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Oct. 3, 1776 - June 12, 1777
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 124-125

State of North Carolina}    June County Court Sessions of the Peace 1777
   Currituck County      }

Present State Justices
    The Last Will and Testament of Ann POYNER, William IVES, and Joshua WHITE late of this County afsd was in open Court exhibited and proved in due form, the several executors qualified by taking the oath by law prescribed, and the said Wills stands here there recorded as followeth Viz.

In the name of God Amen I Anne POYNER of Currituck County being sick and weak in body but of soud and disposing memory Thanks be to God for it and knowing that all flesh must yield to death when it shall pleas God to call do make constitute and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all and every other will or wills here to fore by me made either by word or writing and for the setling of my estate I do order give and dispose of the same in manner and form following.

Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Prudonce MORSE three barrels of indian corn to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth POYNER one red hiefer to her and her heirs forever, named Redbud.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lydia POYNER one cow and calf named Browny to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give all the rest of my indian corn to be equally divided between my four youngest children Anne POYNER, William POYNER, Elisabeth POYNER and Lydia POYNER to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath twelve pound, as my son James left me in his will and all my flax to be equally divided between my five younges children Prudence, Anne, William, Elizabeth, and Lydia to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I also appoint my friend Hilary SIMMONS to be my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament to pay first my debts and then my legicies and also to see the articls given to my four youngest children and pay the money to Anne her part as soon as collected to William at the age of eighteen years to Elisabeth and Lydia when they come to age of sixteen years old in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixt my seal this 3 day of October 1776
    /s/ Anne [her mark] POYNER     and a seal

Signed sealed and pornounc in prience of
    Joseph POYNER
[his mark] MORSE

Recorded and examined this 12th day of June 1777

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. 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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