Simon van Bengale1
M, #13807, b. 1671/72
|BirthOrigin*||Simon was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1671/72. 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 19 o r 19 years old in 1691.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 2 May 1691 Simon van Bengale was sold by Matthijs Michielsz to Jan Dircks de Beer, for Rds. 70.2|
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.158. 2.5.1691, pp. 147-148: Simon from Bengal (19/20), sold by Matthijs Michielsz, steward of the Crab, to Dirck de Beer for Rds. 70.