|Everingham Family History Public Record Reprint
1815 WILL of John EVERINGHAM
of Charleston, South Carolina
Recorded in Will Book-K 1845-1851, Page 327
In the name of God, Amen. I John Everingham of the City of Charleston in the State aforesaid being of sound mind and memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following.
First I desire that all my just and lawful debts be paid and that all the just and lawful debts due me be recovered.
Secondly I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Everingham and to her heirs and assigns forever all and every part of my estate and effects of what nature or kind whatsoever situate in the State of South Carolina and elsewhere, to have and to hold all and singular the said premises unto my said beloved wife and to her heirs and asigns forever.
Thirdly I desire that should my said wife survive me my wish is that she will at or before her death emancipate and set free from slavery the following negro slaves to wit "Othello, Old Sally and Old Bob,"
LASTLY I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Rebecca Everingham and Christopher Fitzsimons Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other Wills made or mentioned to be made by me and declaring this to be my last Will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal and dated at Charleston this fifth day of October in the year or our Lord One Thousand eight hundred & fifteen and in the foutieth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America.
Signed sealed and delivered in our
presence who at the instance of the
testator and at his request we have
subscribed our names as Witnesses to the due execution hereof
Richd; McCormick---------Wm M Scott --------Margaret Scott----(c)2004 Everingham Family History
Proved before M T Mendenhall Esqr O.C.D. 25 December 1849.