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Re: Colonial wills - looking for a book or other source
Posted by: Elizabeth (ID *****5991) Date: December 17, 2013 at 12:03:22
In Reply to: Colonial wills - looking for a book or other source by Graham Louer of 26707

The SC Will Abstract books cover from 1670 - 1784, 3 vols. As far as I know, people were required to file the will in Charleston no matter where they lived. The last, 4th, SC Will Abstract Book is from 1783-1800 and is only for wills recorded in Charleston. People in other Districts, beginning ? [not sure when but after 1763], could file or record their wills in their District. Many of these can be found on line at SC Archives site.

Put last name first in their Index Search.
Good luck with your search.

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