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Last Will and Testament of Richard Ship 1814

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Location: Hancock County, Georgiamap
Surname/tag: Shipp
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Georgia - in the name of God Amen. I Richard Ship of the County of Hancock and State aforesaid being weak in bedy but of perfet sound mind and memory do on this fourth day of Novr in thhe year of our Lord 1813 make and ordain this my last will and testement in manner and form following (to wit) I give to my daughter Nancy Hardwick one silver dollar to her and her heirs.

I give to my daughter Frances Flournoy one silver dollar to her and her heirs.

I give to my daughter Susannah Johnson one silver dollar to her and her heirs.

I give to my granddaughter Betsey Roberts one tract of land on the Beaverdam of Ogechee whereon she now lives. I also give her one negro woman named Charity and her child Chaney, them and their increase to her and her heirs forever.

I lend to Betsey Tamplin one tract of land on Ogechee River whereon she now lives. I also lend her four negro slaves namely big Isaac, Castle, Hampton, and Matilda and their increase, also the household and kitchen furniture, stock and plantation tools that belongs to that plantation during her natural life or period of time that she may live single on the following conditions (to wit) that she is not to sell, barter, remove or squander any part of the above mentioned property so lent her without the consent of my Executors and at the death or marriage (page 50) of the said Betsey Tamplin, I give devise and bequest the property so lent her in manner and form following, to wit, I give to Charles Tamplin, Reuben Tamplin and Patsey Tamplin at the death or marriage of Betsey Tamplin the four Negroes and their increases that I have lent her also every other article of perishable property that I have lent her to be equally divided among them, to them and their heirs forever.

I lend to my wife Frances Ship during her natural life the whole of my estate both real and personal that had not been above mentioned, consisting of lands, negroes, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs, household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools also all the money in hand and that may be due me by note or otherwise together with all and every other article of my property that has not been conveyed by this instrument of writing and at the death of my wife Frances Ship, my will and desire is that the property and money so lent her be disposed of in the following manner, to wit, I give to my twelve greandchidlren namely Polly Hardwick, Richard Hardwick, Sophie Hardwick, Eliza Hardwick, Nancy Hardwick, James Hardwick, William Hardwick, & Harriet Hardwick, Permela Flournoy, Samantha Flournoy, Whitfield Flournoy, and Maddison Flournoy ten thousand eight hundred dollars (page 51) worth of property and money of the property and money I have lent my wife, to be equally divided among them as I shall hereafter direct to them and their heirs forever and should any balance remain my will is that it be equally divided among my twelve grandchildren above mentioned and my granddaughter Betsy Roberts. Now my will is that my two sons in law namely William Hardwick and Peter F. Flournoy divide the property above mentioned among my twelve grandchildren above mentioned. The property and money I have willed to them in proportion to the number of children they have - so that neither of them be accountable to the children of the other. Then and in that case they may if they see cause each of them make a division among their own children, or they may each of them keep their childrens lands rented & their negroes hired out and divide among their own children as they come to lawful age or marriage, otherwise they may if they see cause either or both of them keep their childrens lands rented and their negroes hired out till my youngest grandchild belonging to either family comes to lawful age or marriage. And finally I moninate, constitute and appoint William Hardwick, Peter F. Flournoy, William Rabun and Barnaby Shivers whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannullilng all former wills by me made and confirming this to be my last will and testament.

page 52 Signed and acknowledged Richard Ship ((SEAL))
in the presence of
William }{ Sprights
Nathan Morris
Asia Sprights


The last will and testament of Richard Ship dec was proven in open court by the oaths of William Sprights and Nathan Morris two of the subscribing withnesses and ordered to be recorded 3rd January 1814.
/s/ Myles Greene Clk. C.O.

The last will and testament of Richard Ship dec was further proven by the oath of Asia Sprights one fo the subscribing witnesses 7th February 1814.
/s/ James H. Jones Dep. Clk.

Sources

page 49 "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893L-RJN8?cc=1999178&wc=9SYY-C68%3A267654601%2C267777601 : 20 May 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 138 of 622; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

pages 50-51 "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93L-RV4L?cc=1999178&wc=9SYY-C68%3A267654601%2C267777601 : 20 May 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 139 of 622; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.

page 52 "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93L-RJLM?cc=1999178&wc=9SYY-C68%3A267654601%2C267777601 : 20 May 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 140 of 622; citing Houston County Probate Court Judge, Georgia.





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