Addition, 1810, to the Wylie Family Papers
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Manuscript, 12 September 1810, dedimus potestatem and renunciation of dower relates to the Wylie family of South Carolina. | Manuscripts Gifts 2008 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
The intestate death of William McLeod of Charleston, S.C., left George Alexander Wylie and Henry Wylie sole heirs and after the latter sold two lots on East Bay Street from McLeod’s estate to cooper James Mitchell, renunciations of dower were required by the court on 23 May 1810 from the wives of the two Wylies.
As they could not “conveniently come to Charleston,” Alexander Wylie, John Younger, John Oakey, Allen Marshall, or any two of them, “shall go to the women to obtain renunciations of dower and bring them to the Associate Justices of the State at Charleston at the next Court of Common Pleas.” The document was amended and signed on 12 September 1810 to add that Alexander Wylie and Allen Marshall examined the women privately and separately and they renounced their claims to the property.