Will of
William STUBBS, Sr.

Contributed to by Don Geary, 18 March 2000


      Will of
Williams Stubbs, Senr.


State of South Carolina
I William Stubbs Sen. of Marlorough 
District and State aforesaid.. do make and ordain this my last 
Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills and be-
-quests by me heretofore made. ratifying and confirming this
 and no other. to be my last Will and Testament in manner and
 form following, to wit
1st.	My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses
 be punctually paid……………………………………………….
 2nd.  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann F. Stubbs.
one feather bed and furniture and also all such goods chat-
tells and household furniture of every description that she
 owned or possessed previous to and at the time of our mar-
-riage, also one hundred dollars to be paid to her by my Ex-ecutors
3rd.   I give and bequeath to my son William or his law--
flil heirs my negro man Bob subject to the conditions here--
after named………………………………………………..….
4th.   I give and bequeath to my son Peter Stubbs or his law-
-fill heirs my negro man Abram subject to the conditions here-
after named…………………………………………………..                                                   
 5th.   I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Morris wife of
William Morris. or her lawful heirs my negro boy Davy sub--
ject to the conditions hereafter named……………………….
6th.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanny Moor, wife of
 Benjamin Moor, or her lawful heirs. negros George and Milly
 Subject to the following conditions…………………………..                
	Now the conditions that I wish understood as related to
 the bequeaths of the aforesaid negros and desire it to be ob-
-served is, that it is my desire that the negros may go to
 those of my children to whom they are bequeathed, but do not
 desire, that neither one of my aforesaid children should have 
a greater amount in value than the other. and in order that
they may be equal, my will is that before said negros

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are set apart to the respective legatees. they be fairly and
 Impartially appraised by three or more disinterested persons
 to be chosen by my Executors and those having the larger am-
-ount, pay those having the lesser, so as to make them res--
pectively equal: and should any of said negros die before
a distribution takes place. my will is that the one to whom
such negro or negroes so dicing is bequeathed be paid in
 money out of my estate an amount equal to the respective po--
rtions of the surviving negroes. and it is my will and desire
that my other three children viz: Nancy Odom. wife of Jacob 
Odam. Betsy Welch, wife of Henry Welch. and Patsy Hill, wife
 of Elisha Hill, or their heirs to be paid each in money an 
amount equal to each share of the value of the negroes afore-said 
7th.  Whereas I have heretofore made advancements of two hun-
-dred dollars each of my five children viz: William Stubbs,
 Peter Stubbs, Nancy Odom. Betsy Welch and Ann Morris, now
 in order that my other two children viz: Patsy Hill and Fanny
 Moor, or their heirs be made equal that they be paid each
 Two hundred dollars by my Executors…………………….                        
8th.   I give and bequeath to my seven children viz; William 
Stubbs, Peter Stubbs, Nancy Odom, Betsy Welsh, Ann Morris
 Patsy Hill and Fanny Moor, the whole of the residue of my
 estate both real and personal, money and goods of every de-
s-cription. to be equally divided among them, share and share
Alike, subject nevertheless to the payment of the specific
Legacies and bequests herein before and after named and dir- 
ected to be paid………………………………………………                                                
9th.   I will and bequeath to the following of my grand child-
-ren to be paid them in money out of my estate to say. To Hen-
-ry Easterling son of my deceased daughter Rebecca One hundred
dollars. To Anne. Lucy and Mary, daughters of my deceases son
James Stubbs, fifty dollars each. To William F. Stubbs son of 
my deceased son James Stubbs one hundred dollars and to
 Sarah French late widow of my said deceased son James Stubbs,


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Ten dollars…………………………………………………….                                  
10th.   And lastly I do nominate, constitute and appoint Thom
-as Stubbs Senr.. John Terril. William Adams Senr. And Holden
 W. Liles. Executors of this my last will and Testament.
 In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
 My seal this Twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord
 one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.

Signed, Sealed, published and )                                         his       
Declared as and for the last                                    William  X    Stubbs
 ( Will and Testament of the above                                      mark
 ) Named William Stubbs in the pre-                                     (Seal)
sence of us	)
John Jones
John Pearson
David Stubbs, Jr.

                                     ( CODICIL TO THE ABOVE. VIZ.)
I William Stubbs Senr. Do this 3Pt day of May 1839 make and 
publish this codicil to my last will and Testament, that is
 to say:………………………………………………………..                                                                       
1st.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsy Hill wife of
Elisha Hill. or the lawful heirs of her body. my negro wom-
-an Minty (which I have purchased since the Execution of my 
aforesaid will) subject to the same conditions as are refer-
-red to in the bequests of my other negros in consequence of
 this bequest, I do hereby revoke and make null the bequest to 
my said daughter Patsy Hill in the sixth clause of my said
 last will…………………………………………………………                                       
2nd.  Since the Execution of my said last Will my daughter Nan--
cy Odom has departed this life, now to the end that no misun--
derstanding standing may arise as to my Will in relation to
 the bequest made her in the sixth and eigth clause of my said 
Will, I do hereby revoke and make null so much of said clauses
 as relates to my said daughter Nancy Odom. and give and bequ--
eath the same to the said Nancy Odom's children or their heirs,
Will of William Stubbs Senr.     PAGE 4,

Share and share alike…………………………………………………..                             
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the
Day and date first written……………………………………                         
Signed. Sealed, Published & Declared        )
By the above named William Stubbs Sen. (                                             his
As a codicil to his last will and test- )                                   William   X    Stubbs
Ament, hereunto annexed in the presence (                                           mark
Of us the 31st,  May 1839               )                                          (Seal)

John Jones
John Pearson
Jos. David





Recorded in the Will Book A Page 200
Recorded 17th , Aug. 1839
Recorded by L. E. Stubbs, O.MD.
Case 1 Box 23

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