Will of Thomas Mildenhall, 1682
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From Wills and Administrations at Somerset House, Prerogative Court of
 Canterbury, Vol. 371, Cottle Vol. 3, 1682, folio 135 for THOMAS MILDENHALL:  

30 June 1682  THOMAS MILDENHALL of Maridge in parish of Ramsbury, Wilts, yeo,
 being aged and weak in body, etc.  To ELDEST SON THOMAS MILDENHALL of West
 Hundred in the county of Berkshire all manner of Tenth and Tythes of what sort
 soever being and growing out of that messuage and tenement with the
 appurtenances hereunto belonging which I now dwell in and is in my possession
 which I lately purchased of Henry Powle Esq and others; Item, I give and
 devise unto my SONNE JOHN MILDENHALL and his heirs forever the ffee simple of
 all that cottage and . . gardens in Maridge purchased of Thomas Stockbridge
 and one close of land or pasture by 5A or thereabouts be it more or less lying
 in Marridge heath which I lately purchased of Nathaniel Stoneham, also all
 that close of arrable pasture ground heretofore parcell of great Rashlett
 Coppice in parish of Ramsbury . . 7A and halfe and all the tenths and tithes
 the said 7A and half of arable or pasture ground for and towards his better
 preferment in marriage and for his marriage portion.  And upon this condition
 never the less that he the said JOHN MILDENHALL shall and will pay or cause to
 be paid to his BROTHER BENJAMIN MILDENHALL the summe of 40 lawfull money of
 England at such time as the said premises before given shall come be in his
 now possession.  All which premises by me given unto my said SONNE JOHN I
 lately purchased of said Henry Powle Esq and others.  Item I give and devise
 unto my SON STEPHEN MILDENHALL all that messuage or tenement and two . . of
 arrable land in Rov.ly Heath in parish of Chilton Folliott, Wilts, 30A with
 the appurtenances during the time of the lease thereof to me granted by John
 Parker & wf Jane, upon condition nevertheless that he the said STEPHEN
 MILDENHALL his execrs and assignes shall and will yearly and every year pay
 unto his BRO MOSES MILDENHALL 5 p annum out of the said premises where he the
 said STEPHEN shall come to enjoy the same dureing the remainder or terme of
 the said lease.  I give and bequeath to my DAU MARY 4 score one year 
decease.  To DAU MARGERY wf of Thomas Martin of Bedwin Magna 40 shillings.  To
 DAU JOANE wf of John Spier one shilling.  And my will and meaning is that the
 said messuages lands tenements and premises herein before by me given and
 bequeathed to my said sonnes JOHN and STEPHEN shall remain and be in the
 possession of my now WF JOANE MILDENHALL during her natural life.  And my will
 and meaning further is that in case there shall happen to be any losse or
 damage in recoverie or getting in of my debts and estate which shall be due
 and owing (next page) at the time of my decease, that my executors hereinafter
 named and such of my children and legatees aforesaid shall be his hers or
 their equal part and portion in the lott thereof out of their respective
 legacies and portions as to my overseers hereinafter named shall think meete
 and convenient.  Item I give and devise unto my SON MOSES the inheritance of
 that house and land in possession of Thomas Ellaway in or around the parish of
 Marridge aforesaid and which I lately purchased of Nicholas George of
 Whittenndish together with all the writings of the same premises which I order
 shall be delivered to my said SON MOSES in a weeks time after my decease if he
 demands them.  Rest to wife who is sole executor.  Appoint MY BROTHER BENJAMIN
 STROADE and my SON THOMAS to be overseers.  I do give to each of them for
 their care herein 5 shillings.

(In the probate paragraph the date appeared to be 24 Nov 1708.  Pages were
 stained in places)

--Submitted by Dan McEver, dkmcever@aol.com, as transcribed at Salt Lake City
 by my researcher.  I put the Mildenhall names in capital letters so they are
 easier to find.