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Samuel McHorney

Mar. 9, 1835 - May Term 1836
Currituck Co. Will Book 4, pps. 18-19

The Last Will and Testament of Samuel McHORNEY Decd. was exhibited at May Term 1836 and Proven by the Oath of Thomas POYNER & John JARVES and ordered Recorded

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel McHORNEY of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck Being of Sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the Same Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following,

Imprimes I lend unto Wife Fanny McHORNEY the use of the Land and Plantation whereon I now live also my Land and Plantation whereon My Son Manlif McHORNEY now lives and the Land and Plantation whereon my Son Samuel McHORNEY now lives during her Natural life or widowhood

Item I give unto my Son Manlif McHORNEY the land whereon he now Lives to contain all the Land I bough of Enoch STEPHEN after my wifes death or Marriage to him and his heirs for ever

Item I give unto my Son Samuel McHORNEY the Land whereon he now lives after my wifes death or marriag [sic]  Also one piece of Land Called Grays Island Containing Sixty two acres More or less to him and his heirs for ever also one colt.

Item I give unto my Daughter Barbara POYNER after my wifes death or marriage one half of the Tract of Land whereon I now live to be the Southward Part  Also the one half of the Ten acres bough of Silas MERCER to her and her heirs.

Item I give unto my Daughter Barbara POYNER one hundred dollars to be raised out of my Estate to her and her heirs.

Item I give unto my daughter Lovey McHORNEY after my wifes death or marriage one half of the Tract of Land whereon I now live to be the Northward Part whereon my houses now Stands  Also the one half of the ten acres I bought of Silas MERCER to her and her heirs for ever.

Item I give unto my Daughter Barbra POYNER after my wifes Death or mariage [sic] one bed and furniture one Cow and three Ewes to her and her heirs for ever.

Item I give unto my Daughter Lovey McHORNEY after my wifes Death or Marriage all the remainder of my house hold and kitchen furniture not given away  Also all the  remainder of my Sheep and Cattle not already given away  Also one horse Creature to be Pointed out what one by Executor.

Item I give unto my Son Manlif McHORNEY one gun

Item  I give unto my Son Samuel McHORNEY one gun

My watch I Leave to be sold and the money arising there from to gether with my notes on hand, the one hundred Dollars given to my Daughter Barbara to raised out of them and if I Should die before they are Collected I give fifty Dollars of them to my wife Fanney McHORNEY.

Item I Lend the use of all my house hold and kitchen furniture unto my wife Faney McHORNEY during her natural life or Marriage Also my horse Creature and Cattle Sheep and hogs, My yoak of Steers and ox Cart  Also one horse Cart, and if my wife Cannot keep the Stears they being to great expence Let them be Sold by my Exeur and the money or note to be Equally Divided among all my Children after Paying Barbaras hundred dollars.

Item My will is that my wife Faney Son Manlf McHORNEY Son Samuel McHORNEY daughter Barbara POYNER daughter Lovey McHORNEY all have a Privilige on my Island of marsh Lying Between Fosters Creek and Piney Island Bay

Item I give my Son Manlif McHORNEY one flat

Item My will is that my Boat and two Canoes be Sold by my Excutor [sic]

Last appoint Thomas POYNER and Lancelot POYNER Excutors [sic] to this my last will and Testament given under my hand and Seal this 9 day March 1835

Signed Sealed pronounced Published}                 /s/ Samuel Mc HORNEY       {Seal}
by the Testator to be his Last will      }
and Testament in Presence of            }
    Thos. POYNER     Jurat
    John JARVES       Jurat

Recorded and Examined the 27th day of June 1836
   
/s/ I.W. HUGHS   CCC

This will was contributed by Ben Bateman. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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