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TREADWAY FAMILY WILLS

****Will of John Treadway****

John left a will in Baltimore Co., Maryland, Recorded in 1767, Maryland. It stated:

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Tredway of the aforesaid Province and County, being in a low state of body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament as follows:
First: I give and bequeath all my Estate both Real and Personal unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Tredway, to her and her assigns forever, but if it should please God that my said daughter should part this life before she arrives to the age of sixteen years or day of marriage, then my will and desire is that my whole Estate both Real and Personal be divided equally between my brothers; Daniel, William, Aaron, and Moses Tredway, and my sister Mary Cunningham.
Second: My will and desire is that all my Personal Estate be sold by my Executors hereafter mentioned, at Public Venue within three months and the money arising from this Estate and sale to be put out to interest for the use of my said child.
Third: My will and desire is that if my loving wife Sarah Tredway should depart this life, as she’s now in a decaying low state of body, before my child arrives to the age of sixteen years or day of marriage that then my Executors undertake the care of my child and educate her upon the interest of my Estate. But by no means to break in upon the interest arising from the said Estate for the support of my child annually and that my Executors shall see that the said money is truly apply’d that way.
Lastly: I appoint my loving father Thomas Tredway and my brother-in-law Benjamin Hanson my Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof the said John Tredway hath set his hand and seale this 25th day of December, One Thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
Signed, Sealed, Published, and Declared by the said John Tredway to be his last will and testament revoking all wills by him heretofore made in the presence of us the subscribers, whom he desired to witness the same.

Signed: Dr. James Spavold, Elizabeth Simmons, Samuel Budd, John Tredway

Note: I found in the Harford Lower Hundred Tax Records the following: Benjamin Hanson; 53, Mary Hanson; 21, Abbrilah Hanson; 13, Luke Hanson, 9, Sarah Hanson; 5, and Elizabeth Tredway; 11.

****Will of Mary Gittings Tredway****

From the Harford Co., MD Wills 1774-1800 by Ralph H. MORGAN, Jr., Harford Co., Maryland

Page 77, AJ-R-111 Mary TREDWAY (Undated) 5/31/1779

To: son James GITTINGS (or GITTING), Sarah ANDREW, Daughter, Mary LYNCH, who is married to TAYLOR-Negro Diner and Joshua. Thomas TREDWAY-all the other Negroes. Mr. TREDWAY-Negro Diner and Joshua. Mary GITTINGS, daughter of Asal GITTINGS Mary ANDREW-Negro woman Jane Ann and Mary COUNIGIN, James WEBSTER Ex: none named Wit: James GITTINGS, son of Thomas; Elizabeth GITTINGS, daughter of same; Thomas LUCAS

6/07/1779-Verified by Micajah GREENFIELD since there was a question of Mary TREDWAY not being of sound mind.

****Will of Isham Treadway****

Robertson Co. TN, Will Book 3 p.46 1817
Probated in the August term of 1818

In the name of God, Amen. I, Isham Treadaway, of the County of Robertson and state of Tennessee, being of sound mind and perfect memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldy estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in the manner following, that is to say
First of all I bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Treadaway all my estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood except one bay horse and my gun I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Treadaway and one bay two year old colt to my son William Treadway. At the death of my wife an equal division amongst my eight children namely Benjamin, William, Polly, Thomas, John, Aaron, Elizabeth, Isham, to them and their heirs forever. Should my wife marry, the property is to be taken in hand of my executors until the children become of age.

Lastly, I constitute and appoint my two friends William Pate and William Cole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of September 1817.

Isham Treadway (seal)

For the last will and testament of the above named Isham Treadway in the presence of us William Cole, James Seat(?), William Pate

****Will of Thomas Tredway****

Baltimore Co., Maryland
Probated: 02 Aug 1749

I, Thomas Treadway of Baltimore County, Planter being sick and weak of Body though of sound and perfect memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following vez.
I will that after all my just debts are paid that the remaining part of my stuff be reposited and kept in the hands of my trusty and well beloved friend Thomas Tredway till my cousin Thomas Brown arrives to the age of Twenty one years, to whom at that age I give and bequeath the same, and well knowing that the many charges of Administration would much before the same.
I will and desire that my said friend Thomas Tredway get two honest men to appraise the same to him not at all doubting that he will do all he can for the benefit of my said Nephew.
And it is likewise my desire that the said Thomas Tredway see my body buried in a Christian manner and I also will that in case my said cousin Thomas Brown should die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one that then I will and bequeath all such of my Estate as may appear unto Mary Cunningham and her heirs.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of July Annis Dom 1749.

Thomas X Treadway (his mark)

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament before us the Subscribers who as evidence hereunto Inscribe our names at his request:A. Garret (Amos Garret), Antell X Deaver (his mark), Edmund X Moriss (his mark)

Baltimore County, Aug 2nd 1749 Annis Dom. Garret and Edmund Moriss made oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they and each of them saw the Testator Thomas Tredway sign the said Will as also the other witness Antell Deaver who was then present as a witness them and that they heard the said Thomas Tredway Publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that att the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory.
Sworn before W Young D County, Baltimore County