arbitration shall be valid, and not Contested by the Arbitrators, after due warning given to the refusing party, then the other shall Choose Arbitrators, and their Arbitration shall be Valid, and he, she or they of my said Heirs that will not stand to the Arbitration; but go to Law, I do hereby declare that by the said act of going, He, She or they that enter a Suit first & by any dispute, except the majority of the Arbitrators give it under their hands that they look upon it as absolutely necessary: not but any of them may take the advice of a Lawyer; but not except as above, to enter suits or arresting one another about my Estate.

 

Finally, I do hereby appoint, ordain & Constitute my beloved Wife Catherine Pelot, my beloved son John Pelot, my beloved friends Thomas Rivers Junr. & David Williams both of Charlestown Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and testament, whom I do hereby empower to buy, sell, and act in behalf of my Estate, as they (Consistent with the above directions) shall Judge most beneficial for my Estate, and are also hereby empowered to sell the Shares of my Estate Coming to my

Minor Children, and so to put the monies at Interest with good securities: or if they shall think it will be best to keep the said shares together, they may Clear & Cultivate their Lands for their Negroes to work either together or apart, as they shall think best, only I would have no waste made of the lands.

 

I do hereby revoke and disannul all other Wills, testaments, Donations and Legacies by me made before the date of these presents. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 13th day of June In the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and seventy-three. (Signed) FRANCIS PELOT (L.S.)

 

Sealed, signed and declared by Fran. Pelot to be his last Will & Testament, Contained in this and the two foregoing Pages, in the presence of us. Note the word Quallity interlined between the 33d and 34th Lines of the second page, before signing. There [is] an Erasement of four words in the 8th line of said Page. (

Signed) John Parmenter Jun.

Charles Bealer "

Thomas Dawson

 

Be it remembered that Francis Pelot the Testator has declared to us, this to be his last Will and testament, and that we the subscribers, each saw him with his own hand blot out two words in the 24th line of this Page, as Witness our hands.

Oct. 30th, 1774 (Signed) Richard Grey

Joseph Massey "

Robert Bramston

 

 State of South Carolina,  IN THE PROBATE COURT. Charleston County: I, GEORGE D. BRYAN, Judge of the Probate Court of Charleston County, and State of South Carolina, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of the last Will and Testament of Rev. Francis Pelot late of said County and State, deceased, admitted to Probate on the day of and of record in said Court, in Will Book dated 1774-1778, IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my official signature as Judge of said Court, with the seal of said Court affixed, this 13th day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. [SEAL] G. D. BRYAN, Judge of the Probate Court of Charleston County, South Carolina.

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