When an owner of land has made a binding contract to convey real property, and then refuses to execute a conveyance, a court of equity will compel him to do so by a decree for specific performance.635 So there may be a valid contract, founded on a sufficient consideration,636 to give lands by will, and such a contract may be enforced by compelling the persons holding the title to the lands to convey to the one to whom they should have been devised.637
629 Mcgale v. Mcgale, 18 R. I. 675, 29 Atl. 967. 630 Garr v. Elble (Ky.) 29 S. W. 317.
631 Swenson v. Scale (Tex. Civ. App.) 28 S. W. 143. The sale must be confirmed by the court. Lumpkins v. Johnson (Ark.) 32 S. W. 65. 632 2 Dembitz, Land Tit. § 156. And see Luttrell y. Wells (Ky.) 30 S. W. 10. 633 Baker v. Baker, 1 Rich. Eq. (S. C.) 392. 634 Ante, p. 340.