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The Last Will and Testament of James POYNER dec. Exhibited and proved at May Term 1825.
State of North Carolina
In the name of God Amen. I James POYNER being in sound and perfect mind and memory Bless God for the same. This the 16th day of February 1825 make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in maner following that is resign my soul unto God that gave it and my body and my body to be buried at the discretion of my friends.
Item: I gave unto my beloved son Robert POYNER _____[faded out] of land begining at the westardly sid of _______[faded out] on the line between me and FORBE running westardly cors down sd line to my beaver dam thence along the bever dam a northwardly cors thence Easterdly cors to the pon thence along the pon to the first station as to contain seven acres of land.
Item: I gave unto my beloved sun James POYNER all the rest of my land to sd James POYNER and his heirs forever.
Item: I gave unto my beloved sun James POYNER all my stock of hogs and cattle to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I gave unto my son James POYNER all my hot iron and beds and furniture.
Item: I gave unto my son James POYNER a negro woman by the name of Aby.
Item: I gave unto my beloved sun James POYNER all my moveable property that is not above mentioned within dores and without.
Item: My will and desire is that Thomas POYNER JUNr and my son JAMES POYNER Executor to my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 16th day of February 1825.
/s/ James POYNER seal
In presence of us witnesses
Thomas POYNER JUNr
Sally [her x mark] CLARKSON
Recorded and examined July 9th 1825
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