Nathaniel Treadway - 1689
Donated by Hazel Roche
Admitted to Probate: 01 Oct 1689. Record # 22,774, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
I Nathaniel Treadaway of Watertowne in the countee of Midlesix in ye Massachuchets collonie in New England being under the afflicting hand of god by reason of bodely weakenes and old age allso being upon mee so yt I am dayly waiting tell my change shall be: and throw the goodnes of god I am sound in my memory and understanding and of a disposing mind I doe declare this to be my last Will and testament in maner of forme as followeth:
I returne my sperit to god yt gave it and my bodie to ye earth from whence it was taken: hoping at ye last and great day of the resurection: throw ye merits of ye Lord Jesus my Redemer to have a gloriouse resurection both of bodie and soule my will is that after my descease; my whole Estate both of houseing and Land and moveables of what kind or nature so ever it be of or where ever it shall be be devided into eight equall parts.
I give unto
my son Jonathan Treadaway one eighth part of my said Estate:
and I give unto my son James Treadaway one eighth part of my said Estate: proved he pay six pound as shall be afterwards ordered and unto whome:
I give unto my son Josiah Treadaway two eighth parts of my said Estate:
I give unto my grandchildren ye children of my daughter Mary
Hawkins, namely Jonathan Fisher and Mary Hawkins one eighth part of my said Estate to be divided equally between them:
I give unto my grandchildren: the children of my daughter Haward: both to those children which she had by her husband Hapgood and allso to those children which she have had by her husband Haward on eighth part of my said Estate to be devided equally between
I give unto my son in law Josiah Jones one eighth part of my said Estate:
I give unto my son in law Joseph Goddard one eighth part of my said Estate:
I give unto my kinsman John Jacues three pounds to be paid out of the six pounds my son James is to pay: and the other three pounds being part of ye six pounds my son James is to pay my will is it be paid to my executors:
further my will is that it shall be at ye libertee of my two sonns namly Jonathan Treadaway and Josiah Treadaway and Allso my son in law Josiah Jones to injoy all my houseing and Lands that shall remain after my descease: they paieing to the rest of my legatees afore mentioned theire severall parts and proportions as is all redie expressed: they themselves keeping to ye rule before given
for theire proportion:
I doe nominate and apoynt my well beloved sonn Josiah Treadaway and my son in law Josiah Jones to be executors to this my Will:
and I doe request my trusted friends Simon Stone and William Bond senior boath of Watertowne to be overseers to this my will to see that it be truly performed to all intents and purposes according to the true intent and meaning thereof.
If at any time there should arise any matter of doubt or question among any of sd children or grandchildren or other before mentioned yt stands any waies related to ye devision of my Estate after my descease: I doe hereby authoriz and impowre my overseers to answare and resolve any such doubt or question as fully as I my selfe weare alive and present to doe it: and my will is that my overseers aforesaid shall be satisfied for all theire trouble and pains that they may be put to in or aboute what they are betrusted and impowered withall as is before mentioned: furder my will is
that my sonn Jonathan Treadaway shall besids what is afor given him shall have all my weareing cloaths: and for the decent and comly burieng of my bodie I leave that to ye discression of my executors afor spoken.
And for a full confirmation of this my Last will and testament I the aforesaid Nathaniell Treadaway have set to my hannd and seall this five and twentieth day of June sixteen hundred eightee and seven. As Witnesseth.
marke of} NATHANIELL
by: William Bond, Sr., John Chadwick,
and Nathaniel Coolidge, Jr.