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Transcribed by Victoria Proctor, 10 March 2001

In the name of God, Amen I Philip Kirton Senr of the District of marion and
State of South Carolina being weak in body but of Sound and disposing mind
and memory and understanding do make this my last will and Testement in
manner and form as follos
to wit all my Just debts to be paid Item I also give and bequeath to my be-
loved children Henry Phillip/Samuel one half of all my land not other wise
disposed of to be Equally divided I also l[one?] to my three daughters mary
Elisabeth and olive the other half of all my lands not otherwise disposed of
as follows I lone to Mary one third of Said land during her naturl life and
at her death I geve Said Shear to her[nr struckthrough] daughter Rebecca  I also lone
To my daughter Elisabeth one third of said land during her natural life and/her
death I give It to the heirs of her boddy  I also lone to my Daughter olive
one third of Said lands in the Same manner as/ lisabeth and if Said land cant
be divided my Executors is impoward to Sell for a divison I Gave to my Son
Samuel all my black smiths tools but the part I baug Baught of Samuel them
I Gave to my Son Phillip all th ballance of my of my working toles and
waring appearil I gave to my three Sones Henry Philip and Samul to be Equal-
ly divided all my Beds and Bedstids to be Equally divided betwene all my
children and the [firnetu ?] of Said Beds to be Equally divided between my three
daughteers mary Elisabeth and olive also I gave to my daughter olive my loom
and firneture all the ballance of my personal Estate I lone to my five chil-
dren Philip, Samuel, mary, Elisabeth, and olive during there natural lives
to be Equally divided and at thear [children, struckthrough] death I gave Each ones Shear 
to thear children Except mary her part to her daughter Rebecca and if any
of my children die without leaving children or child it is to return to my
                                        this 23d day of July
heirs Whare of I have Set my hands and Seal / in the year of our lord one
thousan eight hundred and thirty Four and of american independence fifth
[strikethrough] year

     Samuel Kirton      ) Exors.
     Philip Kirton, Jr. )

in the third line from bottom the words "this 23rd day of
July-inserted before Signed also the last line in bottom the
word "ninth inserted in place of Eighth

Sealed, Signd & delivered in presence of

      Wm. B. Rowell
      Hugh Giles
      Jefse Wiggins

Recorded in will Book 1, Page 299 
Recorded July 13th, 1837 
Ed. B. Wheeler 
Roll No. 438 


This Will was transcribed from a copy of a WPA transcription done in the 1930s. It would appear that the transcriber retained the spellings of the original, and in places, the Will, as transcribed, does not particularly make sense; e.g., the use of "Gave" rather than "give", and of course the difference is of some consequence. Nevertheless, I have written as I read. As always, please consult the original document.--vp

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