It never fails to amaze me how in depth the wills of people back then were. Or maybe today we make it too simple
We pile everything into one lump and give it to one person instead of thoughtfully thinking over our pieces of "things" that we have accumulated over a lifetime and consider who might really want them.
Reading your wills has made me pause and consider that I might change my mind of who I leave my things to.
Since my son died and I have no heirs, it seemed easier to leave things to a charity. I may now ponder that, and give some of my special things to nieces or nephews.
Thank you for posting.