Laslett family history

William Lasslet of Chislet - 15 March 1763
(Page 30)

In the Name of God Amen I William Lasset of the parish of Chislet in the County of Kent Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of Sound and Perfect mind and memory (God be praised for the same) Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following ffirst and principally I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator begging pardon for all my Sins and hoping to Obtain Everlasting Salvation through the precious and meritorious Death and Sufferings of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be Decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with I Give Devise and dispose of the same in manner following (that is to say) I Give and Devise unto my Loving Wife Mary Lasslet All that my Messuage or Tenement Buildings Lands and premises with the Appurts# thereunto belonging Situate lying and Being in the Several parishes of Hearhe and Chislet in the County of Kent aforesaid and now in my own occupation to have and to hold the said Messuage or Tenement Land and premisses with the Appurtenances unto my said Wife Mary Lasslett and her Assigns for and during the Natural Term of her Life if she so long continue my Widow she keeping the same in good repair and from and immediately after her Decease or Intermarrying (which Shall first happen) I Give and Devise the said Messuage Tenement Land and premises with the Appurtenances unto my Sons John Lasslet William Lasslet and Thomas Lasslet and to their Several Heirs forever Equally to be Divided between them as joint Tenants Item all the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattels Ready money and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (after my just Debts and ffuneral Expenses are paid and discharged) I Give and Bequeath unto my said loving Wife Mary Lasslet whom I do hereby make Constitute and Appoint Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof to this my Last Will and Testament I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the ffifteenth day of March in the third Year of the Reign of out Soverign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith and soforth And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Sixty three.
William Lasslet
his X mark

SIGNED Sealed published and Declared by the said William Lasslet the Testor as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us who in his presente have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto

Mary Jeffery John Harris John Wilson

THE Before registered Will of William Lasslet was Proved the Ninth day of April 1768 ..... by the Oath of Mary Lasslet Sole Executrix .....