Matthijs van Ceylon1

M, #12215, b. 1671/72

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Last Edited21/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Matthijs was from the Ceylon and was perhaps born there in 1671/72. He was said to be 20 or 21 years old in 1692.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 22 April 1692 Matthijs van Ceylon was sold by Johan Ferleman to Jacob Joppe de Jonge, for Rds. 76.2


  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. 22.4.1692, p. 4: Matthijs from Ceylon (20/21), sold by Johan Fedeman, bookkeeper of 't Duijfje to Jacob de Jongefor Rds. 76.

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