Jane Cass (Clarkson), SM/PROG (1811 - 1889)

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Place of Burial: Wentworth, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Birthplace: Kilburn, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Durban, Natal, South Africa
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About Jane Cass (Clarkson), SM/PROG

HAIDEE settler to Natal, South Africa in 1850.

Her brother, Francis, was also one.



Estate file:-



Supplementary papers included


Ordered from eGGSA on 26 MAY 2013. Order no. 9706.

NAB/MSCE/LEER/0/01/9/226/1 Jane CASS born NN died 1889



Residence WENTWORTH, Durban

Occupation: WIDOW of late Thomas CASS

Age: ABOUT 68

Died: 3 NOV 1889 at WENTWORTH

Will: Will of Jane CASS dated 7 MAY 1883 - Copy attached

NAMES of Grandchildren of deceased

Children of William and M[artha] CASS:

Frederick William CASS born 4 NOV 1861

Alice CASS born 29 MAY 1863 [NOTE: Only place she is listed]

Arthur Henry CASS born 2 MAY 1867

Robert James CASS born 3 JUN 1869

Francis Samuel CASS born 11 AUG 1871

Walter Clarkson CASS born 2 MAR 1874

Mary Jane, wife of Charles GORDGE born 21 JUL 1876

Rosey Mable CASS born 8 APR 1880

Alfred George CASS born 14 JUL 1885

Children of William and Elizabeth WINN:

Thomas William WINN born 6 OCT 1860

Esther Jane, wife of Stewart SIM born 27 AUG 1864

Richard Henry WINN born 12 AUG 1866

Annie Elizabeth, wife of Thomas SIM born 20 DEC 1868

[Illigitimate daughter, Isabella, not listed]


Money invested on Mortgage = £750

Money with Natal Building Society Permanent = £100

Money in Natal Bank = £9.7.3

Total = £859.7.3

Death Notice dated 19 OCT 1898 [Almost 10 years after death]

Stamped as received by MSC-Natal on 22 OCT 1898

Signed by W. CASS of Congella, Durban, son of deceased.


NAB/MSCE/LEER/0/01/9/226/1 Jane CASS born NN died 1889

In the name of God. Amen!

This is the last Will and Testament of me Jane CASS, widow of Thomas CASS, late of Wentworth in the County of Durban Colony of Natal, Farmer.

Hereby revoking and annulling all Wills, Codicils or other Testamentary acts heretofore made or executed by me. I give devise and bequeth unto my Grandchildren the lawfully begotton issue of William and Martha CASS of Wentworth aforesaid and of William and Elizabeth WINN also of Wentworth aforesaid the whole of my estate and effects which shall be left by me at my death whether moveable or immovable and of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate, or whether the same be in possession, reversion remainder or expectancey, nothing excepted to them jointly in equal shares, share and share alike hereby nominating and appointing them to be my sole and universal heirs.

And I hereby nominate and appoint my son William CASS of Wentworth aforesaid and William CHICK of the Umgeni County of Victoria, Natal, Planter to be the Executors of this my Will and Testament and Administrators of my Estate and Effects, and on and after my demise I direct my said Executors to realise and invest on Mortgage of real property or other good and sufficient security such portion of my said Estate as shall not at my demise be already invested so invested and pay and apply the Interest accruing therefrom during their minority or until he or she shall respectively have attained the full age of twenty one years, for the maintenance of my said grandchildren.

And I further declare my Will to be that my said Executors shall not be required to lodge with the Master of the Supreme Court of the Colony any Inventory or Account of my Estate or Effects or of their Administration thereof. And I further reserve to myself the power from time to time and at all times to make all such alterations in or additions to this my Will as I shall think fit either by a separate act or at foot hereof desiring that all such alterations in or additions so made under my signature shall be held as valid and effectual as if they had been inserted herein.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy nine in the presence of the Witness George RUSSELL and Alfred BENNETT.

Jane CASS X her mark

Signed published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the said Jane CASS in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto set our hands as Witnesses hereto on the day of the date above written.



By virtue of the reservatory clause contained in my afore written last Will dated the Twentieth day of August 1879 in consequence of the death of William CHICK and the absence from this Colony of my son William, I hereby revoke that portion of my Will appointing the said William CHICK and William CASS as the Executors of Will and the Administrators of my Estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my friends William CLARK of Durban Wheelwright and Francis WARWICK of Durban Boarding house Keeper to be the Executors of this my Will and Testament and Administrators of my Estate and Effects and in all other respects I do confirm my said Last Will.

Thus done at Durban Natal this Seventh day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty three in the presence of the undersigned Witnesses.

Jane CASS X her mark




It is hereby certified that the foregoing writing is a true copy in every respect of the Will and Codicil of Jane CASS widow of Thomass CASS of Wentworth in the County of Durban Colony of Natal who died at Wentworth aforesaid on the Third day of November 1889 according to the affidavit of William CASS transmitted with the Will and that the said Will and Codicil were registered on the Twenty second day of November 1889 in this office as a proved Will and Codicil.

Given under my hand this 22nd day of November 1889 at the Office of the Registrar of Deeds of Natal in the city of Pietermaritzburg Natal.

Signed G. LAMOND

Registrar of Deeds of the Colony of Natal


NAB/MSCE/LEER/0/01/9/226/1 Jane CASS born NN died 1889


No 77/1898 Page 31


Death in the District of Durban Colony of Natal

Died 3 MAY ... at Smith Street Durban

Francis WARWICK, male

72 years old


Died of senile decay

Reported by J. H. WADE, Undertaker, Durban

Registered on 13 MAY

Registrar d'HOTMAN, D. R.

Ceritified by D. CAMPBELL

Extracted 20 OCTOBER 1898


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Jane Cass, SM/PROG's Timeline

February 3, 1811
St. Mary's Church
August 27, 1811
Kilburn, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 22
Age 24
November 3, 1889
Age 78
Durban, Natal, South Africa
Clairmont Cemetery, later Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, Natal, South Africa