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Joseph
Poyner
Dec. 23, 1773 - June 24, 1774
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 85-87

In the name of God Amen, I Joseph POYNER of Currituck County in the Province of N. Carolina being weak of body but of a perfect and disposing mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same, I do dispose of what worldly estate it hath pleased God to bless me with in manner following.

Imprimise: I loan to my loving Wife Ann POYNER the use of this plantation I now live on and the use of another plantation called Tuckers with both the orchards during widowhood to rais and support my four youngest childrenn with.

Item: I also give to my Wife Ann one cow and calf, loan her all my stock of cattle hogs and sheep with all the rest of my personal estate within doors and without during widowhood, eight head of cattle excepted which will be given hereafter to my childrenn and after her decease to be kept together for the maintaniance of my three youngest Daughters Ann, Lydia and Elisabeth----that is to say after the minority of Elisabeth and Lydia, Ann to share the whole use of the afsd stock of cattle sheep and hogs as long as she shall live single and after marage to be equeally divided amongst my four Daughters together with what Mary KILLEY? has already given her to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and divise to my Daughter Mary KILLEY? one bed and furniture one chest, one cow and calf and two sheep with a pott a wooling wheal a linen wheal new bason sow and piggs and which nothing of she has now loand to her by me in my lifetime to her and her heirs forever, but if she should die with- out lawfull issue to return and be equeally divided between the surviving fee male heirs.

Item: I give and divise to my Son James POYNER after his Mothers widowhood a trac of land whereon he now lives known by the name of TUCKERs to him and his heirs forever and if he should decease without a lawfull issue to be equally divided between my two Sons Joseph and William and their heirs forever and if they should bothe so decease without a heir to be equeally divided between my surviving Daughters to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and divise unto my Son Joseph POYNER part of the trac of land whereon I now live after my wifes marage or death to him and his heirs forever; beginning at the western end of this land at white oake standing in John ETHREDGEs line then to a mulbery tree at the south end of this plantation by the road thence a straight course a N. West corner tree of a track of land known by the name of FENTONs to him and his heirs forever, but if he should decease without a lawfull issue I then give the said lands to my Son William and to him and his heirs forever and if bothe should decease without a lawfull issue to be equeally divided between my surviving childrenn.

Item: I give and divise to my Son William POYNER this trac of land whereon I now live excepting the part already given to Son Joseph after my Wifes marage or death to him and his heirs forever and if he should decease without lawfull issue I give the same lands to my Son Joseph his share and if to he should decease without lawfull issue I give the said lands to be equeally divided to and amongst my surviving heirs.

Item: I give and divise to my Sons Joseph and William POYNER fifty acres of land lying between SCOTTs and LEEs to be equeally divided between them two to them and their heirs forever my will and desire is that my three Sons James, Joseph, and William shall not be debared of of the priviledge of improving their lands in the widowhood of my Wife, provided they do not disturb my Wife.

Item: My Will and desire is that the remainder part of a track of land sold to Amos ETHREDGE laying on the south side of TUCKERs land be sold by my exec. and the moneys arising to be left to my Wife Ann to rais and support my four youngest childrenn with.

Item: I give to my Son James one heifer to Joseph one heifer and William one heifer and to my three Daughters Prudence Ann, Elisabeth and Lydia POYNER one heifer or price to them and their heirs forever.

I hereby constitute and appoint my Wife Ann POYNER and Son James POYNER exe. of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all others by me made in testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23 day of Dec. 1773.
    /s/ Joseph [his mark] POYNER     and a seal

seigned sealed and delivered published by the testor to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who signed at his request
    Wallis BRAY
    Richardson MORSE
    William FLETCHER


Recorded and examined 24th day of June 1774

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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