Is there any case law where a devisee was brought into possession under the impression that the lands had been devised to her?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Gray v. Richford, 1877 CanLII 6 (ON CA):

It is in that respect more like the case of Paine v. Jones, L.R. 18 Eq. 327, where the devisee went into possession under the impression that the lands had been devised to her, but in point of fact they had been acquired by the testator after the making of the will. She remained in possession under that impression for over twenty years, and then discovered the fact, but was advised at the same time that she had acquired a good title by adverse possession.

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