Pieter van Bengale1

M, #14186, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited19/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Pieter 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 Pieter van Bengale and Pieter van Bengale are the same individual. 
Slave TransactionsOn 22 April 1690 Pieter van Bengale was sold by Jacob Kool to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes, for Rds. 70.2,3


  1. [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.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.156. 22.4.1690, pp. 403-404: Pieter from Bengal (20), sold by Jacob Cool [sic - Kool], skipper of the Schiedam, to Jan Dircx de Beer [sic - Linnes] for Rds. 48 [sic - 70].
  3. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Jacob Cool is eintlik Kool in die document van 22.4.1690 geskryf. Hy reis ook nie op die skip Schiedam nie maar die Schieland. Hy verkoop ook nie aan Jan Dircx de Beer nie, maar aan Cornelis Linnes en wel vir 70 Rds. en nie vir 48 Rds. nie.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."

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