1820 WILL OF ARCHIBALD McLEAN
Transcribed & Contributed by Trisha London      Posted April 30, 2009 by Myrtle Bridges


In the name of God,  Amen.  I, Archibald McLean of the County of Cumberland and State 
of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God), do this 26th 
day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, make and publish 
this, my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say:
First, I give to my son Alan McLean, one hundred and fifty acres of Land including the Plantation 
on which I now live.  Also, five Negros,  Viz:  Dorothy, Jack, Sharper, Doll and Jesse. 

To my Son, Hugh McLean, I give one- half of the lands which I own on the North Side of Upper 
Little River, also three Negros,  Viz:  Young Joe, Cherry and Sandy.

To my Son Alexander McLean I give all my lands on the South Side of Upper Little River except 
the Lands already mentioned.  Also, six Negros, Viz: Old Joe, Stephen, Cealy, Fed, Young George 
and Mary Ann. 

To my Son Peter McLean I give the other half of the lands on the North Side of Upper Little River 
and two small pieces of Land Lying on the Great Creek and on Stewarts Creek, confiding that he will 
let his brother Alexander have as many white oak trees as he may choose to work up.  Also, Six Negros, 
Viz: Jacob, Jenny, George, Lucy, Neill and Jean. 

I give to my son Archibald McLean fifty dollars.  To My Sons Alexander and Peter McLean, I give my 
Negro Girl Bess, also my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep. 

I wish my Negros Jade and Peggy sold for the purpose of paying my debts- should there be a balance 
remaining after my Debts are paid, I wish it to be equally divided between Hugh, Alexander and Peter McLean.  
I nominate and appoint my sons Alan McLean, Alexander McLean and my brother's son Daniel McLean Executors 
of this my last Will and Testament.

In Witness Thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed  Sealed  Published  and Declared by the said 
Archibald McLean   as his last will and Testament in presence of us:
X Daniel McDougald      Arch McLean     William McDougald

Alex McLean Qualified
Dan McLean Qualified

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