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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Humorous Wills Cataloged by Genealogists

WillAfter half a century of research, genealogy experts Fraser and Fraser have compiled a list of wills that include odd and humorous wishes and bequests. One will that made the list is from the late 1800s written by a husband that took revenge on his wife by leaving her with a small inheritance due to her criticizing his flatulence by calling him a ‘rotten old pig.’ Another will gifted Jesus Christ £26,000 but required positive identification be made first.

See Mike Lockley, Widow Loses Inheritance For Criticising Husband's Flatulence - And Other Wacky Wills, Birmingham Mail, Apr. 6, 2015.

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