97. Effect of words describing a class added to bequest to person.- Where property is bequeathed to a person, and words are added which describe a class of persons but do not denote them as direct objects of a distinct and independent gift, such person is entitled to the whole interest of the testator therein, unless a contrary intention appears by the will. Illustrations
A bequest is made-- to A and his children, to A and his children by his present wife, to A and his heirs, to A and the heirs of his body, to A and the heirs male of his body, to A and the heirs female of his body, to A and his issue, to A and his family, to A and his descendants, to A and his representatives, tp A and his personal representatives, to A, his executors and administrators. In each of these cases, A takes the whole interest which the testator had in the property.
A bequest is made to A and his brothers. A and his brothers are jointly entitled to the legacy.
A bequest is made to A for life and after his death to his issue. At the death of A the property belongs in equal shares to all persons who then answer the description of issue of A.