Will of Mary Milam
widow of St. James, Westminster, Middlesex
Will: February 28, 1761
Probate: February 3, 1762
Beneficiaries: Phoebe Cook, Mrs. Alice Jackson,
Mr. Edward Ireland, Mrs. Mary Ireland,
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Edward Ireland's daughters: Elizabeth Ireland, Abinia Ireland.
Property: Money, Chattel, residue.
Witnesses: Andrew Lawrence, Elizabeth Johnson.
Discussion: Elizabeth & Abinia Ireland may be either grandchildren or grandnieces.

 

Will of Mary Milam
Transcribed by Oliver Milam

In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Milam, widow, of the parish of St. James Westminster in the county of Middlesex being of sound Mind and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in form and manner following Imprimis I commit my body to the Earth to be interr’d in Kew Church yard in the County of Surry to be carried thither in a hearse with a pair of horses and one Mourning coach attending and a stone at the grave Item I give and bequeath to Phoebe Cook the sum of ffive pounds and to Mrs. Alice Jackson of Windmill Street one Guinea for a ring also to the said Mrs. Jackson a pot and cover the stove and all that belongs to it I also leave to Mr. Edward Ireland of Pall Mall one Guinea for a ring, to Mrs. Mary Ireland one Guinea for a ring and to Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson one Guinea for a ring and for all my other money, goods and wearing apparel that I die possess’d of after the legacies are paid I leave them to Mrs. Elizabeth Ireland daughter of Mr. Edward Ireland of Richmond Lodge and her sister Abinia Ireland, to be divided between them as they can agree between themselves and I leave the above mentioned Mr. Edward Ireland of Pall Mall and Mrs. Alice Jackson joint executors of this my last will and testament In witness thereof I have set my hand this twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord nne thousand seven hundred and sixty one Mary Milam sign’d seal’d and deliver’d in the presence of us Andrew Lawrence Elisabeth Johnson.

This Will was proved at London the third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull Sir Edward Simpson Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Edward Ireland one of the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattel and credits of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to Alice Jackson spinster the other executor named in the said will when she apply for the same.