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Statutory Instruments

1965 No. 1530

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES

The Colonial Probates Act Application Order 1965

Made

3rd August 1965

Laid before Parliament

9th August 1965

Coming into Operation

10th August 1965

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of August 1965

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas Her Majesty is satisfied that the legislatures of the countries and territories specified in Schedule 1 hereto have made adequate provision for the recognition of Probates and Letters of Administration granted by courts within the United Kingdom:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers by the Colonial Probates Act 1892, the Colonial Probates (Protected States and Mandated Territories) Act 1927, the Foreign Jurisdiction Acts 1890 and 1913(1) or otherwise in Her Majesty is vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Colonial Probates Act Application Order 1965 and shall come into operation on 10th August 1965.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the purpose of interpreting this Order as it applies for the purposes of interpreting an Act of Parliament.

Application of Act

2.  The Colonial Probates Act 1892 shall apply to the countries and territories specified in Schedule 1 to this Order.

Revocation

3.  The Orders specified in Schedule 2 to this Order are hereby revoked.

W. G. Agnew

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2Orders Revoked

Date on which Order made Countries or territories to which Order applied References
30th January 1893New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, Gibraltar and British Honduras.Rev. I, p. 22: 1893, p. 1.
15th March 1893Hong Kong, Western Australia and Ontario.Rev. I, p. 23: 1893, p. 2.
16th May 1893British Guiana, the Gold Coast, South Australia and the Straits Settlements.Rev. I, p. 23: 1893, p. 3.
23rd November 1893Bahama Islands.Rev. I, p. 24: 1893, p. 4.
29th January 1894Barbados and Tasmania.S.R. & O. 1894/73 (Rev. I, p. 24: 1894, p. 1).
30th April 1894Fiji.S.R. & O. 1894/117 (Rev. I, p. 25: 1894, p. 2).
27th June 1894Trinidad and Tobago.S.R. & O. 1894/160 (Rev. I, p. 25: 1894, p. 3).
18th July 1894Jamaica.S.R. & O. 1894/178 (Rev. I, p. 26: 1894, p. 4).
3rd October 1895Falkland Islands.S.R. & O. 1895/405 (Rev. I, p. 27: 1895, p. 2).
6th March 1896Leeward Islands and Dominica.S.R. & O. 1896/194 (Rev. I, p. 27: 1896, p. 1).
26th October 1896British Columbia.S.R. & O. 1896/960 (Rev. I, p. 28: 1896, p. 2).
26th October 1896Nova Scotia.S.R. & O. 1896/961 (Rev. I, p. 28: 1896, p. 3).
27th November 1896Manitoba.S.R. & O. 1896/1083 (Rev. I, p. 29: 1896, p. 4).
18th May 1897North-West Territories of the Dominion of Canada.S.R. & O. 1897/556 (Rev. I, p. 29: 1897, p. 1).
3rd February 1898Grenada.S.R. & O. 1898/124 (Rev. I, p. 30: 1898, p. 1).
19th May 1898St. Vincent.S.R. & O. 1898/412 (Rev. I, p. 30: 1898, p. 2).
19th May 1899Queensland.S.R. & O. 1899/449 (Rev. I, p. 31: 1899 II, p. 1415).
29th January 1900St. Helena.S.R. & O. 1900/88 (Rev. I, p. 31: 1900, p. 1).
20th May 1903Newfoundland.S.R. & O. 1903/414 (Rev. I, p. 32: 1903 I, p. 2).
11th February 1913Alberta and Saskatchewan.S.R. & O. 1913/214 (Rev. I, p. 32: 1913 I, p. 1).
30th September 1914Papua.S.R. & O. 1914/1473 (Rev. I, p. 34: 1914 I, p. 2).
30th March 1916Sierra Leone Colony.S.R. & O. 1916/273 (Rev. I, p. 34: 1916 I, p. 1).
30th March 1916Sierra Leone and Uganda Protectorates.S.R. & O. 1916/274 (Rev. I, p. 35: 1916 I, p. 357).
30th March 1916Zanzibar Protectorate.S.R. & O. 1916/275 (Rev. I, p. 35: 1916 I, p. 360).
7th September 1916Nyasaland Protectorate.S.R. & O. 1916/622 (Rev. I, p. 36: 1916 I, p. 356).
6th November 1916East Africa, Bechuanaland, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia and Swaziland Protectorates.S.R. & O. 1916/818 (Rev. I, p. 37: 1916 I, p. 354).
17th July 1917Saint Lucia.S.R. & O. 1917/745 (Rev. I, p. 38: 1917, p. 1).
8th May 1919Bermudas or Somers Islands.S.R. & O. 1919/670 (Rev. I, p. 39: 1919 I, p. 1).
17th May 1920Nigeria Colony.S.R. & O. 1920/887 (Rev. I, p. 39: 1920 I, p. 2).
17th May 1920Nigeria Protectorate.S.R. & O. 1920/888 (Rev. I, p. 40: 1920 I, p. 665).
13th August 1920Ashanti.S.R. & O. 1920/1663 (Rev. I, p. 41: 1920 I, p. 1).
14th February 1921Gambia Colony.S.R. & O. 1921/263 (Rev. I, p. 41: 1921, p. 1).
22nd December 1921Ceylon.S.R. & O. 1921/2003 (Rev. I, p. 42: 1921, p. 2).
15th June 1928Federated Malay States.S.R. & O. 1928/496 (Rev. I, p. 42: 1928, p. 1).
7th May 1929Tanganyika Territory.S.R. & O. 1929/393 (Rev. I, p. 45: 1929, p. 3).
27th February 1930Western Samoa.S.R. & O. 1930/123 (Rev. I, p. 46: 1930, p. 2).
28th July 1930Johore.S.R. & O. 1930/654 (Rev. I, p. 47: 1930, p. 1).
21st July 1932Norfolk Island.S.R. & O. 1932/605 (Rev. I, p. 47: 1932, p. 1).
31st January 1936Basutoland.S.R. & O. 1936/78 (Rev. I, p. 48: 1936 I, p. 8).
17th November 1939Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Trengganu, Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak.S.R. & O. 1939/1701 (Rev. I, p. 48: 1939 I, p. 1).
17th November 1939British Solomon Islands and Gambia Protectorates, Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, Somaliland Protectorate, Cameroons and Togoland under British Mandate.S.R. & O. 1939/1702 (Rev. I, p. 50: 1939 I, p. 2).
17th November 1939Aden, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cyprus, Seychelles and Gilbert and Ellice Islands.S.R. & O. 1939/1703 (Rev. I, p. 51: 1939 I, p. 4).
21st December 1950New Brunswick.S.I. 1950/2097 (1950 I, p. 1).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Colonial Probates Act 1892 provides for the recognition by courts in the United Kingdom of Probates and Letters of Administration granted by courts in those countries or territories in the Commonwealth to which the Act has been applied by Order in Council.

This Order consolidates in one Order, taking account of constitutional and nominal changes, the provisions of previous Order applying the Act, except that it also applies the Act to the Australian Capital Territory, the British Antarctic Territory, the Falkland Islands Dependencies, the Northern Territory of Australia, Prince Edward Island and the Trust Territory of New Guinea and does not apply it to Western Samoa, the former Somaliland Protectorate (now part of Somalia) or the former Southern Cameroons (now part of the Republic of Cameroon).

(1)

53 & 54 Vict. c. 37 and 3 & 4 Geo. 5. c. 16.