Floor van Bengale1
M, #14184, b. circa 1670
|BirthOrigin*||Floor was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1670. 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.1|
|Duplicate?*||It is possible that Floris van Bengale and Floor van Bengale are the same individual.|
|Slave Transactions||On 22 April 1690 Floor van Bengale was sold by Abraham Post to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes, for Rds. 70.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.156.. 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.156. 22.4.1690, pp. 411-412: Floor from Bengal (20), sold by Abraham Post, the Vice-Admiral of the return fleet, to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes for Rds. 70.