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FOR MAKING

WILLS

IN CONFORMITY WITH THE LAW,

AND PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO

The Act 1 VICTORIA, c. 26.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

- A CLEAR EXPOSITION OF THE LAW
RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL ESTATE

IN THE CASE OF INTESTACY.

BY

J. C. HUDSON,
OP THE LEGACY DUTY OFFICE, LONDON.

Second Edition, Corrected.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR
LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1838.

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INTRODUCTION.

If, under the former state of the law, it were a duty, as some of our most eminent moral writers have declared it to be, in the case of every man who has property to leave, and relations or dependents who have claims on his regard, to make a Will, while health, both of body and mind, with other favourable circumstances, enable him to do so in an effectual manner; how much more necessary than formerly has it become to pay timely attention to the performance of this duty by the passing of the act of the 1 Victoria, c. 26.! Notwithstanding that there might exist a general conviction of the necessity of making a Will, and of

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