Person:Charles Gillham (2)

Charles Gillham
b.ABT 1729 Prob. Ireland
d.bef. 1 March 1802 York County, South Carolina
m. Abt. 1729
  1. Charles GillhamABT 1729 - bef 1802
  2. Ezekiel GillhamABT 1732 - BEF 1800
  3. Mary GillhamABT 1735 -
  4. Nancy GillhamABT 1737 -
  1. Thomas Gillham - bef 1801
Facts and Events
Name Charles Gillham
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1729 Prob. Ireland
Death? bef. 1 March 1802 York County, South Carolina

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].


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Posted By: Herbert Joseph Gillham Email: Subject: Charles Gillham/Gilham (1729-1800) SC Post Date: December 13, 1999 at 22:28:28 Message URL: Forum: Gilham Family Genealogy Forum Forum URL:

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.

Thanks, Herb Gillham