George HICKS, 1793
Contributed by Bushy Hartman, 30 Apr 2002WILL OF GEORGE HICKS South Carolina In the name of God Amen, I George Hicks of the County of Marlborough in the State aforesaid being of sound mind & memory do make and ordain this to be my last will & Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first I desire that all my lawful debts be paid, and thenmy property to be disposed of in the following manner. Imprimis I give and bequeath to my son George Hicks, when he shall arrive at the age of twenty three years or shall marry the following tracts of land (viz) one tract whereon I now live containing three hundred and fifty acres, - ["more of" crossed out] one other tract containing three hundred ["and fifty" crossed out] acres bounded on the lower line of the aforesaid tract, butting on the Pee Dee River Granted to the Griffens & conveyed by Michael Griffen to me, also a small parcel of land containing about thirty acres in the low grounds on the upper side of the tract where I now live left to me by Father George Hicks Also one other tract of two hundred acres known by the name of the Sand Hill Plantation and granted to my Father George Hicks, together with all my other lands not herin particularly mentioned. And the following Slaves (viz) Abram, Billy, Ceasar, little Abram, Harry, Cato, Amy wife to Abram Ben, Judy, Dinah & Old Cate, to have and to hold the above mentioned lands & slaves to him & his heirs forever............. Item. I leave in hands of my friends Henry William Harrington and William Falconer Esqueres, in trust for the use of my daughters and their heirs the following slaves, For the use of my Daughter Sara Pegues and her heirs, Hannah, her daughter Phillis Newry, Rachel & Old Sue;................ For the use of my daughter Nancy Godfrey, Jim, his wife Phillis Doll, Cate Jim & Judy,................... For the use of my daughter Polly Murfee & her heirs Hill, Amy, Peggy Say Hannah, William & Lucretia.................. For the use of my daughter Lucy Strother & her heirs, Rose, Nelly, Winny, Flora, Maria, Old Phillis, Peter and London. WILL OF GEORGE HICKS PAGE 2 For the use of my daughter Charlotte Wilson & her heirs little Sue, Nero, Ned, Moses, Aaron and Jinny. Provided neverthelefs that nothing herein mentioned shall be so construed as to debar my said daughters the use of the property aforesaid, as soon as my debts are paid. Item. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Sarah & Nancy Daughters of my son James Hicks, the following tracts of land (viz) one tract of four hundred acres granted to Joseph Johnson lying in the County of Marlborough on naked creek, One other tract in the County aforesaid, lying aforesaid, lying in the fork of the beaver dam & crooked creek known by the name of Brutons Fork both which tract tracts I purchased at Sheriffs Sale, to be equally divided Share and share alike.............. Item. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Betsy Hicks when she shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years, or shall marry two following slaves Viz, Becky, Sisbon, Jacob and a child Jinny at Daniel Sparks provided neverthelefs if shall die before she arrives at the age aforesaid, or shall marry that it shall revert to my son George.................. Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas W. Godfrey one hundred Acres of land lying in the low Grounds of Pee Dee, on both sides of the beaver dam creek and known by the name of the Beaver dam tract, Also one hundred acr4es adjoining the same on the high land to be laid off by beginning at the lower line of the said Beaver dam land and running in the same direction a sufficient distance to take in the field where Feagin lives, from thence to the line which divided that land from Wm. Lide's and then down the said line to the lowgrounds..................... Item. In addition to what I have already given my Daughter Polly Muffee, I give and bequeath Six breeding Cattle, And to my granddaughter Betsy Hicks, two feather Beds and furniture, One rideing Horse and Saddle, The residue of my Stock & furniture I give to my son George..................... Lastly. I constitute and appoint my son in law William Pegues William Strother, John Wilson & Thomas Godfrey & my son George WILL OF GEORGE HICKS PAGE 3 Hicks, Executors of this my last Will and Testament, declaring this and no other to be Such. In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fifth day of January One thousand and Seven hundred and ninety three. ........................ Geo. Hicks...) (L.S.) Signed Sealed Published and declared by the testator to be his last will & Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence & of each other have subscribed our names as Witnefs thereto............ William Covington Mary Andrews Peregrine Drborn Joyner Recorded in Will Book A Page 18 Recorded March 1793 Case 1 Box 4. J. Winfield Clk. [Note: Typed exactly like the copy on the microfilm including the typo of "thenmy".]
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