Hans van Madagascar

M, #10172, b. circa 1670

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited12/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Hans was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1670. He was said to be bejarde, that is 25 or older, in 1695.1 
BaptismHans van Madagascar was baptized on 27 November 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Slave TransactionsHans van Madagascar may be the slave who was sold by Theunisz Swartpaart, to Jacob Jansz on 15 December 1676, for Rds. 28. With a view toward further discovery in the record, I have assumed him to be the same individual baptised as an adult company slave (i.e. 25 or older) in 1695.2,3
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 27 November 1695 Hans van Madagascar was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1695
    Bejarde Slaven van d'E Comp' - soo gent:
    27 dito (Novemb')

    Lambert, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 132. 15.12.1676: Hans from Madagascar, sold by Theunisz Swartpaart to Jacob Jansz from Biervliet for Rds. 28.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  3. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 15.12. 1676          [Verlore]
    Theunis Swartpaart verkoop aan Jacob Jansz van Biervliet die slaaf Hans van Madagaskar vir 28 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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