The Florida law barring nuncupative
wills was apparently designed to bar deathbed wills, and lawyers arguing for Isleno's Argentine will stressed the point that it was clearly not dictated on her deathbed.
As of 1960, forty-two American states warranted nuncupative wills.
Legislative hostility to nuncupative wills has stemmed both from sweeping trends and salient episodes.
As an exception, the Code recognizes nuncupative
and holographic wills for mariners at sea and Soldiers and Sailors "while in actual military or naval service," but the effectiveness of such wills for a service member expires one year following discharge from military service if the service member then has testamentary capacity.
49) A few of the written wills and most of the nuncupative
, or oral, wills include the depositions of witnesses who testified that the testators were on their deathbed.
Actually, the elegant Michaels has upped his nuncupative
game this season.
15) His nuncupative
will describes him as `late servant to the kynges nowbull grace': Lg, 9171/10, f.
Ellam's will(5) and the nuncupative
will of his son John were both made in October, and proved on 24 November by Richard Hudson, to whom Ellam had bequeathed his house in Silver Street in the event of John's death.
92) At six o'clock that same evening, perhaps right after the funeral, Alice sent for Thomas Stallard, Doctor of Divinity, William Horne, and "divers others" (apparently several female servants), and made her nuncupative
There seems little doubt that John's relationship with his brother was severely strained over political and religious differences, but their involvement was nonetheless sustained, up to and including Christopher's dubious participation in John's nuncupative
70) One of the witnesses of Jaspar's nuncupative
testament was Frances Binson, another Venetian.
or oral will of James Tunstall, citizen and saddler, of St Catherine Coleman, left all his estate to his wife Jane, and her inventory valued his goods at seventeen pounds, seventeen shillings (Guildhall, Archdeaconry Court of London, Act Book 3, fo.