Wills and Codicils 1686 to 1793 Alphabetical Index

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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 Wills and Codicils database contains 8,409 entries.

Please note that errors or omissions are likely to be found and should be verified via its original source.

With kind permission and acknowledgements to Dr Sandy Rowoldt Shell & the late Prof Robert Shell - from the publication "Changing Hands".

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