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Transcribed by Billy & Sara Shepherd, 9 March 2001

            WILL OF CHRISTOPHER DEW SR.

The State of South Carolina In the name of God Amen I Christopher Dew Senr
of Marion District Planter of the State afd being weak in body but of sound
mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same do make this my last will and
testament in manner a form following viz 

First I lend unto my beloved wife Mary Dew One hundred acres of land where 
I now live with privilege of Timber and firewood to support the same 
Nowithstanding I may hereafter give the land to other in this my will Also the 
use of two negroes named Dasey and Harriet Also 4 Cows and calves 4 Steers 
two 3 year olds and 2 2 year olds One Black yoke of Oxen and Cart fifteen head 
of hogs ten head of Sheep one mare and Colt One hand mill also my plate and 
household and Kitchen furniture also all my plantation tools during her natural 
life

2ndly I lend to my beloved daughter Charity Wise 356 Acres of land where She 
now lives and hath such shape form and boundaries as do appear by a Plate made 
by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 also all the land which I claim on Gum Swp and 
to the west of ____ Swamp that is in a tract which I purchased from John Sanders 
during the time the said Charity may see cause to live on the said land or dies 
then I lend said premises to the said Charitys children during their natural 
lives each to be equally benefitted by the same and if any or all of said 
children should have ifsue then I give and bequeath to said ifsue and the 
aforesaid lands to be equally divided between them but in case there be no such 
ifsue then I give and beqeath said lands to my next of Kin I also give to my 
daughter Charity Ten dollars 

3rdly  I give to my beloved son Wilson Dew Seven hundred and Sixteen acres of 
land Situated on both sides of the Purcoson and hath such shape form and 
boundaries as appears by a plat made by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 during 
his natural life then I lend to the said Wilsons children the said premises 
to be equally benefitted by the same during their natural lives then I give 
and bequeath unto their ifsue the said premises to be equally divided among 
them but if there should be no such ifsue then I give and bequeath said 
premises to my next of Kin 

4thly I lend unto well beloved son Abraham Dew during his natural life as 
follows 29  acres of land Situate on the watering hole Branch having 
Such shape form and boundaries as appear by a Platt made by Enos Tart dated 
21 of June 1827 Also I Lend as above Two tracts of land where he now lives 
which I purchased of Moses Evans and John Dur  ay                   
or lefs also One Other tract which I purchased of James Clark Also part of a 
tract of land Granted to me for one thousand acres situate at and near the 
Crofs Roads it being that part which is not covered by Grant granted to 
John Sanders and at the death of said Abraham I then lend the said premises 
unto the lawfull children of said Abram during their natural lives to be 
equally benefitted thereby then I give and bequeath unto their ifsue the said 
premises but if there should be no such ifsue then I give said premises to the 
next of Kin 

5thly I lend unto my well beloved daughter Mary Perritt during her natural 
life 594 Acres of land Situate in and on both sides of the Percosan being in 
Two Platts made by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 and hath such shape form and 
boundaries as appears by said plats and at her death the said Marys I then 
lend to her children the said premises during their natural lives then I give 
the said premises to their ifsue to be equally divided among them but in case 
there be no such ifsue I then give the premises to my next of Kin 

6thly I lend unto my beloved son Christopher Dew 314 acres of land (except one 
hundred acres which my wife Mary has during her natural life which land he is 
to have after his mothers death) during his life then I lend said premises unto 
his children during their natural lives and at their death I give the said lands 
to their ifsue to be equally divided among them the above named 1314 acres of 
land is Situate where myself and Christopher now lives and hath such shape form 
and boundaries as appears by a Platt made by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 

7thly I lend unto my well beloved daughter Nancy Hays 448 Acres of land Situate 
on both sides of the Porcoson in two platts made by Enos Tart dated 
21 June 1827 and hath Such Shape Etc as appears by said platts during her 
natural life then I lend said premises to her children during their lives and 
at their death I give to their children to be equally divided among but if 
there should be no such ifsue then I give it to my next of Kin 

Eightly I lend unto my beloved daughter Marino Hays 574 Acres of land 
Siturate in and on the Porcoson and hath such Shape form and boundaries as 
appears in a Platt made by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 and at her death 
I then lend the premises unto her children each to be equally benefitted 
thereby and at their death I then give said premises to their ifsue to be 
equally divided among them but in case there be no ifsue then I give it to 
my next of Kin 

9thly I lend unto my beloved daughter Henrietta Dew 885 acres of land situate 
on both sides of the percoson and hath such Shape Etc. as appears by a platt 
made by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 and at her death I lend the said premises 
unto her children during their lives and at their death I then give it to their 
ifsue but if there should be no such ifsue I then give it to my next of Kin 
It is my will also that my son Wilson Dew should have the use of a negro man 
Davey after my wifes death during his the Wilsons life then to be equally 
divided among his children 

10thly I lend unto my beloved Grandson Christopher T. Dew 199 Acres of land 
where his father now lives and hath such shape Etc. as appears in a platt made 
by Enos Tart dated 21 June 1827 during his life and at his death I give the 
said premises to his children to be equally divided among them but if he have 
no ifsue I give it to my next of Kin Also I give my said Grandson one Rifle gun 
I give my daughter Mary my Blacksmiths tools I give to my son Abram Dew I give 
my stud to son Christopher Dew I give the negro woman Hariet to my daughter 
Henrietta after my wifes death and her increases Also a loose pair of 
Millstones also one Horse filly called Ginney and 5 cows and calves which hath 
been already given verbally also 4 head of sheep and 9 head of hogs already 
verbally given  And I do hereby authorise empower and require my Exors after 
given 3 Weeks notice at 3 or more public places in the neighborhood to offer 
at public sale to the highest bidder all my property whatsoever it may be which 
is nt herein before disposed of both real and personal and to make a good and 
suficient titles to the Purchasers of the same giving 12 mo. Credit with good 
security and after paying my funeral expenses and just debts then the balance 
which remains to be divided among my Grandchildren as follows One fourth to my 
daughter Charitys children. One fourth to my daughter Nancy Hays children. 
One fourth part among my daughter Marino Hays children and one fourth part 
among my daughter Henriettas children. And I do hereby nominate and appoint 
my trusty friends Capt. John Gibson of Darlington, Enos Tart and my son 
Christopher Dew Sam Lane and Jofse Barritt as Executors to this my last will 
and testament giving them full power and authority to carry thing contained 
therein into full effect. 

In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Seal and 
acknowledged this to be my last will and Testament this 26th day of June in 
the year of our Lord 1827 and fifty first of American 
Independence in the presence of 
                                                     his
                                          Christopher X Dew
John Dew                                             mark
Andrew Berry
Coburn Hays          


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