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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 11 May 2001


                                       WILL OF

                                  STEPHEN BRITTON


In the name of God Amen I Stephen Britton of Marion District in the State of South

Carolina  A Planter being sick of body but of sound and disposing mind memory and

understanding do make this my will in the manner following  I give and devise unto 

Mr. Thomas Carr in trust for the use benefit and behoof of a free Coloured Girl named

Sarah of about Fifteen years of age the following Negroes to Wit Member, old Dick, 

Billy, Phil, July, Hester, Dianna, Abraham, Jin, Old Hannah, Cupid, old Jupiter, Toney,

Tom, Boson Sue, Peg, Willebe, Downs, and Ned and the present and future ifsue and

increase of such of the above named Negroes as are females unto the said Thomas

Carr in trust as before mentioned for the sole and separate use benefit and behoof of

the said free coloured Girl called Sarah and the lawfull ifsue of her body  I further

Give devise and bequeath unto the said Thomas Carr for the sole and separate use

benefit and behoof of the said free coloured Girl called Sarah all my stock of Cattle 

Horses Hogs and all other Kinds of stock wheresoever the same be found to the said free 

coloured Girl  named Sarah and the lawful ifsue of her body I do further give devise and 

bequeath all my real Estate together with all my household and Kitchen furture plantation

tools of all Kinds Boat or Boats and Canoes unto the said Thomas Carr in Trust for the

said use and benefit and behoof of the said free coloured Girl  Sarah before spoken and 

the lawful ifsue  of her body forever And in case the said free Coloured Girl Sarah Shall 

die a minor or under the age of twenty one years or without lawful ifsue of her body Then 

and and in that case it is my will and desire that the real and personal Estate above spoken 

of and the ifsue and increase of such of the above mentioned negroes as are females

together with all the stock above mentioned and described and also the Household and

Kitchen furniture & Plantation tools which shall be found at the time the sd free coloured

Girl Sarah shall die as aforesaid that is without lawfull ifsue or before she arrives to the

years above mentioned and in that case  It is my will and desire that all my Real and

Personal Estate go to and be equally divided by beloved Nephews Joseph Britton Junior

and Stephen Britton sons of Moses Britton  I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved 

Nephew Stephen Britton son of Moses Britton one negro named Little Duk and to the

lawfull ifsue of his body and in case he the sd Stephen Britton should die without lawfull

ifsue or under the age of Twenty one years then my will is that the sd Negro called little 

Duk shall go to and belong to Joseph Britton the brother of the said Stephen Britton and

to his Heirs forever  Lastly I nominate constitute and Appoint my Friends Thomas Carr 

and William Belune Executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking and disa-

nulling all and every legacy or bequeath before made by me  In Witnefs Whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and Seal this 24th Day of May in the year of our Lord One 

thousand eight hundred and ten and in the Thirty fourth year of American Independence

Signed Sealed delivered and published by the sd Stephen Britton as for his last Will and 

Testament in the presents of us who being in his presents and at his request have sub-

scribed our names as witnefses thereto

Wm Woodberry
                                                                 Stephen Britton (SEAL)
Francis Britton

Thos Britton

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 78

Original Will Missing

Recorded February 1, 1813

Thos Harllee, Ordy.

Roll No. 70
 

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