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In the name of God Amen, I Richard WICKER of said County being sick and weak but of a sound perfect disposing memory Thanks be to Almighty God for it. I do ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth Viz.
I give and bequeath my soul unto Almighty God who gave it me in hopes of a joyfull resurection through Jesus Christ my blessed redeemer.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John WICKER the one half of my plantation and land whereon I now live being the southren part of the said plantation and land to him and his heirs forever and if he should die without such heir of his body I give the land unto my Grand Daughter Mary HOLSTEAD and her heirs forever, and the other half of my plantation and land I give unto my Son John WICKER and his heirs forever, and if he should die without such heir I give this part of my said land unto my Grandson Joseph HOLSTEAD and heirs forever also I give unto my said Son John WICKER four negroes Jack, Rose, Elsaca and Oen and his heirs and if he should die without such heirs I give the same negroes to be equeally divided between my four Grand Childrenn Mary, Joseph, Francis and Thomas HOLSTEAD to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary HOLSTEAD one young horse two ews half dozen pewter plates and one pair of sheets and all the remainder of my estate that I have not already given away I give unto my Son John WICKER and appoint him whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness I have set my hand and seal this 20th day of November 1772.
/s/ Richard WICKER and a seal
Seigned Sealed and Delivered in presents of
Caleb [his mark] SIMMONS
Evan [his mark] JONES
Recorded and examined 24th day of June 1774
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