The longest Will ever probated was 1,066 pages and 95,940 words. An English woman, Frederica Evelyn Stilwell Cook, holds this record.
The shortest know Wills are only three words long, reading, “All to son” and “All to wife.”
The Will of Uah is the oldest know Will in existence, and it was found in a tomb in Egypt, dating back to 2548 BC. It leaves all of his property to his wife, Teta.
In 1829, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., was created through a bequest in the Will of James Smithson. Mr. Smithson was an English chemist and mineralogist who had never even been to the United States.