Will of Joseph Norman, Colleton County SC, 02 Nov 1764

In the Name of God Amen, I Joseph Norman of Colleton County in the province of South Carolina, being infirm in body, but of sound Mind and Memory, do make ordain and Ratify this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannuling all others whatsoever, as followeth,

I Recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth, to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors, In hopes of a glorious Resurrection thro' [sic] Jesus Christ to eternal life, my lawful debts and funeral charges being first paid, I dispose of all my worldly Estate as followeth

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving sons William and John Norman the Track [sic: Tract] of land I now live on to be equally divided between them, my track of Land on Midway in Georgia to be sold and ye money it sells for with the whole of my personal estate I give to be equally divided between my well beloved children William Norman John Norman, Rebeckah Andrews Sarah Norman and Ann Norman

Item I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved grand child Mary Liddell one hundred pounds [£100] to be reserved in the hands of my Executors till she comes to age by law or Married.

Item I will that my children that is [sic] not of age shall be Educated and clothed according to the discretion of my Executors and the Expenses of the same to come out of my whole estate.

Item I desire and will that if any of my children should die before they come to lawful age or without issue then that part of my estate bequeathed to them shall return and be equally divided between the Surviving children, also if my grandchild should die before she should come to age by law or without issue then that part of my estate Bequeathed to her shall return and be equally divided between my own children

Lastly I constitute and appoint my loving brother Jacob Weston my loving son in law Isham Andrews my loving son William Norman and my beloved Friend John Boyd Executors of this my last will and Testament to manage and dispose of all the worldly Estate that it hath pleased God to bless me with, as above mentioned.

In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this second day of November in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovreign Lord George the third King and Defender of the Faith &ca [etc.] anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty four [02 Nov 1764].

his Joseph X Norman (seal) mark

Signed sealed published and Declared by the above named Joseph Norman as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have Subscribed our names as Witnesses. In the presence and at the request of the said Testator the day and year above written

Christopher Hill
Jane Tipper
William Bacon

Proved before the Honble Wm. Bull Esqr. Lieut. Govr. [Honorable William Bull Esquire Lieutenant Governor] 30th day of November 1764 [30 Nov 1764] at the same time qualified Isham Andrews and William Norman Executors of the said will

The WPA transcript includes the following:
Recorded in Will Book 1760-1767
Recorded on Page 444


  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0509. Will Books. Series S213028, Volume QQ, Pages 424-425.
  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm ST0515. Wills (WPA transcripts). Series S213216, Volume 10, Pages 567-568.
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