Will of
Eleanor W. HARRINGTON

Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 11 Aug 2005

South Carolina
Marlborough District

I ELEANOR W. HARRINGTON of the District of Marlborough and State of South Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made: after payment of all my just debts and charges, I dispose of my real and personal Estate as follows:

I give and devise to my sons JOHN W. HARRINGTON and HENRY W. HARRINGTON and to their heirs forever all my real Estate consisting of the lands I inherited from my Father and Mother, and all the lands that will fall to my share upon a division of my late husbandís estate, and all my interest in lands purchased by me since my husbandís death, to be divided share and share alike between my said sons.

I give and bequeath to my sons JOHN and HENRY, share and share alike, one half of all my negroes, according to their valuation, including those that will fall to my share in the will of my late husband and upon a division of his estate and all that I may otherwise own, by purchase or on any other way since my late husbandís death; and if upon a division of my late husbandís Estate under his last will and testament CUFFEE a blacksmith and LITTLE ABRAM an apprentice under CUFFEE, should fall to my share it is my desire that CUFFEE should be given to one of my sons and LITTLE ABRAM to my other son, the said two negroes to be included as a part of the respective shares of my said sons JOHN and HENRY.

I give and bequeath to my said sons JOHN and HENRY each one third of all my livestock of every description which I own or shall be entitled to, either upon a division of the Estate of my Late Husband under his last will and testament or otherwise

I give and bequeath to my sons JOHN and HENRY share and share alike all the plantationís utensils of every description.

I give and bequeath to my sons JOHN and HENRY share and share alike; all my plate and furniture of every description not hereafter otherwise disposed of---also I give and bequeath to my said sons JOHN and HENRY, share and share alike, all my notes accounts, and bank stocks and credits of every description except such as may be hereafter otherwise disposed of. My son HENRY first to receive out of the same an amount equal to five shares owned by my son JOHN in the branch bank of Cape Fear at Fayettville.

To my daughter CHARLOTTE POWE during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body I give and bequeath one half of all my negroes according to their valuation including those that will fall to my share upon a division of the Estate of my late husband under his last will and testament, and all that I may otherwise own by purchase or in any other way since my late husbandís death also I give and bequeath to my daughter CHARLOTTE H. POWE during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body one note of a thousand dollars due to me from the husband THOMAS E. POWE and all my drawing room furniture, one bed and bedding all my glass and crockery not otherwise herein disposed of and one third of my live stock of every description.

To THOMAS A. POWE and ALEXANDER GREGG subject to their appointment I give in trust for the St. David Church at Cheraw South Carolina four hundred dollars the interest of which I wish to be paid annually toward the support of a minister in the said church and if at any time the said church should be without a minister I wish the interest to be added to the principal as a standing fund for the purposed above mentioned.

To THOMAS E. POWE and ALEXANDER GREGG I give one thousand dollars in trust for my Sister ANN D. HART the interest of which I wish to be paid annually to her, until her death---but in case of her death, or marriage to any one of ability to support her then and in such case to be paid to ELLEN H. HART until she shall marry and upon her marriage to be given to her absolutely or to be so secured and applied to her benefit as her trustees above named may see proper, and in case of her death without heirs to her body then living, to be secured to her Sister CHARLOTTE W. HART in the same manner and in case both should die without heirs to their bodies living at the time of their death, I direct the one thousand dollars to be returned to my sons JOHN and HENRY to be divided between them in such case share and share alike----but in case my Executors shall find it inconvenient or impracticable to carry into effect the above legacy, then and in such case instead of the one thousand dollars it is my wish that one of my little negro girls should be set apart for the same purpose, on the same conditions and under the same limitations.

To my niece CHARLOTTE W. GREGG I give and bequeath by way of a memorial of remembrance my best bedstead and mahogany dressing table that stands in the chamber opposite to my own below stairs---I give and bequeath to my granddaughter CAROLINE H. POWE my bureau and bedstead and bedding belonging to my own bed room---To my Sister H. H. STRONG I give and bequeath as a token of remembrance my new set of china---To my niece ELLEN H. HART I give and bequeath one bedstead and bed. It is my desire that the whole of my estate should be kept together until the legacies above mentioned shall be paid out of the same.

It is my wish and desire that the education of my sons JOHN and HENRY shall be chargeable upon my Estate. equally with their own, until a division of my late husbandís Estate under his last will and testament. It is my desire and request that THOMAS E. POWE and ALEXANDER GREGG be appointed the guardians of my sons JOHN and HENRY: and lastly

I do hereby nominate and appoint THOMAS E. POWE and ALEXANDER GREGG and my sons JOHN and HENRY as they come of age, the Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I ELEANOR W. HARRINGTON the testatrix have to this my will, written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty three

E. W. HARRINGTON (LS)

Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of us, who
have subscribed as Witnesses
in the presence of each other
John BANNAN
Duncan McNABB
John I. McNABB

Recorded in Will Book A
Page 228 Case 1 Box 25
Recorded 10th Oct. 1843
Jos. David Ordy., M. D.

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Note: Eleanor W. Harrington (c. 1793-1843) is buried in Harrington Cemetery in Wallace, S.C., next to her husband James Auld Harrington (c. 1785-1834). -- vp

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