Will of
PLEDGER, William 1825

Contributed by Bushy Hartman, 2 May 2002


WILL OF
WILLIAM PLEDGER

In the name of God Amen, the Tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and twenty five, I William Pledger of the District of
Marlborough in the State of South Carolina Being in health of Body and of
Sound Mind and memory thanks be to God for the same Do make this my last
Will and Testament in manner---first, I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth
Pledger for and During the term of her Natural life All the Estate Real and
Personal of which I am no possessed of Every Kind and description, and after
her death the whole to be divided in the following manner---
2nd. I give to my son William Ellis Pledger his Heirs and Afsigns in
addition to the tracts of land which I have already conveyed to him by deed
of gift, the following land the priviledge of running his new Mill race
through that part of land it now runs through Also the Priviledge of cutting
Timber or making a dam and Raising the water at the upper end of his Mill
dam as high as he may think necessary for the use of his mill. Also at the
death of my wife I give and bequeath to Said William Ellis Pledger six
Negroes namely, Rose, Amy, Juber, Sam, Guina, Sam, Barbra.
3rd. I give to my friends John Terrel Josiah J. Evans James Fornefs Sen.
James Irby and my son William Fllis [Ellis] Pledger the following Tracts of
land one tract of land laying between Herrindine prong and Crooked creek
next to Mrs. Croslands land the Sawing Timber excepted.  Also the following
eight Negroes namely, Cate, Liddy, Jack, Aron, Imay, Mark, Mingo, and Dilsey
In Trust Nevertheless to permit my daughter Mary Ann Emanuel to use and
Enjoy the same to her Sole and separate use without the Controls or
interference of her Husband During the term of her Natural life and after
her death to convey the same to the heirs of her body. But should my said
daughter Die leaving no heirs of her body surviving her, then I give

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the said Above land and Negroes to the said John Terrel, Josiah J. Evans
James Fornefs Sen. James Irby and my son William Ellis Pledger in trust to
permit my son Philip William Pledger to use occupy and enjoy the same during
his natural life and after his death to convey the same to the use of the
heirs of his body, 4th. I give to the said John Terrel, Josiah J. Evans
james Fornefs Sen. James Irby and my son William Ellis Pledger the following
tracts of land (viz) the Upper half of a tract of land laying between
Herrindine prong and Crooked Creek the Sawing Timber excepted and a part of
a tract laying above the Road leading from Hersey's Mill to Crooked Bridge
also eight Negroes namely, Agg, Pen, Sharlot, Nelson, Isaack, Ned, Little
Phil, & Judy in trust nevertheless to permit my daughter Caroline Williams
to use pofsefs and enjoy the same without the Controle of her husband During
her natural life and after her death to convey the same to her Children,
should She leave any surviving her----But should she die without any ofsue
surviving her
						Wm. Pledger
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then to permit my daughter Mary Ann Emanuel to use and enjoy the same in the
manner herein before directed in Relation to the land and Negroes the use of
Which is given her.
5th. I give to the said John Terrle Josiah J. Evans James Fornefs Sen. and
James Irby and my son William Ellis Pledger All my Lands which I have not
herein before disposed of Also Twenty three Negroes namely, Frank, Winn,
Linden, Little Rachel, Big Rachel, Juno, Bettem Mary, Old Cato, Young Cato,
Big Phil, Bob, Jim, Stephen, Ishmel, Moses, Will, London, Absolam, Minner,
Ephriam, Sam, & Colin in trust nevertheless to permit my son Phillip William
Pledger to use enjoy the same during his natural life and after his death to
Convey the

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same to the heirs of his body.  But should he die without anu [any] such
heirs then the said Trustees are to divide the same equally Amongst my
surviveing Children The Ifsue of any deceased child takeing the share of any
of my children who may be then dead, but the share of my daughter Mary Ann
and Caroline is to be subject to the same trusts and Limitations over as the
Estate the use of which is herein before given to them, this clause is
however intended to prevent my son Philip from wasting the property,
therefore should he prove to be industruois and frugal I do hereby Authorize
and impower the said Trustees or a Majority of them should they think it
prudent to do so to convey the property herebefore described to him
absolute.  When ever he shall be married and have Child or Children and in
case both my daughter Mary Ann and Caroline should die Without leaving any
children surviving them, then I give the Estate hereinbefore left to their
use to such of my other children as may then be living or their heirs----I
do hereby appoint my wife Elizabeth Pledger my sole Executrix during her
natural life and after her death I do hereby consititute and appoint John
Terrel Josiah J. Evans, James Fornefs, James Irby and my son William Ellis
Pledger my sole and only executors of this my last Will and Testament ["and"
inserted between the lines] I do utterly Disallow Revoke and Diannul all
andEvery other former Wills or Bequeaths Ratifying and Confirming this and
no other to be my last Will and Testament.  In Witnefs whereof I have
hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
					Wm. Pledger (SEAL)
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and
Declared by the said William Pledger as
his last Will and Testament in the presence
of
Wm. Bristow				Recorded in Will Book A
Wm. Pouncey				Page 141  Case 1   Box 19
Jno. McPhaul				Recorded 1st Feb. 1826
					Wm. Easterling, Ordy, M.D.

[Note: Typed exactly including typos from original copy from microfilm.] 

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