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Transcribed by Cynthia Fore Miller, 27 March 2001


                                WILL OF
                           WILLIAM GRIGGS

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I William Griggs of Marion District and 

province of South Carolina Planter, being Sick and weak in Body

but of Pefect mind and memory thanks be given unto God Therefore

Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is 

Appointed unto all men once to Die do make and ordain this my

last will and testament, that is to say Principally and first of 

all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave

it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buryed in a Decent

Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing Doubt-

ing but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again

by the Mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate

wherewith it hath pleased God to Blefs me in this life I give de-

mise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form------

Imprimis I Will that my lawfull Debtf be Discharged and paid,Item 

I will that my Negroe man named Jack, have his freedom together

with all my wearing apparel Except such part as Shall be hereafter

mentioned and the above named Negro Jack is to Remain on the plan-

tation of Mrs Mary Davis and to be under her protection. Item I

give and bequeath unto Beloved Nephew William Godbolt one Bay Mare

Item will and Bequeath unto my Beloved Nephew William Collins one

sorrell Horse. Item I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved friend

James Davis one Shot Gun Item I give and Bequath unto my Beloved

friend Zachariah Godbolt one Saddle and Bridle-I Also do constitute

and Appoint my Beloved Friends Zachariah Godbolt Demsey Collins and 

Mary Davis Sole Executors and Executrix to my last Will and 

Testament and do hereby utterly Revoke and disannul all former Wills

Bequeast or Legacies by me in anywise made heretofore, Acknowledging

Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last will and Testament.  In 

Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Nineteenth

day of March in the year of lur lord one thousand Eight Hundred

Sealed Signed published & declared        Willeam Gregg (SEAL)
In the Presence of--
Desdemoney Davis                   Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 4
Sarah Robert                       Recorded September 27, 1841
 Wm. Bellune                       Ed. B. Wheeler, Ordy M. D.
                                   Role No. 2_ _

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