Eva van Madagascar1

F, #13670, b. circa 1638

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Last Edited07/08/2017
Birth*Eva van Madagascar was born circa 1638 in Madagascar.1,2
 

Family

Child
(Slave) ShipVoyage In November 1654 the Tulp departed Madagascar enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 December 1654. Among those on board were the slaves Eva van Madagascar, Jan Bruijn van Madagascar, Anthonij van Madagascar and Meijndert van Antongil, the last being the personal slave of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.3,4 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 February 1658 Maria de la Queillerie was enumerated in the muster roll, among the women and children as the wife of the commander, along with their three children, Lambertus van Riebeeck, Abraham van Riebeeck and Maria van Riebeeck. They were recorded with three personal slaves, most likely Meijndert van Antongil, Eva van Madagascar and Lysbeth van Bengale.5
On 15 February 1658 Maria de la Queillerie was enumerated in the muster roll, among the women and children as the wife of the commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, along with their three children, Lambertus van Riebeeck, Abraham van Riebeeck and Maria van Riebeeck. They were recorded with three personal slaves, most likely Meijndert van Antongil, Eva van Madagascar and Lysbeth van Bengale.5
Slaves owned by individualsOn 12 December 1654 Eva van Madagascar was a slave from Madagascar, where she had been purchased from the King of Antongil for Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck by Frederick Verburgh and brought to de Caep de Goede Hoop as Van Riebeeck's personal slave.6

Citations

  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.8, 25: It appears from the list of household slaves that the woman Verburgh brought from Madagascar was called Eva. She had a son whose name was Jan Bruyn.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "12 December 1654:     Tulp ex Madagascar brings: Eva van Madagascar & son Jan Bruijn
    Anthonij Malagasy slave (disappears 12 March 1655)."
  4. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "12 December 1654: Tulp brings 4 slaves purchased on Madagascar
    Eva van Madagascar & son Jan Bruijn;
    Anthonij van Madagascar
    (disappears 12 March 1655)
    Meinjdert van Antongil.
    [private slave of Jan van Riebeeck]"
  5. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.293.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  6. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Eva en haer soontie voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier voren aengeseijen.
 

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