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Transcribed by Cynthia Fore Miller, 11 May 2001

                                                                    
                           WILL OF 

                        ROBERT GREGG

In the name of God amen, I Robert Gregg of Marion District

in the State of South Carolina, planter, being in decay of 

body, but of a sound & disposing mind, memory & understand-

ing thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind my

mortality, do make & constitute this my last will and tes-

tament in manner and form following.-

First, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter

Mary Ann Margaret Gregg the plantation or two tracts of 

land on which I now live adjoining the plantation I bought

of James Bigham; one large Bible; two volumes of Morfes

Gazeteer; Paileys Philosophy; one Mahogany table; one half

dozen silver tablespoons; one half dozen silver teaspoons, 

each half dozen spoons are marked R. G. one blue glafs bowl

quilted;one gold ring; one bedstead bed and furniture; Seven

negroes, named Smart, Rose, Mindow, little Mary, Phebe, Judy, 

and Dicy with their increase to her, her heris & afsigns for-

ever; to be given to her at the day of her marriage by my 

Extr, or Extrs, herein after named provided always and my

will is, that in case my daughter Mary Ann Margaret Gregg 

die before me or before she marries then I give and bequeath 

the personal Estate which I have herein before bequeathed to 

her, unto the Children of my Brother William Gregg to be e-

qually divided amongst them by three men chosen by my Extr, 

or Extrs, herein after named at the day of their marriage, 

or as they arrive to the age of twenty one years to them

their heirs and afsigns forever;  and it is my further will

& desire that in case my daughter Mary Ann Margaret Gregg

dies before me or before she marries, then I devise and be-

queath the plantation or two tracts of land above devised to 

her, to the oldest Son of my brother William Gregg to him his 

heirs and afsigns forever; but in case such oldest Son should

die before he marries or arrive to the age of twenty one years, 

then I devise the plantation aforesaid to the next oldest son 

of my brother William Gregg upon the same conditions & limi-


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tations as are named with regard to the first oldest son, in

regular succefsion from the oldest to the youngest son, in 

case any doubts should arise upon my meaning in this clause, 

it is, that none of my said Brothers Sons shall ever have a 

fee simple or unconditional Estate in the said land, untill they

do marry or arrive to the age of twenty-one years.  Item. I 

give and bequeath unto my Nephew Robert James Gregg, one gray

filly named Rozetta, and one negro girl named Big Mary with 

their increase at my death to him his heirs and afsigns for-

ever.--

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Gordon Gregg, 

one horse or mare at his own election, my saddle and bridle

at my death to him his heirs and afsigns forever.- Item I

give and bequeath unto my nephew John Gadson Gregg, one negro

boy named Prince at my death to him his heirs & afsigns for-

ever.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my grand niece, Susanna

Eliza Cooper one young cow and Calf at my death to be given 

by my Extrs herein after named to John Cooper her father, to 

be kept and used by him her father untill she marries or ar-

rives to the age of twenty one years.-

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Brother William

Gregg, all my wearing apparel, Waggon, and Loom with all the 

apparatus for weaving to him his heirs and afsigns forever.-

Also I give and bequeath unto my said Brother the plantation

or tract of land which I purchased of James Bigham adjoining

the plantation or two tracts of land on which I now live, to

him during his life time and at his death, to his oldest son

to him his heirs and afsigns forever but in case such oldest

son should die before he marries or arrive to the age of twen-

ty one year, then I devise the said plantation to the next 

oldest Brother upon the same conditions and limitations as 

are mentioned with regard to his older Brother in regular suc-

cefsion from the oldest to the youngest Brother; in case any

doubt should arise upon my meaning in this clause, it is, that

none of my said Brother sons shall ever have a fee simple


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or unconditional Estate in the said land untill they do mar-

ry or arrive to the age of twenty one years.  Also I give my 

Brother William Gregg privilige to cultivate or live on the 

plantation or two tracts of land that I above bequeathed to 

my daughter Mary Ann Margaret Gregg, if he is willing, un-

till my said daughter should marry, then to give up the said 

plantation or two tracts of land unto her.  It is also my 

will and desire that my said Brother shall take the said ne-

groes with their increase into his charge that I have above

willed to my Said Daughter and work them with his own negroes

as we have done for the support and education of my said

Daughter and himself and family untill my said Daughter should

marry.  It is further my will and desire that all the rest, 

residue, and remainder of my Estate & effects of what kind or 

nature soever which I have or shall have at my death which is 

not otherwise disposed of by my will I give unto my said bro-

ther William Gregg, to sell, barter, or keep for the cul-

tivating of my said plantation, adjoining, for the advantage 

of my said Estate for the support and education of my said 

Daughter, himself & family Jointly, and to defray my legal

debts and my said Brother, my Extr, or Extrs, herein after  

named is not to be accountable to my said Daughter, no more

than I should be, for all the rest residue & remainder of my 

Estate that I may die pofsefsed of nor for any of the profits

that may arise from the labour of the negroes bequeathed to 

my Said Daughter, I reposing special confidence and trust in 

my said Brother and Extrs Herein after named that they will 

do the best for the welfare of my Daughter Mary Ann Margaret

Gregg in supporting and educating her agreeable to her genius

and incomes.

And lastly. I do nominate, constitute, and appoint my Brother

William Gregg, my nephews Alexander Gregg, John Gregg, Robert

H. Gregg, and Robert J. Gregg, Executors of this my last will 

and testament hereby revoking and making void all and every

other will or wills at any time heretofore by me made and do

declare & acknowledge this to be my last will and testament,


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In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 

ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand 

Eight hundred and thirteen and thirty Eighth year of the

independence of the United States of America.--

Signed sealed declared and                    R. Gregg (SEAL)

published by the above named

Robert Gregg, contained in pages

no (1, 2) as and for his last will

and testament in the presence of us

who at his request and in his pre-

sence have subscribed our names as 

witnefses hereunto.-

     Willm. Gregg, Junr

     Jofhua H. Bigham

     John Muldrow

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 85

Recorded August 13, 1814

Thos. Harllee Ordy.

Roll No. 287  


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