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Michael Dickert


In the name of God amen I Michael Dickert, Sen. Of Newberry District in the State of South Carolina, being very weak in body & stricken in years, but of perfect mind & memory Thanks be Given Unto God, Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally & first of all, I give & recommend my Soul into the hands of the almighty God that gave it, and my recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the discretion of my executors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrections I shall receive the same again, by the might power of God to  bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form -----

First, I give & bequeath to my son Michael Dickert the sum of 5 shilling lawfull money money of South Carolina -----

Second, I give unto my son Christopher Dickert (or his body heirs) the sum of 5 shillings etc.--------

Thirdly, I give unto my son Peter Dickert the sum of Twenty dollars. Fourthly, I five unto my Daughter Margarit the wife of John Folk one Hundred Dollars etc.--------

Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah the wife of John Stockman Senr. , one Hundred Dollars etc.----

Also is my will and desirer that after my Heirs are paid as I have mentioned above, the remainder of the money if there should be any left or remaining of the Estate Shall be Equally divided between my four children namely Michael Dicker Jun., Peter Dickert Margarit the wife of John Folk and Hannah the wife of George Stockman Sen.----- and with which of my children I shall die I give and bequeath unto him or her my bed truck, gist and furniture--------------

And I do here by also ordain & appoint Samuel Cannon as my Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. Likewise I do here by utterly disallow revoke and disannul all & every other former testament wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed---ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament—in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this Thirty First day of October---in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and eight----

Signed Sealed Published and pronounced

And declared by the said Michael Dickert

As his last will and testament                               Michael Dickert (seal)

In the presence of me who in his presence

And in the presence of each other Have

Here unto subscribed Our Names ----------

Peter Stockman Jun.

Andrew Cromer Jun.

Edmond Wassell

Recorded in the Will Book E page 143

Proved November 5, 1811

Recorded Date July 6, 1818