Unusual wishes

If your clients have some strange requests when it comes to their last wishes spare a thought for the Will writers instructions by these testators: S. Sanborn - Sanborn, a 19th-century New England hatter, left a rather macabre bequest to…

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Heir Hunters

When genealogists and probate researchers located an Italian man with a view to passing on his inheritance he was adamant that he should only be contacted using a PO Box address. When this was questioned he claimed that his daughter…

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Mad Wills from around the world

An attorney in France left $10,000 to “a local madhouse.” The gentleman declared that “it was simply an act of restitution to his clients.” An Australian named Francis R. Lord left one shilling to his wife “for tram fare so…

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