In the Name of God Amen the last will and testament of me John Trammell of Frederick County and state of Maryland made this first day of January in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and eighty four in the manner and form following (to wit). Item: I give and bequeath unto my Friend William Drown Senr. All that part of my Tract of land called “Trammels.. Coney Islands”. Beginning for said part at the Lower end of the plantation ne in the tenure of a certain John Unglesby on the bank of Powmack River thence with a straight line drawn at right angels with said river to the our lines of said tract of land all the upper part of the said tract I have to the said William Drawn during his natural life and also all the wearing apparel I may have at the time of my decease. Item: I give and bequeath unto my house keeper Comfort Walker the sum of thirty pounds current money to be paid to her yearly in three equal payment the first of which payments to be at the end of twelve months from the time of my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto to my nurse Jemima Tracy the sum of ten pounds current money to be paid to her by my executors with to he by my executors within twelve months from the time of my decease. Item: I give and bequeath unto my sister Milcah Pearson the quantity of one hundred acres land to be laid of convenient to the improvements now in her possession. I leave the said land to her the said Milkah during her natural life provided she shall continue to live on the same and not otherwise. Item I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Susannah Mackall the daughter of James Mackell deceased all my lands lying in Fairfax county and common wealth of Virginia. I give the said land unto he heirs and assigns forever except that one hundred acres which have given to my sister Milcah Pearson during her natural life and at the death of my said sister Milcah to fall to her the said Susannah Mackall her heirs and assigns forever. And I also give and bequeath unto my said grand daughter Susannah all the lands which I purchased of a certain William Gladding lying in Loudon county upon Difficult together with the Mill and other the appurtenances there unto belonging. I give said Susannah her heirs and assigns forever and I also give and bequeath unto the said Susannah Mackall all the land which purchased of John Hanby and Margaret St. Clare lying upon Clerks Run in Loudon County whereon John Tucker and Thomas Edalen now lives I give the said land together with the Mill and utensils there unto belonging unto he the said Susanna during her natural life and after her death to any lawful child or children of hers that she may appoint as touching the whole or any part there of Likewise give unto the said Susannah Mackall all that Parcel of land called part of Broken Islands I give the said land unto her the said Susannah her heirs and assigns forever. And likewise I give unto the said Susannah one undivided fourth part of my copper mines and the lands thereto belonging which I purchased of Stephen Richards. I give the said land and copper mines (one fourth part there of ) th her the said Susannah during her natural life and after her death to any lawful child or children of hers that she may appoint as touching the whole or any part there of and to take place at any time or times as she may appoint by any writing as a will at her pleasure whether she be single or married. I also give and bequeath unto her the said Susannah my Negro Woman Named Lyd and her four children (Viz) Priss, Siner, Jacob and Aiery their further increase I give the said Negroes and their increase unto the said Susannah during her natural life and then at her disposal in the same manner that her part of the copper mines are. Not with standing it is my will that if the said Susannah should die without leaving heirs at the time of her death lawful begotten of her body or for want of such lawful heirs at any future time then I devise the said land lying on Clerks Run in Loudon county the said one undivided fourth part of my Copper Mines and the lands there unto belonging lying in Frederick County, Maryland and the aforesaid Negroes with their further increase to my daughter Sarah Delashmutt the wife of Lindsey Delishmutt to be at her own disposal amongst her children at the time of her decease. Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson Trammell Delashmutt the son of my daughter Sarah and her husband Lindsey Delashmutt all that Island lying in Potowmac known by the name of the Conoy Islands being part of a tract of land called Trammels Conoy Islands where on my quarter now is and like wise one hundred acres of timbered being also part of the said Tract of Land called Trammels Conoy Islands lying on the East side of Killochton Mountain to be laid of one hundred perches distant from Potowmack River at the foot of said Mountain and to Run with a line parallel with Potowmack River up the said Mountain until it intersects the out lines of the said tract of land called Trammels Conoy Islands then Reversing said lines so as to include the said one hundred acres of timbered land lying on the east side of the said mountain by a line drawn parallel to the line next the river. I also give the said Trammel Delashmutt one hundred acres of land part of which Begins at the mouth of a gutt which makes into Potowmack River called Dunkins Gutt the down Potomack River so as to include the place where on William Adams now lives ana field called the Conoy fields lying between said River and Arthur Nelson’s land as also ninety acres of land more to be taken out of a tract formerly called Wood Lands but now Reserved and called Rock Hall to be laid of out of said land called Rock Hall on Potowmack River most convenient to the Conoy Islands and it is my will that my executors lay out four hundred lots in a town each lot to be sixty feet in front and one hundred and twenty feet in back with suitable and convenient streets and alleys to be laid off on that part of my lands called Trammels Conoy Islands and Woodland which is between a tract of land called Sweeds Folly and Potowmack River at the Point of Rocks and the said town lots to be sold out from time to time and as soon as may be by me executor for eight silver dollars a lot and a ground rent of not less then eighteen shillings. Sterling reserved as an annual rent on each lots ends under certain stipulations respecting the improvements of each and every particular lots. I give unto the said Trammell Delishmutt two hundred of the said four hundred lots together with all the issues and profits arising out of the said two hundred lots so to be laid off and disposed of and allotted him here and there equal in situation and value with the other lots. Item I give and bequeath unto the said Trammell Delashmutt one undivided moiety ro half part of my copper Mines and the lands I purchased of Stephen Richards together with all the appurtenances to the said moiety or half part belonging. I also give unto the said Trammel Delishmutt my Negro woman named Isabella and her seven children (viz) Morris, George, tom, Clevry, Lyd, Daniel and Rachal all the said Negreo’s and their future increase. All the said land and Negroes so given to my said grand son Trammell Delismutt I give to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Delashmutt the wife of Lindsey Delashmutt all the rest and remaining part of my lands and personal estate for and during her natural life and after her death to any lawful child or children of hers that she may appoint as touching the whole or any part there of and for such quantity of estate or interest and to take place at such time or times as she may appoint by an writing as a will inviolable or revokable at her pleasure whether she be single or married and incase no such appointment Shall be made as to any part there for or which shall not in include the whole hat then the whole or what part shall not be so covered by appointment shall go to an d be equally divided amongst the children of the said Sarah which shall be living at the time of her death if she shall leaving any children and their heirs and assigns but if the said Sarah should die without leaving heirs living at the time of her death then I devise all the said lands an personal estate to my grand daughter Susannah Mackall for such estate and interest and subject to such appointment as to a part or whole and to go in like mama for want of such appointment as is provided and directed as to the copper mines and as lands there unto adjoining immediately devised to her and it is further my will that survivorship shall not take place in respect to my copper mines or lands there unto belonging or adjoining other to them to whom the same is devised or their heir or assign. But in case both the said Sarah and Susannah should die with out leaving lawful heirs of their of them living at the time of their death of the survivor of them or for want of such lawful heirs then I give all my lands and Negroes with their future increase to my heirs at law. Finally I do appoint and ordain my said daughter Sarah Delashmutt executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all together wills here to for mad by em witness by my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed published declared by the said testator as and for his testament and last will in the presence of us who have subscribed hereto as witness in the presence of this testator and of each other at his request [John Trammell (seal)]: Josiah Clapham, John Steere, Isaac Steere, William Jenkins, Samuel F Thomas. Frederick County February 24 1784. Then came Sarah Delashmutt and Lindsey Delashmutt and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that the forgoing instrument of writing is the true an d whole will and testament of John Trammell late of Frederick County deceased that hath come to their hands or possession and that they doth not know of any other of a later date. Geo Meurdock Reg. Frederick County February 24 1784 then came Josiah Clapham, Isaac Stone, William Jenkins and Samuel F Thomas. Four of the subscribing witnesses to the forgoing last will and testament of John Trammell late of Frederick County deceased and Severally made oath on the holy Evangelists of almighty God also John Stone the other subscribing witness who solemnly affirmed and declared that they did see the testator there in named sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce send declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and under standing and that they respectively subscribed there names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and all the presence of each other Geo. Murdock Reg.