Jan van Madagascar1
M, #14142, b. circa 1650
|BirthOrigin*||Jan was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1650.1|
|Contract*||On 22 September 1694 Jan van Madagascar concluded a contract with Jan Kotze in which the latter promised to pay Jan Rds. 45 for his services.2|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||22 September 1694, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan van Malagassies.3|
|Slave Transactions||On 10 November 1677 Tidoor van Goa and Jan van Madagascar were sold by Tobias Marquaert to Leendert Jansz van Gijselen, as part of the sale of a home, stables and erf, garden, pots, his property of 101 morgen 295 roods on the Liesbeeck known as Boschenvelt, 5 cattle, 2 horses, a fully equipped wagon and gardening equipment for a skuldbrief of f 6 300. Only the first names of the slaves were included in the record, and I have assumed these were the correct individuals.4|
On 28 August 1690 Jan van Madagascar was sold from the estate of Leendert Jansz van Gijselen by Fredrick Russouw de Wit and Jan Dircks de Beer to Claas Leendertsz for Rds. 50.5,6
|Slave Emancipations||On 22 September 1694 Jan van Madagascar was emancipated by Claas Leendertsz, on condition that he first worked, satisfactorily, for three years for Jan Cotse.3|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.157.. 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.166. 22.9.1694, p. 20: A contract in which Jan Cotse promised to pay Jan from Malagassics Rds. 45 for his services.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.166. 22.9.1694, p. 19: Jan from Malagassies (40), a slave belonging to Claas Leenderts van Houten, manumitted on condition that he gives satisfaction as a worker to Jan Cotse whom he was to serve for three years.
- [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 10.11.1677 T 159 TS I, g.p.
Tobias Marquart, vryburger, verkoop aan Leendert van Gyselen, mede vryburger, sy woonhuis, stalle en erf en wat verder daarop is, tuin, alle pote, ens, 101 morge 295 [vk] roede langs die Liesbeeckrivier, Boschenvelt met twee slawe, Tidoor en Jan, 5 beeste, 2 perde, ‘n wa met volle toebehore, en tuingereedskap vir ‘n skuldbrief van f 6 300.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.157. 28.8.1690, pp. 16-17: Jan from Madagascar (40), sold by Jan Dircx de Beer and Frederick Rossouw de Wit ex the estate of the late Leendert van Gijselen to Claas Leendertsz for Rds. 50.
- [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO: 0742
Slaves First Name: Jan
Presumed Place Of Origin: van Madagascar
Day Of Sale: 28
Month Of Sale: 8
Year Of Sale: 1690
Type Of Sale: Domestic
Type Of Name: Christian
Continental Origin Code: Mada&Mau
Slaves Age: 40
Slaves Gender: Male
Price In Rixdollars: 55
Sellers Last Name: Van Gijselen
Sellers First Name: Leendert
Sellers Civil Status: burgher
Sellers Gender: Male
Sellers Domicile: Liesbeeck valley
Sellers Occupation: Market Gardener
Buyers Last Name: Leendertsz
Buyers First Name: Claas
Buyers Civil Status: burgher
Buyers Gender: Male
Buyers Domicile: Cape district
Buyers Occupation: hired servant
Primary Reference: Member of orphan chamber. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.