Laslett family history
William and Margaret (Maff) (Margaret Cora Cole) Laslett
William Robert Laslett born 18th October 1904 in Fir Cottage Park Road Upper Deal Kent.
Eldest son of Ernest Laslett and Bertha Laslett of Finglesham William Robert Laslett married Margaret Cora Cole who was always known as Maff (as she was born on the Relief of Mafeking day). Maff's family lived in 77 Woodnesborough Road Sandwich. William Robert didn't follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps by working the land. The farm where he lived with his father was taken on by his brother Jim. Later William's son Eric lived in the farmhouse at Finglesham and for a few years worked for his Uncle Jim. Jim Laslett lived in Worth.
William Maff's marriage was not straightforward and after the first seven years William was absent most of the time leaving Maff and the children to fend for themselves. Both William and Maff were blessed with good looks but both were possibly very vain and selfish people at the time of their marriage. Certainly their association with each other was not liked by either of their families and it was the news that Eric was on the way resulted in a wedding. A wedding that niether family really wanted.
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William Robert Laslett is recorded as a 'traveller' in 1935-1936
St Lawrence Baptisms 1935-1936
20th September Eric William LASLETT William Robert / Margaret Cora 48 Fairlight Avenue, St Lawrence traveller
20th September Roy Ernest LASLETT William Robert / Margaret Cora 48 Fairlight Avenue, St Lawrence traveller
20th September Joyce Margaret LASLETT William Robert / Margaret Cora 48 Fairlight Avenue, St Lawrence traveller
Laslett William Robert Died 1974 St. Pancras London
William and Maff had three children (William Robert Laslett also had one child out of the Marriage - Margaret Laslett)
The two Laslett brothers married two Buckley sisters and had sixteen children between them
Eric William Laslett married Mary Laslett (Winnifred Mary Buckley from Sheffield) in 1947
Joyce Laslett married Raymond Williams and adopted two children
Margaret Laslett married ?