Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Perry, #2
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Kershaw District, SC Probate, Apartment 56, Package 1858

(front side of will, two sheets)
"(Copy of Benjamin Perry's Will)

In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Perry of the State of South Carolina planter being in perfect ses? in of Body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die

Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to Say principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent burial at the direction of my Exocutors nothing doubting but at the last and general resurrection I shall the same by the mighty power of God, And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

First I lend unto my beloved wife Sarah one negro boy named Peter during her life & after her death for my well beloved son Zadoch Perry to have him. Also I give unto my well beloved son two Negros named Hagar and Toney. Also I give my well beloved son Zadoch Perry all that tract of land he lives on and up the River as far as the lick branch of the Tract that I brought of William Simpson & I give him one Feather bed freely to be possessed & enjoyed. Also I give unto my well beloved son Benjamin Perry the plantation or tract of land where I now live and the remainder part of the tract of Land that was bought of William Simpson Also I give unto my well beloved son Benjamin Perry three Negros named Sip, York & Robert two Feather beds freely to be possessed and enjoyed. Also I give unto my well beloved Daughter Mary Cotes Two Negros named Venus and Arter and one Feather bed & one Cow freely to be possessed & enjoyed. Also I give unto my well beloved Daughter Sarah Perry three Negros named Zilpah, Harry & Sam and two Feather beds, one Filly called Finney and after the Filley has raised one colt for Alse Rodes then for Sarah Perry to have her freely and to be possessed & enjoyed. Also I lend my well beloved Grand Daughter Alse Roads one Negro boy named Lanor her life time if she never bringeth an heir of her Body for the Said Negro Boy and Colt to return to my children, again I give Alse Roades one Feather Bed and Cow on the Same terms freely to be possessed and enjoyed. I give unto my well beloved Sons Zadok Perry and Benjamin Perry the New Survey of land freely to be possessed and enjoyed to be equally divided betwixt them both. Also I give unto my well Beloved son Benjamin Perry my half of the Mill freely to be possessed. Also it is my desire that all my movables with Stock of Horses, Cows, & hogs should be left for the use of my well beloved wife Sarah and Son Benjamin Perry after her death I leave it to Benjamin Perry to divide it amongst my children freely to be enjoyed by them. And do hereby Utterlly disallow revoke & disannul all & every other former Testaments Wills Legacies Bequaths & Executors by me in any wise before named Willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal Also I do leave my Son Bejamin Perry Executor to this Will This eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & eighty nine.

Signedj Sealed Published pronounced and declared by the said Benjamin Perry as his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names

(signed) Benjamin Perry (seal)
(signed) James Perry
(signed) Elizabeth Benson
(signed) Esther (her + mark) Duke

True copy certified by Eli'n? Alexander Clerk of Lancaster County Court"

(back side of will)
"Copy Will
of Ben Perry
for Sion Coates"
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