1850 WILL OF ALEXANDER McLEAN
Transcribed & Contributed by Trisha London
Posted February 28, 2008 by Myrtle Bridges
In the name of God, Amen. I Alexander McLean being aware of the uncertainty of life and the certainty
of death do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
I command my soul to God who gave it.
As to my worldly substances it is my will that my son Neill have my Negros Grace, Stephen and Abraham.
Item 2: I give to my beloved wife during her life, my Negros Sophia and Jim, and at her death the said
Negros are to belong to my daughter Jennet.
Item 3: I give and bequeath to my said daughter Jennet, my Negro boy Henry.
Item 4: I give to my son Peter McLean my Negro boy Washington.
Item 5: I give and bequeath to my son Duncan McLean's children Jennette, Catherine, Sarah Ann, Effy and
Alexander McLean, my Negro boy Jasper.
Item 6: It is my will that my Negro boy John be sold to pay my debts.
Item 7: I give all my land to my wife during her life, then the house tract to go to my daughter Nancy
and the other to my daughter Jennet.
Item 8: I give to ----- McLean my wife all my stock of horses during her life, the colt then to be my
son Neill's- the two year old to Nancy and the mare to Jennet. I give my gelding to my son Peter McLean.
Item 9: I give all the balance of my stock of all kinds to my beloved wife during her natural life and
at her death to be equally divided between my two daughters, Jennet and Nancy.
Item 10: I here by constitute and appoint my son Neill McLean executor to this my last will and testament
I testimony of which I hereunto set my hand and affirm my seal this February 9th, 1850.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Alexander D. McLean
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