Probate (General) Rules 1998

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Published: 2004-08-31

Probate (General) Rules 1998

Revised Edition

04.720.60

Showing the law as at 31 August 2004

This is a revised edition of the law

Probate (General) Rules 1998

Arrangement

Rule

1            General definitions

2            Application, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for probate through an advocate or solicitor

3            Application, other than pursuant to Article 6(7) for a grant of administration through an advocate or solicitor

4            Personal applications, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for a grant

5            Application for a grant pursuant to Article 6(7)

6            Application pursuant to Article 6(11)

7            Form of caveat

8            Procedure to lift a caveat

9            Affidavits

10          Attestation of documents

11          Application for authorization as a trust corporation

12          Application by a trust corporation

13          Procedure upon a reference to the Inferior Number by the Greffier pursuant to Article 13(2)

14          Removal of executor or administrator pursuant to Article 17

15          Form of oath for second or subsequent grant

16          Evidence prescribed for the purposes of Article 21

17          Form of application for an order pursuant to Article 24

18          Form of application for an order pursuant to Article 25

19          Form of disclaimer pursuant to Article 26(2)

20          Deposit of and access to will and other documents

21          Documents to be drawn on A4 paper

22          Form of renunciation

23          Form of various affidavits

24          Non-contentious business which may be transacted in chambers

25          Duplicate grants and copies

26          Citation

SCHEDULE

FORM 1(1)

OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 1(2)

OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 1(3)

OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 1(4)

OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 2(1)

OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY EXECUTOR JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 2(2)

OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY EXECUTOR NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 2(3)

OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY EXECUTORS JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 2(4)

OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY EXECUTORS NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 3(1)

OATH AS EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 3(2)

OATH AS EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 4(1)

OATH AS ATTORNEY EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 4(2)

OATH AS ATTORNEY EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 5(1)

OATH OF EXECUTOR DATIVE JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 5(2)

OATH OF EXECUTOR DATIVE NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 6(1)

OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSON ENTITLED JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 6(2)

OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSON ENTITLED NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 6(3)

OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSONS ENTITLED NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 7(1)

OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 7(2)

OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 7(3)

OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATORS JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 7(4)

OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATORS NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 8(1)

OATH AS ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 8(2)

OATH AS ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 9(1)

OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION BY NOMINEE JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 9(2)

OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION BY NOMINEE NOT JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 10(1)

ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR

FORM 10(2)

ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS

FORM 11(1)

ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF ONE ADMINISTRATOR

FORM 11(2)

ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF SEVERAL ADMINISTRATORS

FORM 12(1)

GREFFIER’S CERTIFICATE OF GRANT OF PROBATE

FORM 12(2)

GREFFIER’S CERTIFICATE OF GRANT OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

FORM 13

CAVEAT

FORM 14

FORM OF SUMMONS TO LIFT A CAVEAT

FORM 15

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION AS A TRUST CORPORATION

FORM 16

OATH OF EXECUTOR TO COMPLETE EXECUTION JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 17

OATH TO COMPLETE ADMINISTRATION JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 18(1)

OATH OF SECOND EXECUTOR JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 18(2)

OATH OF ADDITIONAL EXECUTORS JERSEY DOMICILE

FORM 19

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR AN INVENTORY AND ACCOUNT TO BE EXHIBITED

FORM 20

DISCLAIMER OF AN INTEREST IN AN ESTATE GRANT OF PROBATE

FORM 21

DISCLAIMER OF AN INTEREST IN AN ESTATE GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION

FORM 22

RENUNCIATION BY AN EXECUTOR

FORM 23

RENUNCIATION BY THE PERSON ENTITLED TO THE GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION

FORM 24

AFFIDAVIT IN RELATION TO ARTICLE 8 OF THE WILLS AND SUCCESSIONS (JERSEY) LAW 1993

FORM 25

AFFIDAVIT OF HANDWRITING

FORM 26

CORRECTIVE AFFIDAVIT

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Probate (General) Rules 1998

THE SUPERIOR NUMBER OF THE ROYAL COURT, in pursuance of Article 13 of the Royal Court (Jersey) Law 1948[1] and of Article 32 of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998[2] and of all other powers enabling it in this behalf, has made the following Rules –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      General definitions

(1)    In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires –

“abroad” means outside Jersey;

“Greffier” means the Judicial Greffier;

“Jersey resident lawyer” means –

(a)     an advocate;

(b)     a solicitor; or

(c)     a lawyer who is resident in Jersey and qualified under the legal system of any of the jurisdictions specified for the purposes of Article 6(7);

“Law” means the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998;[3]

“personal applicant” means a person (including a trust corporation) who seeks to obtain a grant without employing an advocate or solicitor and “personal application” has a corresponding meaning;

“Schedule” means the Schedule to these Rules.

(2)    Any reference in these Rules to a numbered Article is a reference to that numbered Article of the Law.

(3)    Any reference in these Rules to any other enactment is a reference thereto as amended and includes a reference thereto as extended, by or under any other enactment.

2      Application, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for probate through an advocate or solicitor

(1)    Where a person applies, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for a grant of probate through the intermediary of an advocate or solicitor, the person and the advocate or solicitor shall together appear personally before the Greffier and shall produce to the Greffier –

(a)     a certificate or other evidence of the death of the deceased;

(b)     the will of the deceased dealing with movable estate in Jersey;

(c)     the form of oath proposed to be sworn;

(d)     such affidavits, renunciations, certificates, resolutions and other documents as the Greffier may require having regard to all the circumstances of the case; and

(e)     the appropriate stamp duty in relation to the grant.

(2)    If the will of the deceased dealing with movable estate in Jersey has previously been proved abroad, the person applying for the grant shall, instead of producing such will to the Greffier, produce to the Greffier either a copy thereof and of the previous grant duly authenticated under seal by the official having the custody of the same or the equivalent thereof.

(3)    The oath proposed to be sworn shall be prepared by an advocate or solicitor and shall be in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 1(1), 1(2), 1(3), 1(4), 2(1), 2(2), 2(3), 2(4), 3(1), 3(2), 4(1), 4(2), 5(1) or 5(2) set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(4)    If the Greffier is satisfied that the case is one in which a grant may properly issue, the oath of executor shall be subscribed and sworn before the Greffier.

(5)    Every will shall be signed by the executor and by the Greffier.

(6)    The provisions of this Rule apply where the person applying for the grant is himself or herself an advocate or solicitor, but it shall not be necessary for the person to make the application through the intermediary of, or to be accompanied by, another advocate or solicitor.

3      Application, other than pursuant to Article 6(7) for a grant of administration through an advocate or solicitor

(1)    Where a person applies, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for a grant of administration through the intermediary of an advocate or solicitor the person and the advocate or solicitor shall together appear personally before the Greffier and shall produce to the Greffier –

(a)     a certificate or other evidence of the death of the deceased;

(b)     the form of oath proposed to be sworn;

(c)     such affidavits, renunciations, certificates, resolutions and other documents as the Greffier may require having regard to all the circumstances of the case; and

(d)     the appropriate stamp duty in relation to the grant.

(2)    If the deceased died domiciled abroad and a grant of administration has previously been made abroad, the person applying for the grant shall also produce to the Greffier either the original letters of administration or the equivalent thereof, or either a copy thereof duly authenticated under seal by the official issuing the same or the equivalent thereof.

(3)    The oath proposed to be sworn shall be prepared by an advocate or solicitor and shall be in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 6(1), 6(2), 6(3), 7(1), 7(2), 7(3), 7(4), 8(1), 8(2), 9(1) or 9(2) set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(4)    If the Greffier is satisfied that the case is one in which a grant may properly issue, the oath of administrator shall be subscribed and sworn before the Greffier.

(5)    The provisions of this Rule shall apply where the person applying for the grant is himself or herself an advocate or solicitor, but it shall not be necessary for the person to make the application through the intermediary of, or to be accompanied by, another advocate or solicitor.

4      Personal applications, other than pursuant to Article 6(7), for a grant

(1)    Subject to the provisions of Rules 2(6) and 3(5) and paragraph (3) of this Rule, a person wishing to obtain a grant, other than pursuant to Article 6(7) and other than through the intermediary of an advocate or solicitor, shall apply in person to the Greffier and shall produce to the Greffier the documents referred to in Rule 2(1) and (2) or 3(1) and (2), as the case may be, except, subject to paragraph (4), the form of oath proposed to be sworn.

(2)    No such application shall be received through an agent of any kind (whether paid or unpaid) or where the applicant is attended by a person acting or appearing to act as the applicant’s adviser in the matter.

(3)    An application for a grant in any case which has already been considered by the Inferior Number shall be made through the intermediary of an advocate or solicitor.

(4)    The form of oath relating to the application for the grant shall, unless the applicant shall agree to prepare the same, be prepared by the Greffier.

(5)    The Greffier may require the verification of the identity of an applicant in such form or manner as the Greffier may stipulate.

5      Application for a grant pursuant to Article 6(7)

(1)    An applicant for a grant pursuant to Article 6(7) may only apply through the intermediary of a Jersey resident lawyer or a trust corporation.

(2)    Where a person applies for a grant of probate pursuant to Article 6(7), the person through whom the application is made or, in the case of a trust corporation, a duly appointed representative of the trust corporation shall deliver to the Greffier –

(a)

(i)     a copy of the will dealing with movable estate in Jersey and the original grant, or

(ii)    copies of the said will and original grant duly authenticated under seal by the official having the custody of the same,

or, in either case, the equivalent thereof;

(b)     the form of oath in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 10(1) or 10(2) set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect duly sworn by the applicant; and

(c)     the appropriate stamp duty in relation to the grant.

(3)    Where a person applies for a grant of administration pursuant to Article 6(7), the person through whom the application is made or, in the case of a trust corporation, a duly appointed representative of the trust corporation shall deliver to the Greffier –

(a)     the original letters of administration or a copy thereof duly authenticated under seal by the official issuing the same or the equivalent of either;

(b)     the form of oath in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 11(1) or 11(2) set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect duly sworn by the applicant; and

(c)     the appropriate stamp duty in relation to the grant.

(4)    The grant may be issued by the Greffier in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 12(1) or 12(2) set out in the Schedule hereto, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

6      Application pursuant to Article 6(11)

Where the Inferior Number forbids any further action by the Greffier under Article 6(10)(b) in relation to an application for a grant –

(a)     the Greffier shall, within one week from the date of the order of the Inferior Number, notify the person applying for the grant of the said order; and

(b)     any application under Article 6(11) shall be made by representation within 4 weeks from the date upon which the applicant is so notified.

7      Form of caveat

A caveat shall be in form number 13 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

8      Procedure to lift a caveat

(1)    A summons to lift a caveat shall be –

(a)     in form number 14 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect; and

(b)     supported by an accompanying affidavit verifying the facts on which the application is based.

(2)    An order made on the hearing of a summons under paragraph (1) may include an order for the payment of damages.

9      Affidavits

An affidavit for the purposes of these Rules which is not required to be sworn before the Greffier may be sworn before any person authorized to take oaths or affidavits or the equivalent thereof in the territory where it is made.

10    Attestation of documents

(1)    Any renunciation, disclaimer, certificate or other document required to be executed in the matter of a grant shall be attested –

(a)     if executed in Jersey, by a Jersey resident lawyer, a Jurat of the Royal Court, a member of the States or a notary public; or

(b)     if executed abroad, by a person who, under Article 3(2) of the Powers of Attorney (Jersey) Law 1995,[4] would be competent to attest the document if it were a registrable power of attorney.

(2)    Subject to paragraph (1) a body corporate may duly execute a document in the manner permitted by its Articles of Association or other internal regulations.

11    Application for authorization as a trust corporation

(1)    An application for authorization as a trust corporation shall be made to the Greffier in form number 15 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(2)    The Greffier shall exercise discretion in relation to any such application in accordance with directions made from time to time by the Superior Number of the Royal Court.

12    Application by a trust corporation

An application for a grant by a trust corporation shall be made through an officer duly appointed by the trust corporation for such purposes and upon the appointment of such an officer or the revocation of any such appointment the trust corporation shall lodge with the Greffier a certified copy of the resolution of appointment or revocation.

13    Procedure upon a reference to the Inferior Number by the Greffier pursuant to Article 13(2)

Where the Greffier refers an application for a grant to the Inferior Number pursuant to Article 13(2) –

(a)     the Greffier shall, within one week from making the said reference, notify the named executor and the Attorney General of the said reference and of the exceptional grounds upon which the reference has been made; and

(b)     the Inferior Number may convene the Attorney General as a party to the application.

14    Removal of executor or administrator pursuant to Article 17

(1)    An application for an order that an executor or administrator be removed from office shall be made by representation to the Inferior Number and the representation shall, where practicable, specify the name of the person proposed as executor or administrator in their place.

(2)    Where the Inferior Number makes an order removing an executor or administrator from office and making a grant to another person in their place, the oath to be sworn by that other person shall be made in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 16 or 17 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

15    Form of oath for second or subsequent grant

The oath for a second or subsequent grant shall be in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 16, 17, 18(1) or 18(2) set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

16    Evidence prescribed for the purposes of Article 21

The prescribed evidence for the purposes of Article 21(2)(a) is –

(a)     where a previous grant of probate has been made –

(i)     a copy of the will dealing with movable estate in Jersey and the grant, or

(ii)    copies of the said will and grant duly authenticated under seal by the official having custody of the same,

or, in either case, the equivalent thereof; or

(b)     where a previous grant of administration has been made, the grant or a copy thereof duly authenticated under seal by the official issuing the same or the equivalent of either.

17    Form of application for an order pursuant to Article 24

An application for an order that the executor or the administrator shall exhibit on oath in court a true and perfect inventory and account of the movable estate of the deceased person shall be made by summons in form number 19 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

18    Form of application for an order pursuant to Article 25

An application for an order pursuant to Article 25 shall be made by representation to the Inferior Number and the representation shall contain sufficient information supported by affidavit to enable the Inferior Number to determine the parties (if any) who should be convened.

19    Form of disclaimer pursuant to Article 26(2)

A person beneficially entitled to an interest in the movable estate of a deceased person who wishes to disclaim that interest shall give notice in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 20 or 21 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

20    Deposit of and access to will and other documents

(1)    Any document under the control of the Court other than an original will shall be retained by the Greffier.

(2)    Access to any document under the control of the Court to which Article 27(3) does not apply shall be regulated at the discretion of the Court.

21    Documents to be drawn on A4 paper

All oaths, affirmations, affidavits, renunciations, resolutions, certificates and other documents required in the matter of a grant shall be drawn on A4 paper, unless the Greffier otherwise directs.

22    Form of renunciation

A renunciation by a person named as executor in the will or entitled to a grant of administration shall be made in whichever is applicable of the forms numbered 22 or 23 in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

23    Form of various affidavits

(1)    An affidavit in relation to Article 8 of the Wills and Successions (Jersey) Law 1993[5] shall be in form number 24 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(2)    An affidavit of handwriting shall be in form number 25 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

(3)    A corrective affidavit in relation to stamp duty payable shall be in form number 26 set out in the Schedule, or in a form substantially to the like effect.

24    Non-contentious business which may be transacted in chambers

(1)    In addition to the business with which the Greffier is expressly empowered to deal under the terms of the Law, the following non-contentious business may be transacted in chambers before the Greffier, namely the authorization of a trust corporation, in accordance with directions given by the Superior Number.

(2)    The following non-contentious business may be transacted in chambers before the Bailiff alone, namely the right given to the Inferior Number by Article 6(10)(b) to forbid any further action by the Greffier in relation to a particular matter.

25    Duplicate grants and copies

(1)    Duplicate grants shall be issued only to the grantee thereof or to the grantee’s Jersey resident lawyer.

(2)    Copies of wills, with or without the acts of probate, may be issued to any person applying for the same.

26    Citation

These Rules may be cited as the Probate (General) Rules 1998.

SCHEDULE



FORM 1(1)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................................... (NEE) ........................................................................... DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................... of ........................................................................................................ make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ........................................................................................... who died on the .................................. day of ................................. 19/20.... at ........................................................, domiciled in Jersey, that I am the sole executor/one of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £............................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................... day of ............................20... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 1(2)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ...................................................................... (NEE) .......................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of .................................................................................................. make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ......................................................... who died on the ................day of ..................... 19/20...... at ............................................................., domiciled in .............................., that I am the sole executor/one of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), (and that probate was granted to me by ......................................................... at ............................................................................................. on the ................................................. day of ................................19/20....) that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £...................................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................... day of ............................20... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 1(3)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF………………............................................... (NEE)............................................................................DECEASED



We, .................................................... of ................................... and ........................................................... of ......................................... make oath and say that we believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by us to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of .......................................................................................who died on the..........................19/20…..at, ........................................domiciled in Jersey, that we are the only executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £.......... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this...............day of .................................20.... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 1(4)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .............................................................. (NEE) ......................................................................... DECEASED



We,................................................................................................ of .................................................... and ...........................................of ..................................................... make oath and say that we believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by us to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of .......................................................................................... who died on the ........................ day of ....................................... 19/20....... at ........................................................................................., domiciled in ................................................................., that we are the only executors/ some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), (and that probate was granted to us by ................................................................. on the .............................. day of ................................. 20......) that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £......................... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this...................... day of .........................20.... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 2(1)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY EXECUTOR
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................... (NEE) .......................................................................... DECEASED



I,..............................................of ....................................................... make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ................................................................................. who died on the ............................................. day of ................................19/20...... at ........................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that by special power of attorney dated the .................................... day of ............................... 20...... I am the attorney of the sole executor/the executors/one of the executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £............................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this................. day of ............................... 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 2(2)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY EXECUTOR
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .................................................................. (NEE) .......................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of ...................................................... make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ..................................... who died on the ................................ day of …............................ 19/20....... at .................................................................................., domiciled in ....................................., that by special power of attorney dated the ..................... day of ............................. 20.... I am the attorney of the sole executor/the executors/one of the executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), (to whom probate was granted by ........................................................................ on the ............................................. day of ...................................... 20.....), that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £............................. to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this................ day of ................................ 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 2(3)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY EXECUTORS
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .......................................................... (NEE) ........................................................................................DECEASED



We,............................................................ of ..................................... and ............................................... of ................................................. make oath and say that we believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by us to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of .............................................. who died on the ........................ day of ....................................19/20....... at .................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that by special power of attorney dated the ............................... day of .................. 20... we are some of the attorneys of the sole executor/the executors/one of the executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £........................ to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this............ day of ......................................20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 2(4)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY EXECUTORS
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF………………………………………………. (NEE) ........................................................................... DECEASED



We, .................................................. of ............................................. and ..................................................... of ........................................... make oath and say that we believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by us to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of..................................... who died on the ...................................... day of .................19/20.... at ............................................. domiciled in ........................................., that by special power of attorney dated the ................... day of ............................ 20... we are some of the attorneys of the sole executor/the executors/one of the executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), (to whom probate was granted by ......................... on the .................... day of ............................... 20......), that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £........................................ to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this.................day of..................................20.. .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 3(1)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH AS EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .......................................................................... (NEE) ............................................................................. DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................., Director/Manager/Trust Officer of ..................................................., whose registered office is situate at ..................................................., St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ....................................................................................., who died on the ........................................................................................... day of ........................................... 19/20....... at ......................................., domiciled in Jersey, having in his/her said will appointed .............................................................................................. Limited (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) executor, that the Company by resolution dated the .............................................. day of...........................19/20......, which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for Probate of the will of any deceased person who shall have appointed the Company to be his/her executor, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £.............................. to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this................ day of..................................20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 3(2)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH AS EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................................................... (NEE)........................................................................................DECEASED



I, ..................................................................................................................., Director/Manager/Trust Officer of .............................................., whose registered office is situate at .............................., St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ......................................................., who died on the ............. day of .................. 19/20.....at ....................................., domiciled in ..................................................., having in his/her said will appointed ................................................... Limited (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) executor, that the Company by resolution dated the .........................................day of .........................................20...., which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for Probate of the will of any deceased person who shall have appointed the Company to be his/her executor, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £........................ to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ....................... day of .................................. 20.... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 4(1)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH AS ATTORNEY EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ......................................................................... DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................., Director/Manager/Trust Officer of ................................................, whose registered office is situate at ................................................, St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased who died on the ........ day of……………………19/20…. at .................................................. domiciled in Jersey, having in his/her will (and codicil(s)) appointed ........................................ as the sole executor/one of the executors, that the said ....................................................................................... (hereinafter called “the Company”) is the attorney appointed by special power of attorney dated the ..........................day of ....................... 20..... of the said ..........................................................., that the Company by resolution dated the ........................................................ day of ........................................ 20 ..., which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for Probate in Jersey of the will of any deceased person where an executor shall have appointed the Company as a special attorney for that purpose, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall execute the will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £................................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this……...............day of...........................20 ....



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 4(2)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH AS ATTORNEY EXECUTOR FOR A TRUST
CORPORATION
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .........................................................(NEE) .......................................................................................DECEASED



I, ........................................................................................................, Director/Manager/Trust Officer of ................................................., whose registered office is situate at ....................................... St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased who died on the ................................................... day of ....................................... 19/20…....at..............................................., domiciled in ......................................., having in his/her will (and codicil(s)) appointed as the sole executor/one of the executors, that the said .......................................................... (hereinafter called “the Company”) is the attorney, appointed by special power of attorney dated the ............................. day of ....................... 20…., of the said ..............................................................., that the Company by resolution dated the .......................................... day of ...................20....., which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for Probate in Jersey of the will of any deceased person where an executor shall have appointed the Company as a special attorney for that purpose, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall execute the will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £.................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this.................... day of ........................... 20.. .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 5(1)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF EXECUTOR DATIVE
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ......................................................... (NEE) ......................................................................................DECEASED



I, ........................................................... of ....................................... make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain the true and original last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ................................................. who died on the ................ day of ...............................19/20.. at ........................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that I am the executor dative of the said will (and codicil(s)) there being no executor therein named/the executor(s) therein named having predeceased the said deceased/the executor(s) therein named having renounced execution thereof, that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £........................ to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this............. day of .................................20.... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 5(2)



(Rule 2(3))



OATH OF EXECUTOR DATIVE
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ..........................................................(NEE) .......................................................................................DECEASED



I,.................................................... of .............................................. make oath and say that I believe the paper writing hereto annexed and signed by me to contain a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased of………….…………..., who died on the ........................... day of………………19/20.....at ............................................................., domiciled in .................................................,.that I am the executor dative of the said will (and codicil(s)) there being no executor therein named/the executor(s) therein named having predeceased the said deceased/the executor(s) therein named having renounced execution thereof, that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £............................ to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this.................................. day of .....................................20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 6(1)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSON ENTITLED JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .......................................................... (NEE) .......................................................................................DECEASED



I,............................................................ of ...................................... make oath and say that the said deceased of ............................................................................, died intestate on the............ day of ....................., 20…., at ........................................, domiciled in Jersey, that I am the person entitled to the grant of administration being ....................................................., that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £.......................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this.............. day of .................................20 .....



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 6(2)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSON ENTITLED
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I,............................................................of ........................................ make oath and say that the said deceased of ....................................... died intestate on the .................... day of ..................., 20…..., at......................................., domiciled in .................................................., that I am the person entitled to the grant of administration being ............................/ the person to whom letters of administration/confirmation have/has been granted by ................................................... at ..................................., that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £.......................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this................... day of ............................20 ... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 6(3)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PERSONS ENTITLED
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .............................................................(NEE) .......................................................................................DECEASED



We, .................................................... of .......................................... and............................... of ...................................................... make oath and say that the said deceased of ................................................................................ died intestate on the .................................. day of ..........................................19/20... at.........................., domiciled in ............................, that we are the persons entitled to the grant of administration being ............................................/the persons to whom letters of administration/confirmation have/has been granted by ....................................................................................................... at .........................................., that we shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £........................... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................. day of ............................ 20.... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 7(1)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of ................................................................. make oath and say that the said deceased of ......................................................... died intestate on the................. day of .........................................19/20... at .........................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that by special power of attorney dated the ........................................ day of .................................... 20 ... I am the attorney/one of the attorneys of ................................................................................................... of ............................................................. the person entitled to the grant of administration being ..................................................., that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £ .................. to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this .................... day of .......................... 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 7(2)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH OF ONE ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ......................................................... (NEE) ...................................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of ................................................................... make oath and say that the said deceased of .......................................... died intestate on the ................. day of ..................19/20.. at ............................................, domiciled in ..................................., that by special power of attorney dated the ................. day of ............................... 20.. .. I am the attorney/one of the attorneys of………….............................. of .................................................... the person/persons entitled to the grant of administration/to whom letters of administration/confirmation have/has been granted by ......................................... at ...................................................., that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate in Jersey of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey does not exceed £.................. to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this .................. day of ............................ 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 7(3)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATORS
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ..........................................................(NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



We, ............................................................................................... of .................................................................... and .............................. of ............................................... make oath and say that the said deceased of ........................................................................................ died intestate on the ................ day of ………………...........19/20... at ..................................., domiciled in Jersey, that by special power of attorney dated the .......................... day of ......................... 20 ... we are (some of) the attorneys of ..........................................., the person entitled to the grant of administration being ..........................................................., that we shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £............... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................... day of………................ 20....



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 7(4)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH OF SEVERAL ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATORS
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................. (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



We, ............................................................................................. of ........................................................ and ........................................ of ............................................. make oath and say that the said deceased of............................................. died intestate on the......... day of….........................19/20.., domiciled in .........................., that by special power of attorney dated the ............................. day of .......................................... 20.... we are (some of) the attorneys of .............................................................. the person/persons entitled to the grant of administration/to whom letters of administration/ confirmation have/has been granted by ............................................ at ..........................................., that we shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey does not exceed £....................... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this .................. day of .......................... 20.... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 8(1)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH AS ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I,................................................................, Director/Manager/Trust Officer of ..........................................., whose registered office is situate at ..................................................., St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that the said deceased of ……................... died intestate on the...................... day of ...........................19/20.... at ....................................................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that .......................................... of ................................ is the person entitled to the grant of administration, that the said ................................................., (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) is the attorney appointed by special power of attorney dated the ....................... day of ........................... 20... of the said .................................................................., that the Company by resolution dated the ................................................................ day of .................................... 20..., which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for letters of administration in Jersey of the estate of any deceased person where the person entitled to the grant of administration shall have appointed the Company as a special attorney for that purpose, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £............................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ..................... day of ........................ 20 ... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 8(2)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH AS ATTORNEY ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TRUST CORPORATION
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I,................................................................, Director/Manager/Trust Officer of ........................................... whose registered office is situate at ..............................................., St. Helier, Jersey, make oath and say that the said deceased of ..........................................., died intestate on the ................... day of ......................19/20.... at ......................................., domiciled in...................................., that ..................................................... of ................................................. is the person/are the persons entitled to the grant of administration/to whom letters of administration/confirmation have/has been granted by ............................................................ of .........................................., that the said ........................................... (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) is the attorney appointed by special power of attorney dated the ................... day of .......................... 20... of the said .................................................. administrator(s) aforesaid, that the Company by resolution dated the ................................... day of ............................................ 20..., which is still in force, appointed me as one of the persons authorized to apply on behalf of the Company for letters of administration in Jersey of the estate of any deceased person where the administrator shall have appointed the Company as a special attorney for that purpose, that the Company is a trust corporation within the meaning of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, that the Company shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £....................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this .......................day of ......................... 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 9(1)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION BY NOMINEE
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ...................................................................................................... of .................................................................. make oath and say that the said deceased of .................................................................. died intestate on the ........................ day of ...............................19/20... at ........................................................., domiciled in Jersey, that the person entitled to the grant of administration has renounced administration of the movable estate of the said deceased/is unknown/despite extensive enquiries has not been located, that I have been nominated to take the grant of administration, that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £................................ to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................. day of ............................. 20... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 9(2)



(Rule 3(3))



OATH FOR ADMINISTRATION BY NOMINEE
NOT JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................... of .............................................................. make oath and say that the said deceased of ......................................................................... died intestate on the .................... day of ...........................19/20.... at ................................................................................., domiciled in ..................................................., that the person entitled to the grant of administration has renounced administration of the movable estate of the said deceased/is unknown/despite extensive enquiries has not been located, that I have been nominated to take the grant of administration, that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate in Jersey of the said intestate and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey does not exceed £....................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ................. day of ............................. 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 10(1)



(Rule 5(2))



ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF ONE EXECUTOR



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................... of ............................................................... make oath and say that the paper writing hereto annexed is a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (with codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ........................................................................... who died on the ................... day of ................19/20... at ..........................................., domiciled in [state the specified jurisdiction], that I am the sole executor/one of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey does not exceed £................................. to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at ............................. this ........... day of ...................... 20... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 10(2)



(Rule 5(2))



ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF SEVERAL EXECUTORS



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................. (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



We, ................................................................................................. of ............................................ and .............................................. of ................................................................ make oath and say that the paper writing hereto annexed is a duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament (with codicil(s)) of the said deceased of ......................................... who died on the ................................ day of ...........................19/20... at ........................................................, domiciled in [state the specified jurisdiction], that we are the only executors/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor in Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey does not exceed £........................ to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at................................ this....... day of…...................... 20... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 11(1)



(Rule 5(3))



ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF ONE ADMINISTRATOR



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ...................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ......................................................................................................... of .......................................................................... make oath and say that the paper writing hereto annexed are (a duly authenticated copy of) the original Letters of Administration/Confirmation of the said deceased of .................................................. who died on the .................... day of........................19/20.. at ..................................., domiciled in [state the specified jurisdiction], that I am the person to whom letters of administration/confirmation were/was granted by .............................. at ............................................., that I shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £..................... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at .............................. this ................. day of ................ 20....



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 11(2)



(Rule 5(3))



ARTICLE 6(7) OATH OF SEVERAL ADMINISTRATORS



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



We, ........................................................ of ....................................... and ...................................................... of .............................. make oath and say that the paper writing hereto annexed are (a duly authenticated copy of) the original Letters of Administration/ Confirmation of the said deceased of ......................... who died on the ............................... day of ........................................19/20..... at ................................................, domiciled in [state the specified jurisdiction], that we are the persons to whom Letters of Administration/Confirmation were/was granted by ..............................., at ................................................ that we shall administer according to law all the movable estate of the said deceased situate in the Island of Jersey and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased situate in Jersey does not exceed £................. to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at ........................... this................ day of .................... 20... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 12(1)



(Rule 5(4))



GREFFIER’S CERTIFICATE OF GRANT OF PROBATE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I HEREBY CERTIFY that, the requirements of Rule 5 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998, having been complied with, a Grant of Probate of the movable estate situate in Jersey of the said deceased has hereby been made to ................................................... of ....................................................



Dated this .......................................... day of ..................... 20.... .



Judicial Greffier.



THIS DOCUMENT ONLY VALID IF BEARING IMPRESSED PROBATE DIVISION SEAL OF THE ROYAL COURT AND ORIGINAL SIGNATURE



FORM 12(2)



(Rule 5(4))



GREFFIER’S CERTIFICATE OF GRANT OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF….................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I HEREBY CERTIFY that, the requirements of Rule 5 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998, having been complied with, a Grant of Letters of Administration of the movable estate situate in Jersey of the said deceased has hereby been made to ............................................... of ..................................................... .



Dated this ..................................... day of .............................. 20.... .



Judicial Greffier.



THIS DOCUMENT ONLY VALID IF BEARING IMPRESSED PROBATE DIVISION SEAL OF THE ROYAL COURT AND ORIGINAL SIGNATURE



FORM 13



(Rule 7)



CAVEAT



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .................................................. (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



Let no grant be made in the estate of the said deceased of ....................................... who died on the ....................... day of ..............................19/20.... domiciled in ............................, without notice to............................... who is .......................................... of the deceased and whose address for service in Jersey is .......................................................................................................... .



Dated this .................................... day of ............................... 20.... .



Signed



FORM 14



(Rule 8(1))



FORM OF SUMMONS TO LIFT A CAVEAT



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



To A.B. of ...................................................... (address for service)



You are required at the instance of ................................................ of ................................................... to appear in the Royal Court, Royal Square, St. Helier, on ........................................ (day of the week), the ................................. day of ............................ 20......... at ............... o’clock in the afternoon to show cause why the caveat lodged with the Judicial Greffier on the ............................ day of .......................... 20.... in relation to this estate should not be lifted on the ground(s) that ......................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... (and an order for damages should not be made against you).



If you do not appear, the said caveat may be lifted and the Royal Court may make such other order as the circumstances of the case may require, including an order against you for (damages and) costs in your absence.



(Signed) ............................................................................................



Advocate/Solicitor



Dated the ......................... day of .................................... 20.... .



FORM 15



(Rule 11(1))



FORM OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION AS A
TRUST CORPORATION



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



The incorporated association/limited liability company known as .............................................. of/whose registered office is situate at ......................................................., hereby requests the Judicial Greffier to grant it authorization as a trust corporation upon the following ground(s)............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ .



The current officers/directors of the association/company are ............................................. of ......................................................, ............................................. of ........................................................ and ...................................... of ...................................................... .



(Signed) .........................................................



Advocate/Solicitor



Dated the ............................. day of ...................................... 20... .



FORM 16



(Rules 14(2) and 15)



OATH OF EXECUTOR TO COMPLETE EXECUTION
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of .......................................................... make oath and say that the said deceased of .......................................................................... died on the ........................... day of ...............................19/20.... at ....................................................., domiciled in Jersey, having made his/her last will and testament dated the ..................... day of ............ 20.... (with codicil(s) dated the .................................. day of .............., 20....), that on the ................................................ day of ................ 20.... probate of the said will (and codicil(s)) was granted to ........................................... one of the executors/the sole executor named in the said will (with codicil(s)), that the said executor died/was removed from office as executor by order of the Royal Court on the ...................... day of .................... 20.... without having completed execution of the said will (and codicil(s)), that I (am the person entitled to take the grant in place of the said executor and) have been appointed as executor dative of the will (and codicil(s)) of the said deceased, in place of the executor, that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased left unadministered does not exceed £................ to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ......................... day of ..................... 20... .



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 17



(Rule 14(2) and 15)



OATH TO COMPLETE ADMINISTRATION
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, .................................................................................................... of .................................................................. make oath and say, that the said deceased of ................................................................... died intestate on the ......................... day of .......................19/ 20.... at ........................................., domiciled in Jersey, that on the ............................... day of ................................. 20... letters of administration of all the movable estate were granted to ........................................................ by the Probate Division of the Royal Court of Jersey, that the said ......................................... died/was removed from office as administrator by order of the Royal Court on the ....................... day of .................... 20.... leaving part of the said movable estate of the said deceased unadministered, that I (am the person entitled to take the grant in place of the said ................................. being ................................. and) have been appointed to administer the unadministered portion of the said movable estate of the said deceased instead of the said ....................................., that I shall administer according to law all the unadministered portion of the said movable estate of the said deceased and that the net value of the movable estate left unadministered does not exceed £............... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ............... day of ................................ 20.....



Before me



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 18(1)



(Rule 15)



OATH OF SECOND EXECUTOR
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ............................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ...................................................................................................... of .......................................................................... make oath and say that the said deceased died on the ........................... day of ...............................19/20.... at ........................................................., domiciled in Jersey, having made his/her last will and testament dated the ............................................................................... day of ......................................... 20..... (with codicil(s) dated the .................................... day of .............................. 20......), that on the ............................... day of ..................................... 20...... Probate of the said will (and codicil(s)) was granted to ............................................................... one/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that I am one of the executors/the second executor named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that I shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £.......... to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this..................... day of.......................... 20.... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 18(2)



(Rule 15)



OATH OF ADDITIONAL EXECUTORS
JERSEY DOMICILE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ..................................................... (NEE) .................................................................................... DECEASED.



We, .................................... of ...................................................... and .................................................................... of .......................... make oath and say that the said deceased died on the ....................... day of.......................19/20....... at ..................................................., domiciled in Jersey, having made his/her last will and testament dated the .................................... day of ...................... 20.... (with codicil(s)) dated the ................................ day of .................. 20....), that on the ................................... day of ............................... 20.... Probate of the said will (and codicil(s)) was granted to ........................................................one/some of the executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that we are some of the executors/the other executors named in the said will (and codicil(s)), that we shall execute the said will (and codicil(s)) and well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of executor and that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased does not exceed £................................... to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.



Sworn at St. Helier, this ....................... day of ....................... 20... .



Before me:



Judicial Greffier.



FORM 19



(Rule 17)



FORM OF APPLICATION FOR AN INVENTORY AND ACCOUNT TO BE EXHIBITED



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .......................................................... (NEE) .................................................................................... DECEASED



To A.B. of ........................................................................................ ............................................................................................(address)



You are required at the instance of .................................................. of ....................................................... to appear in the Royal Court, Royal Square, St. Helier, on ....................... (day of the week), the ................... day of ...................................... 20.... at ..................... o’clock in the afternoon to show cause why the Royal Court should not order that you exhibit on oath a true and perfect inventory and account of the movable estate of the said deceased within such time period as the Royal Court shall determine on the ground(s) that ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................



If you do not appear, the said order together with an order for costs may be made against you in your absence.



(Signed) ...............................................



Advocate/Solicitor



Dated the ............................... day of ............................. 20.... .



FORM 20



(Rule 19)



DISCLAIMER OF AN INTEREST IN AN ESTATE
GRANT OF PROBATE



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .......................................................... NEE ..................................................... DECEASED WHEREAS by the deceased’s last will and testament dated the ....................... day of ................... 20.... the said deceased bequeathed to me ..........................................................................................................;



WHEREAS on the .................................................................. day of ......................... 20...... probate of the said will was granted by ......................................................................................................... to ....................................................................................................;



AND WHEREAS the said interest in the said estate has not been distributed to me by the said ................................................... and I wish to disclaim the same;



NOW I, ........................................... of .......................................... hereby irrevocably disclaim and renounce my said interest in the said estate.



Signed by the said ................................................................. at ....................................... on the.......... day of ........................ 20... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 21



(Rule 19)



DISCLAIMER OF AN INTEREST IN AN ESTATE
GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................................... (NEE).........................................................................DECEASED



WHEREAS the said deceased has died intestate as to movable estate;



WHEREAS on the ..................... day of .............................. 20.... letters of administration in relation to the said estate were granted by .......................................... to .....................................................;



WHEREAS I am ............................................................................... of the said deceased and entitled to .................................................. .............................................................................. of the said estate;



AND WHEREAS the said interest in the said estate has not been distributed to me by the said ...................................................... and I wish to disclaim the same;



NOW I, ................................................ of ........................................ hereby irrevocably disclaim and renounce my said interest in the said estate.



Signed by the said .......................................... at .............................. on the ............................. day of ............................................ 20.... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 22



(Rule 22)



RENUNCIATION BY AN EXECUTOR



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



WHEREAS by the deceased’s last will and testament dated the .............................. day of ............................... 20.... the said deceased of ............................................................... appointed me Executor/one of the Executors thereof;



WHEREAS the said deceased died on the ........................ day of .............................19/20... without revoking the said will;



AND WHEREAS I have not intermeddled in the estate of the deceased and am not desirous of undertaking the execution of the said will;



NOW I ........................................................................... do hereby renounce the said office of Executor of the said will.



Signed by the said ..................................... at ......................... on the ............... day. of .................................... 20... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 23



(Rule 22)



RENUNCIATION BY THE PERSON ENTITLED TO
THE GRANT OF ADMINISTRATION



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF .................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



WHEREAS the said deceased of .............................................. .................................................................................... died intestate on the............................... day of .......................................19/20.... at ..............................................................., domiciled in Jersey



WHEREAS it is necessary that letters of administration should be taken out in the Probate Division of the Royal Court in order to settle the movable estate of the said deceased;



WHEREAS I, ............................................................................ of ............................................ am the person entitled to the grant of administration;



AND WHEREAS I have no wish to administer the estate of the said deceased;



NOW I DO HEREBY DECLARE that I have not intermeddled in the estate of the said deceased and do formally renounce my right to obtain letters of administration (in favour of ............................................................. of ………….......................).



Signed by the said ......................................................................... at ................................. this .................. day of ......................... 20.... .



Before me



(Competent witness in accordance with Rule 10 of the Probate (General) Rules 1998.)



FORM 24



(Rule 23(1))



AFFIDAVIT IN RELATION TO ARTICLE 8 OF THE WILLS AND SUCCESSIONS (JERSEY) LAW 1993



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ........................................................................................................ of ................................................ Jersey, Channel Islands, make oath and say –



(1) That I know and am well acquainted with .......................................................................................................of ……………........................................................... Jersey, aforesaid.



(2) That ......................................................................... spouse of the said .............................. died intestate on the ....................... day of ....................19/20..... domiciled in Jersey.



(3) That throughout the duration of my acquaintance with ..................................................................... and to the time of the death of ......................................................... the spouses had resided together and I believe that the terms of Article 8 of the Wills and Successions (Jersey) Law 1993, do not apply.



Sworn at...................................................., Jersey, by the said…………………………...................... this .................... day of ............................... 20.... .



Before me



Advocate/Solicitor of the Royal Court



Jurat of the Royal Court



Notary Public



FORM 25



(Rule 23(2))



AFFIDAVIT OF HANDWRITING



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................ (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ...................................................................................................... of ............................................................................................. in the Parish of ..............................................., Island of Jersey make oath and say –



(1) That I knew and was well acquainted with the said deceased of .........................................................., for several years before and to the time of his/her death;



(2) That during such period I have frequently seen him/her write and also subscribe his/her name to documents whereby I have become well acquainted with his/her handwriting;



(3) That there is now produced to me and marked “A” a document purporting to be a copy of the holograph will/codicil of the said deceased, bearing date the ..................................................... day of ............................... 20...... and being subscribed thus



“.................................................................................................”; and



(4) That I believe the whole of the said will/codicil, together with signature “........................................................” subscribed thereto as aforesaid to be in the true and proper handwriting of the said deceased.



Sworn at .................................., Jersey, by the said ........................ this ................................. day of .............................. 20.... .



Before me



Jurat of the Royal Court



Notary public



Advocate/Solicitor of the Royal Court



FORM 26



(Rule 23(3))



CORRECTIVE AFFIDAVIT



IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY
PROBATE DIVISION



IN THE ESTATE OF ........................................................... (NEE) ..................................................................................... DECEASED



I, ...................................................................................................... of ........................................................... make oath and say –



 



(a)



that on the ......................................................... day of .......................... 20..... letters of administration of the movable estate/probate of the will of the said deceased of ............................................... who died domiciled in ........................................., were/was granted to me by the Royal Court of Jersey (Probate Division);



 



(b)



that the net value of the movable estate of the said deceased (situate in Jersey) was then sworn not to exceed £..........................;



 



(c)



that I have since discovered that the net value of the said movable estate (situate in Jersey) exceeds/is less than that amount, and that the true net value thereof does not exceed £........................ .



SWORN at ....................................................... Jersey by the said .......................... this .................. day of ................................ 20.... .



Before me



Jurat



Advocate or Solicitor of the Royal Court



Judicial Greffier



or Notary Public



Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Probate (General) (Jersey) Rules 1998



R&O.9282



2 January 1999



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



26



spent, omitted from this revised edition



27



26



Table of Endnote References



[1]



chapter 07.770



[2]



chapter 04.720



[3]



chapter 04.720



[4]



chapter 04.680



[5]



chapter 04.960
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