WILL OF ARCHIBALD McLEAN - 1820
Contributed by Trisha London
January 21, 2011
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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