699. Grant of more than one annuity to same person.

Where more than one annuity1 is given to the same person by a testamentary disposition, the question might arise as to whether the annuitant is entitled to both annuities or whether the second is intended to be taken in the place of the first2. Whether the gifts are cumulative or substitutional is a question of intention, ascertained on construction of the will as a whole3. The solution to this question depends to a large extent on whether the gifts are contained in the same instrument or in different instruments. Although strictly a codicil is a part of the will,