Question: I am trying to determine what legal term for a Last Will & Testament that was conveyed by word of mouth in 1782. I have a copy of a letter from New Hampshire in which the deceased had previoulsy conveyed his estate in front of two witnesses. But the state did not approve it the verbal will.
Answer: This type of probate is referred to as a "nuncupative will". In the case where a written will is not present, and is conveyed by word of mouth.