Boer van Bengale1

M, #12112, b. 1674/75

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Last Edited21/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Boer was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1674/75. 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 17 or 18 years old in 1692.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 17 May 1692 Boer van Bengale was sold by an unknown person to Adriaen van Brakel, for Rds. 40.2


  1. [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.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.159. 17.5.1692, pp. 22-23: Boer from Bengal (17/18), sold by S. de Jonge, skipper of the Spierdijk, to Adriaan van Brakel for Rds. 40.

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