Laslett family history
Stephen Lacelett of Woodnesboro - 21 February 1703
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Stephen Lacelett alias Lacy Batchellor being very weake in body but of sound memory and minde made the 21 day of ffebruary in the 2d yeare of the Reigne of our sovereigne Lady Anne Queen of England etc Ao Dui 1703 Inprimis I commend my Soul to God to be saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus, and my body to the grave to be buried at the discreton of my Executor hereafter named Item I give to my Brother Thomas Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings to be paid at the year's end after my decease Item I give to my sister Mary the wife of John Devisson twenty shillings to be paid also at the years end after my decease Item I will to my Brother Joseph Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings likewise to be paid him a yeare after my decease, Item I will to my Brother Richard Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings to be paid him alsoe a yeare after my decease Item I will to my sister Hannah the wife of James Stephens twenty shillings to be paid her a yeare after my decease Item I will to my Brother Charles Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings to be paid him a yeare after my decease Item I give unto Mary Hughes the sum of tenn pounds to be paid her next Michaelmas 1704 Item I will to George the son of Thomas and Mildred Barber of Dover twenty shillings to be paid at Midsummer 1704 Item I will to Mary the daughter of my Brother John Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings a yeare after my decease Item I will to Mildred the daughter of Thomas Lacelet alias Lacy twenty shillings to be paid her at the time aforesaid Item I will to Richard the sonn of my Brother James Stephens twenty shillings to be paid at the years end Item I will to Mary Hughes five pound more over and above the tenn pound aforesaid to be paid to her at the next ffeast of our Saviours Nativity 1704 Item I will to my ffather John Lacelet alias Lacy the bed bolster and all that belongs to it during his Life but after his decease I will it to returne to Stephen the sonn of my Brother John if he be then alive, but if he be dead I will it then to my Brother Charles Item I will to my ffather John Lacelett alias Lacy seven Bushells of Wheate and all the wood about home that belongs to me, Item I will to Mary Hughes aforesd besides the tenn pound first willed to her and the five pound in the second Legacy thirty shillings more to buy her a ring to be paid her at next Midsummer 1704 Item I will my ffather John Lacelet alias Lacy three pounds to be paid him as he wants it. Item I will to my Brother William Lacelet alias Lacy fourty shillings to be paid him twenty shillings thereof when he comes a shoar [ashore] and the remaining twenty shillings when when he comes a shoar [ashore] againe Item I will to my ffather and my Brother John Lacelet all the pork that is in the brine tubb to be divided equally between them, Item I will my Chest above in the Lothe to Stephen the sonne of my Brother John to be delivered to him soon after my decease, Item I will to Mary the daughter of John Devisson a pair of sheets to be delivered to her a soon as she will after my decease Item I will to my sister Mildred the wife of Thomas Barber forty shillings to be paid to her at Midsummer 1704 Item I will and appoint my Brother John Lacelet alias Lacy to be my Executor of this my Will to pay all the legacies therein mentioned and to pay my debts and to receive all that is Due to me Witness my hand and Seale
Sealed and subscribed in the p[resence of the] foure of us who were p[re]sent and Witnesses to the signeing and Sealeing of this my Will
Isaac Lovell Oliver Hughes Elizabeth Hughes
Probatum fuit hujusmodi Suprascrit testamentum Step: Lacelet . . . Woodnesboro . . . Decims septimo Martii Anno Dui 1703 . . . Juramento Johis Lacelett . . . Executris . . .
An Inventory of all and singular the goods chattels & .... of Stephen Lacelett als Lacy late of the parish of Woodnesboro in the county of Kent deceased made this 10th day of March Anno Dom 1703 & apprized by Thomas Noame and
Impris the said deceaseds wearing apparel and ready money Xle:. Xs: VId.
Item for some small linen & shirts with some bookes IIIle:. IXs: VId.
Item for a tubb & two barrells XVIIs: VId.
Item a brine tubb & meate in it Ile:. Vs:
Item two pewter dishes & one porringer IIs: VId.
Item a grindstone & two dozen of bottles VIIIs: VId.
Item for a small ... & his working tooles VIIs: VId.
Item a small cask of mead XIIIIs: VId.
Item a leame(?) of wheate XXXIIs:
Item for Mare & colt VIle:.
Item for horseharness Xs:
Item a little hay & part of 5 lathers Xs: VId.
Item for ten wethers VIIle:.
Item for fowles about the house Vs:
Item a sadle & 10 bee-hives & stooles Vs:
Item for things conteen & forgotten Vs: IIIId.
XXXIIIIle:. VIIIs: IIIId.
Item a debt due to the deceased from
Mr Robert Robinson a fruturer living
att London & due by bond. Which XVle:.
bond was att London in the hands of
Mr Auston an Attorney att law & is yett
there as the Exor believeth having had
no notice to the contrary as yett.
17th of March 1703
John Laslett Exor
17 Mar 1703