Sample Wills 3

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Want to make a start on your will?

Making a will is simple

Making a Will is not about wealth it is about making sure that what you want to happen to your estate does happen. It gives you the opportunity to specify such things as who will administer your estate, who will care for your children and who will receive specific items of your property.



1. I hereby revoke all my former wills

2. I appoint my sons of and of

to be the executors and trustees of this my will (`my


3. I give the sum of five hundred pounds free of tax to each of my grandchildren living at my death and direct that if they are under 18 at the time of my death my trustees shall accept a receipt from their parents without any responsibility for seeing that the money is applied for their benefit

4. Subject to the payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies in clause 3 above I give all my residuary

estate to my wife if she is living at my death

provided always that if she shall die before me or the gift to her shall fail for any other reason the following clauses shall take effect

5. Subject as set out in the previous clause I give all my residuary

estate to XYZ Cat Sanctuary of registered charity

no and direct that the receipt of the treasurer or

other apparently duly authorised officer thereof shall be a good discharge to my trustees

6. I wish to be buried after a Roman Catholic service and I authorise

my executors to pay for a headstone for my grave

IN WITNESS whereof I have signed this my will this day of

[month year]

Signed by the said as [Signature of testator]

his last will in the presence of us [Signature of first witness]

both being present at the same [Name, address and occupation of

time who at his request and in first witness]

his presence and in the presence [Signature of second witness]

of each other have hereunto [Name, address and occupation of

signed our names as witnesses second witness]

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Perhaps you might consider taking legal advice from a solicitor about making a will if any of the following apply to your circumstances:


  1. A number of people could make a claim on your estate when you pass away because they depend on yourself financially
  2. You want to include a trust in your will (perhaps to provide for children, to save tax, or simply protect your assets in some way after you become deceased)
  3. Your physical and permanent home is not in the UK and / or you are not a British citizen
  4. You live here in the UK but you have additional property abroad
  5. You own all or part of a UK business.

see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English law.

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