Will of
Drury ROBERTSON, 1822

Contributed by Bushy Hartman, 30 Apr 2002


 
			WILL OF
		   DRURY ROBERTSON

SOUTH CAROLINA
		I Drury Robertson of Marlboro District do make and ordain this my last
will & Testament----------
First.- I will and desire that all my Just debts shall be paid- With a view
to effect this object I wish all the alive property such as Slaves Horses &
Mules Plantation utensils may be employed in Sawing & Planting etc, in such
manner as my Executrix & Executors may Judge best & the nett proceeds after
retaining therefrom Sufficient for the Comfortable Support of my loving Wife
& Mary C. Robertson my loving Daughter; I wish applied to the payment of the
debts, this being fully effected, I wish a division of my Estate to take
place.
First, I give & Bequeath unto my loving Wife Mary, my Carriage, Harnefs, &
two Horses, Monitor & Dolan----------
I lend unto my loving Wife during the term of her natural life the Lands,
Mill & Improvements on the Plantation whereon I now live including the Hodge
Plan & a sufficient land on both sides Naked Creek for the purposes wanted
household & Kitchen furniture three beds excepted, which I wish with
suitable furniture & any other articles my loving wife may find it
convenient to spare with I give to my Daughter Mary Caroline to be delivered
her whenever she may marry, also Twenty Negro Slaves Including among them
Stephen, Carolina, Tom & Charles & any others of her choice for house or
yard servants, work horses Mules Waggon Gear Plantation Tools, Cattle, Hogs,
Sheep & etc, with the increase of the Slaves.
I give & Bequeath unto my loving daughter Ann E. Elerbe the Lands whereon
Capt. Elerbe now lives, beginning at the Still House gate on the landing
road thence as the road runs past the Still House to an old gate going to
Mr. Elerbes, thence east line to be run to the run of Naked Creek thence
down to Major Pledgers Landthence on his line Mr. Elerbe's and Nr. Bedgegood
to the beginning, including all my claim to the Still House, Still,

WILL OF DRURY ROBERTSON PAGE 2

Heads & every other articles thereunto belonging, also a sett of pump
augurs, the use of the water from spring hill etc. One other tract of land
known by my beauty spot land Containing Eleven Hundred Twenty five acres-one
other Large body of Land situate on both sides of Naked Creek Beaverdam &
Phil's Creek, Including the Middle Mill & Upper Mill with all the
improvements thereon, this Body of Land to include all the land I pofsefs or
entitled to Lying North of a line to be drawn or run East & West to cross a
sand ridge near the far side of the ridge from my present residence on the
road leading to the Middle Mill a line running East & West & Marked some
upwards of Twenty year past in the Woods pasture, this line to extend East &
West as far as my land Extend--------
One other tract Lying on the North side of the Public road leading from Pee
Dee River near Chatham by Geo. Quicks, Granted to myself, it contains 344
acres as is marked on the Gen'l Platof my Lands------ also the lot of land
on Pee Dee River got from Malachi N. Bedgegood Dec'd, Also half the lot of
land I own at the Rocky River Springs to Her & her heirs forever.-----
I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Mary Caroline Robertson all the
lands I pofsefs on Pee Dee River Purchased of John Burch & Tristram H.
Thomas with the improvements thereon. One other tract know by Spring Hill
with as much lands attached thereto, and at the death of my loving wife, all
the lands lent to my loving wife (viz) lying on & below and East & West line
specified to be the lower line of lands Given to my daughter Ann E. Elerbe
below the Middle Mill to include all the lands I pofsefs situate between
this mentioned line and land herein designated, Given to my daughter Ann E.
Elerbe, the Spring Hill tract, this tract, Mill dwelling and many other
buildings,
								D. Robertson.
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   				(2nd.page - original will)
are situate, being the place whereon I now live to her & her heirs forever.

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But should providence so direct it that my loveing daughter Mary should
before she should marry or should she die without leaving Lawful ifsue
living, then in that case, the lands given her I will & desire shall be & is
hereby made the property of my Loving daughter Ann E. Ellerbe to her & her
heirs forever.------
The Lot at Landing on Pee Dee & the Lot at Springs (I wish to be Joint
property of the family & not the Exclusive proper of my Daughter
Anne.----------------
As respects the Negro Slaves belonging to my Estate after my loving wifes
Portion is sett apart, I wish divided between my two daughters after setting
apart as many as will be equal in value for Mary, as those hereto fore given
to my daughter Anne.-those remaining to be divided between them share &
share alike which I give & bequeath to them with their future increase to
them & their heirs forever.  But is my wish the whole should be worked
together until Mary marry-----Should Mary die before she marry, I give &
bequeath Mary's part to my daughter Anne, her heirs & etc, but if my loving
is living I wish one half of nett profits of them shall be paid to my loving
wife, during her life, at the death of my loving wife, I give & bequeath
unto my two daughters all the Slaves lent to my wife with their increase &
all other property lent her that may be remaining to them & their heirs
forever.-------
I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary the Stock of Horses Mules Cattle &
Hogs at the River Plantation, also a Pianna Forte purchased for her, and a
bay mare called Charlotte Temple & Woman's saddle, Any cattle or sheep more
thana suitable number, or any other article of value that my Executrix &
Executors think proper to dispose of, it is my will that they use their
discretion in that respect.
I give and bequeath unto my Grand son Wm. T. Elerbe my Watch chain & Seal to
be delivered to him at the discretion of his Parents------------
Also I give and bequeath to my Grand son Alexander R. Elerbe

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as much money as will be sufficient to Purchase a Watch Chain & Seal & of
equal value to the one given to his Brother, to be delivered t him at the
discretion of his Parents.
Last.-I do hereby nominate my loving wife Executrix & my Son-in-Law Wm. F.
Elerbe to be my Executor to this last Will & Testament Granting them full
power & authority to do all things needful to carry my Intentions into
effect And all things they may deem necefsary for the Benefit all concerned,
					D. Robertson.
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			(3rd.page -original Will)
upon reflection, instead of lending Horses Mules Cattle Hogs sheep & etc, to
my loving wife, I do hereby Give & bequeath to her & her heirs forever all
the Horses & Mules after my Just debts are paid that are on the plantation
at Mills, Fifty head of Cattle, fifty head of sheep & all the Hogs to be
used at her will & pleasure also one Waggon & Gear & another Waggon if she
require it all the plantation tools & etc, no mention had been made the
Tools in Black shop then I wish to remain in the shop for the use of all the
family.
In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name on the three pieces of
paper thereunto annexed & affixed my Seal to this piece No. 3, this [blank]
day of Aug. in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty & of
American Independence the Forty Fifth.
					D. Robertson. (LS)
Signed Sealed Acknowledged, Published)
& Declared to be my last Will & Test-     )
ament in the presence of,                      )
	Mary Winfield			Recorded in Will Book A Page 129
	Josiah Gay			Recorded 10 March 1822
	John Smith                                Recorded by Wm. Easterling,
						Ordinary, M.D.
					Case 1-----Box 50----------
[Note: Typed exactly as original copy from microfilm including typos.]

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