Samples of Bequest Language

General bequest:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization, with its office at 71 Pleasant Street, In New London, NH, the sum of $___________, to be used for its general purposes.” 

Specific bequest: 
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization, with its office at 71 Pleasant street, in New London, NH, _______(describe any real or personal property), to be used for its general purposes.” 

Residuary bequests: 
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ausbon Sargent Land reservation Trust, a non-profit organization with its office at 71 Pleasant Street, in New London, NH, all (or___%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.” 

Contingent bequest: 
A contingent bequest provides for the disposition of an estate if one or more of the named beneficiaries fails to survive the donor.  The suggested wording: “If_________ Predeceases me or disclaims any interest in_________, I hereby bequeath his or her share to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization, with its office at 71 Pleasant Street, in New London, NH, to be used for its general purposes.”