Laslett family history
William Lasslett of Dover - 3 March 1726
IN THE NAME OF GOD I William Lasslett of the town and port of Dover in the County of Kent ffisherman being in good health of body and of sound perfect and disposing Mind and Memory praise be given to Almighty God for the same do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and fform following (that is to say) ffirst and principally I comend My Soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body I comit to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named And as touching and concerning my worldly Estate I dispose of as followeth ITEM I gave and bequeath to my brother Thomas Lasslet and to my two Sisters Mildred and Anna the Sum of One Shilling apiece to each of them to be paid within one whole year after my death if lawfully demanded by them ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah Lasslett All that my dwelling house with the ground and Appurtences there unto belonging situat lying and being in Limekiln Lane in Dover aforesaid (being harbour Lease) And also all my Bills Bonds Money at Interest Sum and Sums of money Goods and Chattells and all my Estate real and personal whatsoever wherewith at the time of my Decease I shall be possessed of or invested with or which shall then belong or of Right appertain unto me ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Son William Lasslett after my Wife's Decease All such Sum and Sums of money Goods Chattells and Estate real and personal whatsoever at the time of her decease she shall be possessed of or invested of with or which shall then belong or of right appertain unto her my said son first paying all her debts and ffuneral Charges And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said Wife Sarah Lasslett full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt And do hereby revoke all former Wills and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made willing her to discharge all my Debts Legacys ffuneral charges and probate of This my last Will and Testament and in all things according to the true Intent and meaning of this my Will I lovingly desire her to be faithfull to her Trust. Lastly I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Dated the Third Day of March in the Thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King over Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith of and in the year of our Lord 1726.
The mark of
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said William Lasslett the Testator
for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed
our names in the presence of the said Testator
John ffrancomme Mary Stone John Wingfield
Examd by me Mart: Upton No. Pub.
Probate 1 March 1729
(The above was taken from the Register copy of the Will.)