Laslett family history
Thomas Lasslett of Whitstable - 6 March 1809
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME THOMAS LASSLETT of Whitstable
in the County of Kent Yeoman Whereby I Give and Devise All that my Messuage
or Tenement wherein I now dwell and the Stable Outhouses Yard Garden and
several Pieces or Parcels of Land thereunto belonging containing together
in the whole by Estimation fourteen Acres more or less with their and every
of their Appurtenances Unto my Daughter Elizabeth Richardson /the wife of
Thomas Richardson/ and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural
Life And from and immediately after her decease I Give and Devise the same
unto the Heirs of the Body of my said Daughter Elizabeth Richardson lawfully
begotten and to be begotten And for the default of such Issue Unto my own
right Heirs for ever.
I Give and Devise All other my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Son William Lasslett and the Heirs of his Body And for default of such Issue unto my own right Heirs for ever He and They paying out thereof unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Richardson the yearly sum of Twenty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain (free of all Taxes Charges and deduction whatsoever) for and during the Term of her Natural Life At or upon the feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Saint Michael the Archangel and the Birth of our Lord Christ by even and equal quarterly payments The first Quarterly Payment of the said yearly Sum of Twenty Pounds to begin and to be made on such of the said feast days which shall first and next happen next after my decease And in Default of Payment of the said Annuitity or ony part of my thereof thereby impower my said Daughter to enter into and upon any part of my Messuages Land Tenements and Hereditaments so given and devised unto my Son William as aforesaid and there to distrain for all Arrears of the said Yearly Sum of Twenty Pounds and the Distress and Disposses then and there ... made from time to time to sell and dispose for and towards the payment of all Arrears of the said Yearly Sum I Give and bequeth All my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of all my just Funeral Expenses Charges of proving this my Will and all other incident Charges unto my said (Son) William Lasslett and my said Daughter Elizabeth Richardson equally to be divided between them share and share alike to and for their respective use and Benefit And I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said son William Lasslett sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Lasslett the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament in one Sheet of Paper contained Set my Hand and Seal the Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nine.
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Thomas Lasslett the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed ou Names as Witnesses hereunto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Edw. Thornton Henry Hougham Tho. Hammond
The before Registra Will of Thomas Lasslett deceased was proved the fifteenth day of April 1809 before the Reverend Joshua Dix Clerk Surrogate to the Right Honourable Sir William Scatt Knight Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of William Lasslett the Son and sole Executor named in the said Will He being first sworn duly to perform the same.