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" ... that, in the construction of a will, the intention of the testator, as expressed in it, and collected from the whole of it, must prevail, provided it can be carried into effect... "
Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of ... - Page 299
by Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals, William Waller Hening, William Munford, Virginia. Superior Court of Chancery (Richmond District) - 1808
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Exchequer ..., Volume 1

Sir Alexander Anstruther - Law reports, digests, etc - 1817 - 956 pages
...in the residuary bequest, and it is not a particular charge on the land. Argument for the defendant. In the construction of a will, the intention of the testator is the sole guide ; but that intention is to be discovered according to those rules which the law has...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's ..., Volume 3

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Sir James Dowling, Archer Ryland - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...the whole freehold, and an absolute estate in the whole leasehold. It may safely be admitted, 1823. that in the construction of a will, the intention of the testator v "*"v^ must be regarded ; and that where the general intent is inTHWA'ITB consistent with the particular...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 4

Iowa. Supreme Court, William Penn Clarke, Thomas Foster Withrow, Edward Holcomb Stiles, John S. Runnells, B. W. Hight, Ezra Christian Ebersole - Law reports, digests, etc - 1858
...court, as shown in the history of thia cause. JOHNSON et al. v. MAYNE et al, Trustees of ME Church. In the construction of a will, the intention of the testator is the first consider, ation; and in ascertaining that intention, the whole context of the will, is to...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Ohio, Volume 84

Ohio. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1911
...title. Lessee of Bentley's Heirs v. Deforest, 2 Ohio, 222; Lessee of Hall v. Ashby, 9 Ohio, 96. The rule that in the construction of a will the intention of the testator as gathered from the will should prevail needs no consideration. These two sisters were maiden ladies...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District ..., Volume 1

William Searcy Flippin - District courts - 1881
...testator's intention, if any existed, of executing the power. The general rule is well known, that in construction of a will the intention of the testator is to govern, as gathered from all parts of the will. 1 Redf. on Wills, 431-434; Allison v. Chancy, ante, v. 4, p....
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Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court ..., Volume 12

Law reports, digests, etc - 1883
...(with him Samuel H. Orwig), for appellees. May 15, 1882. THE COURT. It is an elementary principle, that, in the construction of a will, the intention of the testator must govern, and to this intention, when fairly discovered, technical language, and even the ordinary...
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The American Decisions: Containing All the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 73

Bancroft-Whitney Company, John Proffatt, Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1886
...are too uncertain and indefinite to be capable of being carried into effect It is a familiar doctrine that in the construction of a will the intention of the testator is the first and great object of inquiry, and the law will not suffer the intention to be defeated merely...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 16

Law reports, digests, etc - 1889
...except by express words in the will, or by necessary implication arising from them; and the second is that, in the construction of a will, the intention of the testator, as expressed in it, and collected from the whole of it, must prevail, provided it can be carried into...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 58

Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...same was signed by her, was not denied by the appellant. We have a number of decisions to the effect that, "in the construction of a will, the intention of the testator, as therein expressed, shall prevail over all other considerations, if consistent with the principles...
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