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The principal Regulations contained in the Act
(Ist Victoria, c. 26) for Amending the Laws with respect to Wills, which took effect on the 1st day of January 1838.
No will made by any person under the age of twenty-one years will be valid. Sect. 7.
The new statute does not alter the law as to the wills of married women.-Sect. 8.
The Regulations to be observed in making a will or codicil are as follows:
1. The will or codicil must be signed at the foot
or end thereof by the testator. 2. If he does not sign, it must be signed by
some other person in his presence, and by his
direction. 3. The signature must be made or acknowledged
by the testator, in the presence of two or
more witnesses present at the same time. 4. The witnesses must attest and subscribe the
will or codicil in the presence of the testator.
-Sect. 9. Appointments by will, under a power, are made subject to the above mentioned regulations. Sect. 10. The testator's marriage is a revocation of this will
, (excepting in certain cases of exercise of powers.)Sect. 18.
The revocation of a will or codicil may be by any one of the following means :
1. By a will or codicil executed in the manner
above mentioned. 2. By a writing declaring the intent to revoke,
and executed as a will. 3. By burning, tearing, or destroying of the will
by the testator, with intent to revoke, or by some person in his presence, and by his di
rection Sect. 20. Alterations made in wills must be executed in like manner as wills.
N.B.-- The signature of the testator, and sub
scription of witnesses, may be made in the margin, or opposite, or near to, the alteration, or at the end of a memorandum, on the will,
referring to the alteration.-Sect. 21. Residuary devises in wills will include (unless a contrary intention appear in the will) estates comprised in lapsed or void devises. Sect. 25.
Abstracts of Title-observations on the preparation of, 117, 118, 120.
Should be prepared before a sale, 117. The commencement of,
Description of premises in, 120. of a will, 121.
received, 131 n. Agent bound by receipts stated in accounts, 133.
relating to, 164. Forms, and notes on, 186.
defend an action, 135. Act for limitation of, 169. Forms, of re-
Excise-officer, 518. See Attorney.
attorney not liable to costs of taxation, 304. Not protector of a
substituted in lieu thereof, ib. Forms, in justification of bail,
Of articles of clerkship, 298.
132. Of attorney, right of lien of, 302. Attorney and agent, 300.
vations on agreements for purchase, 202. For leases, 215. On
As to costs between attorney and client, 304. In restraint of
trade, 549 n. Forms, for an exchange, 190. For the purchase of
Between landlord and tenant, as to distress, 399.
over upon, 643, 696..
on grants, and assignments of, 654. Forms, of bequest of annuity,
a settlement, 637. Of condition, in an annuity bond, 322.
of taking, 232. Form of oath to, ib. Conclusion of, 233.
about to abscond may be arrested, ib. Unrealized securities to be
relinquished on, 148.
three years, 299. May serve last year with a barrister, or special
ship, 293. Assignment of do., 296. Of affidavit of execution of, 298.