Laslett family history
William Lasslett of Whitstable - 9 May 1835
In the Name of God Amen I William Lasslett of the parish of Whitstable in the County of Kent Yeoman being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following First and principally I commend my Soul to God who gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the Direction of my Executor hereinafter named And so to such Worldly Estate as God of his Goodness hath bestowed upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows that is to say I Give Devise and Bequeath unto and to the Use of my dear Wife Mary Ann Lasslett during her natural Life All that my freehold Farm Lands Leasehold Lands and Lands Yearly tenanted by use Hereditaments and premises Cattle and all other Goods and Chattels whatsoever to be found in the Parishes of Swalecliffe and Whitstable or wheresoever to be found in the County of Kent aforesaid containing in Swalecliffe freehold property one Cottage on the road Side near the Brook now in the Occupation of James Goodin and Mr. Jones the present Tenants and one Cottage on the Brook Bank now in the Occupation of William Lasslett Junior the present Tenant and Brookfield Eleven Acres more or less and Bridgefield and Kitchenfield together four Acres more or less now in my own Occupation Leasehold property in Whitstable one Lease from the Feoffee of Whitstable containing four Fields Stock Fish Twenty Acres more or less Wilkin Watts fourteen Acres more or less Banfield and Upperfield together nine Acres more or less total forty three Acres at a Yearly Rent of Sixty seven pounds ten shillings dated from Eleventh October One thosand eight hundred and thirty to Eleventh of October One thousand eight hundred and forty four now in my own possession the lease from Miss Charlotte Anderson containing one field six and half Acres more or less and one Field three and half Acres more or less total ten Acres in the parish of Whitstable at the Yearly Rent of Twenty two pounds ten shillings now in my own possession the Farm of Rayham and other land attached therewith in the parish of Whitstable Held from Mr. White as a Yearly Tenant now in my own possession Upon Trust Nevertheless Hereinafter declared of and concerning the same that my dear wife Mary Ann Lasslett shall hold farm and manage the whole of my business as long as she can so do should she be obliged to leave the Yearly tenanted Farm and Lands attached thereto where I now live or that my dear Wife cannot carry on the Business Then my Will is that she may carry on a part with the consent and approbation of my Executor Hereinafter named But should my dear Wife give up all the whole of my Business or should die before my youngest Son is twenty one Years of Age Then my Will is that my Executor hereinafter named shall immediately sell and dispose of all my freehold Estates leasehold Estates Hereditaments and premises Cattle and all other Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever to be found in the County of Kent aforesaid Upon Trust Nevertheless hereinafter declared of and concerning the same that my Executor hereinafter named Shall place the whole of the money so credited into the Bank Stock of England and the Interest of such Stock Money to be paid to my dear Wife for her Maintenance and Family But in case of her death before my youngest Son comes of Age then my will is that my Youngest Son is to be supported from the Interest in a proper manner as far as is sufficiently necessary and proper and no further until he is twenty one Years of Age or any other Child under Age in a like manner my Executors shall then withdraw the Money from the Bank of England and distribute the whole as follows To my Son William one share To my Son John one share To my Son George one share To my Daughter Hannah one share To my Daughter Mary one share To my Daughter Elizabeth one share and to my Son Thomas half a share making in the whole thirteen half shares or six whole shares and one half And I do nominate and appoint my dear Wife Mary Ann Lasslett Executrix together with Isaac Longbotham and William Word Executors of this my Will Upon Trust that they pay all my lawful Debts whatsoever My desire is to be devoutly interred and payment made of all my lawfull Debts whatsoever and wheresoever funeral expense and the charge of proving this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said William Lasslett have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 9 Day of May One thousand eight hundred and thirty five
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Lasslett to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our Names as Witnesses Hereunto Witness
James Edw Williams Henry Hunt John Forbes(?)
The before registered Will of William Lasslett deceased was proved the twenty first Day of April 1836 before the Reverend John Pealing Feanais, Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Sheriard Beaumond Basnaby Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Mary-Ann Lasslett Widow the Relict of the Deceased and John Longbotham two of the Executors named in the said Will They being first sworn duly to perform the same . . . the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.