Subject: Fwd: John PRINGLE's Will, 1/17/1850|
Date: March 29, 1998
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Sorry that this looks messy, but for some reason, I was bumped from this list,
and didn't realize it. I would love to hear from anyone who has PRINGLE
family information, especially from the Sumter District, SC.
Keep Looking UP!
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Subject: John PRINGLE's Will, 1/17/1850
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 13:29:17 EST
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I hope this will help someone. I am actively researching the PRINGLE family
of Sumter District, SC. Any info that anyone has is appreciated. Thank you!
Will of John PRINGLE
In the name of God Amen.
I John Pringle of Sumter District in the State of South Carolina being of
Sound mind do make this my last will and testament in manner and form
following (To wit)
After the payment of my debts I give in trust to E. PRINGLE and Doc. R. DURANT
two hundred and fifty dollars for Ralph BAKER an adopted son of mine. To be
applied by said trustee to such purposes as shall to him seem most to the
Interest of said Ralph BAKER. And I hereby charge my whole estate with the
2nd. I will and devise the plantation or tract of land whereon I now live,
two negroes, two horses, six cows and calves. Six head of stock hogs. with
the increase of negroes and stock. to my wife Elizabeth PRINGLE during her
natural life she to make choice and select the two negroes from among the
whole of my slaves---
3rd. I will and bequeath in trust to Elizabeth PRINGLE and Doctor Robert
DURANT three negroes and their increase for the sole and separate use of my
Daughtrer Sarah E. FOXWORTH ---- during her natural life and after her death
to such child or children as she may leave alive in equal portions the
children or child of any deceased child taking the parents part share and
share alike. but should my said daughter die without leaving child or
children then the whole of Said negroes and increase to return to my Estate
and be equally divided among my other three Daughters and their children
subject to the said trustees of my said Daughter Sarah E. Foxworth do not
permit to hold possession of said negroes. but that they hire them out and
pay her annually the proceeds of the hire. and I leave it entirely to the
Judgement of my executors to make the Selection of Said three negroes for my
4th. All the rest and residue of my Estate not already disposed of I will and
bequeath in trust to the said Elijah PRINGLE and Doctor Robert DURANT for the
sole and separate use of my three Daughters Lavinia I. PRINGLE, Mary S.
PRINGLE and Martha Leah Ann PRINGLE ( ) in Equal portions (with this
Exception) that my Daughter Martha Leah Ann do receive two negroe more than
her equal share with my other two Daughters named in this clause of my will.
or the fair value of one negro more than the other two. and also that my
Daughter Sarah E. FOXWORTH be permitted to six share Equally in the stock of
horses Cattle and hogs but not more and this her portion of stock to Subject
to the same trust as the three negroes given to her - all the rest and residu
remainder (with the Exceptions named) of my Estate thus given in trust for my
Said three Daughters Lavinia I. Mary S. and Martha Leah Ann - I give in trust
together with the increase thereof for their use during life. and after their
death in Equal portions to Such child or children as they may leave alive.
the children of any deceased child taking their parents part share and share
alike Subject to the same trusts as before named, and should Either of my
Said three Daughters die leaving no child or children then her part to be
Equally divided between my other two Daughters and their children subjected to
the same trusts as before mentioned and it is further my will that the said
trustees do permit my said three daughters Lavinia I. Mary S. and Martha Leah
Ann to have possesion of the negroes that may fall to them in the division of
my Estate as also the Stock and use and occupying - of my lands (after the
death of my wife)
5th After the death of my wife I will and devise the whole of my lands
together with the negroes and their increase and stock given to my wife during
life. in Equal portions to my said three Daughters Lavinia I. Mary S. and
Martha Leah Ann PRINGLE during life and after their death to their children
subject nevertheless to the same trusts as before named and lastly I nominate
and appoint Elijah PRINGLE and Doctor Robert DURANT Executors of this my will.
and trustees of my daughters Estates and give them all power to divide any or
all of my Estate by calling four or five Judeceous men together for that
purpose. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal March 6th.
(words they my & child interlined before signing)
Witnessed by us -
James W. FULLWOOD
W. H. PRINGLE
Recorded Will Book D-2, Page 320
Recorded Jan 17th, 1850
W. Lewis, Ordy
Bundle 125 - Package 24.
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