Releasing Jack, Lurey, Tanner, London, Sylvia and Boston: Will of Peter Banner, Barnwell Co., SC 1800

While researching Broadways in South Carolina before 1800, I came across the will of Peter Banner, which was recorded on 29 August 1800. I am quite sure the South Carolina Broadway families are related since there aren’t many of them, but Peter Banner isn’t part of my husband’s direct line.

This is a typescript of the original will, which I found at South Carolina Archives & History, S108093. No image of the original will has been found online.

Will of Peter Banner

In the Name of God Amen, I Peter Banner of Oringbg District & State of South Carolina planter do make this my last will & testament in manner & form following Revoking all other heretofore made first & principally I Recommend my soul to Almighty god that give it me — & as touching such Worldly Estate as it has pleased God to lend me in this world it is my Desire it may be in the following manner to be managed by my Executors whom I shall name —- hereafter. — I Lend to my Wife Mary Banner During her natural Life One Negro fellow Named Jack One Negro Wench Named Lurey & one Negro Girl Names Tanner with all the Household furniture & working tools also to Cut Clear on any part of my Land she may think proper. for her only use also her Choice of the Horsis I mean one with three Cows & Calves Likewise half of the Crop that may be on the sd plantation the Remainder to be sold & Divided amongst my childn – with what horses & Cattle may be Left Sold to the highest Bidder allowing twelve months credit with good Sufficient Security. I give to my son Benjamin Banner one negro boy named London being the 2nd child his mother had with my Riding Saddle and the second best horse if any — also all my Land that is not Sold —- I Leave to my Daughter Elizth Coleman one Negro Girl Named Sylvia—– I Leave to my Daughter Lydia Broadway one Negro Boy Named Boston —– I Leave to my Daughter Anna Shute & my son Benjamin Banner what money may be Raisd from my Cattle &c & at the Expiration of my Wife’s Death my son to have all paying his Sister Anna —– one hundred dollars — also I Leave Jno Taylor fifty dollars to be Levied of my Estate with all my Wearing clothes — now I Constitute my Trusty Friends David Deloach, John Kettles, & Mathew Singleton to see the above Done as near as possably they can in acting as my Executors to this my Las will — I would have them keep in their hands what may fall to the before signd the Evidences Can prove I am in my proper health & Senses

Witness
Thos (X) Long Senr
(his mark)
Thomas Long Junr
Margrett (X) long
(her mark)
Recorded in Will Book “b” Page 258
Recorded August 9th 1800
Charles J. Brown J. Q, Barnewell District
Bundle 1, Package 11.

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