Married Women’s Status Act 1957
Will of married woman.
15.— Section 24 (which provides for the cases in which a will is to be construed as speaking from the death of the testator) of the Wills Act, 1837, shall apply to the will of a married woman made during coverture whether she is or is not possessed of or entitled to any property at the time of making it and such will shall not require to be re-executed or republished after the death of her husband.
Wills Act 1837 (1 Vic. c. 26) was repealed (1.01.1967) by Succession Act 1965 (27/1965), s. 8 and sch. 2 part III, S.I. No. 168 of 1966. Succession Act 1965, s. 89 makes provision for wills to speak from the death of the testator, with no distinction made between men and women, married and unmarried.