Will of John CRAWFORD, 1756
Transcribed by Winkie CRAWFORD Robinson, 8 Oct 2001
[Will of John Crawford is taken from microfilm # 0023474, S. C. Charlestown -
Probate Records Wills v. 9-10, 1760-1767, LDS Family History Center.
John Crawford's will was typed, and I will try and make this copy as
nearly perfect as possible although I can't be responsible for any
minor typos. However, I have deviated from the double-spaced document
to single spacing, except in those instances when it was necessary to
insert letters in an otherwise blank line. The best source, of course,
is the original or microfilmed copy.
Personally, I believe this is a 2nd copy of John Crawford's will as published
in vol. 6, p. 7, which was sent to me by someone else.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I John Crawford of Craven County
in the Province of South Carolina being of perfect Sense and
Memory, Thanks be to Almighty God; Do make this my Last Will
and Testament in manner and form following: FIRST and princi-
pally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that
gave it, trusting through the merits of Christ, to receive full
pardon for all my Sins, and my Body to be buried decently by the
Directions of my Executors hereafter named, And what Estate it
hath pleased God to bestow on Me, after my just Debts and Funer-
al Charges are paid I give as followeth.
ITEM I leave unto my Loving Wife Mary Crawford One third Part
of my Lands during her Natural Life or Widwohood. [typo in orginal, Winkie[
ITEM I leave to my said Wife Six Negroes, VIZ. Joe, Doll, Abra-
ham Little Doll, Jenny & Mourning, during her Natural life or
Widowhood, and Also One third part of my husehold Goods, and
one third part of my Stock of Cattle, Hoggs and Horses, during
her Natural Life or Widowhood, And after her Mariage or Decease
the same to be equally divided among, such of my Children as
shall be then alive.
ITEM My Will and desire is, that the Tract of Land whereon my
Son John Crawford lives on the lower side of Phill's Creek, to-
gether with the Stock and five Negroes, VIZ. Jack, Nanny, Ta--
mar, Abbey & Stephen for which I made him a Deed of Gift some
few days past to be the proper use of him and his heirs for ever.
ITEM I give to my Son Thomas Crawford, the Remainder part of
the Tract of Land mentioned to John Crawford that lyes above
Phill's Creek with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him
and his Heirs forever.
ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford, All my Land Adjoin-
ing to Abraham Lundy, with the Appurtenances thereunto belong-
ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford One Third part of
my Stock, and my Two Large Boats and my ferry Boat.
ITEM I give unto my said Son Thomas Crawford, Pompey, Moll
Hannah, Sarah, Nell to him and his Heirs forever.
WILL OF JOHN CRAWFORD PAGE 2
ITEM, I give unto my Son Michael Crawford my Mannor House &
Plantation, with Three hundred Acres of Land, whereon I now
live with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him & his
ITEM I give unto my said Son Michael Crawford my Tract of Land
on Naked Creek containing Seven hundred & fifty Acres to him &
his Heirs forever. (ITEM
ITEM I give unto my said Son Michael Crawford Five Negroes
VIZ. Isabell, Jemmy, George, Barbara, and Lucy, and One third
Part of the Stock to him and his Heirs forever.
ITEM I-give-unto-my-Son-Michael-Crawford [Note the hypens "-" run
thru every letter from "I...Crawford" ; marking thru to change will to:]
My Will and Desire is,
that my Lands on Lynch's Creek, be sold by my Executors for the
Payment of my Debts, and that my said Executors have full power
to convey the same.
ITEM My Will and Desire is, that Three hundred pounds which Lyes
in Virginia, be equally divided between my Wife and Three Sons.
ITEM And I do constitute and Appoint my well beloved Wife Mary
Crawford my Executrix and my sons John & Thomas Crawford my
whole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, dis-
annulling and making Void all other Wills by me heretofore made.
IN WITNEFS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this
Twentieth Day of October, One thousand seven hundred and fifty
John Crawford (L.S.)
Proved the 10th. January 1761. By
Arch.d Mc.Norton Virtue of a Dedimus; At the same time
Qualified Mary Crawford & Thomas
Before Wade Blair J.P.
Recorded in Will Book 1760-1767
Recorded on Page 60
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