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Making a Will is one of the most important things you will do in your lifetime. It caters for far more than just who will benefit from your belongings (your estate).

Memorandum of Wishes

A memorandum of wishes or a letter of wishes is used to accompany a Will or a Trust Deed for smaller items that may not be of particular value but are likely to have certain sentimental value such as:

  • Household items
  • Jewellery
  • Family Photographs or Documents
  • Personal Collections, such as model cars, dolls or magazines
  • Tools, or garage/shed contents

We will supply the forms to allow you to list those special bequests and their recipients and then store them with your Will if you wish.

We can offer guidance on which items should be in the Will and which can be bequeathed through a Memorandum of Wishes.

If you’d prefer you can keep the Memorandum of Wishes close to hand so that you can add to it as time goes by.

For more information on a Last Will and Testament and a Memorandum of Wishes, please contact us on 01834 815062 or email us ian@countyestatesandwills.co.uk

What is a will?

A will is a legal document where a person, names one or more persons to manage his or her affairs and estate. In “olden” times, a Will referred to property, and a Testament referred to personal property, hence the term now used “Last Will and Testament”.


If someone dies without making a will, they are said to have died “intestate”. If this happens, the law sets out who should deal with the deceased’s affairs and who should inherit their estate (property, personal possessions and money).

Contact Us

County Estates & Wills

Sea View

Cambrian Terrace



SA69 9ER


Tel: 01834 815062

Email: enquiries@countyestatesandwills.co.uk