Talk:Legal history of wills

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Catholic persecution in England[edit]

Apparently Catholics were not able to make a will during the period in which they suffered persectution, see: Butler v. Moore. Needs documenting here. Cutler 12:50, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge from Will (law)/International legal history[edit]

I already changed the title of this page so that it was no longer just a subpage, in accordance with Wikipedia policy. I think that all the content of both pages should be put together to give a cohesive overall view of the legal history of wills, rather than having it spread out across two pages. --Eastlaw 07:21, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Merge - but do keep all the relevant content with crisp copyediting. I am always upset with editors who delete 1911 material rather than deal with it.Cutler 08:35, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Cutler, just FYI, I have no intention of deleting any useful information from either article. The 1911 Britannica contains a lot of valuable information, regardless of any historical or cultural biases it may have. Considering how much the law and the legal profession rely on custom and tradition, I think there is a wealth of good material here which can be readily salvaged and copyedited. Besides, I am something of an inclusionist, and I don't like to remove text when the article could be better served by good editing. Any assistance you could offer would be much appreciated. --Eastlaw 08:55, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good. Happy to try to help though I do despair over many of the "overview" law articles. I did have it in mind to try to sort out jury but then thought I might just do England and Wales. Still not got round to it though.Cutler 20:12, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Vermont allows wills to be signed with only two witnesses. 14 V.S.A. § 5 (talk) 22:49, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

OCR Errors[edit]

The article is full of OCR errors: much of the Latin is corrupt or gobbledygook. I'd say this article needs correcting by someone with a smattering of legal historical knowledge. Online sources are not always to be trusted, as a lot of them have themselves been untrustworthily translated via OCR. CPKS (talk) 15:56, 15 October 2009 (UTC)