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Currituck County Wills
Oct. 14, 1876 - July 3, 1893
Currituck Co. Will Book 5, pp. 208-210
I the Said Nelson POYNER of the County of Currituck and the State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First that my executrix hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and pay all funeral expenses with all just debts howsoever and whom so ever owing out of the monies that may first come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.
Item: I give and devise to my beloved son all the land that I hold and possess in the foresaid County to him and his heirs in fee simple forever. I also give my son one mayor bay colt twelve months old and cart and gun to have and to hold him and his heirs in fee simple forever.
I lend to my son Berry my sorrell mayor until the younger is three years old from date.
I also give my eldest daughter Edline five dollars to have and to hold she and her heirs in Fee Simple forever.
My will and desire is that all the residues of my estate after taking out the devices and legacies above mentioned and the debts owing to me collected if there should be any surplus over and above the payments of debts and expences and legacies that such surplus shall be equally divided' and paid over to July and Hellen and likewise my household and kitchen furniture hogs and cattle to equally divided between my daughters July and Hellen and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Berry my lawfull executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my Last Will and Testament according to the time? intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made in witness whereof I the said Nelson POYNER do hereunto set my hand and seal this October the 14th day of 1876.
/s/ Nelson [his x mark] POYNER seal
signed sealed published and declared by the said Nelson POYNER to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto witness
John H. KENDLEY
Recorded and Examined this 3rd day of July 1893
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