§ 8-9-15. Annulment of probate of will.
When it shall appear to a probate court, pending proceedings before it for the settlement of an estate as a testate estate, that the will under which the proceedings were had has been revoked by the testator, the court shall have power to annul any order or decree proving the will so revoked and any other order or decree made by the court in the settlement of the estate under the will. The court shall have power to proceed with the settlement of the estate under a subsequent will, if there is one; or, if there is none, to grant administration on the estate and proceed with the settlement thereof as an intestate estate, after such notice to all parties in interest as the court shall order; but the preceding executor or administrator shall not be personally liable for any thing done by him or her in good faith and in the line of his or her duties before the decree of annulment.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 727; G.L. 1909, ch. 307, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 358, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 569, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 8-9-15.)