§ 33-5-12. Wills prior to 1896.
This chapter and chapter 6 of this title and the provisions thereof shall not extend to any will made and executed prior to February 1, 1896, except as to those provisions hereof which contain substantially the same provisions of any statute of this state existing at the time of the making and execution of the will and applicable thereto; but, the law in force at the time of the execution of the will made and executed prior to that date, shall govern the will. Every will which shall, on or after February 1, 1896, have been reexecuted or revived by any codicil, shall, for the purposes of this chapter and chapter 6 of this title, be deemed to have been made at the time at which the will shall have been so reexecuted or revived.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 45; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 45; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 45; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 44; G.L. 1956, § 33-5-12.)