Cape Estates Death Index. Records of the Master's Office / Orphan Chamber, Cape Town. Cape Town Archives & National Archives, Cape Town.
The administration of a deceased estate occurs after death if that person owned property or created a will. The purpose of this process is to ensure that the financial affairs of the deceased are resolved properly, and that the financial interests of any heirs are protected. Part of this process requires that an official Death Notice for the deceased be filed with the court system.
This collection consists of an index to death notices held by the Cape Town Master's Office, which were received as part of the administration of deceased estates for the years 1834 to 1956. The information available for each death notice includes the name of the deceased, year of death, and information on the source and location of the records included in this index.