Missing text on death notice from South African archives

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Mainly I want to confirm that James Lawrence (Sr.) is the father of Walter Percival, and also the relation of C and R. Nelson to James Lawrence (Sr.). 

It also seems like Maria Nelson is the mother or the two children, but I can't confirm that yet.

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in Genealogy Help by Terri Bugler G2G Crew (500 points)

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Hi T 

The Will states Maria's Maiden name was Deaker  see


Walter Percival Nelson passed away in 2nd of September 1956 Finding his DN might give both his parents The reference is 5414 but it is not online yet. 

"South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C913-PZQG?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9RT%3A1598052324 

The  Archives in Cape Town  will provide you with a copy at a fee 

Here is the contact information 

Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service

The Head
Postal address: Private Bag X9025, CAPE TOWN 8000
Street address: 72 Roeland Street, CAPE TOWN
Tel: (021) 466 8100. Fax: (021) 465 2960
Archives@pgwc.gov.za   (for General Correspondence)
Records@pgwc.gov.za    (for Records Management enquiries)

Readroom@pgwc.gov.za  (Reading Room Enquiries
Outreach@pgwc.gov.za   (Outreach Activities)

by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 9 (92.2k points)
selected by Terri Bugler
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As per the record, C and R are the parents, Maria is the wife, James Lawrence and Walter Percival are children . Whether they are children of Maria is not stated..
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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