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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.

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

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


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