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In the Name of God Amen, I Edward Edwards of Union District State of

South Carolina, do Make this my last Will and Testament. I commend my

Soul into the hands of God, hoping by and through the merit and

intercessions of our blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, I may be

made a partaker of his glorious Resurrection. I give and bequeath unto

my beloved Wife Mary Edwards, my Hous and Lot of Land with all the

buildings thereon Situate in Charleston on the corner of Meeting Street

and Smiths Lane, also my three Negroes Cuffy, Dinah, and Sary, also all

and Singular my Plate beds, bedding, Household and kitchen Furniture, of

what nature or kind soever, or wheresoever the same may be also one

Horse and a riding Chair and Harness, to hold the same to her, her

heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns for ever. Item I give and

bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Wakefield Edwards my two Negroes

Morris and Harriot (Children of Sary) to her her heirs , Executors,

Administrators and Assigns for ever, but should she not attain the age

of Eighteen years or not be Married before that period, that then I do

hereby give devise and bequeath the said two Negroes, Morris and Harriot

(Children of Sary) to my beloved Wife Mary Edwards to her, her heirs,

Executors, Administrators, and Assigns for ever. All my Debts to be

paid, and the remainder of my Estate to be kept together untill the

youngest Child attain the Age of Twenty one Years if a Son or if a

Daughter the age of Eighteen Years, or day of Marriage, and all my

Children to be educated, and all my Family to be maintained out of the

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and if any Child, or Children, should be born after my Death, my Estate

to be kept together untill the said Child or Children be of the Age of

Twentyone Years if a Son or Sons, or if a Daughter or Daughters to the

Age of Eighteen years or Day of Marriage, then my Estate to be equally

divided amongst them, share, and share alike. And lastly, I do hereby

nominate, constitute and appoint my said Wife Mary Edwards, Executrix,

and my two Sons Daniel Cannon Edwards, and Edward Henry Edwards, when

they attain the Age of Twenty one Years, Executors of this my last Will

and Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and Seal

this Eighth day of January in the Year of our Lord one Thousand eight

hundred and Seventeen, and in the Forty first Year of American


Edward Edwards

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the said Edward

Edwards as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us, who

in his presence and at his request, and in presence of each other have

signed our Names as Witnesses thereto.

James Hunter

John David

John G. Rogers

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State of South Carolina

Union District Personally came before me Thomas Stribling Justice of

the Quorum, Capt. James Hunter and maketh Oath as the Law directs, that

he saw Edward Edwards sign the within testament for the purposes therein

contained and that John Davis, and John G. Rogers witnesses to the same,

and the sd Edward Edwards acknowledged the within to be his last will

and testament. Sworn and subscribed to this 22nd of Nov. 1821

Before me James Hunter

Thomas Stribling J.Q.



South Carolina

Union District By William Rice Esq. Ordinary for said District

Personally came before me, Capt. James Hunter and on being duly sworn on

this Holy Evangelical of Almighty God, doth make oath and say that he

saw Edward Edwards sign seal, publish, pronounced and declare the

forgoing to be and contain his Last will and Testament, that he, the

said Edward Edwards was then of sound and disposing mind memory and

understanding to the best of this deponants Knowledge and belief, and

that he the said James Hunter with John Davis and John G. Rogers,

subscribed their Names as witnesses to the same at the Request of the

Testator in his presence, and in the presence of Each other.

Given Under my hand and Seal this third day of December 1821

Wm Rice O.r.d.y Seal

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