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John Medley

Male 1676 - 1748  (67 years)


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  • Name John Medley 
    Born 1676  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1 Dec 1743 and 5 Apr 1748  [1
    Person ID I10462  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 

    Father William Medley,   b. Abt 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Ann Reynolds,   d. Bef 1702 
    Family ID F2653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown first wife of John Medley) 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Medley,   b. St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1764
    +2. Mary Medley,   b. Abt 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Aug 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F3402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah 
    Children 
     1. Jane Medley,   b. Bef 1734
     2. Henrietta Medley,   b. 31 Jul 1737
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of John Medley:

      In the name of God Amen, I JOHN MEDLEY, SR. of St. Mary's County in the province Maryland being in health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory praise therefore give unto almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say -- first, and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of almighty hoping through the merits of [illegible] and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and [illegible] and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit Everlasting Life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors, hereafter named and as touching the disposition of all my [illegible] Temporal Estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows 1st First I will that my Just debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged -- Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Greenwell my son in Law, all that parcel of Land whereon he now Lives, during his natural Life, and after his decease, I give and bequeath, the said Land with all its appurtenances unto my grandson, GEORGE GREENWELL, and the male heirs of his body Lawfully begotten from him and for want of such heirs, then to JAMES MEDLEY, Son of JAMES MEDLEY, and his heirs forever Item I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN MEDLEY one shilling sterling in full of his part of my Estate, Item I give and bequeath unto my son GEORGE MEDLEY heirs and the rest of his children, one shilling sterling in full of their part of my Estate -- Item I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM MEDLEY one shilling sterling in full of his part of my Estate Item I give and bequeath unto my son THOMAS MEDLEY one Shilling Sterling it being in full of his part of my Estates Item I give and bequeath unto my Son JAMES MEDLEY one shilling sterling it being in full of his part of my Estate. Item I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my daughter MARY one Shilling Sterling it being in full of their part of my Estate, Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ANN COLE, one feather bed and that being in full of her part of my Estate Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife, Sarah Medley, one third part of all my personal Estate, and all the Rest and Residue of my personal Estate goods Chattles, whatsoever I so give and bequeath unto my three children CLEMENT JANE and HENRIETTA MEDLEY and their heirs forever -- and I do hereby appoint, my Loving wife Sarah Medley and Loving Son CLEMENT MEDLEY my whole and sole Executor and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke disallow and declare void all former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made -- In witness whereof I the said JOHN MEDLEY to this my Last Will have hereunto set my hand seal, this second Day of December, one thousand seven hundred and forty three.

      [Signed in the presence of Thomas Waughop, Enoch Combs, and Cornelius Manning.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.