William Mill of Greatham, Sussex
(Abt 1569-1629)
Margaret Rolleston
(-Bef 1626)
Henry Mill
(Bef 1617-Bef 1657)
Rebecca Rycraft
Elizabeth Mill
(Bef 1657-Bef 1684)


Family Links

1. George Goring

Elizabeth Mill 1

  • Born: Bef 1 Sep 1657
  • Baptised: 1 Sep 1657, St. Mary the Virgin's Church, Church Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1HL, GB 1
  • Marriage (1): George Goring on 8 May 1677 in Greatham Parish Church, Brook Lane, Greatham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2ET, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 1 Jul 1684
  • BuriedFem: 1 Jul 1684, St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1

  Research Notes:

The Elizabeth Mill that married George Goring (1646-1714) in Greatham in 1677 was the daughter of Henry Mill (1617-1657) and Rebecca (ne Rycraft).

Summary of information as of 7 Apr 2021
The Sussex Visitation (1634) was conducted too early to be relevant.

William Berry's "Pedigrees of the Families of Sussex" (1830) was based on the Sussex Visitation but adds that George Goring married the daughter of Thomas Mill (1604-1650) and Dorothy Cowper/Cooper (1626-1638). However, from Elizabeth's PCC will (PROB11/353/298, proved 1 March 1676/77), it is fairly certain that she did not marry and was living in Thistleworth (now Isleworth) when she died in February 1676/77.

We examined the families of all of Thomas's siblings extensively. The only other Elizabeth Mill from the Greatham family that has been identified was the daughter of Henry Mill (1617-1657) and Rebecca (ne Rycraft). Henry was a younger brother of the above Thomas.

This Elizabeth was baptised in 1657 and was mentioned in her father's will. Her mother then married William Segrave (of Itchingfield) in Petworth in 1665. No further records regarding this family have been identified to date.

Many parish registers were neglected during the Interregnum (1642-1660), which probably explains why some records such as Barbara Mill's marriage to Henry Billingsley (before 1654) are missing. If there was another Elizabeth born during this period, she could have been the daughter of:
- William; married Jane before 1640; died before 1646
- Edmund; died between 1640 and 1646
- Francis; died after 1646.


Will, 25 Nov 1657, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20, GB. In the name of God Amen I Henry Mille of Fittleworth in ye County of Sussex
gent being sicke of body but of perfecte memory God bee praysyed, doe make my
laste will & testament in manner & forme following That is to say Firste I bequeath my
soule unto Almighty God that gave it trusting to bee saved by ye meritts of Christe my saviour & redeemer
and my body to bee buryed at ye discrecon of my executrix hereafter named Item I
give unto my wife Rebecca Mille One Annuity or rent chardge of Twelve poundes a yeare
duringe her life payable quarterly after my death out of my lands called Elkeham? in Petworth now in ye
occupacon of William Strynger I doe alsoe impower my said wife Rebecca Mille whome
I doe hereby make ye sole executrix of this my last will & testament to fell of from
my said lands as much wood & timber presently after my death as will amounte unto forty poundes which I will
my said wife shall have towards payment of such debtes as I shall owe at the time of my
death the reste of my goods & chattells whatsoever I give unto my said executrix Rebecca Mille
my wife commendinge the tuition and care of Elizabeth my daughter unto her not doubtinge but that
she will have a motherly care of her And I doe lastly beg at my two brothers hands Mr Richard
Mille & Mr John Mille that they would be kinde & loveinge to my saide wife & childe In witnesse
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale & published thise to bee my laste will & testament
the five & twentieth day of November in the yeare of our Lord 1657

In the presence of
John StanleyHenry Mille
Fran. Watker
Elizabeth Page

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

Elizabeth married George Goring, son of John Goring and Eleanor Garret, on 8 May 1677 in Greatham Parish Church, Brook Lane, Greatham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2ET, GB.1 (George Goring was born before 5 Feb 1645/46, baptised on 5 Feb 1645/46 in St. Mary's Church, Folly Lane, Barlavington, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LG, GB,2 died before 9 Mar 1713/14 and was buried on 9 Mar 1713/14 in St. Peter's Church, Chailey Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA, GB 1.)


1 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

2 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

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