- Born: 16 Sep 1696, Boston MA
- Died: Bef 1 Jun 1733
Events in his life were:
- Covered cup by Peter Fuert, c 1727
Yale University 27
h: 8 15/16"
d: 4 1/16"
wt: 39 oz
Engraved with the Mills of Harscombe arms in an acanthus and scroll cartouche on one side and the Hope of Hopetoun arms on the other. This is the ". . . silver cup with his coat of arms and mine engraved thereon" left to Henry Hope in Mills' will of 1732. This is one of only three known peices by Fuert.
- He signed a will on 24 May 1732. Will of Edward Mills Jr. of Placentia, Newfoundland, now residing at Charlestown, merchant, being bound on a voyage to sea. To be buried at east end of church called King's Chapel in Boston where my father has a vault near the dust of my mother. To Mrs. Mary Rous widow of Capt. William Rous £200 & some necessaries for keeping house. To my God children Hannah Trecothick, John Rous, Woodward Abraham & Mary Abraham each a silver spoon, bible & prayer book. To Edward Trecothick, same. To Henry Hope Esq. my silver hilted sword, gun & case of pistols & a silver cup with his coat of arms and mine engraved thereon. To Sarah Willard a silver spoon & porringer & £15 to buy her mourning apparel. To said Mary Rous my silver porringer which Capt. Robert Kirwan gave me, also two silver spoons. To Charles Apthorp my silver enush box, silver spurrs & my punch ladle and soop spoon. To John Merritt my salver, pepper box & mustard pott with my reading glass.
To John Mills a ring. To Jonathan Mills, a teacher at Bellingham all my books both historical and religious. Whereas my grandfather Nathaniel Cary of Charlestown, by will left me either houses, lands etc. in Charlesto wn & elsewhere, they are to be divided between Mary wife of Wigglesworth Sweetser, Hannah Cary, Elizabeth Cary & children of Martha wife of Steph en Hall which she had by Abraham Hill.
To my uncle Nathaniel Mills of Braintree £10 per annum paid out of the income of my father Edward Mills estate. To my aunt Melville £15 per annum. All residue to my uncle John Mills sons, viz. John & Jonathan and to my uncle Nathaniel Mills two sons equally, but if I die before my father Edward, all to him & at his disposal except the legacy to Mrs. Rous. To friend Jacob Wendell two large pictures hanging in my room, also a silver tankard. To John Wendell a pair of silver salts.
Jacob Wendell Esq., Charles Apthorp & Henry Hope Esq. executors
Witnesses: Thomas Taylor, Edward Tyer, William Francklyn.
Will probated 1 June 1733