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English and Irish colonists from St. Kitts first settled on Montserrat in 1632; the first African slaves arrived three decades later. The British and French fought for possession of the island for most of the 18th century, but it finally was confirmed as a British possession in 1783. The island's sugar plantation economy was converted to small farm landholdings in the mid-19th century. Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995. Montserrat has endured volcanic activity since, with the last eruption occurring in July 2003.

Montserrat is a parliamentary democracy and a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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This Act makes provision for the administration of unrepresented estates (as defined) by the Administrator of Estates appointed under this Act. After receiving, upon application to Court, an order, the Administrator of Estates shall forthwith take possession and cause an inventory of the estate mentioned in such order to be made, and shall file the inventory in Court. The Act makes provision for administration and sale of estates by the Administrator.

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