Philip BARRENTINE, 1853
Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 28 May 2003
Marlborough District, SC
Will Book "A", pages 379-382
State of South Carolina.
In the name of God Amen.
I PHILIP BARRENTINE, being of a sound & dispose of what worldly property it has pleased God to bless me with in this life do make ordain and constitute this my last will & Testament, in manner following to wit;
Item 1st. I will & desire that all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as convenient.
Item 2nd. I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved wife LUCY, for and during the term of her natural life, the house and out houses where I now live, and as much cleared land as she may see proper to use & cultivate, with the privilege of timber, fire wood & so forth, from off all my lands generally, Also, all my household & kitchen furniture, my black horse & old mare, (Mack) Three cows & calves (her choice) with a sufficiency of Pork, flour, corn & fodder for one year's supply, and also, the following named negro slaves-OLD MATILDA, & her four children (NEEDHAM, ELLEN, POLLY & YOUNG MATILDA) and two girls -CHRISTIAN & HARRIET. And after the death of my wife, I give and bequeath the said negroes as follows, viz-to my son PETER & his heirs forever, I give and bequeath OLD MATILDA & YOUNG MATILDA -To my son JAMES T., I give & bequeath two girls CHRISTIAN & POLLY to him & his heirs forever.
To my sons PETER and JAMES T., I give & bequeath the boy NEEDHAM, (and girl ELLEN) in trust for the use & benefit of my son DUNCAN with the same limitations & restrictions as the other property herein after bequeathed & devised for his use & benefit. Also, I give & bequeath to my two sons PETER and JAMES T., the girl HARRIET in trust for the use & benefit of my daughter MARY BRITT, with the same limitations & restrictions as the other negroes hereafter bequeathed in
trust for her use & benefit.
Item 3rd. I give, bequeath and devise to my two sons PETER and JAMES T. BARRENTINE all my lands lying, being & situate above the Public Road leading from Crooked Creek Bridge to Cheraw, and also the following one named negro slaves & their increase, BOY BEN, girl MARY, HETTY, CAROLINE (daughter of AGGY) and MARTHA, and Negro man AARON. In trust, nevertheless, for the use & benefit of my son DUNCAN during the term of his natural life, and after his death, I will & desire that two thirds of said property, both real & personal, be equally divided among my four grand children-ELIZABETH, EMILY, FLORA ANN and JOHN, children of my said son DUNCAN by his first wife, share & share alike. The other third of said property both real & personal, I bequeath & devise to my grand child ADA MARION, child of my son DUNCAN by his present wife, and in case it should die without issue, then I will & desire that its share shall go to the four above named children of my son DUNCAN, or to the survivors or survivor of them.
Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my two sons PETER and JAMES T. BARRENTINE the following named negro slaves & their increase MINTY and her three children, LAURA, ABRAM & EMMA, also girls BETTY & RACHEL, boy JOE, NANCE & her two children-KITTY & infant. In trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of my daughter MARY BRITT, during the term of her natural life, and after her death, to her children, or grand children, but in case she should die leaving no child or children, nor grand child or children, then I will & desire that two thirds of said property return to my legal representatives and the other third go to the husband of my said daughter MARY.
Item 5th . I will & direct that all my lands lying, being & situate below the Public Road leading from Crooked Creek Bridge to Cheraw, be divided by a line running from Crooked Creek
along a line fence between my lands now cultivated by myself & son PETER in a direct course to a corner stump of my old tract of land.
Item 6th. I give, bequeath and devise to my son JAMES T. BARRENTINE, the upper part of said land, when divided as above mentioned, including my residence (reserving as aforesaid, the use of the same to my wife during her life) and the choice of two cows & calves, after his Mother has chosen three for her use,-also, the following negro slaves, namely; OLD RACHEL, Boys PEARCE & ISAAC, woman MIRIAH & her two children, LOUISA & DANIEL, to him & his heirs forever.
Item 7th. I give, bequeath & devise to my son PETER BARRENTINE the lower part of my land (when divided as directed in the fifth clause of this my last will & Testament. Also, the following negro slaves, namely; Girls, CAROLINE, & FERIBA, Boys LEWIS & WILLIAM men CLAIBORN & CHARLES to him and his heirs forever.
Item 8th . I give and bequeath to my grandson, PHILIP BARRENTINE, child of my son PETER, a negro boy named DODD, to him & his heirs forever, but should he die without issue, then I will & bequeath said boy DODD to his brothers, JOHN & DANIEL, or to the survivor.
Item 9th. I give and bequeath to my grand son, JAMES BRITT, son of my daughter MARY, a negro girl and her increase, named DICE, to him and his heirs forever.
Item 10th. All the rest and residue of my Estate, of every description, not herein before disposed of, after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I will and bequeath to be equally divided between my children namely: DUNCAN, PETER, JAMES T., and MARY, share and share alike, should either die leaving a child or children, such child or children to take the share the parent would have taken if alive.
Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my three sons DUNCAN, PETER and JAMES T. BARRENTINE Executors of this my last will & Testament.
"In Item Second the words " and girl ELLEN" were interlined before signed, also the words "two girls ELLEN & ".
Signed, Sealed, published & declared to be the last will & Testament of PHILIP BARRENTINE in the presence each of us, who witnessed the Execution of the same in the presence of the mark Testator & in the presence of each other-June 2nd, 1853.
PHILIP [PB, his mark] BARRENTINE (SEAL)
JAS. E. DAVID
T. C. WEATHERLY
J. BEATTY JENNINGS
Recorded in Will Book A page 309
Recorded 27th June 1853
Recorded by JAS. DAVID, Ordy, M. D.
Case I, Box 31
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