Louijs van Macassar1

M, #12012, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited25/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Louijs was from the Macassar and was perhaps born there circa 1660.2,3 
Marriage De facto* Before 4 June 1691 Louijs van Macassar and Annika Camelang were in a de facto relationship.4 


Annika Camelang b. c 1660
Names in the record, in publications, etc.On 4 June 1691 Louijs was incorrectly named in the record as (an unknown value.)1,2
Slave EmancipationsOn 4 June 1692 Louijs van Macassar purchased his freedom along with that of his de facto wife Annika Camelang and their children Jan, Jacob, Maria and Susanna from Jacob Havemeester, for an unstipulated amount.4,1


  1. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): “Lovij” van Macassar (p. 159 van die addendum) lees Louijs maar die gedeelte van die opsomming: “The slave family had to pay Rds. 150 for their liberty” verskyn nie in die betrokke dokument nie.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.159.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  3. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.83. …whilst Annica was freed by Jacob Havemeester with 4 children:
    Jan, Jacob, Maria and Susanna.
    p.159. 3.6.1692, pp. 39-40: Lovij [sic - Louijs] from Macassar freed with his wife and four children by Jacob Havemeester from Hamburg who worked in the hospital in Batavia and who was now returning to Europe on the Waterland. The slave family had to pay Rds. 150 for their liberty [sic].
    p.160. 4.6.1692, pp. 49-50: Annika Camelang, freed with her four children (Jan, Jacob, Maria and Susanna) by Jacob Havemeester, who had worked in the Company's hospital in Batavia.

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