Claas van Malabar1

M, #12887, b. 1672/73

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Last Edited20/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Claas was from Malabar Coast and was perhaps born there in 1672/73. He was said to be 18 or 19 years old in 1691.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 29 May 1691 Claas van Malabar was sold by William Thamsz to Mathijs Wightman, for Rds. 72.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.158.. 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.158. 29.5.1691, pp. 183-184: Claas from Malabar (18/19), sold by William Thamsz, sailing on the English ship Royal Jacob and Mary as second mate, to Matthijs Wichtman for Rds. 72.

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