Will of William Lewis

Horry County Probate Court
Box 6, Bundle 1, Package 9

In the Name of God, Amen. I William Lewis of the state of South Carolina, Horry District, Being Week in body, but sound of mine and perfect memory and understanding praise be to God for the same, I do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following.

First I give bequith to my Daughter Polly Nichols one Negro girl named Chaney and her child ginnney to her and her heirs for ever --

Secondly I Give & devise and bequith to my daughter Sally Nichols one Negro Girl cald little Channey and her in creases to her and her Heirs forever --

Thirdly I give & devise unto my son James Lewis one negro woman named Hannah and one peice of land containing fifteen acres be the same more or lefs as we have agreed on a piece adjoining his line and my large Bible to him and his heirs for ever --

Forthly I give & devise & Bequith unto my son Issac Lewis one Negro gairl named Jude and her increases to him and His heirs for ever --

Fiftley I give and devise & Bequith unto my son Hardy Lewis one Negro Boy named Caleb to him and his heirs for ever --

Sixtly I give & devise & Bequith unto my son Jonathan Lewis one Negro girl named Prif and her increases and one desk to him and his heirs for ever --

Sevently I give & devise & Bequith unto my son Joel Lewis one Negro Boy named Jerrey and one piece of land Lying on Little Pee Dee in Marion District and state afore said Containing two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or lefs the lower part of tract of land deeded to me by John Ford up to a line of marked trees agreed on heretofore to him and his heirs for ever---

Eightly I give & devise and Bequith unto my son Elisha Lewis one Negro Boy named Luke and one piece of land Lying on Little Pee Dee in Marion District and state afore said Containing two hundred and twenty five acres Be the Same more or Lefs lying between the above land given to Joel Lewis and James Lewis line and one hefier to him & his heirs for ever----

Ninthly I give and devise and Bequith unto my daughter Zilpha Lewis one Negro Gairl named Alie and one hundred acres of land lying in the District and state afore said on Honey Camp Branch and one hors colt and one Cow and calf two year old hefers and one five year stear and one father bed and furniture to her and her heirs for ever----

Tenthly I give and devise and Bequith to my son Patrick Lewis one Negro Gairl named Viney and one Negro woman named Hannah and her increes but My will is that the said Negro woman Hannah remains in my wifes Mourning Lewis perfession and to her use and sarvis durning her natral life and one Mair colt and one shotgun to him and his heirs for ever----

Eleventhly I give & devise & Bequith to my Grand Daughter and Grandson the heirs of William Lewis Decsd -- to wit. Sally Lewis and Evret Lewis, one Negro garl Named Taner and one hundred and sixty six Dollars and the Interest that is to say the debt Due from Wm. Alford And Thomas Finks to be equally Devided Between them and stock of Cattle that came by them of their fathers stock to them and their heirs for ever -----

Twelvthly I Give & devise and Bequith to my loving wife Morning Lewis one Negro boy named Parish and one Sorrel Mair and one Feather Bed and furniture to be disposed of as she thinks proper. I also lend to my loving wife dureing her Natral life the plantation whare where I now live and one Negro Man Named Peter and one Negro Man Named Mingo and one Negro Man Named Frank and all my stock of cattle and hogs and horses and household and kitchen furniture and Plantation tools and all my property not above given to her use dureing her natral life and after my wifes decesd. I give and devise and Bequeth to my son Patrick Lewis my plantation and all my Lands Lying in Horry Distrect to him and his heirs forever. I allso give and devise and Bequeth to my six sons ---- to wit James, Issac, Hardy, Jonathan, Joel, & Elisha After my wife Decsd. the three Negro Men lent to her to wit Peter, Mingo and Frank to be equally divided Between them and all the rest of my personly property that is lent to my wife after her deceas to be equally Devided Between all my children the heirs of Wm. Lewis Decsd. Excepted my desire is that after my wife Decsd, that my son Hardy Lewis shall have the above named Peter and pay his Brothers parts due them and to take cear of said Peters Mother Nan as long as she may live And I do nominate Constitute and appoint James Lewis, Hardy Lewis, Jonathan Lewis and Joel Lewis my sole Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making Voyd all and every other will or Wills at any time heretofore by me made and I do declare this to be my last will and testament in witnefs whare of I the said William Lewis have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 14th day of May one thousand eight hundred and Eleven and in the thirty fifth year of american Independence. Signed, Sealed and acknowledged in the presents of:

Samuel Garrell                                                                            William Lewis
Benjamin Lewis
Cathern (X) Garrell

Recorded August 23rd, 1811.
Henry Durant Ordy H. D.

(The above spelling is as written on the original document)

Contributed on Saturday, January 23, 1999 by James E. Strickland. William Lewis, Born Abt 1740, Died August 1811. Wife was Mourning Van Pelt, Born Abt 1740, Died May 9, 1817.

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