Will of Phillip Lee

Charleston Wills

Miscellaneous Records, etc

Vol. 1694-1704

Pages 293-295

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Capt Phillip Lee of this Island of Nevis Planter being sick and weak of Body but of Sound and perfect memory Praise be to almighty God for ye same Do make and ordane my last will and Testamt in form and manner following hereby revoking, Annuling and makeing void all former and other wills by me made and first I give my soul to God that gave it and my Body to ye Earth from whence it came decently to be interred hoping for a glorious resurrection thro ye alsoe Meritts of our blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and for what worldly Estate it hath pleased God out of his Infinite Goodness to Bestow upon me my Just Debts and funerall Expenses being first paid & Satisfied I Give & Bequeath as followeth IMPRS I Give unto John Euffam his Maintenance from my Estate as long he will Reside thereon, withall Appointing my Executrs hereafter mentioned to Assist him in ye Recovery of ffourty pounds Ster pr Annum wch Descends to him after ye Death of his Grandmother ITEM I Give unto Philip Paine his Maintenance of Meats, Drinks and Clothes from my Plantation as long as he lives upon ye same ITEM I Give & Bequeath unto these my God-Children, vizt one Child of John Wignall, one of Joseph Hill, one of Leiut Roger Earl, and one of Mr. John Coker five hundred pounds of sugar apiece ITEM I Give to my Godson Philip Wyatt, fifteen hundred Pounds of sugar to buy him a Negro Boy, ITEM I Confirm ye former Gift I Gave of ye Third of Eight Thousand pounds of sugar towards ye yearly schooling of ye poor children of St John's Parish withall willing that in Case there be not poor Children enough whose Schooleing at ye Rate of four hundred pounds of sugar pr head will amount to ye sd sum then that ye Residue thereof be laid out for ye Clothing and other necessaries for ye sd poor children ITEM I Give & Bequeath unto my loveing Sister Mary the wife of ye honorable Coll John (Natheway or Hatheway ?) one hundred pounds Currt money to be at her own Disposall which I will shall be paid out of ye money or Debt due to me from her Husband & (wast ?) if there be so much and ye overplus of ye Debt paid (?) my (presents or accounts?), But if there be not so much due to me from him, then that shall be (wanting ?) to be (compleated ?) from my Estate ITEM I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah Lee and her Heires or Assignes four Negroes being ye Negro Woman Nell and her three Children (? ? ?) wth ye (? ? ? thereunto ? ? ? ) do hereby Impower and give her free liberty to dispose of (five or two ?) hundred Pounds (?) on ye Value thereof off my Estate by will or otherwise to whom she thinks Convenient ITEM ye one halfe of ye residue of my Estae, Lands, Plantations, houses, Negroes, Stock moneys, Rights, goods & Chattels both in this Island and Elsewhere I give & Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Sarah Lee aforesd with ye (?) of the (Profitts & Produce ?) thereof dureing her naturall life & after her Decease unto my loveing Nephew Phillip Dewitt and his Heires or Assignes forever, to whome also I Bequeath in like manner the other halfe of all my Lands, Plantations, Stocks, Negroes, Money, Goods and Chattells here or elsewhere that is to ye sd Philip Dewitt and his Heires or Assignes forever Lastly I hereby ordane, consitute and Appoint my sd Nephew Philip Dewitt whole & sole Executr of this my last will IN WITNESS thereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal in Nevis this Tenth day of February in ye first year of ye reign oftheir gracious Majestie's William & Mary King & Queen of England&c(?) (Annoq ?) Di 1689 Philip Lee 1690 Signed, Sealed & Delivered & Declared by Capt Philip Lee to be his last will andTestamt in ye Presence of us, Jno (Netheway or Hathaway ?), Thomas Pargiter (Konener ?) Kyrtland, John Brown, Wm. Taylor(Vera Copia ?) pr (Jon?) (Elatson ?) D Secy

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