Probate Practice and Procedure

Proof and Construction of Wills

SECTION 33-6-10

§ 33-6-10. Limitation on fee tail.

No person seised in fee simple shall have a right to devise any estate in fee tail for a longer time than to the children of the first devisee; and a devise for life to any person and to the children or issue generally of the devisee in fee simple, shall not vest a fee tail estate in the first devisee but an estate for life only, and the remainder shall on his or her death vest in his or her children or issue generally agreeably to the direction of the will.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 10; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 33-6-10.)