Will of
George HICKS, 1793

Contributed by Bushy Hartman, 30 Apr 2002



WILL 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.

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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

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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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