This Act regulates the (grant of) administration of real and personal estates of deceased persons. The Act consists of 51 sections divided into 5 Parts.An application for the grant or revocation of probate or administration shall be made through the Registrar in the prescribed form. No grant shall be made by the Registrar until a contention is disposed of, or it appears to the Registrar that a grant ought not to be made without the direction of the Court. Probate or administration in respect of the real estate of a deceased person, or any part thereof, may be granted either separately or together with probate or administration of the personal estate. The Registrar shall continue to maintain in the Registry a register of all grants.
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Norma A. Nielsen
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. Self-governing since 1620, Bermuda is the oldest and most populous of the British overseas territories. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.
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