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Will of Charles Gillham
- 25 October 1800
- Will of Charles Gillham
- In the name of God, Amen, I Charles Gillham of the District of York, and state of So. Carolina being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be God calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to God that gave it, and my body I recommend to earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my exs. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate werewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I demise and dispose of the same in manner following:
- First of all I allow my just debts and funeral charges to be paid out of my estate
- Secondly I will and bequeath unto my wife the sum of five shilling
- Thirdly I Will and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Gillham and her heirs 100 acres of my new survey on the wt side of Bullocks Creek with 50 acres added to it on the same side of the Creek of the land I purchased of Delap [sic] including a part of the bottom with her bed and furniture
- Fourthly, I will and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Gillham and her heirs 100 acres of land on the wt side of Bullocks Creek known by the name of Duckpon plantation or pace [sic] also her bed and furniture.
- Fifthly I will and bequeath unto my well beloved son John Gillham the remainder of my lands with my mansion house and my bed and furniture and one chest of drawers my grey horse and by mare one set of plow irons and too pair of gears, one big pot, one small pot, and one oven with my part of my dresser, mall rings and wedges, one ax and hoes, 1 shovel plow
- Sixthly I will and bequeath unto John Montgomery the sum of fifteen pounds to be paid out of the bequeath property
- Seventhly I will and bequeath unto Hampton Wade the sum of ten pounds
- Eighthly the remainder of my estate I allow to be appraised and sold and equally divided between my three youngest children.
- And lastly I do nominate and appoint my eldest son Thomas Gillham, Ralph Rogers, and Adam Meek to be Exers of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former wills and ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament
- In witness whereof I do set my hand and seal this 25th day of Octr in the year of our Lord 1800.
- (signed) Chs. Gillham
- Signed, seal’d and acknowledged in presence of us:
- James Willson
- Jonas Bayles
- Sarah Davidson
- Probated March 1, 1802
- [Source: York County, South Carolina, Will Book A, page 82, Case No. 56, File No. 157].
From Genforum.com post:
Posted By: Herbert Joseph Gillham
Subject: Charles Gillham/Gilham (1729-1800) SC
Post Date: December 13, 1999 at 22:28:28
Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gilham/messages/3.html
Forum: Gilham Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gilham/
Charles Gillham (or Gillham)(cir 1729 - 1800)
Looking for descendants of Charles Gillham or Gilham, first known child of Thomas Gillham, Sr. Charles married Elizabeth Kincaid and Elizabeth Carlisle. Apparently lived last years in or around York County, South Carolina. Will written around 1800 reflects four children, but information known on only one child - Thomas Gillham/Gilham.
Anyone who might be able to shed light on his descendants, please contact me, as I'd like to add more family information about Charles and his kin to my database.