Will of
Thomas LIDE, 1787

Contributed by Bushy Hartman, 30 Apr 2002


		     WILL OF
		COLONEL THOMAS LIDE

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Lide of Marlborough County in the State of
South Carolina being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory (Blefsed be
god) do this seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand
seven hundred and eighty seven make and publish this my last will and
Testament in manner and form following (this is to say) I commend my soul to
the hands of God who gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it came
in hopes of a joyful resurrection through the merits of my Savior Jesus
Christ and as for that worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs
me I dispose there of as follows.
	First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mihetabel Lide fifty pounds
Sterling money annually during her natural life to be made & raised out of
the crops or profits of my plantation and paid to her by my executors or
Administrators Annually in leu of her part or portion of my estate---also
one bay horse called Randolph which I lately bought---
	And Whenas my said wife at the time of my Marriage with her was entitled to
a part of the estate of Charles Irby Esq. deceased and which by Special
contract with her I was not to receive any part of---I do hereby give and
bequeath Unto my Said Wife her Heirs and Afsigns forever all and every part
and parcel of the Said Charles Irby's estate which I am or might have been
entitled to in consequence of my Said marriage with her
	Secondly I give and devise unto my son John Lide his Heirs and Afsigns
forever all and Singular My lands on the South west Side of Pee Dee River-Sd
["Son" inserted between lines here] John the use of the Field on the North
east side of Pee Dee River which Howard Gregory Rented of me this present
year 1787 until my son Thomas Lide Shall attain to the age of eighteen years
and no longer and in case my son Thomas should never attain to that

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age Johns Term will expire at the time he would have attained it
	I also give and bequeath to my said son John Lide the following Negroes
Viz2*. Jesper, Tinah, Jim, Young Jack and Old and young Beck with their
future increase to hold to him and his Heirs and Afsigns forever
	Thirdly I give and devise unto my son Thomas Lide his Heirs and Afsigns
forever five Hundred and Thirty five acres of land on the North East side of
Peedee River adjoining the ferry and the Road to the Northward the river
Peedee to the westward and a Tract of land Granted to John----Brown to the
Southward it being in five tracts or part of tracts Vizt* . one of one
hundred and Seventy five acres on the upper part it being the lower part of
a Tract of land Granted to John Ellerbee one other of 150 Acres Joining on
the river and two of 100 Acres each Joining on on the back of Sd*. 150 acre
tract, and one other of 18 acres Granted to myself
	I also five and bequeath unto my Said son Thomas Lide the following Negroes
Vizt*. Mark, Kate, Amy, Tom and Robin with their future increase to hold to
my Sd*. Son Thomas his Heirs & Afsigns forever
	Fourthly I give and devise unto my Son Robert Lide his Heirs and Afsigns
forever two hundred and seventy four acres and and half of land on the North
East Side of Peedee River in two tracts one being part of a tract Granted to
John Brown as before referred to adjoining on the River, the other a tract
of forty nine acres and an half Granted to myself and lying on Phills Creek.
	I also give and bequeath Unto my Said Son Robert the following Negroes,
Vizt*. Jack, Maggy, New Negro Tom, June & Susy with their future increase to
my Sd*. Son Robert his Heirs and Afsigns forever

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	Fifthly I give and devise unto my son Charles Mott Lide his Heirs and
Afsigns forever and one hundred and sixty seven acres and an half of land
more or lefs on the North east side of Peedee River it being the upper half
of apart of a Tract of land Granted to Thomas Ellerbee deceased to be
divided by a line to begin on the river half way between the upper and lower
line of Sd*. Tract and run out such a course as will divide it into two
equal parts
	I also give and bequeath to my Said Son Charles the following Negroes
Vizt*. Jo, Cuffy, York, Annikee & Sam with their future increase to hold to
my Sd*. Son Charles his Heirs & Afsigns forever
	Sixthly I give and devise unto my daughter Anne Lide her Heirs and Afsigns
forever one hundred and Sixty seven Acres and an half of land more or lefs
the North East side of Peedee River it being the lower half of a Tract of
land, the upper half of which I have given to my son Charles Mott Lide and
which was Granted to Thomas Ellerbee deceased
	I also give and bequeath unto my Sd*. Daughter Anne the following Negores
Vizt*. Moll, Ben, Isbell, Dan and Sarah and their future Increase to hold to
my Sd*. daughter her Heirs and Afsigns forever
	I also will and devise that my beloved wife take my said daughter Anne to
raise and educate And that she take my Said daughters Negro Moll to Spin for
& wait upon her until my Sd*. daughter shall marry or come of age.
	Seventhly I give and devise unto my son James Wilson Lide his Heirs and
Afsigns forever Six hundred and twenty two acres of land on the north east
side of Peedee River in three Tracts Vizt*. one of one hundred and fifty
Acres Whereon I now live w_ the buildings &C one other of two hundred and
fifty acres that I bought of James Blanton and one other of two hundred and
twenty two acres Granted to myself by a late Grant. I also give and devise
unto my Sd*. Son James on other

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tract of 300 acres of land which I bought of Allexander Gordan if the Same
should be recovered out of the pofsefseon of Morgan Brown & John Wilson and
if not whatever Sum or Sums of money that may be recovered from the
executors to take such equitable or lawfullmans as they in their Wisdom May
think best for the recovery of the Sd*. land in the Value thereof & I do
hereby ratify and confirm whatever they may do in and about the same
	Eightly it is my will and desire that my Executors and Administrators
immediately after my deceased caused to be sold at public Vendue, giving
twelve months credit on bonds and approved Security for principal &c
Interest my Negro Hampton with all my household furniture & C Stock of every
Kind ( except a dozen Milk Cows &C as many breeding Sows for the use of my
plantation &C also except working tools &C workHorses. And that the money
therefrom by applied first towards the payments of all my Just debts and the
remainder if any then should be to be put to interest for and equally
divided among my before mentioned children each to have their part paid them
as they become of age-
	My daughter Mary Wilson as I have heretofore give her that portion of my
Estate allotted her on her marriage with Mr. Wilson I make no further
provision for her.-
	Ninethly I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son John Lide Five Cows and
Calves and one feather bed and furniture to him his Heirs and Afsigns I also
give to my Sd*. son John one thousands Weight of porks and Six hundred
bushels of Corn
	Tenthly I revoke the Eighth Clause of this my will so far as relates to
Household furniture and desire that it remain the house Where I now live for
the benefit of the person Who may live in the Same

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	Tenthly I declare this to be my last will and Testament Revoking and Making
Nul and Void all former Writing of that kind in Wtinefs Whereof I have her
unto set my hand and Seal the day and the year above written.

				Thos. Lide (Seal)

Signed Sealed published and
Declared by the Said Testa-
ment as and for his last will
and testament in the presence
of us whose names are written
under, who did each of us sub-
scribe our names as witnefses
at the request, in the presence
and in the room where he was.
Morgon Brown
N. Leavenworth
         his
James X Blanton
      mark
Recorded in Will Book A. Page 1
Recorded December Term 1787
( Ordinary's name omitted)
Case 1  Box 5

[Note: Typed exactly from original copy on microfilm including typos.
*Denotes raised letter on the end of the word.]

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