Laslett family history

Robert and Mary Ann Laslett of Ash

Robert Laslett was baptised at Ash on 23 May 1808 and was the fifth son of John Laslett, a Yeoman of Coombe, Woodnesborough, and his wife Elizabeth Laslett née Horn (page 47).

Married Mary Ann Knight of Dover at St Mary the Virgin Dover on 29 May 1826. Mary had been born at Dover in 1807 the daughter of an identically named mother born in 1782.

The Ash parish register gives Robert's occupation as a labourer. From 1832 this changed to farmer. By 1841 he had a house at Coomb near Ash next Sandwich and in 1860 was described as a market gardener.

Robert died at Marshborough on 6 November 1868, and is buried in a vault in Ash churchyard. He like his father is described in the Ash parish register as being 'of Coombe'. Mary died aged 76 on 25 May 1883 at Marshborough and is buried with her husband (Eastry Jun 83 vol 2a page 551).

Family of Robert and Mary Ann Laslett


JOHN BARRETT - born on 10 November 1828 and baptised at Ash on 7 December 1828. Married Susannah Jarvis on 30 November 1854 by banns published on 26 November 1854. Susannah had been born at Ewell, Dover on 14 January 1829. John died at Sandgate, 3 April 1869, buried at Cheriton, while Susannah died on 5 November 1901 at Cheriton.

See chapter John Barrett and Susannah Laslett of Cheriton on page 89.

SAMUEL - born on 29 September 1832 and baptised there on 4 November 1832. Married Susannah Metters on 23 November 1855, and lost at sea in the Violet on the Goodwin Sands, on 5 January 1857. Thought one child, but have no name.

See chapter Samuel and Susannah Laslett of Dover on page 90.

ROBERT - born at Ash, 13 January 1835. When 31, married a widow aged 39, Eleanor Knowler (née Darkins, born at Woodnesborough on 20 September 1827) with two daughters, Nellie and Amelia Knowler, on 12 June 1866. Robert and Eleanor were both buried in Roberts father's grave at Ash. Eleanor died on 31 May 1890 and Robert on 29 January 1910.
WILLIAM - born at Ash, 24 January 1837, on 24 December 1865 married Matilda Guy, and died and thought buried at Goole, Yorkshire, in September 1908. No knowledge of issue.

THOMAS KNIGHT - born at Coomb, Ash on 9 November 1840 and baptised at Ash on 7 March 1841. On 1 August 1860 married Julia Hunt, of Woodnesborough at the Independent Chapel in Cattle Market, Sandwich. Thomas died at Ash in 1913 and is buried in the family vault.

See chapter Thomas and Julia Laslett of Woodnesborough on page 114.

GEORGE - born at New Street, Ash, on 2 August 1843 and baptised at Ash on 3 September 1843. A labourer, he married Jane Ratcliffe on 28 March 1866, and is buried in the family vault at Ash in 1893. Jane is thought also buried in the vault at Ash. They had 2 boys and 2 girls.
George - born 1 July 1868, at Broomfield, Herne Bay.
Robert - born 28 June 1878, at Littlebourne.
Elizabeth Jane - born 1 January 1871, at New Street, Ash.
Annie Maria - born 11 August 1873, at New Street, Ash. An Annie Laslett died aged 20. Her death was registered at Milton in the September quarter of 1893 (vol 2a page 561).


MARIA - born at Ash, on 1 November 1827, privately baptised at Ash on 27 January 1825(8?). Maria did not marry. Died 6 March 1874 at Marshboro' and buried with her parent's at Ash.
CAROLINE MARY ANN - born 25 January 1831 and christened in March 1831 at the Wingham Street-Independent, Wingham. Died at Marshboro' on 11 March 1832, and is buried in vault at Ash.