A Concise Treatise on the Law of Wills

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Stevens, 1885 - Wills - 695 pages
 

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Page 170 - ... a bequest of the personal estate of the testator, or any bequest of personal property described in a general manner, shall be construed to include any personal estate, or any personal estate to which such description shall extend (as the case may be), which he may have power to appoint in any manner he may think proper, and shall operate as an execution of such power, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 33 - That no will or codicil, or any part thereof, shall be revoked otherwise than as aforesaid, or by another will or codicil executed in manner hereinbefore required, or by some writing declaring an intention to revoke the same, and executed in the manner in which a will is hereinbefore required to be executed...
Page 193 - ... all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever...
Page 601 - Debts), shall be thereby given or made, such Devise, Legacy, Estate, Interest, Gift, or Appointment shall, so far only as concerns such Person attesting 'the Execution of such Will, or the Wife or Husband of such Person, or any Person claiming under such Person or Wife or Husband, be utterly null and void...
Page 490 - die without leaving issue," or "have no issue," or any other words which may import either a want or failure of issue of any person in his lifetime or at the time of his death, or an indefinite failure of his issue shall be construed to mean a want or failure of issue in the lifetime or at the...
Page 597 - ... and every word importing the singular number only shall extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as one person or thing ; and every word importing the masculine gender only shall extend and be applied to a female as well as a male.
Page 602 - ... is required for the execution of the will; but the will, with such alteration as part thereof, shall be deemed to be duly executed, if the signature of the testator, and the subscription of the witnesses be made in the margin or on some part of the will...
Page 597 - Commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the words and expressions hereinafter mentioned, which in their ordinary signification have a more confined or a different meaning, shall in this act, except where the nature of the provision or the context of the act shall exclude such construction, be interpreted as follows : (that is to say) the word
Page 602 - That no Will or Codicil, or any Part thereof, shall be revoked otherwise than as aforesaid, or by another Will or Codicil executed in manner herein-beforc require!, or by some Writing declaring an Intention to revoke the same, and executed in the Manner in which a Will is herein-before required to be executed...
Page 525 - And be it further enacted, that no conveyance or other Act made or done subsequently to the execution of a will of or relating to any real or personal estate therein comprised, except an Act by which such will shall be revoked...

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