John Richardson & ?Cornelia Emerenlia
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1790 S.C. Census p. 39

Charleston District - St. Phillips Parish

JOHN RICHARDSON

1 free male under 16

2 free males over 16

1 free female

5 slaves

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The following deeds are for John Richardson in Charleston, SC.  It is possible they are the deeds of JOHN RICHARDSON the father of Abigail Richardson, but that has not been proven.

 

James Wright             Deed 1779 Charleston, South Carolina p. 133-7

To

JOHN RICHARDSON         South Carolina         This Indenture made the Twenty

Lease for a year                                                     ninth Day of November in the year of our Lord

of a Lot of Land                                                     one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine

in Charleston                                                           between James Wright of Charlestown in the State of South Carolina (merchant) of the one part and JOHN RICHARDSON of the same place Merchant of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Shillings Current Money of the said state to him in hand well and truly paid by the said JOHN RICHARDSON at and before the sealing and Delivery hereof (the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) Hath bargained and sold and by these presence Doth bargain and sell unto the said RICHARDSON his Executors, Administrators and Assigns a certain piece part or parcel of a Lot of Land situate lying and being in Charleston aforesaid distinguished in the Run of the said town by the number Twelve (12) Butting and Bounding Northwardly on Broad Street Southward on Eliot Street Eastwardly partly on Land now or late belonging to the Estate of Jacob Waldren and partly on land of George Vineard and Westwardly on Land of John Paul Gimke containing in front on Broad street aforeward Thirty one feet four inches or near thereabout be the same more or less and on Elliot Street aforesaid Twenty five feet ten Inches and in length between said streets one hundred and seventy five feet together with all and singular the gardens orchards Emoluments hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said air, part or parcel of lot of land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion or Reversions remainder and remainders thereof and every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the said piece Part or parcel of a lot of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said JOHN RICHARDSON his Executors Administrators and Assigns from the day next before the Day of the Date of these presents for and during the full time and unto the full End and term of one whole year from thence next ensuring and fully to be completed and ended yielding and paying therefore unto the said James Wright his Executors on Administrators the Rent of one Pepper Corn on the last Day of the said Term of the same shall be lawfully demanded. To the intent and purpose that the said JOHN RICHARDSON by virtue hereof and by force of the statues for transferring of uses into Provision maybe in the actual Possession of the Premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances and may be hereby in to accept and take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance of the same, to him and his Heirs forever, in Witness whereof the said Parties to these presents have hereunto inter changeably set their hands and seals the Day and year first above written sealed and Delivered in the presence of

Jno Geotte                     James Wright SEAL

Goetane Francesnini     Recorded and examined this 17th day of November 1781

James Wright doth hereby                 Mr. James Wright                         South Carolina

acknowledge and thereof and             Mr. JOHN RICHARDSON         Indenture made

parcel thereof doth acquit                   Release of a Lot of                        the thirteenth

release exonerate and                        Land in Broad                               Day of November

discharge the said JOHN                   Street Charlestown                       in the year of

RICHARDSON                                                                                   our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Seventy nine between James Wright of Charleston in the state aforesaid of the one part and JOHN RICHARDSON of the Town and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for an in consideration of the sum of Ninety Thousand Pounds Currency of said State to him the said James Wright in hand at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, by the said JOHN RICHARDSON well and truly paid the receipt whereof the said (James Richardson is written in here & marked out) his Heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them, for ever by these presents. He the said James Wright hath granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents Doth fully freely clearly and absolutely grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm into the said JOHN RICHARDSON (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and sale to him thereof made by the said James Wright for one whole year for the consideration of Ninety Thousand Pounds Current money by an Indenture of lease bearing Date the Day next before the Day of the Date of these presents to commence from the Day next before the Day of the Date hereof and sealed and delivered before the execution of these presents and also by force of the Statue for transferring of uses into possession in that case made and provided) and unto his Heirs and assigns for ever All that piece or part of a lot of land, situate lying and being in Charlestown aforesaid distinguished in the Plan of the said Town by the number twelve (12) Butting and Bounding Northwardly on Broad Street Southwardly on Elliott Street. Eastwardly part on land now on lately belonging to the Estate of Jacob Waldren and partly on lands of George Kincaid and Westwardly on land of John Paul Grimdie containing in front on Broad Street aforesaid. Thirty one feet four Inches or near thereabouts be the same more or less and on Elliott Street aforesaid Twenty five feet ten inches and in length between the said streets, one hundred and seventy five feet together with all and singular the Gardens, orchards, fences, ways wells, waters, water courses, Easements, profits, commodities, advantages, Emoluments, hereditaments and appurtenances whatever to the said Piece Part or Parcel of a lot of land (the following is marked out: belonging in or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder & remainders Rents and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof and also all the estate Right title Interest possession property profits claim and demand whatsoever either in Law or equity which him the said James Wright now hath or ever had, on which he or his Heirs hereafter shall may can or ought to have, of, in, to , or out of the said piece part or parcel of a lot of land) belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders Rents issues and profits thereof and if every part and parcel thereof and also all the Estate a light, solle, interest, possession, property, profits, claim and demand whatsoever either in law or equity which him the said James Wright now hath or ever had or which he or his heirs hereafter shall may can or ought to have of in to or out of the said piece part or parcel of a lot of land and other the premises with their and every of their appurtenances together with all deeds, Plats, grants, charters, writings and elements whatsoever, which he the said James Wright now hath in his custody or possession To have and to hold the said piece part or parcel of a lot of Land and all the Singular other the premises hereby granted and released or meant and intended to be granted and released unto the said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Wright for himself and his Heirs the said premises hereby bargained, sold, granted, released, or meant and intended to be bargained sold, granted and released, with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and assigns against all and all manner of person and persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents and the said James Wright for himself unto his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant, promise, grant and agree to, with the said JOHN RICHARDSON his Heirs and Assigns by these presents in a manner and form following that is to say that the said James Wright now at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents is and standeth lawfully, and absolutely seized of and in the said piece part or parcel of a lot of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances of a good, pure perfect and absolute estate of inheritance, in fee simple Without any manner of Condition, trust, promise power of revocation or limitation of any use or uses, or other restraint, matter or thing whatsoever, to alter, change, charges, defeat, or evict the same and also that the said James Wright now hath in himself good Rightful power and lawful and absolute authority to grant release, and confirm the said piece, part or parcel of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said JOHN RICHARDSON his Heirs and Assigns forever aforesaid and also that it shall and maybe lawful to and for the said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and Assigns from time to time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly to enter into, have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the said piece part or parcel of a lot of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances without any the Lawful, Let, Trust, trouble, molestation, Eviction or interruption of the said James Wright his executors or administrators or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under him and that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted, exonerated and discharged of and from all and all manner of forms and other gifts grants Bargains, Sales, uses, wills, entails, Jointures, Dowers, Judgements, charges and incumbrances whatsoever, had, made, done, committed or suffered by the said James Wright or any other person whatsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim, by, from or under him and lastly that the said James Wright and his heirs and all and every other person and persons lawfully claiming or to claim any Estate Right Title or interest of, in, or to the said piece grant parcel of Lot of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and released or any part or parcel thereof shall and will from and at all times hereafter at the reasonable request and proper costs and charges in the law of said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and assigns make do acknowledge and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged and * and more perfect and absolute granting, conveying and assuring the said piece part or parcel of a lot of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances to and for the use and behoof of the said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and assigns forever as by him or them or by his or their council learned in the law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required in Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably let their hands and seals the day and year first above written

Seal'd & Delivered

in the presence of                             James Wright SEAL

Jno Scott     Goctano Franceschini

Received the day and year first written, of the within named JOHN RICHARDSON the sum of Ninety Thousand pounds current money of South Carolina, it being the full consideration Money within mentioned, I say received by me. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of             James Wright SEAL

Jno Scott     Goctano Francheschini

South Carolina         Personally appeared JOHN RICHARDSON and John Scott

The Town                 who being duly sworn severally made oath and say

District                     and first the said JOHN RICHARDSON on deposeth that the within Indenture was made and executed to him by James Wright therein mentioned for a valuable consideration bonafide and not to include the payment of any Just Debt or to prevent any legal forfeiture; and the said John Scott deposeth that he was present and saw James Wright sign seal and as his act and did deliver the within Instrument for the uses therein mentioned and that he this Deponent together with Goctavi Franceschini subscribed their names as witnesses to the due Execution thereof and to the best of his knowledge or belief the within Indenture was made for a valuable consideration Bonafide and forms clandestine or Illegal Intent or purpose whateverSworn before me this 20 day of August 1781 William Rugeley J.D.

Recorded and examined this 17th day of November 1781

(written on the side of the page - * and Executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and things Conveyances and appurtenances in the law whatsoever for the further better)

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1792 Charleston City & County, South Carolina Bk W6 p174-6

Thomas Osborn Esqr Sheff G. T. D                         State of South Carolina

            To                                                               This Indenture made the

David McCredie Esqr                                             sixth day of October in

conveyance of a lot of land in Broad                         the year of our Lord One

Street corner of Gadsden's Alley plat                       Thousand seven hundred

                                                                                and ninety two and in the

seventeenth year of American Independence Between Thomas Osborn Esqr Sheriff of Charleston District in the State Aforesaid of the one part and David McCredy of the City of Charleston and State aforesaid Merchant of the other part...of a certain piece or parcel of a lot of land in the City of Charleston in the State aforesaid situate lying and being on the South side of Broad Street Bounding to the Northward on Broad street aforesaid to the Eastward on Land of JOHN RICHARDSON to the Southward on Lands late of the estate of John Scott of now of Mrs. Scott and to the Westward on Gadsdon's Alley containing from East to West Twenty seven feet six inches or thereabout be the same more or less and in depth on Gadsdon's alley ninety three feet six inches more or less...

The Plot is drawn out.

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JOHN RICHARDSON         Deed 1793 Charleston, South Carolina p. 111-4

    To

John Bold                                 South Carolina This Indenture made the twenty

Lease for a Year                     second day of April in the year of our Lord

                                                one thousand seven hundred and ninety threeBetween JOHN RICHARDSON of the City of Charleston in the State aforesaid Gentlemen of the one part & John Bold of the same place merchant of the other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN RICHARDSON in consideration of five shillings sterling money to him in hand be paid by the said John Bold before the delivery of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) hath bargained & sold & by these presents doth bargain & sell to the said John Bold his executors Administrators & Assigns all that Lot piece or parcel of land situate lying and being on the south side of Broad Street in the City of Charleston and state aforesaid butting & bounding to the East on Land of Mrs. Martha Surtle & Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Taylor to there South on Land of David McCradie & Sarah Seok to there South on Elliott Street & to there North of Broad Street aforesaid which said Lot piece or parcel of Land measures or contains in front on Broad Street thirty one feet and four inches be the same more or less & on Elliott Street twenty five feet & ten inches be the same more or less Together with all and singular the Houses Buildings Fences Gardens Ways Privileges Profits Heriditaments & Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lot piece or parcel of Land belonging or appertaining or with the same used reputed or known as part or member thereof & the reversion & revisions remainder & remainders rents if ever & profits thereof and every part thereof To have & to hold the said Lot price or parcel of Land Hereditaments & all and singular the premises hereinbefore mentioned and every part and parcel thereof within and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said John Bold his Executors Administrators & Assigns from the day next before the day of the date of here presents for and during and unto the full end and term if one whole year thence next ensuring and fully to be completed and ended yielding and Paying therefore unto the said JOHN RICHARDSON his heirs and assigns the yearly Rent of one Pepper Corn at the Expiration of the said Term if the same shall be lawfully demanded To the intent purpose that by virtue of those presents and of the statute for have During uses into possession the said John Bold may be in the actual possession of the premises and be hereby enabled to accept a grant and release of the freehold reversion in inheritance of the same premises to him his Heirs and assigns forever in Witness whereof the Parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and in the year first above written JOHN RICHARDSON SEAL

Signed and delivered in the presents of E. Poinsett Tho Aiken

Recd on the day of the date of the within written Indenture from the within mentioned John Bold the sum of five shillings sterling being the Consideration Money to be paid to me JOHN RICHARDSON

Presents E. Poinsett Thos Aiken State of South Carolina Personally appeared Elisha Poinsett of the City of Charleston in the state aforesaid Doctor of Physic who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God made oath that he was present and saw the within named JOHN RICHARDSON sign seal as on his act and did deliver this lease for a year to and for the use and purpose therein mentioned that he also saw him sign the Receipt for the Consideration Money and that he the Defendant and Thomas Akin signed their names on Witness to the due Execution of the same. Sworn to the 24th day of April 1793 before me D. C. Marzyck JP

JU Records examined No. the 24th day of April 1793 by S. Marzyck (Register)

 

JOHN RICHARDSON &                         South Carolina This Indenture made the

CORNELIA EMERENLIA                       twenty third day of April in the year of

his wife to                                                  our Lord one thousand seven hundred and

John Bold Release                                     ninety three Between JOHN RICHARDSON of

in fee simple                                             the City of Charleston in the State

                                                                aforesaid Gentleman and CORNELIA EMERENLIA his Wife of the one part and John Bold of the same place Merchant of the other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN RICHARDSON & CORNELIA EMERENLIA his Wife in consideration of the price of one thousand and four hundred pounds sterling to them in hand paid by the said John Bold his Executors and Administrators thereof, acquitted by these presents) have granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these Presents do grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said John Bold in his actual possession not being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of those Presents and by force of the statue for transferring uses unto possession his heirs and assigns forever Alien for piece or parcel of land situate lying and being on the South Side of Broad Street in the City of Charleston and state aforesaid butting and bounding to the East on Land of Mrs. Martha Sentell and Mr. Anne Elizabeth Taylor to the West on land of Mr. David McCredie and Sarah Scott to the South on Elliott Street twenty five feet and ten inches be the same more or less Together with all and singular the Houses Buildings Fences Gardens Woods Ways Water Water-courses privileges profits Hereditaments Rights Members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lot piece or parcel of Land belonging or appertaining or with the same used resisted or known as part or member thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents if ever and profits thereof and of every part thereof and also all the Estate right title interest trust property and demand whatsoever both at law & in Equity of them the said JOHN RICHARDSON and CORNELIA EMERENLIA his wife unto or out of the said Lot price or parcel of Land Heriditaments and premises to have and to hold the said Lot price or parcel of land Hereditaments and premises hereinbefore mentioned to be hereby granted and released with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Bold his Heirs and Assign unto the only proper use and behoof of the said John Bold his heirs and Assigns forever And the said JOHN RICHARDSON doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said John Bold his Heirs and Assigns in Manner following that is to say that he the said John Bold his Heirs and assigns shall at all times hereafter peaceably possess and enjoy the said Lot piece or parcel of Land Hereditaments and premises mentioned without the Lawful or disturbance of any hand whatsoever of him the said JOHN RICHARDSON his Heirs or any other Person whatsoever and that fee and clear and freely and clearly exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said JOHN RICHARDSON his Heirs Executors or Administrators well and sufficiently save defended and indemnified of and from and against all former and other incumbrances whatsoever And further that he the said JOHN RICHARDSON and his Heirs and all other Persons whatsoever and their Heirs having or lawfully claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully claim any Estate Right Title Trust or Interest in to or out of the said Lot piece or parcel of Land Hereditaments and premises or any part thereof shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and at the costs and charges of the said John Bold his heirs and assigns make do and execute or cause to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable such things devices conveyances and appurtenances in the law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect and absolute granting conveying and assuring of the said lot piece or parcel of land Hereditaments and Premises with their Appurtenances unto the said John Bold his Heirs and assigns unto the only proper use and behoof of him the said John Bold his heirs and assigns forever and by the said John Bold his Heirs or Assigns or his or their council learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised devised or required And lastly that he the said JOHN RICHARDSON and his Heirs the said Lot piece or parcel of Land Heriditaments and premises with their and every of their and every of their Rights Members and Appurtenances unto the said John Bold his Heirs and Assigns against him the said JOHN RICHARDSON and his Heirs and all and every other person and persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents

In Witnesseth the said I hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and in the year first above written

CORNELIA EMERENLIA SEAL RICHARDSON, JOHN SEAL RICHARDSON

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of (the name of "Martha" being first written on an Erasure in the tenth line of the 1st that and the words "ten Inches" also written on Erasure in the 13th line of the same sheet and the words "to time" also underlined in the 2nd sheet E. Poinsett Tho Aiken.Received on the day of the date of the within Indenture of the within mentioned John Bold the Consideration Money within mentioned to be paid JOHN RICHARDSON L1400 Witness E. Poinsett Thos Akin. State of South Carolina. Personally appeared Elisha Poinsett of the City of Charleston in the state aforesaid Physicians who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God made oath that he was present and saw JOHN RICHARDSON and CORNELIA EMERENLIA RICHARDSON his wife separately sign and seal and as their respective act and did deliver this Release in fee simple to and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned that he also saw the said JOHN RICHARDSON sign the Receipt for the consideration money hereon wrote and that he the Deponent together with Thomas Akin signed their names as witness to the due execution of the same. Sworn to the 22nd day of April 1793 by

D. Marzyck Register

(SEAL E. H. Bay 287 - written sideways in the margin)

 

MRS CORNELIA E. RICHARDSON                 South Carolina By the Honorable

            to                                                             Elisha Hall Bay Esquire one of the

John Bold                                                             Justices of the State of South

Renunciation of Dower                                         Carolina. To all to whom there are

                                                                            such shall come be seen or made known Greeting. Know ye that on the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three before me personally appeared CORNELIA EMERENLIA the wife of JOHN RICHARDSON of the City of Charleston the state aforesaid Gentlemen who being by me privately and separately examined. Did acknowledge that she did freely and voluntarily without any manner of compulsion dread or fear of her said Husband the said JOHN RICHARDSON or any other Person or Persons whomsoever Consent to and join with her husband the said JOHN RICHARDSON in granting conveying and Releasing (in and by a certain Indenture of Release bearing date the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and made between the said JOHN RICHARDSON and CORNELIA EMERENLIA his wife of the one part and John Bold of the same place Merchant of the other part) unto the said John Bold his Heirs and Assigns forever All that Lot piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being onto the south side of Broad Street in the City of Charleston and State aforesaid butting and bounding to the East on land of Mrs. Martha Surtle and Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Taylor to West on land of David McCredee and Sarah Scott to the south on Elliott Street to the North on Broad street aforesaid which said Lot piece or parcel of land measures and containing in front on Broad Street thirty one feet four inches be the same more or less and on Elliott Street twenty five feet ten inches be the same more or less Together with the Rights Members and Appurtenances thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and remainders rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof and also all the Estate rights Title Interest Dower claim and demand whatsoever both in Law and Equity or otherwise howsoever of them the said JOHN RICHARDSON and CORNELIUS EMERENLIA his wife of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof and the said CORNELIA EMERENLIA now before me being privately and separately examined as aforesaid doth acknowledge and declare that she doth freely and voluntarily without any manner of Compulsion Dread or fear of her said husband the said JOHN RICHARDSON or any other Person or Persons whomsoever for herself and her heirs Remise Release and forever quit claim unto the said John Bold his Heirs and Assigns forever All and All manner of Dower rights and Title of Dower which she now look or hereafter claim of in and to the same and all manner of actions or writ of Dower so that neither she nor any Person for her or in her name any Right or Title of Dower shall in may have or prosecute or claim against the said John Bold his Heirs or Assigns but of and from the same shall be entirely debarred and forever excluded. In Testimony whereof I the said Elisha Hall Bay have hereunto set my Hand and caused the seal of the office of Common Pleas John A. Thos Fisbee to be affixed on the day in the year first above written

Recorded Examined No. the 24th Day of April 1793

by Du Marzyck Register

(Written sideways in the margin - 1800 January sd I acknowledge that Certification hath been received on this mortgage for principal and Interest of the herein mentioned by a tament of the date Justices Gilbert Chalney on behalf of the land Wm. Nixon & John S C C for the Exers of Barnd Elliott and to whom the trends was assigned. Witnesseth

Dave Smith Reg. Jesse & Register Equily)

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1807 Box 81 Pack 1981 Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON Dec'd

Published after divine service at Siloam (M H) on Sunday March 22nd 1807.

There is a list of the Goods & Chattels sold on Friday the 15th day of May 1807 Belonging to the Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON and the people who bought them ($107.84). People listed are

Lucy Richardson                     Robert Pollard                     William Chiles

William Richardson                 Thomas Hill                         Lewis Youngblood

Dudley Richardson                 Joseph Hill                             James Pollard

Nimrod Chiles                         Richard M. Owen                 Joseph Reynolds

Beter Ball                                 Henry Johnson                     Bryant Thomas

Austin Pollard                          Levi Rice                              John McFarlin

William Davenport

There is a Document binding Joseph Hill, Charles Davenport & Daniel Mitchell for Ten Thousand Dollars to be paid to Andrew Hamilton for the above to make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased JOHN RICHARDSON.

South Carolina                         By Andrew Hamilton, Esq. Ordinary

Abbeville District                     whereas Joseph Hill made appointment to

                                                grant him letter of Administration of the goods Chattels and Effects of JOHN RICHARDSON deceased as Highest Creator These are therefore to and administrator all and singular the said JOHN RICHARDSON deceased that they be and assessed before me in the Court of At Abbeville within ten days after publications thereof to these if any of you have the said administrator should not be granted my hand and Seal this 2nd day of March in the year of our Lord 1807 and in the thirty fifth year of American Independence

LS A. Hamilton OD

Abbeville District by Andrew Hamilton Ordinary Witness Robert Pollard, Nimrod Chiles, John Chiles, Robt Amsgham & Jas Campbell free men Greeting

These are to authorize you or any three of you to to all such places within this district as you shall be directed unto by Joseph Hill administrator of the goods & chattels of JOHN RICHARDSON Deceased whatsoever any of the goods and Chattels of the said deceased are within the said places & which shall be known people you by the said administrator and these true appraisal the same being first duly sworn to make a true and perfect and appraisements thereof and return the same Certified under the hands of and three of you made the said Admr within twenty days from the date hereof given under my hand this 17th day of April 1807

A Hamilton OAD