In this construction proceeding a determination is sought as to the validity and effect of a devise of real property contained in testatrix’ will.
A Probate Lawyer said the testatrix died on May 13, 1932 survived by five daughters, and children of a predeceased daughter. Testatrix’ will dated February 4, 1923 was admitted to probate on July 8, 1932, and under it the daughter was appointed executrix. At present the only unadministered asset of the estate is a specific parcel of real property. By article fourth of the will this realty is devised to testatrix’ five daughters ‘share and share alike, for the term of their natural lives, and upon the deceased of each or any of them her share to revert to the survivor or survivors of them and to no others, until there is a sole surviving daughter in which event the said sole survivor shall take the property in fee simple absolute.’ Article fifth of the will contains a prohibition against sale of the realty unless such sale be made ‘with the unanimous express consent of all’ the living sisters. By article seventh testatrix directs that if any proceeding is commenced by any of the daughters ‘to set aside this Will or to seek any interpretation contrary to my intentions expressed herein, then and in that event, the said daughter shall immediately forfeit all her right, title or interest in any of my property’
A New York Estate Lawyer said that petitioner herein, is the only living daughter, the other devisees of the realty having died in different instances. She now seeks to sell the real property, and in this proceeding requests a determination as to the person or persons entitled to the ownership thereof, and of the effect of article seventh upon the interested parties. Request is also made that letters of administration c.t.a. be issued to petitioner, and that she be granted specific authority by the court to sell the said realty.