Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws Generally: And in Their Conflict with Each Other : and with the Law of England, Volume 4

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Saunders and Benning, law booksellers, 1838 - Comparative law
 

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Page 524 - And be it further enacted, that every will shall be construed, with reference to the real estate and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 549 - ... shall not lapse, but shall take effect as if the death of such person had happened immediately after the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 498 - ... by the burning, tearing, or otherwise destroying the same by the testator, or by some person in his presence and by his direction, with the intention of revoking the same.
Page 442 - Kent, or the custom of any borough, or any other particular custom, shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence and by his express directions, and shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the said devisor by three or four credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect.
Page 499 - ... 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 207 - And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for every person to devise, bequeath, or dispose of, by his will executed in manner hereinafter required, all real estate and all personal estate which he shall be entitled to, either at law or in equity, at the time of his death...
Page 599 - L'acceptation peut être expresse ou tacite : elle est expresse, quand on prend le titre ou la qualité d'héritier dans un acte authentique ou privé ; elle est tacite, quand l'héritier fait un acte qui suppose nécessairement son intention d'accepter, et qu'il n'aurait droit de faire qu'en sa qualité d'héritier.
Page 514 - That every Will made by a man or Woman shall be revoked by his or her Marriage (except a Will made in exercise of a Power of Appointment, when the Real or Personal Estate thereby appointed would not in default of...
Page 484 - In order to be valid it must be entirely written, dated, and signed by the hand of the testator. It is subject to no other form, and may be made anywhere, even out of the State.
Page 345 - Further, there must be proof that the act was obtained by this coercion, by importunity which could not be resisted ; that it was done merely for the sake of peace, so that the motive was tantamount to force and fear.

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