Laslett family history
William Laslett of Dover - 19 April 1740
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I William Laslett of the Town and Port of Dover in the County of Kent Mariner being in good health of Body and of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form ffollowing (that is to say) first I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred according to the Discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and as for touching and concerning all and singular such Wages and pay Sum and Sums of money Goods Chattels and Estates whatsoever and wheresoever which at the time of my decease I shall be possessed of vested with or which shall of right belong or appertain unto me I do hereby given and bequeath unto my loving ffriend Hannah Atwells of Dover aforesaid Spinster And do hereby nominate and appoint the said Hannah Atwells whole and sole Executrix of this my said Will and do hereby revoke all former Will and Wills by me at any time or times heretofore made and do declare these presents to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this nineteenth Day of April in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the faith (and do forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Lasley the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses
The before registered Will of William Laslett deceased was proved the 24th Day of November 1740 before the Revd James Houstridge Clerk lawfull Surrogate of the Worshipfull Thomas Tenison Doctor of Laws Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted and Admin of the said deceaseds goods so far as concerned the said deceased and his Will was committed to Hannah Atwells sole Execx therein named she being first sworn duly to Execute the same.
(The above was taken from the Register copy of the Will.)