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Will of John Turbevil, 1763


Transcribed by Victoria Proctor, 2000

IN THE NAME OR GOD AMEN. I John Turbevil Of Craven County in the province 
of South Carolina Planter being Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect mind and
___Memory and calling to mind the Mortality of This Body and that it is 
Appointed for all Men Once to die. do make and constitute this my Last Will and 
Testament and first of all I Commit my Spirit into the hand of God, who gave it 
and my Body to the Earth to be decently Interred at the discretion of my 
Executors. Nothing doubting but I shall receive the Same again at the 
Resurrection of the Great day and be Again Reunited by the Almighty power of God, 
and as for such worldly goods as it hath Pleased God to Endow me with. I do hereby 
dispose of in manner and form following that is to say,
after my Just debts are paid funeral charges & __ which I leave Intirely to
my Executors to do as they shall think Best, either by raising money from the
Labour Of the Negroes or by sale of the Hogs Horses, and what of the Household
Goods and Plantation Tools can be Conveniently Spared &  __ 

ITEM I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth Turbevil the use Of 
All my Personal Estate during her Life. 

ITEM I Give and bequeath unto my Son Charles Turbevil the Sum of Twenty shillings 
Currant Money of this Province as the Last part of _is Portion, 

ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Judith Two pounds Current Money of this 
Province as the Last part of her portion. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my 
daughter Jemima Three pounds Currant Money of this Province as
the Last part of her Portion. 

ITEM I give and bequeath unto My daughter Lucy Sweat one Negroe Wench Named Hannah 
and One Negroe Boy Named Peter and One Negroe Girl Named D___r, to her and her 
heirs forever. 

ITEM I give and bequeath unto My Grandson Morris Murphy, One Negroe Named Dell 
to him and to his heirs for ever provided he shall give the First Child the 
Girl shall bare to his Brother Matthew Murphy. 

ITEM I give and bequeath to My Grandson George Turbevil
One Negroe Named Annakin (?) Provided he shall give the First Child the Girl
shall Bare, to his Brother Solomon Turbevil and if the said George Turbevil
shall die before he Arrive to the age of Twenty One then the said Negroe Girl
Annakin shall be be the property of my Grandson Nathan Sweat and his heirs
forever. 

And I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my Trusty Friend Thomas Burton
and my Son in law William Sweat to be my Executors to this my Last Will and
Testament denying Revoking and disannulling all other Wills and Testaments 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament 

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty Third day 
of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three 
and in the third of his Majestys Reign.

                                                   His
                                               John Turbevil (LS)
                                                  mark

Signed Sealed published and
declared In presence of me
George Paul
Richard Herby


Proved before His Excellency Thomas Boone Esq
3 August 1763
at the Same time Qualified William Sweat Executor to the said Will


Recorded in Will Book 1767-71, page 55

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