(1) Application for probate or for letters of administration, with the will annexed, shall be made by a petition distinctly written in English or in the language in ordinary use in proceedings before the Court in which the application is made, with the will or, in the cases mentioned in sections 237, 238 and 239, a copy, draft, or statement of the contents thereof, annexed, and stating--
the time of the testator' s death.
that the writing annexed is his last will and testament,
that it was duly executed,
the amount of assets which are likely to come to the petitioner' s hands, and
when the application is for probate, that the petitioner is the executor named in the will.