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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 Native Land Court, New Zealand.

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.