Laslett family history
Richard Laslett of Ash - 26 September 1781
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Richard Laslett of the parish of Ash next Sandwich in the County of Kent Yeoman I being of sound Mind and Memory FFIRST I Give and Bequeath unto me Daughter Mary Horn Wife of Thomas Horn of the said parish of Ash Yeoman the Sum of One hundred and twenty five Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain ALSO I Give and Bequeath unto my Son in Law Richard Emerson of the Town and port of Sandwich in the said County of Kent Tallow Chandler the sum of Twenty five Pounds of like Money Which Legacies I do own and direct my Executors to pay within twelve Months next after my Decease ALSO I Give and Bequeath unto my son Edward Laslett all my Estate Right Title Interest in the Goods and Stock belonging to the Business now carried on by him ALSO I Give and Bequeath unto my said son Edward Laslett for and during the Term of his Natural Life the free use and Enjoyment of the Breeches Maker and Glovers Shop adjoining to my Dwelling house and now in his occupation (If he shall so long continue to Carry on the Business he now follows therein) ALSO I Give and Bequeath unto my said son Edward Laslett and his Assigns for and during the Term of his Natural Life One Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Ten Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be Owing and Payable out of All that Barn and Yard and one Piece or Parcel of Land lately planted with Hops containing by Estimation four Acres more or less with the Appurtenances Situate lying and being in the said parish of Ash and now in the Tenure or Occupation of Richard Strong and to be paid by equally Quarterly Payments (that is to say) the Tenth Day of October the ffifth Day of January the ffifth Day of April and the fifth Day of July without any deduction or abatement thereof for or by reason of any Taxes Charges or Impositions Imposed or to be Imposed by Authority of Parliament or otherwise howsoever the first payment of the said Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Ten Pounds to be made on the first of the said Days which shall next happen after my Decease And my Mind and Meaning is that in Case the said Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Ten Pounds or any part thereof shall be behind or Unpaid by the space of Twenty one Days next over or after either of the said Days on which as aforesaid the sum ought to be paid that then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Son Edward Laslett and his Assigns into and upon the said Barn Yard Land and Premises or any part thereof to Enter and Distrain and the Distress and Distresses then and there found to load Drive take Carry away Detain Impound and sell for and towards paying and satisfying the said Annuity or Yearly Rent Charge of Ten Pounds and all Arrears thereof together with the Costs and Charges of taking and Selling such Distress and Distresses ALSO I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Laslett his Executors Administrators and Assigns the Lease of a certain ffarm called Santon ffarm And all my Estate Right Title and Interest therein He and They paying the Rents & performing the Covenants therein contained on the part of the Lessee ALSO my mind and Will is that my Son John Laslett shall have and Enjoy all and singular the Messuages or Tenements Lands and Premises by me demised to him ALSO I Give and Devise All that the said Barn Yard Lands and Premises (Subject to the said Annuity) And also all and singular other my Messuages or Tenements Lands Hereditaments and Premises and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Sons Thomas Laslett Richard Laslett John Laslett William Laslett and Stephen Laslett equally to be divided between them share and share alike to take as Tenants in Common and not as Joint tenants and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever ALSO I give and Bequeath unto my said Sons Thomas Laslett and Richard Laslett the Sum of Two Pounds apiece for the trouble they may have in the Execution of this my Will All the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever and of what kinds degree quality or nature soever the value shall Consist and be at the Time of my decease (my just Debts ffuneral Expenses and the Charges of proving this my Will being thereout first paid and satisfied) I Give and Bequeath unto my said Sons Thomas Laslett Richard Laslett John Laslett William Laslett and Stephen Laslett their Executors Adinors and Assigns share and share alike And I do constitute and appoint my said Sons Thomas Laslett and Richard Laslett Executors of this my Last and Testament And hereby revoke all former Wills by me made IN WITNESS whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of Paper to each Sheet Set my Hand and Seal this Twenty sixth Day of September in the Twenty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of god of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty one.
SIGNED Sealed Published and Declared by the said Richard Laslett the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence We have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Mary Philpott T. Wood W. Philpott
The before Register Will of Richard Laslett deceased was proved the Eighth
Day of May 1784 .... by the oaths of Thomas Laslett and Richard Laslett the