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Will of LeRoy Hammond -1790- Edgefield County, SC

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Will of LeRoy Hammond -1790- Edgefield County, SC

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Will
Surnames: Hammond, Hammonds
Will of LEROY HAMMOND

This is the last Will and Testament of LeRoy Hammond of Snow
Hill in the County of Edgefield and State of South Carolina
Esquire First I recommend cause my body to be decently interred
at their Discretion- I do further will and direct that all my
just Debts and funeral Expences be first paid by my said Executors
out on my Estate and Effects and I do hereby charge the
whole thereof both real and personal with the payment of the
same And for the more effectual discharge of my said Debts
I do authorise and appoint my said Executors or such of them as
May qualify and take on themselves the Execution of this my will
To make sale and dispode of either at public Auction or by private
sale and in such manner as they may Deem most for the
advantage of my Estate all my Lands, Tenements, Houses, Lots
Slaves Goods, Cattles Effects and Hereditaments, Except a
Lot of Land containing Six acres and one quarter at Falmouth in
the County of Edgefield aforesaid and on which my Inspection
Whare House now stand and also except two Lots of Lands at
Springfield near Augusta in Georgia or such part or party ther-
of as may be sufficient for that purpose and to make sign seal
execute and deliver the necessary Titles and Conveyance to the
different purchasers thereof-
And After payment of my said Debts and funeral Expences as
Aforesaid I do hereby dispose of the residence and remainder of
My said Estate and affects in manner following, that is to say,
I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my only Son
LeRoy Hammond one Mostly or Part of such residence and remainder
of my said Estate both real and Personal To hold to him
His Heirs and assigns forever and to be at his absolute Will
and disposal, And I do further give and bequeath unto my beloved
wife Mary-Ann one other mosety or half of such residence of my
said Estate both real and personal to be used and enjoyed by her
for and during the Term of her natural Life and from and immediately
after her decease I do hereby give devise and bequeath the
said last mentioned moiety or half part of Me residue of my
said Estate to my said so LeRoy Hammond his heirs and assigns
forever to be at his absolute will and disposal in the same
manner as the other moiety herein- before given and bequeathed
to him Provided nevertheless that in case my said Son LeRoy
Hammond shall depart this Lfe without leaving- lawful Issue of
his body to be begotten or with-out making any disposition by
deed, will or otherwise of the Estate and effects hereinbefore
hiven devised and bequeathed to him as aforesaid then and in
that case my will and desire is and I do hereby five devise and
bequeath the same and every part there of until John, Joshua and
Susey - children of my Brother John Hammond and James
and Samuel - children of my Sister Elizabeth Bailey nee Lewis,
their Heirs and assigns to be equally divided between them Share
and Share alike and in case any of either of them the said John,
Joshua, Susey, James & Samuel should die under age or unmarried
then I will and direct the share of shares of My persons or
persons so dying unmarried or under age shall go to the survivors
of them
And I do hereby direct my Executors herin after name
to cause my two Grand Children Le Lewis and Polly to be well
and properly educated out of and at the charge of my Estate
And Lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife
Mary Ann Hammond, My Son LeRoy Hammond, George Whirefield and
Charles Goodwin Esquires Executirx and Executors of this my
last Will and Testament, now revoking all former Wills by me
made and hereby declaring this to be my last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and
Testament set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of May in
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety and
in the fourteenth year of American Independence-

Signed sealed published and )
Declared by the above named )
Testator Le Roy Hammond as )
And for his last will and )
Testament in our Presence, )
Who in the presence of each ) Le Roy Hammond (SEAL)
Other have respectively signed )
Our names as witnesses thereto )
Wm Matthews
Geo. Winter
A. N. Williamson

Recorded in Will Book “A” page 20
Recorded July 1790
R. Tutt C.E.C.
Box No. 40: Pkg. No. 1668

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