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William Poyner
Mar. 14, 1722 - July 9, 1723

North Carolina
    In the Name of God Amen I William POYNER of the Prect of Pasquo Corrotuck Being Sick of Body But of Perfect mind & memory Praise be given to Almighty God therefore Do make & ordain these presents to Contain my last will and Testament In maner & forme following.

First:  My will & Desire is that my Eldest Son William POYNER all ye Tract of Land Lying on Corrotuck Bay Containing Three hundered & Twenty Three acres Being the Same Plantation & Tract of land That Joseph CLEASSE? & Company used to Keep Store at.  I Give [torn] Same to my Son William to him & his Heirs for Ever.

Item:  I give and Bequeath unto my youngest Son Samuel POYNER one Plantation & Tract of Land Lying on Corrotuck Bay and Occupation of old Robert BELL I give the same to my youngest Samuel To him and his Heirs for Ever.

Item:  my will & Desire is that all my Personal Estate where with it Pleases God I Dye Possessed of Be Equilly Devided between my wife Lidea & my Three Children William Samuel & Maryann as the Law Directs for the Distribution of Intestates Estates and Lastly I Do make Ordain Constitute & appoint my Dear & Loveing wife Lidea my whole & Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament Here by Revoaking & Disallowing all other and former wills by me  Heretofore made in Confirmation of which I have hereunto Put my Hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of March anno Domini 1722.
    /s/ William POYNER        Seal

Signed Seald Published & Declared To be his last will & Testamt before
    Hanner [her  mark] MEGGS
    Tho. SWANN
    Wi. LUFMAN

North Carolina }
Corotuck Prect}
    This Will Was Proved in Open Court the 9th Day of July Anno Dom 1723 By the Oaths of Tho. SWANN and Wm LUFMAN.
        Test Jos WICKER Clk Court

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.1792 (folder)]

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