Sources: Cape Archives: Court of Justice (CJ) Notarial and other documents prepared or received by the Court of Justice.

Integrity and quality of data: all entries transcribed and entered; no derived variables

These are not the only series of wills in the Cape archives, but this index series include those wills with codicils (amendments) which provide the richest context for this type of document, yet they are rarely consulted.

The 1686 Wills and Codicils are categorised by alphabet letters and then alphabetically by surname groups. Click button below to go to the Wills and Codicils Database search facility.

The Wills and Codicils database contains 8,409 entries


Example of Wills and Codicils Database entry.