Sample Will - Will Giving Jewellery To Daughters Equally Etc

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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.

Will giving jewellery to daughters equally, contingent legacies to grandchildren and residue to children



1. I hereby revoke all former wills made by me and declare this to be

my last will

2. I appoint my friend of and my cousin

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


3. I give my jewellery to my trustees to divide between my daughters

as they shall in their absolute discretion think fit provided that so far as possible my daughters shall each receive jewellery to the same value and I direct that in the event of any dispute the decision of my trustees shall be formal and binding on all parties

4. I give the sum of �5000 to each of my grandchildren who shall survive me and attain the age of 18 years and I direct that such legacies shall carry the intermediate income

5. Subject to payment of my debts funeral and testamentary

expenses and all taxes arising from my death and payment of the legacies mentioned in clauses 3 and 4 hereof I give all my estate both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever's to such of my

children and as are living at my death and if

more than one in equal shares

6. I desire to be cremated and have my ashes scattered over my garden

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

[month year]

Signed by the said as his [Signature of testator]

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]

Note: In this example the grandchildren have not been named so as to allow for the possibility of further births before the testator's death. This may well be a consideration if the testator's children are still young If it is fairly certain that no further grandchildren will be born, it is better to name them by inserting their details after the word 'grandchildren' in clause 4.

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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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