Statute of Distribution

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The Statute of Distribution[1]
Long title An Act for the better settling of intestates' estates.[2]
Citation 22 & 23 Car 2 c 10
Repealed 1 January 1926 not affecting deaths before
Other legislation
Repealed by Administration of Estates Act 1925
Relates to Statute of Frauds
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Statute of Distribution (22 & 23 Car 2 c 10) was an Act of the Parliament of England in 1670. It deals with the administration of intestate estates. It was made perpetual by Administration of Intestates' Estate Act 1685 (1 Ja. 2 c. 17).

The whole Act, so far as it applied to deaths occurring after the commencement of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (1 January 1926), was repealed by section 56 of, and Part I of Schedule 2 to, the Administration of Estates Act 1925.

For the construction of references to Statutes of Distribution, see section 50 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 and section 19 of the Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955.


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Short Titles Act 1896. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 1 to the Short Titles Act 1896, which is headed "Title".