Probate practice and procedure
Custody and Probate of Wills
§ 33-7-20 Order approving foreign will
Effect on real estate titles.
If, at the hearing, no sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, the court may
order the copy to be placed on file and recorded; provided, however, that, as
to real estate in towns other than that in which the copy is filed and
recorded, the title shall not pass, for the purposes of conveyance by the
devisee, until a certified copy is recorded in the records of land evidence in
any other town or city in which any real estate is situated; and provided,
further, that when any copy is duly filed and recorded as aforesaid, title to
lands devised by the will shall relate back to the death of the testator.
History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 792; G.L. 1909, ch. 310, § 12; G.L. 1923, ch. 361,
§ 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 572, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 33-7-20.)