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Robert Miller

Birthplace: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Death: circa April 29, 1749 (42-58)
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Miller and Faith Unknown
Husband of Phoebe Dell
Father of Robert Millard; Elizabeth Millard; Susannah Miller; James Miller; Hugh Miller and 1 other
Brother of William Miller; Child Miller; James Miller and Joan or Jane Miller
Half brother of Henry Millard; John Miller; Richard Miller and John Millard

Managed by: Keith Millard
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About Robert Millard

1749 Burial record shows Robert Millard was a farmer.

1749 Last Will of Robert Millard;

This Will was proved on the thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1749 before the Reverend Mr. William Smith Clerk Surrogate to the Reverend Mr. Decimus Reynolds Clerk M A alomry or affinal of the peculiar or exempt jurisdiction of Leighton lawfully constituted and by him approved and allowed of and for the validity of the said Will lawfully pronounced and declared and the burden of the Executor of the said Will was and is committed and granted unto Phoebe Millard Wife and Thomas Millard son of the deceased and Executor and Executrix named in the said Will being first sworn saving the right of every one.

Robert Millard's wife Leighton Date 16 March 1748 Proved 30 May 1749

30 May 1749 The Executrix and Executor within named was sworn a wording to law Before Mr. Wm Smith Surrogate

In the name of God Amen the sixteenth day of March in the two and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second over Great Britain and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty eight.

I, Robert Millard of Leighton Bussard in the County of Bedford yeoman being ill in body but of sound mind and memory God be praised do make this my Will as follows first and principally I do commend my soul  into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting to be saved by and through the merit of Jesus Christ my Redeemer for my body I do commit the same to the earth direct to be buried and for my worldly goods and estate I dispose thereof as follows imprimis. 

I do give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Buckmaster my daughter, wife of John Buckmaster, one guinea only  by reason at or about her marriage the said money and I give and bequeath unto Robert Millard and  Phoebe Millard my children twenty pounds apiece to be rightfully paid to them within one year next of my  death. 

Also I give to Jane Millard my daughter twenty pounds to be paid to her at age of one and twenty years.  

Then I do give and devise unto James Millard my son and his heirs forever all those my three half  acres of freehold land in Grovesbury field in Leighton aforesaid which I purchased of my landlord Robert  Ashwell Esq with their appurtenances.  Also I order my Executors to maintain the estate and bring up  the said James my son and Susanna Millard my daughter until they shall rightfully attain their majority or age of one and twenty years they keeping unmarried to that time and when the said Susanna shall have attained the age of one and twenty years I give her twenty pounds.  

Then all the rest residue and remainder of my money goods chattels and personal estate unbequeathed after my debts legated and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged, I do give and bequeath Phoebe my loving wife and Thomas Millard my oldest son equally between them to be divided and I so make my said wife and oldest son joint executors or joint executor and executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said Robert Millard the father hast hereto left my hand and seal the day and year first about written.

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us who hast hereto left our lands in the presence of the legate.

Joseph Newman Robert Millard Thomas Robertson Edward Ashwell Signature and seal

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Robert Millard's Timeline

December 10, 1698
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
December 10, 1698
All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
June 9, 1717
Husborne Crawley, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
February 25, 1721
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
October 21, 1722
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
March 24, 1732
Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
August 18, 1736
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
April 29, 1749
Age 50
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England