Claas van Bengale1
M, #11366, b. 1664/65
|BirthOrigin*||Claas was from the Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1664/65. Van Bengale - or from Bengal - was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from any of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal. He was said to be 27 or 28 years old in 1692.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 4 June 1692 Claas van Bengale was sold on behalf of Cornelia Vos, the widow of Hendrik Walsing, by Egbert Kalf to Henning Hüsing, for Rds. 77.1|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.160. 4.6.1692, pp. 43-44: Claas from Bengal (27/28), sold by Egbert Kalf, skipper of the Voetboog, on behalf of Cornelia Vos, the widow of Hendrik Walsing, to Henning Hüsing for Rds. 70.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.