The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
Form No. 16, Rule 23.—Certificate of Succession Personalty
Form No. 16, Rule 23.—Certificate of Succession Personalty.
In the matter of the personal estate of_____, deceased At a sitting of the Court held at_____, before_____, Esquire, Judge, and_____, Assessor:
Whereas the said_____, an aboriginal native, died intestate, possessed of personal estate in New Zealand [or [unclear: left] writing which, though not legally executed as a will, [unclear: was,] the opinion of the Court, intended to be a testamentary [unclear: disposition] of the personal estate therein mentioned], and [unclear: su] personal estate does not exceed the value of £200:
It is hereby certified that_____, [State navies and [unclear: pl] of abode] are the persons who ought to succeed to such personal estate according to Native custom and usage [or accordance with the terms of such writing], and that the person to whom letters of administration may be [unclear: granted] page 21 to administer the estate on behalf of the persons entitled thereto.
As witness the hand of_____, Esquire, Judge, and the seal of the Court, this day of_____, 189._____, Judge.