Reports of Decisions in Probate, Volume 2

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L.R. Dempster & Company, 1902 - Probate law and practice
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Page 380 - The above instrument, consisting of two pages, was, at the date thereof, signed sealed published and declared, by the said Oliver Murray, as and for ^ his last will and testament, in presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Henry V.
Page 163 - ... and inherits his or her estate, in whole or in part, as the case may be, in the same manner as if he had been born in lawful wedlock...
Page 535 - A joint interest is one owned by two or more persons in equal shares, by a title created by a single will or transfer, when expressly declared in the will or transfer to be a joint tenancy...
Page 387 - It Is the place where one remains when not called elsewhere for labor or other special or temporary purpose, and to which he returns in seasons of repose; 2.
Page 250 - In the name of God, Amen : I, Sarah M. Cottrell, of the Town of Scott in the County of Cortland and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say: First — I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Page 536 - Every interest created in favor of several persons in their own right is an interest in common, unless acquired by them in partnership, for partnership purposes, or unless declared in its creation to be a joint interest, as provided in section six hundred and eightythree, or unless acquired as community property.
Page 215 - ... survive the testator, such issue shall take the estate so given by the will, in the same manner...
Page 159 - The father of an illegitimate child, by publicly acknowledging it as his own, receiving it as such, with the consent of his wife, if he is married, into his family, and otherwise treating it as if it were a legitimate child, thereby adopts it as such; and such child is thereupon deemed for all purposes legitimate from the time of its birth. The foregoing provisions of this chapter do not apply to such an adoption.
Page 429 - A charity, in the legal sense, may be more fully defined as a gift, to be applied consistently with existing laws, for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons, either by bringing their minds or hearts under the influence of education or religion, by relieving their bodies from disease, suffering, or constraint, by assisting them to establish themselves in life, or by erecting or maintaining public buildings or works, or otherwise lessening the burdens of government.
Page 510 - ... the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty, — a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies the reason and judgment of those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it.