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Transcribed by Betty Jo Stewart, 16 March 2001


In the name of God Amen I Phillip F. Davis Planter of Williamsburgh District calling to mind the mortality of man do make and declare this to be my last Will and testament

First I give my sole to Almighty God that gave it and my body to the durst to be buried at the discretion of my under named Executor

Secondly It is my will and desire that all my lawful debts & funeral expenses be paid

Thirdly I give to my friend Francis Britton my shot gun

Fourthly It is my will that all the remainder of my estate consisting of one tract of land in Williamsburgh District on Great Pee Dee whereon I now live also my stock of all Kinds Plantation tools Household and Kitchen furniture be sold at the discretion of my after named Executor either by publick or private sale I also empower my Executor to make good and lawful titles to the said Tract of land

Fifthly That my Executor lay out the moneys arising from the sales of said property for a negro or negroes and said negro or negroes to be given to my beloved sister L______ Richardson and her heirs forever

And I do hereby appoint my friend Wm Needbury my soul Executor

I also acknowledge this to be my last will and Testament in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen February 27 Signed and Sealed in preses of

Benj__ Davis                                          P F Davis (SEAL)
Francis Davis

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 265
Original Will Missing
Recorded June 5, 181_
Thos Harllee Ordy
Roll No. 477

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