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-In the Name of God Amen this twentieth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two ''​[20 May 1752]''​ I Richard Baker of the Parish of St. George Dorchester in Berkley County and Province of South Carolina Planter being in good and perfect health as well as of sound mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God therefore and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body that it is appointed for all Men once to Die do therefor ''​[sic]''​ make constitute ordain and appoint this my last Will and Testament Renouncing Revoking disannulling and making void all and every other and former Wills Testaments Legacys ''​[sic]''​ Gifts and bequeathments ''​[sic]''​ whatsoever Rattifying ''​[sic]''​ pronouncing and Declaring this and this only to be my last Will and Testament+In the Name of God Amen this twentieth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two ''​[20 May 1752]''​ I **Richard Baker** of the Parish of St. George Dorchester in Berkley County and Province of South Carolina Planter being in good and perfect health as well as of sound mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God therefore and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body that it is appointed for all Men once to Die do therefor ''​[sic]''​ make constitute ordain and appoint this my last Will and Testament Renouncing Revoking disannulling and making void all and every other and former Wills Testaments Legacys ''​[sic]''​ Gifts and bequeathments ''​[sic]''​ whatsoever Rattifying ''​[sic]''​ pronouncing and Declaring this and this only to be my last Will and Testament
  
 And in the first Place I give  & Recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God who gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried therein at the discretion of my Executers ''​[sic]''​ hereafter named nothing doubting but in the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Almighty Power of God and as touching such temporal or Worldly Interest as it has pleased God (far beyond my Deserts) to bestow upon me I do hereby order and Dispose thereof in manner and form following that is to say And in the first Place I give  & Recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God who gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried therein at the discretion of my Executers ''​[sic]''​ hereafter named nothing doubting but in the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Almighty Power of God and as touching such temporal or Worldly Interest as it has pleased God (far beyond my Deserts) to bestow upon me I do hereby order and Dispose thereof in manner and form following that is to say
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 Imprimis In the first Place my Will and desire is that all such Lawful Debts as my at my Decease be found justly due to any Person or Persons may in all convenient time be fully discharged and paid out of my Estate by my Executors hereafter named Together with my funeral charges &ca ''​[etc.]''​ Imprimis In the first Place my Will and desire is that all such Lawful Debts as my at my Decease be found justly due to any Person or Persons may in all convenient time be fully discharged and paid out of my Estate by my Executors hereafter named Together with my funeral charges &ca ''​[etc.]''​
  
-Item My Lawfull Debts &ca being first discharged as above I give and bequeath unto Sarah my beloved Wife upon the condition and Provisoes ''​[sic]''​ hereafter mentioned and intended and not otherwise The Sum of one Thousand Two Hundred Pounds ''​[£2200]''​ Current money of this Province to be paid unto her out of the Produce of my Plantation as soon as Conveniently it can be raised after my Lawfull Debts are discharged as above I also give and bequeath unto my said Wife one Negro Wench named Phebe to her her Heirs and Assigns forever and my Will is that if my said Wife choose it she shall have one Room in my House at Ashly ''​[sic]''​ River with the use of a Bed and furniture with such such ''​[sic]''​ sufficient Provisions and Negro attendance as my Executors shall think proper during her Widowhood and no longer but to have no charge Power or authority over my Estate Plantation House Children or slaves farther than my Executors hereafter named shall think proper to allow her but if she should think proper not to continue in my said House as aforesaid but come to some other habitation my Will in that case is that she be allowed no separate maintenance out of my Estate nor assurance farther than the above Legacy of Two Thousand Two Hundred Pounds and Negro Wenches aforesaid Provided always nevertheless and my true intent and meaning is such that the above Legacys ''​[sic]''​ and Priviledges to her Granted are by me meant and intended to be in full lieu satisfaction and bar of all and all manner of Dower Share Interest or thirds of my Real and Personal Estate which she may or can claim by virtue of any Right Title Law usage or custom whatsoever and in case that She my said Wife shall claim challenge or Demand any Dower Thirds or Customary Part in or out of all or any part of my Real or Personal Estate (excepting the Legacys and Priviledges as above mentioned''​[)]''​ I do hereby Will declare and appoint that all and every the said Gifts Legacys and Priviledges shall be void and of none Effect+Item My Lawfull Debts &ca being first discharged as above I give and bequeath unto **Sarah** my beloved Wife upon the condition and Provisoes ''​[sic]''​ hereafter mentioned and intended and not otherwise The Sum of one Thousand Two Hundred Pounds ''​[£2200]''​ Current money of this Province to be paid unto her out of the Produce of my Plantation as soon as Conveniently it can be raised after my Lawfull Debts are discharged as above I also give and bequeath unto my said Wife one Negro Wench named Phebe to her her Heirs and Assigns forever and my Will is that if my said Wife choose it she shall have one Room in my House at Ashly ''​[sic]''​ River with the use of a Bed and furniture with such such ''​[sic]''​ sufficient Provisions and Negro attendance as my Executors shall think proper during her Widowhood and no longer but to have no charge Power or authority over my Estate Plantation House Children or slaves farther than my Executors hereafter named shall think proper to allow her but if she should think proper not to continue in my said House as aforesaid but come to some other habitation my Will in that case is that she be allowed no separate maintenance out of my Estate nor assurance farther than the above Legacy of Two Thousand Two Hundred Pounds and Negro Wenches aforesaid Provided always nevertheless and my true intent and meaning is such that the above Legacys ''​[sic]''​ and Priviledges to her Granted are by me meant and intended to be in full lieu satisfaction and bar of all and all manner of Dower Share Interest or thirds of my Real and Personal Estate which she may or can claim by virtue of any Right Title Law usage or custom whatsoever and in case that She my said Wife shall claim challenge or Demand any Dower Thirds or Customary Part in or out of all or any part of my Real or Personal Estate (excepting the Legacys and Priviledges as above mentioned''​[)]''​ I do hereby Will declare and appoint that all and every the said Gifts Legacys and Priviledges shall be void and of none Effect
  
-Item my Lawful Debts and the above Legacy being first discharged as aforesaid I give and bequeath the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds ''​[£250]''​ coming out of the Produce of my Plantation to my Trusty friends Richard Bedon Peter May Thomas Bulline Senr. ''​[Senior]''​ Charles Barker William Maine John Bulline Son of Thomas John Norman Josiah Pendarvis Elihu Baker James Baker and Thos. ''​[Thomas]''​ Cater in Trust for such pious and charitable uses as are hereafter mentioned and my Will and desire is that the said Legacy of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds may be paid by my Executors to them the said Legatees in Trust within one Year after my Decease if Possible as soon as it can be raised out of the Produce of my Plantation and that as soon as it shall be received by them the said Legatees in Trust it may immediately be let out at Interest upon good Security and so to continue forever as a Perpetual fund for and towards the support of the Gospel Ministry among that Christian Congregation of People meeting together to Worship God on the Northeast side of Ashley River who by Profession are Antepedo Baptist denying Armenyanism ''​[sic]''​ and owning the Doctrine of Original Sin Personal Election and final Preseverance ''​[sic]''​ And my Will and desire is that the Interest money arising annually thereby may as soon as received from Year to Year be paid unto the duly chosen stated Minister of the said Christian Congregation for the time being who shall from time to time be duly chosen to preach the Gospel and have the Pastoral care over the said Christian Congregation of People Provided always that no such Minister shall be entituled ''​[sic]''​ to all or any part thereof unless such Minister hold Possess Preach and Defend the aforesaid Doctrine and my Will and desire farther is that at all such times as there shall or may be no such chosen stated Minister as aforesaid to preside among the said Congregation that at such times the annual Intst. ''​[Interest]''​ arising by the said Legacy may be kept in Reserve and let out annually at Interest as well as the first or Principal until a Minister so professing and Qualified as above be actually chosen ordained and appointed by the said Congregation who shall be Entitled to receive the Interest Arising annually thereby as well as that of the Principal and lastly my Will is that upon the Death (or removal off this Province) of one or more of the said Legatees in Trust that in that case the majority of the Surviving or remaining Legatees shall nominate and appoint shall ''​[sic]''​ other Person or Persons as they shall think fit to act in conjunction with them who shall have Power to act in all respects with regard to the said Legacy as fully as those had who are Dead or gone off the Province Provided always that such said Persons so chosen Nominated be Antepedo Baptists Professing and holding aforesaid Doctrines and in case that any or either of these Legatees in Trust or those to be hereafter appointed and chosen as aforesaid should at any time after or change his or their Profession either from that of Antepedo Baptism or by denying all or either of the above Doctrines my Will in that case is that he or they shall from thenceforth be rendered incapable of acting any Longer as a Legatee in Trust with or concerning the said Legatee as fully as if he or they were Dead or Removed from off the Province+Item my Lawful Debts and the above Legacy being first discharged as aforesaid I give and bequeath the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds ''​[£250]''​ coming out of the Produce of my Plantation to my Trusty friends ​**Richard Bedon** **Peter May** **Thomas Bulline Senr.** ''​[Senior]'' ​**Charles Barker** **William Maine** **John Bulline** Son of Thomas ​**John Norman** **Josiah Pendarvis** **Elihu Baker** **James Baker** and **Thos.** ''​[**Thomas**]'' ​**Cater** in Trust for such pious and charitable uses as are hereafter mentioned and my Will and desire is that the said Legacy of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds may be paid by my Executors to them the said Legatees in Trust within one Year after my Decease if Possible as soon as it can be raised out of the Produce of my Plantation and that as soon as it shall be received by them the said Legatees in Trust it may immediately be let out at Interest upon good Security and so to continue forever as a Perpetual fund for and towards the support of the Gospel Ministry among that Christian Congregation of People meeting together to Worship God on the Northeast side of Ashley River who by Profession are Antepedo Baptist denying Armenyanism ''​[sic]''​ and owning the Doctrine of Original Sin Personal Election and final Preseverance ''​[sic]''​ And my Will and desire is that the Interest money arising annually thereby may as soon as received from Year to Year be paid unto the duly chosen stated Minister of the said Christian Congregation for the time being who shall from time to time be duly chosen to preach the Gospel and have the Pastoral care over the said Christian Congregation of People Provided always that no such Minister shall be entituled ''​[sic]''​ to all or any part thereof unless such Minister hold Possess Preach and Defend the aforesaid Doctrine and my Will and desire farther is that at all such times as there shall or may be no such chosen stated Minister as aforesaid to preside among the said Congregation that at such times the annual Intst. ''​[Interest]''​ arising by the said Legacy may be kept in Reserve and let out annually at Interest as well as the first or Principal until a Minister so professing and Qualified as above be actually chosen ordained and appointed by the said Congregation who shall be Entitled to receive the Interest Arising annually thereby as well as that of the Principal and lastly my Will is that upon the Death (or removal off this Province) of one or more of the said Legatees in Trust that in that case the majority of the Surviving or remaining Legatees shall nominate and appoint shall ''​[sic]''​ other Person or Persons as they shall think fit to act in conjunction with them who shall have Power to act in all respects with regard to the said Legacy as fully as those had who are Dead or gone off the Province Provided always that such said Persons so chosen Nominated be Antepedo Baptists Professing and holding aforesaid Doctrines and in case that any or either of these Legatees in Trust or those to be hereafter appointed and chosen as aforesaid should at any time after or change his or their Profession either from that of Antepedo Baptism or by denying all or either of the above Doctrines my Will in that case is that he or they shall from thenceforth be rendered incapable of acting any Longer as a Legatee in Trust with or concerning the said Legatee as fully as if he or they were Dead or Removed from off the Province
  
-Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Richard upon the Provisoes and conditions hereafter mentioned and not other my Plantation or Tract of Land situate on Ashly River which I now live and that other Tract containing three Hundred ''​[300]''​ acres more or less situate on Jack Savanna and all my Right and Title which at my Decease I may or shall have in or to that Tract of Land belonging to my Brother Josiah Deceased commonly called old Cow Savanna containing Two Hundred ''​[200]''​ Acres more or less to him  or his Heirs and Assigns forever Provided he arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or have Issue of his Body Lawfully begotten but in case that he should Die either before he arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or before he have ''​[sic]''​ Issue as aforesaid my Will in that case is that my said Tract of Three Hundred ''​[300]''​ acres on Jack Savanna and whatever part I may have in that Tract of Two Hundred Acres called Cow Savanna may be equally divided among the rest of my Children To wit Margaret Rebecca Esther and whatever Children may then be alive which may hereafter be born to me by my present wife Sarah Baker alias Fowler and in that case I leave a discretionary Power with my Executors and those of my said children who then may be of age either to divide the said Lands among the said Children or expose the same to Sale and divide the money arising thereby among them according as they shall Esteem most advantagious ''​[sic]''​ which said Lands or money so divided as aforesaid I give and bequeath to them and each of them their and every such of their Heirs and Assigns forever and in that case (namely of my Said Son Richards ​Death as aforesaid) I give and bequeath my said Plantation or Tract of Land at Ashley River whereon I now live to my Grandson Richard Pendarvis to him & the Lawful Heirs of his Body (if such he have) forever But if he my said Grandson should Die before my said Son Richard or before he have Real Issue of his Body lawfully begotten my Will in that case is that my said Plantation on Ashly ''​[sic]''​ River may also be divided among the rest of my said Children (in the same manner as my Jack Savanna Tract) which in that case I give and bequeath to them and each of them their and each of their Heirs and Assigns forever.+Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son **Richard** upon the Provisoes and conditions hereafter mentioned and not other my Plantation or Tract of Land situate on Ashly River which I now live and that other Tract containing three Hundred ''​[300]''​ acres more or less situate on Jack Savanna and all my Right and Title which at my Decease I may or shall have in or to that Tract of Land belonging to my Brother ​**Josiah** Deceased commonly called old Cow Savanna containing Two Hundred ''​[200]''​ Acres more or less to him  or his Heirs and Assigns forever Provided he arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or have Issue of his Body Lawfully begotten but in case that he should Die either before he arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or before he have ''​[sic]''​ Issue as aforesaid my Will in that case is that my said Tract of Three Hundred ''​[300]''​ acres on Jack Savanna and whatever part I may have in that Tract of Two Hundred Acres called Cow Savanna may be equally divided among the rest of my Children To wit **Margaret** **Rebecca** **Esther** and whatever Children may then be alive which may hereafter be born to me by my present wife **Sarah Baker alias Fowler** and in that case I leave a discretionary Power with my Executors and those of my said children who then may be of age either to divide the said Lands among the said Children or expose the same to Sale and divide the money arising thereby among them according as they shall Esteem most advantagious ''​[sic]''​ which said Lands or money so divided as aforesaid I give and bequeath to them and each of them their and every such of their Heirs and Assigns forever and in that case (namely of my Said Son **Richard**s ​Death as aforesaid) I give and bequeath my said Plantation or Tract of Land at Ashley River whereon I now live to my Grandson ​**Richard Pendarvis** to him & the Lawful Heirs of his Body (if such he have) forever But if he my said Grandson should Die before my said Son **Richard** or before he have Real Issue of his Body lawfully begotten my Will in that case is that my said Plantation on Ashly ''​[sic]''​ River may also be divided among the rest of my said Children (in the same manner as my Jack Savanna Tract) which in that case I give and bequeath to them and each of them their and each of their Heirs and Assigns forever.
  
-Item my Will is that my Tract of Land situate on Cooper River in the Parish of St. James Goosecreek ''​[sic]''​ containing by estimation Five Hundred and Sixty ''​[560]''​ acres more or less may be divided into two equal parts by a line runing ''​[sic]''​ parellel ''​[sic]''​ with that line bounding on Mr. Straighters ​Land which Tract being so divided I give and bequeath that moiety or half part lying Eastward toward Cooper River to my beloved Grandson George Logan to him and the Heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten (if such he have) forever but if he my said Grandson should Die without Lawful Issue of his Body in that case I give and bequeath the said moiety or half part of my said Plantation to be equally divided among all my said Children in like manner as my Tract on Jack Savanna is disposed of in case of my Son Richards ​Death without Lawful Issue as aforesaid+Item my Will is that my Tract of Land situate on Cooper River in the Parish of St. James Goosecreek ''​[sic]''​ containing by estimation Five Hundred and Sixty ''​[560]''​ acres more or less may be divided into two equal parts by a line runing ''​[sic]''​ parellel ''​[sic]''​ with that line bounding on Mr. **Straighter**s ​Land which Tract being so divided I give and bequeath that moiety or half part lying Eastward toward Cooper River to my beloved Grandson ​**George Logan** to him and the Heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten (if such he have) forever but if he my said Grandson should Die without Lawful Issue of his Body in that case I give and bequeath the said moiety or half part of my said Plantation to be equally divided among all my said Children in like manner as my Tract on Jack Savanna is disposed of in case of my Son **Richard**s ​Death without Lawful Issue as aforesaid
  
-Item I give and bequeath the other moiety or half part of my said Plantation or Tract of land on Cooper River (to wit that part situate to the Westward adjoining Mr. Straighters ​Land''​[)]''​ to be equally divided among my said Children namely Margaret Ann Rebecca Esther and whatever Children at my Decease may be alive of my Present wife Sarah Baker alias Foweler ''​[sic:​ Fowler]''​ to them their Heirs and Assigns forever and I do hereby leave a discretionary ''​[Sum?​]''​ with my Executors either to divide the same among them or expose it to Sale and divide the money as in the case of Jack Savanna Tract upon my Son Richards ​Dyeing ''​[sic]''​ without Issue aforesaid+Item I give and bequeath the other moiety or half part of my said Plantation or Tract of land on Cooper River (to wit that part situate to the Westward adjoining Mr. **Straighter**s ​Land''​[)]''​ to be equally divided among my said Children namely ​**Margaret** **Ann** **Rebecca** **Esther** and whatever Children at my Decease may be alive of my Present wife **Sarah Baker alias Foweler** ''​[sic: ​**Fowler**]''​ to them their Heirs and Assigns forever and I do hereby leave a discretionary ''​[Sum?​]''​ with my Executors either to divide the same among them or expose it to Sale and divide the money as in the case of Jack Savanna Tract upon my Son **Richard**s ​Dyeing ''​[sic]''​ without Issue aforesaid
  
-Item my Will is that immediately after my Decease as soon as my said Debts and Legacys are paid my son Richard be allowed to make his choice of one Negro Man and one do. ''​[ditto]''​ Wench out of my Estate which he pleases which being set apart I will my Executors hereafter named do seperate ''​[sic]''​ eighteen Slaves ''​[m____]''​ from my Estate as much upon an avaridge ''​[sic:​ average]''​ with respect to the Total Value of all my Slaves as Possible which said eighteen are joined or added to the two chose as aforesaid making in all Twenty I give and bequeath to him the said Richard his Heirs and Assigns forever+Item my Will is that immediately after my Decease as soon as my said Debts and Legacys are paid my son **Richard** be allowed to make his choice of one Negro Man and one do. ''​[ditto]''​ Wench out of my Estate which he pleases which being set apart I will my Executors hereafter named do seperate ''​[sic]''​ eighteen Slaves ''​[m____]''​ from my Estate as much upon an avaridge ''​[sic:​ average]''​ with respect to the Total Value of all my Slaves as Possible which said eighteen are joined or added to the two chose as aforesaid making in all Twenty I give and bequeath to him the said **Richard** his Heirs and Assigns forever
  
-Item the said Twenty Slaves being seperated ''​[sic]''​ from my Estate as aforesaid I give and bequeath all the Remaining Number of my Slaves equally to be divided among the remaining of my Children (to wit) Margaret Ann Rebecca Esther and whatever Children at my Decease may be born to me by said Present Wife or she may then be pregnant with which said Slaves being so Divided I give and bequeath to them and each of them and eath ''​[sic:​ each]''​ of their heirs and assigns forever+Item the said Twenty Slaves being seperated ''​[sic]''​ from my Estate as aforesaid I give and bequeath all the Remaining Number of my Slaves equally to be divided among the remaining of my Children (to wit) **Margaret** **Ann** **Rebecca** **Esther** and whatever Children at my Decease may be born to me by said Present Wife or she may then be pregnant with which said Slaves being so Divided I give and bequeath to them and each of them and eath ''​[sic:​ each]''​ of their heirs and assigns forever
  
-Item I give and I bequeath to my Son Richard his choice of one Bed and furniture out of those which shall be found in my house at my Decease and Two thirds of all my Household furniture Goods and Chattells ''​[sic]''​ and one third part of all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca to him his Heirs and Assigns forever+Item I give and I bequeath to my Son **Richard** his choice of one Bed and furniture out of those which shall be found in my house at my Decease and Two thirds of all my Household furniture Goods and Chattells ''​[sic]''​ and one third part of all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca to him his Heirs and Assigns forever
  
-Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Esther the Remaining on third part of all my Household Goods and Chattles ''​[sic]''​ and the other two thirds of all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca To her her Heirs and Assigns To be delivered to her at her Marriage or when she arrives to the age of Twenty one Years till ''​[sic]''​ which time I will that her part both of Household Goods Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca Remain on my Plantation under the care and charge of my Executors hereafter named and if she the said Esther should Die before she arrive to the said age or unmarried I will in that case that her void one third of my Household Furniture and Two thirds of my Stock as aforesaid may be equally divided among all my said Children except my said Son Richard who in that case I will shall have no share or part thereof+Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter ​**Esther** the Remaining on third part of all my Household Goods and Chattles ''​[sic]''​ and the other two thirds of all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca To her her Heirs and Assigns To be delivered to her at her Marriage or when she arrives to the age of Twenty one Years till ''​[sic]''​ which time I will that her part both of Household Goods Cattle Horses Hogs Sheep &ca Remain on my Plantation under the care and charge of my Executors hereafter named and if she the said Esther should Die before she arrive to the said age or unmarried I will in that case that her void one third of my Household Furniture and Two thirds of my Stock as aforesaid may be equally divided among all my said Children except my said Son **Richard** who in that case I will shall have no share or part thereof
  
 Item if either of my said Children should Dye ''​[sic]''​ before they arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or before they have Lawful Issue of their Body my Will is that his her or their share of my Personal Estate may be equally divided among all my Surviving Children by either Wife Item if either of my said Children should Dye ''​[sic]''​ before they arrive to the age of Twenty one Years or before they have Lawful Issue of their Body my Will is that his her or their share of my Personal Estate may be equally divided among all my Surviving Children by either Wife
  
-Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandsons and Grand Daughters viz. Richd. Pendarvis Mary Pendarvis Mary Cater and Thomas Cater the Sum of Ten Pounds ''​[£10]''​ current money apiece to each of them to be paid out of my Estate when they arrive to the age of Twenty one Years successively+Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandsons and Grand Daughters viz. **Richd. Pendarvis** **Mary Pendarvis** **Mary Cater** and **Thomas Cater** the Sum of Ten Pounds ''​[£10]''​ current money apiece to each of them to be paid out of my Estate when they arrive to the age of Twenty one Years successively
  
-Item I leave my said Son Richard entirely to the Conduct and disposal of my Executor hereafter named whom I impower ''​[sic]''​ either to keep him at school or to employ his time in what else they shall esteem most for his Future Advantage during his Minority+Item I leave my said Son **Richard** entirely to the Conduct and disposal of my Executor hereafter named whom I impower ''​[sic]''​ either to keep him at school or to employ his time in what else they shall esteem most for his Future Advantage during his Minority
  
-Item my Will and desire is that as soon as the aforesd ''​[aforesaid]''​ Debts and Legacys are discharged as aforesaid that the said Division of my Personal Estate (especially of my Slaves) be made with all convenient Speed and that those of my said Children who are Married or arrived to the age of Twenty one Years may have his her or their share given into his her or their full Possession and that the shares of those who are yet unmarried or not arrived to the said age of Twenty one Years may be added together and employed on my said Plantation at Jacks Savannah during my said Son Richards ​Minority and when he my said Son comes to the said age of Twenty one Years if he should then refuse to allow my said Younger Childrens share of Slaves to be any Longer employed in Planting on the said Plantation in that case I do hereby impower my Executors hereafter named to purchase or Provide some other Plantation either by Lease or otherwise where they may imploy ''​[sic]''​ my said Younger Childrens share of Slaves And my Will farther is that whatever money may arise from Year to Year from the Produce of said Slaves over and above what may be found sufficient for schooling and cloathing ''​[sic]''​ my said Younger Children defraying the Plantation'​s necessary Expences ''​[sic]''​ &ca I do hereby leave discretionary Power with my Executors either to let the money out at Interest upon good Security or to lay it out for the purchase of Slaves for the use of my said Younger Children according as they shall Esteem best or most to the advantage of said Children+Item my Will and desire is that as soon as the aforesd ''​[aforesaid]''​ Debts and Legacys are discharged as aforesaid that the said Division of my Personal Estate (especially of my Slaves) be made with all convenient Speed and that those of my said Children who are Married or arrived to the age of Twenty one Years may have his her or their share given into his her or their full Possession and that the shares of those who are yet unmarried or not arrived to the said age of Twenty one Years may be added together and employed on my said Plantation at Jacks Savannah during my said Son **Richard**s ​Minority and when he my said Son comes to the said age of Twenty one Years if he should then refuse to allow my said Younger Childrens share of Slaves to be any Longer employed in Planting on the said Plantation in that case I do hereby impower my Executors hereafter named to purchase or Provide some other Plantation either by Lease or otherwise where they may imploy ''​[sic]''​ my said Younger Childrens share of Slaves And my Will farther is that whatever money may arise from Year to Year from the Produce of said Slaves over and above what may be found sufficient for schooling and cloathing ''​[sic]''​ my said Younger Children defraying the Plantation'​s necessary Expences ''​[sic]''​ &ca I do hereby leave discretionary Power with my Executors either to let the money out at Interest upon good Security or to lay it out for the purchase of Slaves for the use of my said Younger Children according as they shall Esteem best or most to the advantage of said Children
  
-Item my Will is that whatever Sons I have whether the said Richard or those who may hereafter be born to me by my present Wife may be put in full Possession of his or their share of my Estate when he or they shall arrive to the age of Twenty one Years and no sooner And my Will is that my Daughters may be put in full Possession of their share my Estate successively as they arrive to the said age of Twenty one Years or at the day of their Marriage which first happens+Item my Will is that whatever Sons I have whether the said **Richard** or those who may hereafter be born to me by my present Wife may be put in full Possession of his or their share of my Estate when he or they shall arrive to the age of Twenty one Years and no sooner And my Will is that my Daughters may be put in full Possession of their share my Estate successively as they arrive to the said age of Twenty one Years or at the day of their Marriage which first happens
  
 Item my Will is that whatever ready money outstanding Debts either on Bonds Mortgages Book Debts or otherwise may be found in my Possession or due to me at my Decease may be divided equally among all my said Children except my said Son to whom I give no part thereof Item my Will is that whatever ready money outstanding Debts either on Bonds Mortgages Book Debts or otherwise may be found in my Possession or due to me at my Decease may be divided equally among all my said Children except my said Son to whom I give no part thereof
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 Item my Will is that my Boat may be kept for the mutual good of all my said Children and employed as my Executors shall see fit and whatever Gains may arise from her annually I will that it may be equally divided among all my said Children and so to continue untill ''​[sic]''​ my Youngest Children comes ''​[sic]''​ of age and then each is to have an equal Right or Share in her unless some of them Choose to sell his her or their Rights to the others before that time or unless my Executors see proper to sell her I Thereby impower them to do and that in that case I will that the money arising by that Sale may be equally divided among all my said Children Item my Will is that my Boat may be kept for the mutual good of all my said Children and employed as my Executors shall see fit and whatever Gains may arise from her annually I will that it may be equally divided among all my said Children and so to continue untill ''​[sic]''​ my Youngest Children comes ''​[sic]''​ of age and then each is to have an equal Right or Share in her unless some of them Choose to sell his her or their Rights to the others before that time or unless my Executors see proper to sell her I Thereby impower them to do and that in that case I will that the money arising by that Sale may be equally divided among all my said Children
  
-Item Whereas I some Years ago did sell unto William Webb of Ashepoo a certain Plantation or Tract of Land containing Five Hundred ''​[500]''​ acres situate on Ashepoo River in Colleton County formerly belonging to Nicholas Bohun Deceased and left by him to my first wife Mary Bohun Deceased and at her Death Devolved to my Eldest Son William also Deceased and after his Death to my Younger Son the above Richard Baker now in case that he my said Son Richard shall at any time after he arrives to the age of Twenty one Years refuse to ratify and confirm the said Bargain and Sale by refusing to sign unto him the said Webb his Heirs or Assigns a good Lawful and sufficient Title to the said Tract of Five Hundred ''​[500]''​ Acres of Land and resign over to him the said Webb his Heirs and Assigns all the Rights Title claim and Demand whatsoever which he the said Richard ever had now hath or hereafter shall or may have or claim into or out of the said Plantation or Tract of Land or any part or Parcel thereof by Virtue of his Mothers Right or otherwise whatsoever my Will in that case is that upon his Refusing as aforesaid the said Webb his Heirs and Assigns shall be Entittled ''​[sic]''​ to all and every part of my Estate both Real and Personal which by this my last Will and Testament is by me given and bequeathed to him my said Son Richard (except the Sum of One Hundred Pounds ''​[£100]''​ current money''​[)]''​ as fully and absolutely as he my said Son should have been entitled ''​[sic]''​ thereunto in case of his complyance ''​[sic]''​ as aforesaid anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding or in Case that he my said Son should Die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one Years or before he make over unto said Webb the aforesaid Title to said Tract of Land and the Rights of Inheritance to said Plantation be thereby vested in any Person or Persons mentioned in this my last Will & Testament my Will is that he she or they whose Right it is refusing to comply as aforesaid (namely in making over his her or their Right in the said Premisses ''​[sic]''​ to said Webb his Heirs and Assigns forever whatever part of my Estate is by this my last Will and Testament Given and bequeathed to him her or them or either of them except the Sum of Twenty Pounds ''​[£20]''​ current money to each of them so refusing as aforesaid+Item Whereas I some Years ago did sell unto **William Webb** of Ashepoo a certain Plantation or Tract of Land containing Five Hundred ''​[500]''​ acres situate on Ashepoo River in Colleton County formerly belonging to **Nicholas Bohun** Deceased and left by him to my first wife **Mary Bohun** Deceased and at her Death Devolved to my Eldest Son **William** also Deceased and after his Death to my Younger Son the above **Richard Baker** now in case that he my said Son **Richard** shall at any time after he arrives to the age of Twenty one Years refuse to ratify and confirm the said Bargain and Sale by refusing to sign unto him the said Webb his Heirs or Assigns a good Lawful and sufficient Title to the said Tract of Five Hundred ''​[500]''​ Acres of Land and resign over to him the said **Webb** his Heirs and Assigns all the Rights Title claim and Demand whatsoever which he the said **Richard** ever had now hath or hereafter shall or may have or claim into or out of the said Plantation or Tract of Land or any part or Parcel thereof by Virtue of his Mothers Right or otherwise whatsoever my Will in that case is that upon his Refusing as aforesaid the said **Webb** his Heirs and Assigns shall be Entittled ''​[sic]''​ to all and every part of my Estate both Real and Personal which by this my last Will and Testament is by me given and bequeathed to him my said Son **Richard** (except the Sum of One Hundred Pounds ''​[£100]''​ current money''​[)]''​ as fully and absolutely as he my said Son should have been entitled ''​[sic]''​ thereunto in case of his complyance ''​[sic]''​ as aforesaid anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding or in Case that he my said Son should Die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one Years or before he make over unto said **Webb** the aforesaid Title to said Tract of Land and the Rights of Inheritance to said Plantation be thereby vested in any Person or Persons mentioned in this my last Will & Testament my Will is that he she or they whose Right it is refusing to comply as aforesaid (namely in making over his her or their Right in the said Premisses ''​[sic]''​ to said Webb his Heirs and Assigns forever whatever part of my Estate is by this my last Will and Testament Given and bequeathed to him her or them or either of them except the Sum of Twenty Pounds ''​[£20]''​ current money to each of them so refusing as aforesaid
  
 Item And whereas It sometimes happens that for want of Testators knowledge in some Particular points of Law that are expounded and taken contrary to the Testators true Intent and meaning my Will Request and desire therefore is that this my last Will and Testament and all and every Article Clause and thing therein contained may by all Parties concerned be understood Expounded taken and determined according to the true Litteral ''​[sic]''​ intent and meaning thereof exclusive of all or any ''​[_r_tis__]''​ in law whatsoever Item And whereas It sometimes happens that for want of Testators knowledge in some Particular points of Law that are expounded and taken contrary to the Testators true Intent and meaning my Will Request and desire therefore is that this my last Will and Testament and all and every Article Clause and thing therein contained may by all Parties concerned be understood Expounded taken and determined according to the true Litteral ''​[sic]''​ intent and meaning thereof exclusive of all or any ''​[_r_tis__]''​ in law whatsoever
  
-Item And Lastly I do hereby authorize nominate constitute and appoint my trusty Friends Henry Middleton Esqr: ''​[Esquire]''​ and William Maine to be the Sole and only Executors to this my last Will and Testament and of all and every Article clause and thing therein contained Renouncing Revoking & disannulling all and every other and former Will or Wills by me heretofore made or appointed Rattifying ''​[sic]''​ Pronouncing and Declaring this and this only my last Will and Testament+Item And Lastly I do hereby authorize nominate constitute and appoint my trusty Friends ​**Henry Middleton** Esqr: ''​[Esquire]''​ and **William Maine** to be the Sole and only Executors to this my last Will and Testament and of all and every Article clause and thing therein contained Renouncing Revoking & disannulling all and every other and former Will or Wills by me heretofore made or appointed Rattifying ''​[sic]''​ Pronouncing and Declaring this and this only my last Will and Testament
  
 In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
  
-{signed} Richard Baker (LS)+{signed} ​**Richard Baker** (LS)
  
-Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the within Richard Baker to be his true and only last Will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers+Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the within ​**Richard Baker** to be his true and only last Will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers
  
-{signed} John Stephens\\ +{signed} ​**John Stephens**\\ 
-{signed} Elihu Baker\\ +{signed} ​**Elihu Baker**\\ 
-{signed} James Baker+{signed} ​**James Baker**
  
-This Will was proved by the Gov: at Ordinary the 1st Decr. 1752 ''​[01 Dec 1752]''​ at the same time Qualified William Maine Executor within mentioned+This Will was proved by the Gov: at Ordinary the 1st Decr. 1752 ''​[01 Dec 1752]''​ at the same time Qualified ​**William Maine** Executor within mentioned
  
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