Roeloff de Man1

M, #13922, b. circa 1634, d. 5 March 1663

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Last Edited03/08/2017
BirthOrigin*Roeloff was from Culemborg and was perhaps born there circa 1634. His age is estimated.1,2 
Death*He died on 5 March 1663 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
 
Inventory*Roeloff's estate was inventoried on 27 March 1663 Cabo de Goede Hoop. Three unnamed Angolan slaves were included as among his possessions. They were probably three of the following four slaves: Thomas Keuken van Angola, Domingo van Angola, Maaij Claesje van Angola and Jackie Joy van Angola.3,4 
Baptisms - WitnessRoeloff de Man and Pieter van der Stael and Dom:e Petrus Sijbelius witnessed the baptism of Krotoa of the Goringhaicona on 3 May 1662 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.5,6
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, as an assistant.2
On 31 May 1657 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, as a bookkeeper earning f 20 per month.7
On 15 February 1658 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, but in service as cook to the company bookkeeper Roeloff de Man, and his assistants.
On 15 February 1658 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as Roeloff de Man, bookkeeper.8
On 5 March 1659 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded 'of Cuylenburgh', junior merchant.9
In 1660 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as of Cuylenburgh, junior merchant.10
On 1 March 1661 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Cuylenburgh, junior merchant.11
On 1 April 1662 Roeloff de Man was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Cuylenburgh, junior merchant.12
Slave TransactionsOn 12 March 1661 Joris van Cochin was sold by Dirck de Knibber to Roeloff de Man, De Knibber was enroute to Patria, and Joris van Cochin was clearly his personal slave whom he would buy back a year later.13,14
Thomas Keuken van Angola, Domingo van Angola, Maaij Claesje van Angola and Jan Meeuw van Angola were sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Roeloff de Man and Abraham Gabbema on 20 April 1662 Cabo de Goede Hoop.15,16,17
On 1 May 1662 Jackie Joy van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Roeloff de Man.18,19
On 24 June 1662 Joris van Cochin was sold by Roeloff de Man to Dirck de Knibber, De Knibber was returning to the East from a year's break in Patria and wanted his personal slave back.20,21
After the death of Roeloff de Man on 6 March 1663, Jan Meeuw van Angola and Domingo van Angola came into the possession of Abraham Gabbema, he presumably purchased them from De Man's estate.22

Citations

  1. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference code: C. 1, p. 102.
    Maendach den 22en Juny 1654.
    ... gedaen by den persoon roeloff de man hier te lande gecomen met 't jacht Naerden ao. passo. voor adelborst, welcke sedert dien tyt bij mancquement van bequame stoff...
    Reference code: C. 1, p. 102.
    Maendach den 22en Juny 1654.
    ...
    Tot uijtvoerder en bestierder van 't voorsz werck als om ginder aen lant voor opperhooft leggen te blijven, hebben haer Ede, in gemelte instructie gelieven te nomineren den persoon van sr. roeloff de man ondercoopman en tweede perzoon deser residentie, Edoch dewijle deselve op den 5en der verledene maent Meert subijtelijck in den Heere is comen te rusten,..."
  2. [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.283. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 126. 27.3.1663, 11, p. 67: Roelof de Man died on the 6th of March 1663. The inventory of his possessions was signed on the 27th of March. One item was given as "drie Angoolse sla ven en slavinnen".. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  4. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 27.3.1663     CTD 2, p.66
    Inventaris van die boedel van Roelof de Man, oorlede op 6 Maart [1662] en in lewe onderkoopman en tweede in bevel aan die Kaap, waarvan die laaste inskrywing van 'n lang lys besittings lees: ‘drie angoolse slaven en slavinnen’. [Geen name vermeld.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  5. [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. "Den 3:en d:o heeft dom:e Sijbelius wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt een bejaarde vrous persoon de eerste van dese ingeborene lantsluiden
    Meij anno 1662
    lantsluiden, genaemt Hottentoos, is genaemt met den naem Eva de getuijen sijn Roelof de Man, ondercoopman, en tweede persoon van deser fortresse, en Pieter vander Stael kranckbesoeck:r mede van deser fortresse."
  6. [S550] Mansell Upham 'In a kind of custody: For Eva's sake; who speaks for Krotoa', 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), 4 August 2010. "p.6, She was the Cape's first indigene to be baptized (3 May 1662 as "Eva") and to marry according to Christian rites (2 June 1664)."
  7. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.297.
  11. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.300.
  12. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.303.
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 12.3.1661, I, p. 281: Joris from Cochin, sold by Dirck de Knibber, vice-admiral of the return fleet to the junior merchant, the official Roelof de Man.
  14. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 12.3.1661     CTD I. p. 281
    Dirck de Knibber, vise-kommandeur van die retoervloot , verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onderkoopman van die fort, die slaaf Joris van Couchin wat hy uit Indie gebring het [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.].
  15. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 20.4.1662, 1, p. 306: Domingo, Jan, Thomasso, Claesje, all from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Roelof de Man. [DR: Jan later become known as Jan Meeuw van Angola]
  16. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 20.4.1662: Roelof de Man en Abraham Gabbema is die twee kopers van die vier slawe vermeld.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  17. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 20.4.1662     CTD I, p.306 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onderkoopman en Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, vier Angolese slawe en slavinne, Domingo, Jan, Tomaso en Claesje. [Geen bedrag of ouderdom vermeld.]
  18. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125: l.5.1662, l, pp. 301-302: Jacqje from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to
    Roelof de Man.
  19. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 1.5.1662      CTD I, p.301
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onder-koopman, die Angolese slaaf Jacqje. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld. Hierdie is ‘n afskrif]
    1.5.1662     CTD I, p.302 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onder-koopman, die Angolese slaaf Jacqje. [Hierdie is die oorspronklike van die voorgaande.]
  20. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 24.6.1662, 1, p. 297: Joris from Cochin, bought back by his former master
    Dirck de Knibber on his way to the East from Roelof de Man, to whom he
    had sold this slave on his way to the Netherlands on the 12th of March 1661.
  21. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 24.6.1662     CTD 1, p.297
    Roeloff de Man, onderkoopman en tweede in gesag van die fort verkoop aan Dirck de Knibber, skipper op die skip Walcheren, die slaaf Joris van Couchin. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]
  22. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 6.4.1666, III, pp. 15-16: Jan and Domingo from Angola, as well as two children Jan and Marie, aged 5, sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Dircx Dimmer (sic). No price mentioned.
 

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