Will of John Mylam
Yeoman, Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire
Will: May 24, 1668
Probate: June 13, 1668

Beneficiary: Frances Mylam, daughter of his son Francis Mylam;
residual estate to son, Francis Mylam.
Executor: son, Francis Mylam
Property: 40 pounds, goods, chattel.
Overseers: friends, John Danstow? and Edward Mylam (friend?)
Witnesses: Prissilla Thatcham? and Mary Gardiner

From records of St. Mary’s Parish, Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire, England:
Mylam, wife of John buried 28 Jan 1665, plague;
Francis Mylam married Jane Newman, 14 Jul 1666;
Francies Mylam dau of Frances Mylam baptised 31 Mar 1667;
old John Mylam buried 26 May 1668;
John Mylam son of Frances baptised 12 Dec 1668;
Wm Mylam son of Francis baptised 13 Sep 1671;
Wm Mylam son of Francis buried 6 Jan 1672;
Francies Mylam buried 16 Nov 1682.

 

Will of John Mylam
Transcribed by Oliver Milam

 

In the Name of God Amen
I John Mylam of Henley upon Thames in the county of Oxon Yeoman being not well in body but of good and perfect memory all praise be given to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain fate of this transitory life and that all flesh is naturally going to dye Doe will and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following and first I being personally sorry for all my sinns past most humbly desireing of Gods forgiveness for the same I commit my soule unto Almighty God my maker trusting assuredly through the mercys and meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of everlasting life and my body unto the earth whereof it was made and devoutly to be buried in the parish Church yard of Henley aforesaid at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as for my personall estate which it hath pleased god far above my defects to bestow uppon me I give and bequeath in manner and form following Imprimis my will and desire is I devise and bequeath unto frances daughter of my sonn francis mylam forty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid out and employed by my said overseers to the great advantage and use for my Granddaughter frances mylam before named Item I give unto my said Granddaughter one little Tableclothe of linnen standing in my sonns chamber and as for all my other goods and chattels whatsoever unbequeathed my debts and expenses being paid my funerall expenses disbursed I give and bequeath unto my loving sonne Francis Mylam whome I make and ordaine sole Executor of this my last will and testament and I doe nominate and appoint my loveing friends John Danstow? and Edward Mylam overseers of this my last will and testament and for their sake and paines to be had and taken in the Execussion I give unto them five shillings a piece to buy them gloves And I doe hereby revoke all former wills by me at anytyme heretofore made and thus to be taken for my last will and testament and no other and in the belief that this writing is and conteynes my last will and testament I have sett my hand and seale the fower and twentith day of May in the twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith and in the year of our lord God one thousand and six hundred sixty and eight – 1668 the marke of John Signed Sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the said John Mylam in the presence of us the marke of Prissilla Thatcham? the marke of Mary Gardiner So: Sewen you So: Sewen you

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