Laslett family history

John Lacey of Deal - 8 May 1739
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IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Lacey Mariner now belonging to his Majesties Ship Berwick being in bodily health and of sound and disposing(?) Mind and Memory and considering the perils and dangers of the Seas and other Uncertaintys of this Transitory Life (do for avoiding controversies after my Decease make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to order and as for and concerning all my worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say All my Wages Sum and Sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be anyways due owing or belonging unto me at the Time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving Mother Mary Lacey in the parish of Deal in the County of Kent and in Case of her decease to my loving Sister Susannah Lacey of the said parish and county aforesaid And I do hereby nominate and and appoint the said persons aforesaid my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made And I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will i have set my hand and seal the twenty eighth day of May Anno Dom 17 thirty nine and in the twelfth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the second over Great Britain etc

Jn Lacey

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of
Jn Jones Will: Taylor Wm Hamman

The before registered Will of John Lacey late of Deal deceased and late belonging to his Majestys Ship Berwick but died on board his Majestys Ship Elizabeth having Goods was proved the 13th day of July 1742 before the Rev
Clerk lawfull surrogate to the worshipfull George Paul Doctor of Laws Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted and Administration of the said Deceaseds Goods so far as concerned the said Deceased and his Will was committed to Mary Lacey Mother of the deced and an Executrix named in the said Will she being first Sworn duly to Execute the same. (The above was taken from the Register copy of the Will.)