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In the name of God Amen the Twenty Second day of June one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty Eight. I Peter POYNER of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina Planter Being weak in body but of Sound mind memory thanks be Given to god therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it si appointed for all men once to dye Dow make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say Principalley and first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it me and my body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Cristian Burial at the Descresion of my Executors and as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with in this Life I Give and Dispose of the Same in the Following manner and Form softh [soforth?] Vyz --
Imprimis} I Leave to my well Beloved Wife Sophia PINER Two Cows and Calves And the halfe of my sheep also all hur maden Estate Had? by hur & I and Bequeath to my Son peter PINER what things he has had to him and his heirs for Ever.
I give and Bequeath my Son Joel PINER one percel of Land whereon he now lives Beginning at Nathan PINERs line and Running to Benjamin PINERs Line Contaning Twenty acers more or Less to him And his heirs for Ever. Also one Saddel one Feather Bead he has in his possession and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
I Give and Bequeath to my Son Benjamin PINER one plantation Caled by the name of Beach Ridge to him and his heirs for Ever also one Feather Bead and Furnetur he has in his possession and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke also Two mears he has in possion also Twenty Shillings proclamation money and my grate Coat.
I Give and Bequeath to my Son Nathan PINER the plantation I now live on Containing the quanty mentioned in his Deed of Gift to him and his heirs For Ever Also one Feather Bead he Sleeps on and Furnetur and one par of Large Silyards and one hand mill also Three Choats mears and one horse also one Grinston and all the Cattel and hoggs he has in his marke and one Case and Bottels also my Largist Brass Cittel and one ____ Sadel and bridel. Also my Green purs? and what money is in it also one old mar. Also Five pound proclamation money [smudge] one pewter Bason also all the Emty Casks Boath hogsheds and Barrels and one gunn and one Iron pott all my axes howes and plows two Iron wedges also one Stone Jugg & one par of Fier Tongs--Turn over
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sophia BARCO Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary MERCER Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ester SALYER Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abia PINER Twenty Shilling proclamation money also one feather Bead and furnetur also what Cattel is in hur mark and one pewter Dish.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Kiziah PINER one bead and Furnetur also the linning wheel she Spins on also one Chist and one Bason also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item - I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Gemima PARKER one linning Wheel Also Twenty Shillings proclamation money.
Item- my Will and Desiar is that after my Deceas all my Debts and Leqeses be paid and the Remainder of my Estate be Equally Devided Amongst my Children and Further I Dow Appoint Constitute and ordain my Son Nathan PINER hole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revokin all other will or Wills Before made Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will And testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year Above Written.
/s/ Peter [his PP marke] PINER seal
Signed sealed and Delivered In the presents of Us
Joshua BALL } Jurat [listed as Joseph BALL in the probate record]
Memorandum that Gemimah PARKER was Interlined between the Thirteenth? & Fourteenth lines above mentioned & Son Nathan POYNER Between the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Lines above before the Sealing and Ratification & Confirming these presents in the Presence of us the Subscribing Evidences.
North Carolina } At a County Court begun opened and held at the Courthouse for the
Currituck County} said County on the third Tuesday in December Anno Domini 1758
Present His Majesty's Justices
These may Certify that William BRAY Joseph BALL and Ruben BALL the Subscribing Evidences to the annexed Will & appeared in open Court and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists that they were present and saw the Testator Peter POYNER sign Seal publish pronounce and ____ the said Testament annexed to be and contain his last Will & Testament and that he the said Testator was at the same time of sound and disposing Memory. Then appeared Nathan POYNER Executor of this Will in open Court and took the Executors Oath in due Form of Law. Orderd that the Honble Richd SPAIGHT Esq. Secretary if this Province have Notice that Letters Testamentory may issue thereon as the Law directs.
Teste Wm MEARNS CC
[On the back of this will is written: Peter POINER's Will; Currituck; Fees Due; Recorded in the Secrs Office in Book No 6 fo 168]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 22.214.171.1241 (folder)]
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