Will of
Thomas A. JAMES

Contributed by Victoria Proctor, 16 Aug 2005

I THOMAS A. JAMES of the county of Marlborough and State of South Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory taking into consideration the certainty of death, do make & constitute this to be my last will & testament -- The law that make provision for the distribution of personal Estate, I [ ] Well Satisfied with, but wish with respect to my land that my dearly beloved wife SARAH shall [ ] one third part thereof during her natural life.

Also if my beloved Wife & Son should live until a division of the land takes place, I will if there should not be land sufficient below crooked creek for my wife’s part, that she should take the remainder on the west side of Pee Dee River.

Also I wish my worthy friends SAMUEL WILDS, EDWARD EDWARDS, & JOHN DEWITT, will all or either of them taken upon them the burden of acting as Executors to my Estate, the most difficult affair that is to settle some of you are acquainted with, that is the debt to WM. ALLSTONS Estate About £100 & Titles to 750 of land to be had.

The education of my son JOHN JAMES I wish to be trusted to the direction of my friend SAMUEL WILDS. I also bequeath to my son JOHN my servant WILL.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 10th day of September 1799.



South Carolina
Marlborough District

Personally appeared before me JOEL WINFIELD, Ordinary for Said District, JOHN DEWITT JUNR. who being duly Sworn maketh oath that he believes the within Instrument writing to be the proper handwriting of the within THOMAS ALEXANDER JAMES deceased.


Sworn to before me this 27th day of June 1800

Recorded in Will Book A
Page 32 Case 1 Box 5
Recorded 27th June 1800

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