Return to Currituck Co.

Currituck County Wills

May 27, 1790 - Jan. 15, 1791
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 251

In the name of God Amen, I Humphrey POYNER of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, calling to minde the none certainty of this life and it being ordained once for all men to die, doe make and ordain this instrument of wrighting to contain my Last Will and Testament in manner and form of followeth

First that is to say, I recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body to be bured in a place where it shall please my executors hereafter named and as to what estate it hath been pleased God to bestow me I give and dispose in manner as followeth,

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William all my land where my house and plantation is to the south side of the road or highway which is now Ditcht to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas all my land which lyeth to the North side of the afsd road or ditch to him and his heirs forever.

I also give all my parishable estate to be equally divided between my Daughters Sarah and Lydia and my Son Jonathan to them and their heirs forever, after all my lawfull debts is paid and costs of settling my estate.

I also constitute and appoint my Son William my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament, to see all my estate settled according to this my Last Will and the law in such cases shall require as witness my hand and seal this 27th of May Anno Dom 1790.
    /s/ Humphrey [his H mark] POYNER     seal

    Willis ETHERIDGE     jurat
    Agness ETHERIDGE  jurat

Recorded and examined this 15th day of January Anno Dom 1791

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!




Return to USGenWeb

Return to NCGenWeb

Return to Currituck

2002 Marty Holland