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Family of Richard Roake and Mary Millist

Husband: Richard Roake (1736-1770)
Wife: Mary Millist (1744-1802)
Children: Mary Roake (1766-1831)
Marriage 10 Jul 1764 Horsell, Surrey

Husband: Richard Roake

Name: Richard Roake
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1736 Horsell, Surrey
Baptism 12 Oct 1736 (age 0) Horsell, Surrey
Will 4 Feb 1766 (age 29-30) Mentioned in will of father-in-law, John Millist
Will 30 Sep 1769 (age 32-33) Date of will (see notes)
Death 1770 (age 33-34) Horsell, Surrey
Burial 9 Nov 1770 St Mary, Horsell
Probate 10 Nov 1770 Probate to Richard Collyer of Pankhurst, Chobham, gentleman, John Millist of New Haw, Chertsey, gentleman and John Chandler of Guildford, gentleman

Wife: Mary Millist

Name: Mary Millist
Sex: Female
Father: John Millist (c. 1700-1766)
Mother: Elizabeth Lee ( - )
Birth 1744 Chertsey, Surrey
Baptism 14 Jun 1744 (age 0) Chertsey, Surrey
Will 4 Feb 1766 (age 21-22) Mentioned in father's will
Will 30 Sep 1769 (age 24-25) Mentioned in husband's will
Will 25 Nov 1779 (age 34-35) Executrix to will of 2nd husband, William Mellersh
Will 15 Mar 1781 (age 36-37) Date of will (see notes)
Death 1802 (age 57-58) Horsell, Surrey
Burial 22 Apr 1802 St Mary, Horsell, Surrey (Widow Mellish)
Probate 13 Aug 1802 Probate to William Mellersh the son

Child 1: Mary Roake

Name: Mary Roake
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Attfield (c. 1760-1808)
Birth 1766 Horsell, Surrey
Baptism 4 Mar 1766 (age 0) Horsell, Surrey
Will 30 Sep 1769 (age 2-3) Mentioned in father's will
Will 15 Mar 1781 (age 14-15) Mentioned in mother's will
Will 9 Mar 1803 (age 36-37) Mentioned in will of Margaret Roake, aunt
Will 1 Mar 1809 (age 42-43) Executrix to husband's will
Residence 1824 (age 57-58) Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square, London
Will 7 Jun 1824 (age 57-58) Date of will (see notes)
Residence 1831 (age 64-65) St Pancras, Middlesex (in burial register, Cjhertsey)
Death 1831 (age 64-65) Chertsey, Surrey
Burial 2 Mar 1831 St Peter, Chertsey, Surrey (aged 64, of St Pancras)
Probate 21 Mar 1831 Probate to Richard Attfield, son

Note on Husband: Richard Roake

9 July, 1764. Richard Roake of Horsel, abode 4 weeks, yeoman, bachelor, and Mary Mellist of Chertsey, spinster, near 21 or quite, the father being uncertain, gives his consent : at Horsel. John Millist of Chertsey, yeoman, her father, consenting. Both sign.

MLA, Commissary Court of Surrey



Richard Roake of Kettlewell, Horsell, gentleman 30 Sep 1769

to wife Mary £20 p.a. over the £50 p.a. settled on her at marriage for life charged on several closes of arable and meadow I late bought from (Mrs) Ann Wapshott and (Mr) William Edmead and his wife Ann Edmead in Horsell and Chobham and said land to my son Richard Roake and to him all my messuage in Guildford in the occupation of Henry Becks and share in parsonage of Horsell and messuage and land Parley, Horsell (8 acres) which I late bought from James Roake and my parcels of freehold land adjoining (4 acres) which I bought from Jesse Waterer and my coppice parcel of wood ground (3 acres) Carches otherwise Kerches Coppice, Horsell which I late bought from devisees of James Scotcher paying £40 p.a. to my mother Mary Roake for life per will of my father Henry Roake, deceased; to my daughter Mary Roake my manor of Windlesham and my freehold messuage in Windlesham (50 acres) in the occupation of Margaret Finch, widow and my four arable parcels of copyhold land in manor of Woking called South Crofts (20 acres) in the occupation of Thomas Baker which I late bought from Thomas Lee and copyhold Harle (20 acres) and 4 acres of meadow and piece of brook ground called Elzie Brook with two parcels of land and a garden plot and orchard all in Woking; if son Richard or daughter Mary die without issue under 21 all to survivor; to my wife all plate, linen and china, two beds and its trappings in two best chambers and two parlours; to my friends Richard Collyer of Pankhurst, Chobham, gentleman, John Millist of New Haw, Chertsey, gentleman and John Chandler of Guildford, gentleman (10 guineas each) execs. in trust rest of goods to sell same paying annuity to my mother and to bring up my children and when son is 21 principal to him

Witnesses: Thomas Baker; Anthony Beauchamp; John Richards

Proved: Nov 10 1770 to execs. in trust [DW/PA/7/30 ff.38r-40r; DW/PA/5/1770/37]

Note on Wife: Mary Millist

Will of Mary Mellersh of Chertsey, Surrey, widow, 15 Mar 1781; to be buried in the family vault in the parish church of Horsell as near to my last husband as conveniently may be; to my son Richard Roake son of my late husband Richard Roake deceased my best pair of parlour window curtains and my silver watch; to my daughter Mary Roake sister of my said son Richard Roake my best suit of child bed linen and my best set of china; to my daughter Lucy Mellersh all the remainder of my child bed linen and all my wearing apparel; to son William Mellersh a small gold ring with a true lovers knot; to son John Mellersh a gold ring with a garnet set in the middle with small diamond sparks round it; to son Thomas Mellersh a mourning ring marked Eliz Beauchamp; to my said daughter Lucy Mellersh my diamond ring and one small garnet ring; to my brother John Millist of New Haw in the Parish of Chertsey Gentleman and to William Mellersh of Farnham (execs) all my goods chattels and other personal estate in trust to sell and dispose of all my said household goods and I direct the monies arising from such sale together with all other monies as I shall die possessed of to be placed out on government or other securities and the interest to be applied for the maintenance education and bringing up of my said sons and daughter William Mellersh John Mellersh Thomas Mellersh and Lucy Mellersh until they attain the ages of twenty one, and after they have attained the ages of twenty one to give to them all the principal monies and interest which shall be remaining in my said trustees’ hands to be divided equally share and share alike.

Witnesses: Eliz Tatchett, Jo Chatfield.

Administration with Will attached granted 13 Aug 1802 to William Mellersh the son and one of the Residuary Legatees; John Millist one of the execs dying in the lifetime of the Testatrix and William Mellersh the surviving executor having renounced execution.