In the name of God Amen
I William Lewis of the state of South Carolina Horry District Being week in body but of sound mind and perfect memry And understanding praise be to god for the same I do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following first I & devise and bequith unto my Daughter Polley Nichols one Negro Garl named Chaney and her Child named ginney to her and her heirs for ever. Secondly I Give & devise and bequith to my daughter Salley Nichols one Negro Gairl little Cald Chaney and her increes to her and her Heirs for ever.Thirdly I Give & devise and bequith unto my son James Lewis one Negro woman named Hannah and one peice of land Containing fifteen acres be the same more or less as we have agreed on a peice adjoining his line and my large Bible to him and his Heirs for ever.Forthly I Give & devise and Bequith to my son Isaac Lewis one Negro Gairl named Jude and her increes to him and His heirs for ever. Fiftley I give & devise and Bequith to my son Hardy Lewis one Negro Boy named Caleb to him and his Heirs for ever.Sixtly I Give & devise and Bequith to my son Jonathan Lewis one Negro Garl named Priss and her increes and one Desk to him and his heirs for ever.Sevenhly I Give & devise and Bequith unto my son Joel Lewis one Negro Boy named Jerrey and one peice of land Lying on little Pee Dee in Marion Distrect and state afore Said Containg two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less the lower part of a track 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 peice of land Lying on little Pee Dee in Marion Distrect and state afore said Containing two hundred and twenty five acres Be the Same more or less lying Between the above land given to Joel Lewis and James Lewis line and one heifer to him and his heirs for ever.Ninthly I Give & Devise and Bequith to my Daughter Zilpha Lewis one Negro Gairl named Alie and one hundred acres of Land lying in the Distrect and state afore said on Honey Camp Branch and one hors Colt and one Cow and Calf two two year old hifers and one five year old s tear and one feather Bed and furniture to her and her heirs for ever. tenthly I give and devise and Bequith to my son Patrick Lewis one Negro Garl named Viney and one Negro boy named Charney and one Negro woman named hannah and her increes but My will is that the said Negro woman hannah remains in My wifes Morning Lewis persession and to her use and Sarvis dureing her natral life and one Mair Colt and one Shot gun to him and his heirs for ever.Eleventhly I Give & devise and Bequith to my Grand Daughter and Grandson the heirs of William Lewis Decsd. - to wit. Salley Lewis and Evrit Lewis one Negro garl Named Tamer and one hundred and sixty six Dollars & the interest that is to say the debt Due from W. Alford And Thomas Frinks to be eaqually Devided, Between them and stock of Cattle that Came by them of ther father Stock to them and their heirs for ever twelvthly I Give & devise and Bequeth to my loving Wife Morning Lewis one Negro Boy Named Parish and one sorrell Mair and one Feather Bed and furniture to be disposd of as she thinks proper. I allso lend to my loving wife dureing her Natral life the Plantation whare 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 house hold 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 Isaac Hardy Jonathan Joel & Elisha after My wife Decsd. the three Negro men lent to her to wit Peter Mingo & Frank to be eaqually devided Between them And all the rest of my personly property that is lent to my wife after her deceas to be eaqually Devided Between all my ohildren the heirs of Wm. Lewis Decsd. Excepted My Desier is that after my wife Decd. that my son Hardy Lewis shall have the above named Peter and pay his Brothers parts due them and to take Cear of his said Peters mother Nan as long as she may live and I do nominate Constitute and apoint James Lewis Hardey Lewis Jonathan Lewis & Joel Lewis my sole Executors of this my last will and testament here by 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 witness 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 america Independence.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged William Lewis (Seal)
in presents of------
Cathron X Garrell
Recorded August 23rd, 1811. Henry Durant Ordy. H. D.
Original Will Book lost.
Recorded in Will Book compiled by C. W. A. workers.
Historical Project #3710.
Box 6 Bundle 1
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