Person:Mylycent Jekyll (1)

Mylycent Jekyll
d.Bef 5 Feb 1582/83
m. 1520
  1. Mylycent Jekyll - Bef 1582/83
m. 1541
  1. John TempleAbt 1542 - 1603
  2. Anthony Temple - Bef 1581
Facts and Events
Name Mylycent Jekyll
Married Name[1] Millacent Temple
Gender Female
Marriage 1541 Stowe, Buckinghamshire, Englandto Peter Temple
Will[1] 15 Jan 1581/82 Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
Death? Bef 5 Feb 1582/83
Probate[1] 5 Feb 1582/83 London, England

Personal History

In her will dated 15 January 1581[/2],[1] Millacent Temple of Stowe, widow and late wife of Peter Temple Esq., “in good healthe,” bequeathed items of clothing to her daughter-in-law Suzan Temple, wife of John Temple, and to John's five daughters, Millasent, Dorothe, Katherine, Susan, and Mary, £20 apiece at their several marriages. She also bequeathed £20 to John Temple, her second son. To Thomas Temple, son and heir apparent of John, she bequeathed her best ring with a sapphire. To Peter Temple, son of her deceased son Anthonye Temple, she bequeathed a little pot of silver which was his father's and £5 in money, and to each of Peter's three sisters (not named) £4 apiece. She bequeathed certain items to her daughter Millacent Poltney of Exhall; £6-13-4 to Millacent's eldest daughter, also named Millacent Poltney, who was Millacent Temple's goddaughter; and £5 apiece to Millacent's two other daughters (not named) and son Gabriell Poltney. She bequeathed to her daughter Margaret Brett, wife of John Brett Esq., one ring of gold to be made of one ounce of gold; to her son-in-law John Brett a gold ring valued 40 shillings; and to Margaret's sons and daughters (not named) each a ring of gold valued 20 shillings apiece. She bequeathed to her daughter Alice Stratford, widow, one ring of gold to be made of one ounce of gold. She bequeathed to her son-in-law Pawle Tracye and his wife Anne each one ring of gold valued 40 shillings apiece. She bequeathed to her son-in-law Richard Petmer[?] one ring of gold valued 20 shillings, and to each of his children 20 shillings apiece. She also made other bequeaths, including to the poor of Stowe, the poor of Buckingham, and the poor of the parish of Dassett. Her son John Temple and his son Thomas were bequeathed all household goods, etc. and named executors of her last will and testament. The will was proved 5 February 1582[/3], in London, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “Will of Millacent Temple, Widow of Stow, Huntingdonshire”, in Church of England. Province of Canterbury. Prerogative Court. Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related probate jurisdictions: Will registers. (Kew, England: The National Archives)
    PROB 11/65/66, register Rowe (1583), qr v, f 41.

    Digital image in England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384–1858 ( : accessed 20 March 2017).

    The will of “Millacent Temple of Stowe widowe late wyfe of Peter Temple esquier deceased”, contained in three sheets of paper, dated 15 Jan. 1581, 24 Eliz.; exors. son John and grandson Thomas; wit. by Jobe Lavender, Henrye Orys. Probate 5 Feb. 1582, London.