Will of Elizabeth Mylam
Descendants of Ralph Mylam, Sr. & Elizabeth Mylam (taken from will)
Will of Elizabeth Mylam
Transcribed by Cyril Mylam & Oliver Milam
In the name of God Amen.
I Elizabeth Mylam of the parish of Winkfield in the county of Berks, widow, being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form ----- following, that is to say first I recommitteth my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my Body I desire may be buried by my husband in Winkfield church yard in a devout manner at the direction of my Executors, hereinafter named and as to such worldly estate and effects as it has pleased the Almighty to Bestow upon me I dispose of the same as follows that is to say I give devise and bequeath all that my Copyhold estate called or known by the name Basemores consisting of four closed or pieces of land containing by estimation eight acres be the same more or less together with the cottage and all other buildings thereon erected and now attaining and going with the appurtenances and which I have surrendered to the use of this my will, situate and being at or near Bullbrook in the parish of Winkfield and now in my own occupation unto my two sons Ralph Mylam and Styleman Mylam and their heirs upon – Trust nevertheless that they the said Ralph Mylam and Styleman Mylam or the survivor of them or the heir of such survivor shall and do within twelve months next after my decease either by public or private sale sell and dispose of the same for the most money that can be had or gotten for the same and out of the money arising therefrom shall and do in the first place pay thereout all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses and all other necessary and reasonable costs and charges attending the Trust hereby created and from and after payment thereof upon Trust that they any said Executor or Trustee shall and do pay and divide the residue of the money arising by such sale unto and amongst them the said Ralph Mylam Styleman Mylam Joseph Mylam Garland Fuller Mylam Thomas Mylam Mary Mylam and Susannah Lephard? my children or such of them only as shall be living at the time of my decease share and share alike and it is my will and I hereby direct that the receipt above of my said daughter Susannah Lephard? notwithstanding her coverture shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors or Trustee for her share of such Trust money and as to for and containing my household goods and furniture plates dinner china ready money securities for money and all other my personal estate of what nature or kind so ever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my said two sons Ralph Mylam and Styleman Mylam --- their Executors and Administrators upon Trust that they my said Trustees or the survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall and do direct the same into ready money and pay and divide the same unto and amongst such of my children as shall be living at the time of my decease share and share alike in manner heretofore directed within twelve calendar months most after my decease and I so hereby nominate restitute and appoint my said two sons Ralph Mylam and Styleman Mylam Executors of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety. Elizabeth Mylam (L.L) Signed Sealed Published and delivered by the Testatrix Elizabeth Mylam as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us Benjamin Coock, James Woods, John Peach
This Will was proved at London on the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred ninety four before the _______ worshipful John Nichole? Porter of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne? Knight Porter of Laws master keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully restituted by the oaths of Ralph Mylam and Styleman Mylam the sons of the deceased and the Executors named in the said Will to whom admin was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer.