The Bombay Hereditary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1886
(Bombay Act No. 5 of 1886)
[Dated 28th January, 1887]
For the Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Bombay Government Gazette, 1885, Part V, page 5, and ibid., 1886, page 165; for Report of the Select Committee see ibid., page 31; and for Proceedings in Council, see ibid., page 26 and ibid., 1886; pages 94 and 178.
As to the local repeal and amendment of Bombay 5 of 1886, see Section 3 of the Matadars' Act, 1887 (Bombay 6 of 1887), infra.
Short Title. - "The Bombay Hereditary Offices (Amendment) Act, 1886". See the Bombay Short Titles Act, 1921 (Bombay 2 of 1921).
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
Repealed in part, by Act 16 of 1895
Repealed and amended locally, by Bombay 6 of 1887
Sections 10 and 11 virtually repealed, by Bombay 3 of 1910, Section 2
Amended by Bombay 10 of 1923
An Act to amend Bombay Act III of 1874.
Whereas it is expedient to amend the Bombay Hereditary Offices Act, 1874, in manner hereinafter appearing; It is enacted as follows :-
1.[* * *]2. Female members to be postponed. - Every female member of a watan family other than the widow [mother or paternal grand-mother] of the last male owner, and every person claiming through a female, shall be postponed in the order of succession to any watan, or part thereof, or interest therein, developing by inheritance after the date when this Act comes into force to every male member of the family qualified to inherit such watan, or part thereof, or interest therein.
Widow's interest. - The interest of a widow [mother or paternal grand-mother] in any watan or part thereof shall be for the term of her life or until her marriage only.
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