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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nuncupative Wills


In the olden days, a good many people made deathbed wishes.  This was an occasion when relatives or some persons gathered around and heard the last requests. In the probate court, this is referred to as "nuncupative
last will and testament" and is filed along with regular wills.  Do not expect much detail, for it generally names a single person to whom everything is bequeathed.  It is written in the handwriting of the clerk of the probate court and below it is the probate date.  So, you can figure he death occurred a day or so before the filing. These types of wills are also included in the probate records of Georgia Pioneers


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