Common Law

(1707) 6 Ann. c. 18

vol 4 pg 297 The statutes at large from Magna Charta to the end of the last parliament vol9 all 9 volumes Here

CAP. XVIII.

An Act for the more effectual Discovery of the Death of Persons pretended to be alive, to the Prejudice of those who claim Estates after their Deaths.

I. Where AS divers Persons, as Guardians and Trustees for Infants, and Husbands in Right of their Wives, and other Persons having Estates or Interests determinable upon a Life or Lives, have continued to receive their Rents and Profits of such Lands after the Determination of their said particular Estates or Interests : And whereas the Proof of the Death of the Persons, on whose Lives such particular Estates or Interests depended, is very difficult, and several Persons have been, and may be thereby defrauded :' For Remedy whereof, and for preventing such fraudulent Practices, Be it enacted by the Queen's mot Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That any Peron or Persons who hath or shall have any Claim or Demand in or to any Remainder, Reversion, or Expectancy in or to ant estate after the death of any person within age, married women, or any other such person whatsoever, upon affidavit made in the high court of chancery. By the person so claiming such estate, of his or her title, and that he or she hath cause to believe that such minor, married women or other Peron is dead, and that his or her Death is concealed by such Guardian,

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