Pieter van Bengale1
M, #12177, b. between 1671 and 1692
|BirthOrigin*||Pieter was from Bengal and was perhaps born there between 1671 and 1692. 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 20 or 21 years old in 1692.1 |
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.159. 28.4.1692, pp. 1-2: Carel from Bengal (23/24), and Pieter from Bengal (20/21), sold by Jan Hanegrif (signature J. Hanne Griff), skipper of 't Duijfje, to Guilliam Heems for Rds. 120.