Will of Elizabeth Mylam
widow, of Oakingham, Berkshire
Will: February 2, 1690
Probate: December 3, 1691, London
Property: goods, chattel, & money.
Beneficiaries: Daughters: Avis Vinson & Elizabeth Serjent; &
Grandchildren: Avis Gall; Elizabeth, John, & Richard Vinson; John & Anne Serjent; Elizabeth Wise; &
Sister: Ann Mansfield, wife of Thomas Mansfield.
Executrixes: daughters Avis Vinson & Elizabeth Serjent

 

Will of Elizabeth Mylam
Transcribed by Oliver Milam

 

In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Mylam of Oakingham the county of Berks widow being weak of body but of good and perfect memory blessed be God for the same do here make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following and doe by these presents revoke and make void all other former wills and testaments heretofore by me mae either by word writing and this only is to be taken for my last will and testament and first and principally I commend my soule into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in Christian buriall by my executors hereinafter named and as for my goods and chattels as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me in this world I give and bequeath as following Item I give and bequeath unto Avis Gall now wife of John Gall of said Oakingham aforesaid my grandaughter one pillaster? and one Guinny Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Mansfield now wife of Thomas Mansfield gent my sister one Guinny to buy her a ring Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Vinson John Vinson and Richard Vinson the children of my son in law John Vinson of Oakingham aforesaid one Guinny apiece Item I give and bequeath unto John Serjent and Anne Serjent the children of my son in law John Serjent of Warfield in the said county of Berks the full sume of thirty shillings apiece Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Avis Vinson now wife of the said John Vinson my black searge gownd and sllip and cherry petticoat Item I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Elizabeth Wise five shillings to buy her a pair of gloves Item I give and bequeath unto --- Elizabeth Serjent now the wife of the said John Serjent my daughter my other searge gownd petticoat Item I give and bequeath unto my said grandaughter Avis Ball my best paire of ______ sheets and lastly I doe make and appoint my said two daughters Avis Vinson and Elizabeth Serjent to be joynt Executrixes of this my last will and testament to whome I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods and chattels not before by me given and bequeathed they paying all my debts and bequestes and discharging my funeral expenses and I doe also by these presents revoke and make void all other wills and testaments whatsoever heretofore by me made In witness whereof I have thereunto set my hand and seale this second day of February in the second years of the reigns of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queene In year one thousand six hundred and ninety Elizabeth Mylam her marke signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of Richard Banks? Anne Banks? her marke Robert Boull?

Probatum (Latin)

Probate: December 3, 1691, London