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[KY] STRINGER Bullitt County

data: In the name of god amen. I, Edmund Stringer, sen. of Bullitt County and state of Kentucky, being aged and weak in body, but thanks to god, of sound mind and memory, and knowing the uncertainty of life do think it fit so to dispense of the property which god in his providence has given me. As shall be satisfactory to me and which I do in the following manner to wit. First after having commended my soul to god who gave it and my body buried as my friends may direct, I will that my negro woman, Sylvia, shall have her freedom after my death agreeable to an instrument. of writing which I gave her bearing date the 31st of March 1821--It is my will that my negro man, Fell, shall be hired out untill he shall raise by his hire the sume of four hundred and fifty dollars and after he shall have so raised the sum afore, he is to have his freedom and is no longer to be held in bondage by any of my heirs or any other person or persons whatsoever--It is my will that my negro woman, Charlotte, shall be hired out untill she shall raise by her hire the sum of three hundred dollars and after she shall have raised the sum afore, she is to have her freedom, and is no longer to be held in bondage. If any of my heirs or any other person or persons whatsoever and in case this said negro, Charlotte, shall have a child or children after my death and before the time of her freedom, said child or children are not to be held in bondage, but are to be free to all intent and purposes--The said negroes is not to be hired so as to go out of this neighborhood without their consent The said negroes is to be clothed by my legates. If they shall choose to do so. If not, they are to be clothed out of the mony arising from their hire. Which is to be included in the sums of money which they are severally to raise. It is my will that my two negro children to wit, Mary and Dick.shall serve my son-in-law, John Paris, and his wife Susannah untill they arrive respectively to the age of sixteen and when they shall so arrive at the age of sixteen, they are then to be hired out untill they arrive to the age of twenty one and after they shall so have arrived to the age of twenty one, it is my will that they shall have their freedom and no longer bePage 2held in bondage. The hire of the afore negroes to wit Philip, Charlotte, Mary and Dick, is to be equally divided between my eight children or their heirs to wit, John Stringer, Richard Stringer, Thomas Stringer, Sally Fidler, Franky Osburn[e], Susannah Paris, Nancy Griffin, and the bodily heirs of Betsy Fidler Decd. in her stead, except that the said negroes is to be clothed by my legates if they choose (chuse) if not out of their hire which is to be counted as part of the sums that they are to raise. Also all my personal estate of every discription to be equally divided between my children as above mentioned except that they are all to be made equal first in the property that they have already had. That is, those that have had less that the others, is to be made equal before distribution is made. I do here revoke and set aside all former wills made by me and declare this only to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal. This seal this this 5th day of April 1821. P.S. Before signed it is my will that my negroes shall have and enjoy all the property and money which I have permitted them to gither and they are to enjoy the same as their own proper rightEdmund Stringer Sr. mark Test. Austin Hall, Jacob Cornell, Soloman Cornwell I do hereby appoint my son John Stringer and John Paris my executors to this my last will and testament April 5th 1821.Edmund Stringer Sen., + his markTest. Austin Hall. Jacob Cornell At a county court held for Bullitt County on Mondy this 4th day of June (?)(unclear) 1821. The forgoing last will and testament of Edmund Stringer senior. was produced in court and sworn by the oaths of Austin Hall & Solomon Caswell, two of the witness______________________ and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly.Test. J. Hall (unclear)

source: Kentucky Wills

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