Cestui que Vie Act 1707

The Cestui que Vie Act 1707 (6 Ann c 72) is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.

The Cestui que Vie Act 1707[1]
Long titleAn Act for the more effectual Discovery of the Death of Persons pretended to be alive to the prejudice of those who claim Estates after their Deaths.[2]
Citation6 Ann c 72
Status: Current legislation
Revised text of statute as amended

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.[3]


  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".
  3. The Chronological Table of the Statutes, 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office. 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6. Part I. Page 79, read with pages viii and x.