Category Archives: Estates

Probate Administration Act 1898 | NSW | 27 July 1898

ON 27 JULY 1898, the NSW Wills Probate and Administration Act 1898 was enacted. The Act was renamed the Probate Administration Act 1898 in 2008, with part of the Act becoming the Succession Act 2006.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/paaa1898259

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/sa2006138

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Walsingham’s Case [1573] EWHC KB

ON 11 JANUARY 1573, the King’s Bench delivered Walsingham’s Case [1573] EWHC KB (11 January 1573).

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/KB/1573/J99.html

This case characterised a fee simple estate in land to be “time in the land without end, or the land for the time without end”; and a fee tail estate to be “time in the land or the land for time as long as he has issues [heirs] of his body”.

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