Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 5 Jan 2006
In the Name of God Amen, I MOSES CRANOR of Marlborough County in the State of South Carolina being weak in Body but of disposing Mind and Memory and calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and that it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and Ordain This my last Will and Testament. That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as Touching my worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give Devise and dispose of the same in the following in manner and form.
First Item. I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter SARAH LISTOR One Hundred and Eighty Acres of Land (more of less) being the land I purchased of WILLIAM MORRES to be by her and her heirs or Assigns freely possessed and Enjoyed, also One black Horse and all the Cattle and sheep she my said Daughter hath now in possession, Likewise one three year old Bull now running at the plantation whereon I now live, also one Pewter Dish, Twenty pounds of Feathers, Four two year old Hogs.
Item. I give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Son MOSES CRANOR his Heirs and Assigns forever the Plantation and lands whereon I now live consisting of Four Hundred Acres Also Twenty Dollars in Cash, One Handsaw and Drawing knife and One Smooth bore Gun and One Note of Hand on JOHN MENDEHALL for Twenty Seven pounds Eight Shillings in hard money, my said beloved Son MOSES CRANOR to pay to J___ [Jos.?] COOK Ten pounds to be paid in Trade.
Item. I give and Bequeath to my beloved Daughter PRUDENCE COOK one large Grey Mare and One Cow and Calf apiece to each of her two little Daughters, viz; PRUDENCE and PHEBE.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son in law HENRY FORD Two Notes of Hand on John MENDEHALL One for Twenty Eight pounds nineteen shillings, the other for Thirty pounds Eleven shillings hard money.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved son THOMAS CRANOR his heirs and Assigns forever Three Hundred and Seventy three Acres of Land lying at the double Meadows in Marlborough County.
Item. I give and Bequeath all the remainder of of my Stock of Hogs to be equally Divided among SARAH my dearly beloved wife my Sons THOMAS and MOSES CRANOR and HENRY FORD. All the Remainder of my Estate I give and Bequeath to be equally divided Between my said dearly beloved wife and my well beloved Son THOMAS CRANOR he paying to HENRY FORD Ten Pounds Proclamation money of North Carolina in trade.
I likewise make and Ordain My well beloved Son THOMAS CRANOR my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby utterly disannul Revoke and make Void all and Every other former Wills and Testaments Executed by me before this time made, Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty Second Day of June in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three.
Signed Sealed published pronounced
and declared by the said Moses Cranor
to be his last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who in his presence
and in the presence of each other have
Subscribed Our names
Recorded in Will Book A Pages 27, 28
Case 1 Box 5
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