Will of Edward Mylam
Blacksmith of Wokingham, Berkshire County, England
Will: August 4, 1661
Probate: March 17, 1662 by wife/Executrix, Anne, London.
Benficiaries: Wife: Anne;
son: Edward;
daughters: Elizabeth and Anne;
kinsman: Samuall Mylam;
wife’s kinswoman: Domanis Sharpe?;
brother-in-law: Thomas Fuller (makes Anne’s maiden name Fuller?);

 

Descendants of Edward Mylam
(As derived from this will)

1 Edward Mylam d: 1662 Wokingham, Berkshire County, England
.. +Anne Fuller? d: Aft. 1662
..... 2 Anne Mylam  d: Aft. 1662  m. Aft. 1662
..... 2 Edward Mylam  d: Aft. 1662
..... 2 Elizabeth Mylam  d: Aft. 1662  m. Aft. 1662

Additional tidbits from will:  
a) Samuall Mylam is Edward's "kinsman."  TBD: How?
b) Domanis Sharpe is his wife, Anne's "kinswoman."  TBD: How?
c) Thomas Fuller is Edward's brother-in-law.  TBD:  Anne's maiden name Fuller?  (Fuller also could be Edward's sister's husband?)
d) Apparently, there is also a Fuller family connection in Ralph Mylam's family: he names a son Garland Fuller Mylam.  TBD: How do the Fullers & Mylams connect.

 

Will of Edward Mylam
Transcribed by Oliver Milam

In the Name of God Amen
The fourth day of August in the years of our Lord God one thousand Six Hundred Sixty one I Edward Mylam of Wokingham in the countie of Berkshire Blacksmith being sick and weak in bodie, butt of good and perfect memory blessed be God therefore Doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following following that is to say I doe willingly give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God with supreme confidence that He will receive the same to _______ and through merritts and satisfaction of our Lord Jesus Christ and my bodie to the earth to be thereunto buried according to the customs of our nation of England by the discretion of my Executor and other christian friends Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Mylam my sonne all that my dwelling house in Wokingham aforesaid with all messuages tenements shopp? And harnessing and all Barnes ediffices and buildings thereunto belonging with all orchards gardens backside and all other appurtanances thereto belonging, To have and to hold all and every the afore named premises with the appurtenances from and after the decease of Anne my now wife To him my said son Edward Mylam his heirs and assignes for ever Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Mylam Twentie pounds of lawfull money to be paid her att the tyme that her brother Edward Mylam shall accomplish the full age one and twentie yeares to bee paid unto her att that tyme beying wife Anne Mylam or her assignes of shee bee then living but if my said wife should dye and depart this life before the tyme aforesaid that then my will is that within one year after my son cometh to the age aforesaid he shall pay unto his said sister Elizabeth the said sume of twentie pounds of lawfull money, if shee bee then Living Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Mylam my daughter all that my houses in Wokingham aforesaid wherein James Stafford? and Simon? Maynard diviseth with all and every the outhouses ediffices and buildings with all orchards and gardens and backsides thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold all and everie the aforenamed premisses with their appurtenances unto the said Anne Mylam my daughter to the onely use of her and her assignes for ever within two yeares next after my decease, with condition that the said Anne Mylam shall pay unto her sister Elizabeth Mylam the summe of twentie pounds lawfull money within two yeares next after my decease daughter Anne shall come to bee possessed of the sume, if the said Elizabeth be then living and if my said daughter shuld happen to dye and depart this life without issue of her bodie lawfully begotten, that then my will is that my said daughter Elizabeth shall have the here before given howse with the appurtanances to her and her assignes forever and in bonefides _______ thereof my will is that she acquitt and dismis? And so discharge her mother or her brother of and from the payment of the first twentie pounds herein before given Item I give and bequeath unto Samuall Mylam my kinsman, and to Damanis? Sharpe? My wives kinswoman to either of them tenne shillings apiece) I doe hereby nominate and appoint my loveing brother in law Thomas Fuller and my loveing neighbor Richard? Sanborne to be my overseers and for their paines they shall take therein I give to either of them five shillings apiece All the rest of goods and household ________ I wholly give and bequeath to Anne my now loveing wife whom I doe make my full and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this day and years first above written/ The marke and seale of Edward Mylam sealed signed? And published to bee the last will of the said Edward Mylam in the presence of us witnesses: John Dormans? James Tuselong?

PROBATUM SUIT: (Latin) March 17, 1662 by Anne Mylam, London.