(1) The Principal
Registrar shall cause entries to be made in a book to be kept for that purpose
grants of probate and administration, and all orders to collect;
filing, passing, and allowance of the accounts of all executors and
administrators; and of
special order extending the time for passing such accounts.
(2) Such book shall
set forth —
dates of such grants;
names of the testators or intestates;
place and time of death;
names and description of the executors or administrators;
dates of the filing, passing, allowance of, and special orders with reference
to the said accounts.
(3) Where a grant of
probate or administration is made or resealed by the Court, a copy of that
grant may be obtained from the Court with or without the annexure thereto of a
copy of the will (if any) to which it relates, and such copy may be issued
under seal for all purposes as an office copy, and when so sealed and issued
is sufficient evidence of that grant without further proof.
[Section 140 amended: No. 57 of 1964
s. 12; No. 107 of 1970 s. 16; No. 67 of 1979 s. 44.]