Laslett family history
Joseph Lacelett of Worth - 1 June 1710
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The First day of June in ye Ninth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lady ANNE by the Grace of God Queen of great Britain etc Anno Dom 1710 I Joseph Lacelett of the Parish of Word alias Worth next Sandwich in the County of Kent Husbandman being of sound and perfect mind and Memory (God be praised) doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) FIRST and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Gracious and Mercifull Creator hopeing that I shall obtaine everlasting life thro the precious and Meritorious death of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executrix hereafter named. AND as touching the Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God almighty to bless me with all I give and bequeath ye same in manner following. As for touching and Concerning all that Messuage Tenemt or dwelling house with the yards Gardens Outhouses and buildings and Appurtenances to ye same belonging Situate lying and being in the Parish of Word alias Worth aforesaid in or neare a place there called Word Street wherein I now dwell, and which I lately purchast of William Catchpole. I give and devise the Same to my Loving Wife ANNE dureing her naturall life to be by her kept from time to time and at all times dureing the same well and sufficiently repaired and amended. And after her Decease I give and devise all that Messuage Tenemt and premises aforesaid with the Appurtences thereunto belonging unto my Sones Joseph Lacelett and John Lacelett and to their heires and Assignes forever to be equeally divided betwixt them ITEM I give and bequeath unto each of my Daughters Mary Lacelett, Anne Lacelett, Anna Lacelett and Elizabeth Lacelett Four pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain, which Sixteen pounds is to be paid out of the value of the Messuage or Tenemt foresaid wth the appurtences thereunto belonging by my Sons Joseph Lacelett and John Lacelett their Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes att such time and times as they the said Joseph Lacelett and John Lacelett shall arive to the age on one and twenty yeares (or should if either of them had been then Living) provided their Mother ANNE Lacelett be them departed this Naturall life but if she be then Living my Will is that the said Joseph and John Lacelett their heires Executos Administratos or Assignes pay to each of my daughters, Mary, Anne, Anna, & Elizabeth Lacelett, the said Four pounds within one Moneth next after the decease of my said Wife Anne Lacelett. But if any of my said Daughters die without heires Lawfully begotten of their Bodies, before the time and times of paimt aforesaid then my Will is that every of their respective parts so deceased shall be equally divided betwixt my son Joseph and John Lacelett their Heires or Assignes AND with the paimt of the legacies abovesaid I charge my said messuage tenemt and premises abovesaid. AND as for touching and Concerning my Goods Chattells Stock Dead and Living Bedding plate Brasse Pewter ready money, Debts Household Stuffe and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever After my debts as I shall owe at my Decease, my Funerall Chatges, and the Charge of the probate of this my last Will and Testamt are fully Satisfied and Paid I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife ANNE And I doe hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Sole and whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me heretofore made IN WITNES whereof I have hereon sett my hande and seale the day and Yeare first above written.
Signed Dealed Published and Declared by the
abovenamed Joseph Lacelett to be his last
will and Testamt (att his request and in his
presence and) in the presence of us.
Probate 21 April 1716 to Anne Lacelett
(The above was taken from the Register copy of the Will.)