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Weems v. Frost National Bank of San Antonio
Court of Civil Appeals of Texas
301 S.W.2d 714 (1957)
Felder bequeathed to several cousins, the Weems, one half of her interest in 500 acres of mineral-rich land. The will named Frost National Bank of San Antonio as executor and stated that the cousins should “hold [the land] jointly.” The Weems argued that the word “jointly” created a joint tenancy. The trial court held that the gift created a tenancy in common.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Fraser, J.)
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