Administration of Estates Act, 1959


2.—(1) In this Act—

“the Act of 1891” means the Registration of Title Act, 1891;

“the Court” means the High Court and includes, in the case of the estate of a deceased person where the Circuit Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine a suit for the administration of the estate, the Circuit Court;

“personal representative” means the executor, original or by representation, or the administrator for the time being of a deceased person;

“real estate” does not include money to arise upon a trust for sale of land or money secured or charged on land;

“registered land” means land the title to which is registered under the Act of 1891;

“the Registry of Deeds” means the registry maintained under the Registration of Deeds Act, 1707;

“the Registration of Deeds Act, 1707” means the pre-union Irish statute (6 Anne c. 2 (Ir.)) passed in the year 1707 and entitled “An Act for the Publick Registering of all Deeds, Conveyances and Wills that shall be made of any Honors, Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments”;

“unregistered land” means land the title to which is not registered under the Act of 1891;

“will” includes codicil.

(2) In this Act references to any enactment shall be construed as references to that enactment as amended or extended by any subsequent enactment.