Will of

Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 22 July 2003

In the Name of God Amen I EDWAR CROSLAND of Marlborough District South Carolina, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God, calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into 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, not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the Mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate wherein, it has pleased God, to bless me in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

1st. I give and bequeath to ANN my dearly beloved Wife the Building and plantation on which I now live together with the household furniture the farming utensils thereon, including the waggon, Twenty head of Cattle, all the hogs, and sheep thereon and three Negroes named WILL, JIM, and CATI also three horses, Briton Shad and Hercules with the riding Chair and Harness to be hers and at her disposal during her life, and after to be divided amongst my Children.

2nd. I give to my Daughters SARAH COSNAHAN Four Hundred Dollars to be raised and Levied out of my Estate.

3rd . I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH GRANT a Negro girl named RACHEL and Five hundred Dollars; this with the dividend of my Estate which she is to receive, to be hers during her life and at her death the heirs of her body.

4th. I give to my Daughter MARY WEBSTER Two Hundred Dollars to be raised and levied out of my Estate.

5 th. I give to my Daughter REBECCA a Negro Child Named BARBARY and Five Hundred Dollars to be raised and levied out of my Estate.

6 th. I give to PHILLIP ANN and WILLIAM my three youngest Child-

ren my river plantation and the Tract of Land attached thereto and WILLIAM my youngest Son a Negro boy Named JEREMIAH.

7 th. I give one hundred Dollars to ARTHUR PEARCE to be raised and levied out of my Estate.

8th I give the remainder of my Estate (to be equally Divided by my Executors, to my Children (viz-BARTHOLEMEW COSNAHAN, JOHN CROSLAND, SAMUEL CROSLAND and DANIEL CROSLAND) to my Children.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen.


Signed and Sealed in the presence
of us who in the presence of each
other have hereunto Subscribed our


Recorded in Will Book A, Page 88
Recorded 16th May 1825
Recorded by WM. EASTERLING, Ordinary
Case 1, Box 17

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