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Transcribed by Donali Howell, 20 May 2001


                                WILL OF

                             JOHN PAISLEY

State of S. Carolina

                   In the name of God Amen, I John Paisley of Marion Dis-

trict in the State Aforesaid, Planter, being Weak in Body but of sound

mind and memory, do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form

as follows.  Imprimus'

I Give and Bequeath unto Thomas Frazer Goddard son of William Goddard de-

ceased, all my Right & Interest to the Estate of the said William Goddard de-

ceased, and also all my right & Estate that may arise from a Law suit a-

gainst the Estate of John Baxter deceased now pending and to be determined

hereafter, to him and to his Heirs and Afsigns forever----

I Bequeath & Devise also unto the said Thomas Frazer Goddard Eleven Hundred

and forty Six Arpens of Land, Situated upon the Plains of Galvestown in the 

Territory of Louisianna being the Residence of the Late, John Alman De-

ceased, and to his Heirs and Afsigns forever.---

I Bequeath & Devise unto my Brother Robert Paisley Eight Hundred Arpens

situated upon the Amite River, in West Florida, and Known by the name of

Almans Bluff, and to his Heirs and Afsigns forever.---

Also all the ready money & Specialties due me now in the Hands of Thomas

Urquhart & Abner L. Duncan my Attorneys risiding in the City of New Orleans,

to him & to his Heirs & Afsigns forever.

I Bequeath unto William Shaw Harvey thirty Arpens in Front, and forty Arpens

deep or Back, situated upon the Plains of Galves Town in the territory of New
                                            town
Orleans, to him and to his Heirs and Afsigns forever,---

I Give & Devise unto Nephew Thomas Jefferson Paisley twelve Arpens in front
   thirty
by twenty in depth Situated upon the Plains of Galvestown in the territory

of Louisiana, to him and to his Heirs & Afsigns forever---- Also, one other

tract upon the Bayou manshack, Consisting of Four Hundred Arpens to him and

to his Hes Heirs and Afsigns forever.  I do hereby Will & desire that my

House Wench daphne and her Daughter Hannah, with their future Increase, be

hereby manumitted and forever set freed from the Yoke of Slavery for their

past Services  From the Respect and regard which I have unto my friend Jacob

William Harvey, I Give and Bequeath unto him and to his Heirs forever  the 

Sum of Five Hundred Dollars which is owing me from Phillip Elliot of George-


JOHN PAISLEY'S WILL PAGE 2

town the Ballance of which and my Account with him to be paid paid into the

hands of my Executors for the intire.benifit of the within named Thomas

Frazer Goddard, and to his Heirs and Afsigns forever.  I mean from the two

last Legacies, that as I have a demand of Fifteen Hundred Dollars against

the said Phillip Elliot for money lent him in New York, that my Account

he has against me, & the legacy of Five Hundred Dollars left to Jacob Wm

Harvey be deducted from the said fifteen Hundred Dollars and residue be for

the use of the said Thomas Frazer Goddard as aforesaid---

And I do hereby nominate & Constitute my friends Collo Leonard Dozer, Doc-

tor Joseph Blythe, Jacob Wm Harvey, & the said Thomas Frazer Goddard When-

ever he arrives to the age of Seventeen Years, Executors to this my last

Will & Tistament  In Witnefs Whereof I. have herunto set my hand and Seal

to this my last Will being contained on these pages as above. twenty fourth

day of October in the year of Our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred & Six

Seald Published and Declared         )       John Paisley (SEAL)
                                     )
in presence of                       )
                                     )
The words "thirty interlined         )
                                     )
in the third line", Second page      )
                                     )
before Signing----                   )

Oliver Haves

Elias Jones

Jno F,,Wilson

Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 196

Recorded June 13, 1829

Roll No. 639



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