Vaughan v Mark of Headfort: 1840

Eccentricity or irrationality are not enough to deprive someone of the freedom ot capacity to make a valid will. ‘Every testator is free to adopt his own nonsense’


Shadwell VC


(1840) 10 SIM 639


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedThompson and others v Thompson and others FdNI 16-Feb-2003
The family sought to challenge the validity of the will, saying the testator lacked capacity, and that he had made the will under the undue influence of the beneficiaries.
Held: There was clear evidence that the testator, whilst changeable, . .
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Wills and Probate

Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.214014