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I Joseph Grear of Kingstown in the province of South Carolina Prince George parish & Craven county being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory praised God do make and ordain this to be my last will and testment in manner & Form following. Impriuis, I will my wife Barbara Grear for to live in my house & plantation where I now live with children Andrew , Jean,Mary, Joseph & Barbara Grear and live together till such time that the youngest child comes of age then I order all my goods and Chattels equally to for to be devided amongst my wife and five children only my plantation I order to my son Andrew when there can be a settlement made when the youngest is at the age the said Andrew paying to his brother Joseph & sisters two hundred pounds currency & in case Andrew dies before of age or his lawful IfgusI order my son Joseph to pofese the plantation on the terms that Andrew was to have it but in case my son Andrew when he comes of age thinks proper for to alter his condition & part from the family I order him an equal dividend of what is left by me whatsoever addition they may make till it and in case my wife has mind to alter her condition by marrage I allow her an equal part with my children for to be givigen her at her marrage or when she thinks proper to demaand it .I constitue my wife Barbara Grear whilst in her widowhood and Samuel Grear and Author Baxdale for to be Executors of this my last will and testment and I do hereby radify & confirm this to be my last will and tastment in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty nine. Published Pronounced & declared by Joseph Grear to be his last will and testment in presence of

Joseph Grear

John Wilson

Anges Baxter

This will proved before his Execellency by

Sarah Grear

(her mark X) the oath of John Wilson y 2 February 1749

at the same time qualified Barbara Grear & Samuel Grear

Recored in will book 1747-52 page 230

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