WVC 41 - 3 - 5
§41-3-5. Construction of devises in general terms.
A devise of the land of the testator, or of the land of the
testator in any place, or in the occupation of any person
mentioned in his will, or otherwise described in a general
manner, and any other general devise which would describe a
leasehold estate, if the testator had no freehold estate which
could be described by it, shall be construed to include his
leasehold estates, or any of them to which such description shall
extend, as well as freehold estates, unless a contrary intention
shall appear by the will.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session