Laslett family history

Thomas Laslett of Preston & his wives Elizabeth & Susannah

Thomas Laslett was born at Ash on 22 May 1738. He was the first son of Richard Laslett, a Yeoman of Ash, and his wife Elizabeth Laslett née Wastall (page 29).

Thomas lived at Preston, near Ash, and possessed a house and land in Cop St, Ash. On 26 July 1764 at Preston next Wingham he married Elizabeth Ewell (born 1744) the daughter of Robert Ewell. Elizabeth was buried at Preston on 15 January 1768. Thomas took a second wife, Susannah Chandler who was called Susan. He married her at Preston on 19 November 1769 by licence.

The lease of Santon Farm was left him by his father. He was Executor to will of his brother Richard.

Family of thirteen children - four sons (two died young) and nine daughters (two died young), six of the daughters married. Thomas is recorded as both a Gentleman and a Yeoman.

In Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.104 folio 73 Probate 3 Jan 1807 for Thomas Bushell of Buckland, Woodnesborough, yeoman, will dated 12 Jul 1806 Wife Susan Sons Thomas, John, William and George Thomas Laslett the elder of Guston, yeoman mentioned. John Kilsey, yeoman, executor. Thomas Laslett the younger of ?, executor.

Thomas died 8 February 1817, aged 78, and Susan died on 29 March 1835, aged 89. His will (see page 229) was dated 5 October 1815 and proven on 15 March 1817. The Executors were his son Thomas and his son-in-law John Kelsey.

Family of Thomas and Elizabeth Laslett


ELIZABETH - by first wife, born 5 December 1765, wife of John Kelsey, executor of will of wife's father.
ANN (lst) - by first wife, born 13 January 1768, buried at Preston on 19 January 1768.

Family of Thomas and Susannah Laslett

THOMAS - baptised at Preston on 20 December 1770. Executor to father's will. Married Mary Hawkes of Adisham at Adisham on 19 October 1796. He was shown as 'of Ash'.
JOHN - baptised on 6 March 1772 at Preston and buried there on 17 March 1773.
RICHARD - born 1 March 1779. On 20 November 1802 married Mary Woodruff, a widow of Sturry, at Sturry. He was shown as 'of this parish'. Not mentioned in father's will. Lived at Petham and died there at age 49. Buried at Petham on 6 April 1828.
Mary - baptised at Sturry on 27 September 1804. Buried at Petham on 18 August 1826 aged 21.
Sarah - baptised at Sturry on 19 March 1807. Buried at Petham on 12 May 1826 aged 19.
JOHN - baptised 12 February 1784 at Preston. Married Ann Pott on 18 June 1808 at Worth.

See chapter John and Ann Laslett of Ash on page 57.


MARY - baptised at Preston on 14 April 1774. On 15 May 1793 married Jarvis Bing at Ash next Sandwich.
Sons: Thomas Hatcher Bing – baptised 19 December 1793 at Wickhambreaux, Kent. Lived at Teynham, Kent. Married Mary Roper. Thomas died on 29 September 1854.
Henry Bing – baptised 16 April 1795 at Wickhambreaux. Lived at Elham Kent. On 3 August 1819 at Littlebourne married Harriett Sutton. Henry died on 8 April 1855.
Jarvis Bing – baptised 15 November 1796 at Wickhambreaux. Died 18 December 1873.
SUSANNAH - baptised at Preston on 15 February 1776. Name in register Susan. Wife of Mr. Giles.
ANN (2nd) - baptised at Preston on 26 January 1778.
Son: Nimrod Laslett - born 30 January 1806 Ash . Mentioned in Grandfather's will. Nimrod lived at Sutton Valence. He died aged 21 and was buried at Sutton Valence on 22 February 1827.
SARAH - baptised at Preston on 7 October 1782.
FANNY - baptised at Preston on 7 October 1782. On 7 January 1809 married Charles Pott at Ash. Previous to this Fanny had had a child:
Thomas Hoom Laslett - baptised on 20 November 1802 at Ash as Thomas son of Francis Laslett. Mentioned in Grandfather's will. He died young, being buried at Ash on 11 March 1819.
SARAH (2nd) - baptised at Preston on 19 July 1784. On 30 January 1807 married Henry Paramore of Minster in Thanet at Ash.
MARIA - born 14 September 1789. Married Isaac Read at Woodnesborough on 1 October 1811.