898. Presumption of due execution.

898.     Presumption of due execution.

The principle omnia praesumuntur rite esse acta1 applies where the will is regular on the face of it, with an attestation clause and the signatures of the testator and witnesses in their proper places2. This presumption of due execution applies where there is a proper attestation clause, even though the witnesses have no recollection of having witnessed the will3, and even though the attestation clause appears only on the completed draft of a last will4. It applies where the testator's name has been affixed by his direction just as where he has