Will of George Barnett, Colleton County SC, 02 Feb 1743/4

South Carolina.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the Second day of February Anno Domini, one thousand Seven Hundred and Forty three/Four [02 Feb 1743/4], I George Barnett of Colleton County being Sick and Weak but of sound mind and Memory (all praise be given to God) do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to Say,

First and Principally I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Mercifull [sic] Creator and to Jesus Christ my only loving Saviour and Redeemer by whose Merrits [sic] I hope for Life Everlasting, my Body I committ [sic] to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named in Sure and Certain hope of a Joyful Resurrection at the Last day, my worldly goods which it hath Pleased God to bless me with I order and dispose of in manner and form following

First it is my Express Will and desire that all my just debts and funerall [sic] Charges be duly paid and Satisfied as soon as Possible,

ITEM my desire is that all my Real and Personal Estate Excepting Pegg and one or two of her Children which I leave to the Discretion of my Executor,

ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Brother in Law Benjamin Bedon, all my Wearing Apparrell [sic] and the rest to be sold and the Moneys to be put to Interest which I Give and Bequeath unto my two Beloved Daughters Sarah and Ann Barnett to be equally Divided between them at the age of Eighteen years or at the day of Marriage, & in case they Should Die before the Come of Age I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Brother in Law John Norman's Children Named John and Sarah Norman, and to my Beloved Brother Richard Bedon's Children named Richard and Mary Bedon Likewise unto my two Beloved Nephews Richard and Samuel Sauthes[?] my whole Estate to be equally divided among them as they come of age Excepting Mary Bedon and Sarah Norman, which I bequeath One Hundred Pounds more than the Others,

LASTLY I do make and Ordain my Beloved Brother Richard Bedon Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do utterly revoke Disalow [sic] all former Wills by me heretofore made and declared,

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above mentioned.

George Barnett (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the Presence of us
John Norman
Richard Spencer
John Girardeau

This Will was Proved by Virtue of a dedimus Before Richard Waring Esqr [Esquire] the 16th February 1743/4 [16 Feb 1743/4] The Executor Qualified at the Same time,–

Recordd [sic: Recorded] 19th March 1743/4. [19 Mar 1743/4]

Recorded in Will Book 1740-1747 Page 162.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0512. Wills (WPA transcripts). Series S213216, Volume 5, Pages 266-267.
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