Katzilimuda van Macassar1

M, #14231, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited11/03/2019
BirthOrigin*Katzilimuda was from Gorontalo and was perhaps born there circa 1660.1,2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kiaij Moeda.3
An unknown date , the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kijaija Moeda.3
An unknown date , the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Prins Capiteijn Laut Kitsjel Moeda van Gerontale.3
An unknown date , the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kitsjil Moeda.3
An unknown date , the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kutsjel Moeda.3
4 February 1690, the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Macassar Katzilimuda.4,3
23 August 1694, the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Chilimoda Bima.5
16 March 1706, the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Sriyay Moeda.6
30 November 1706, the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kitsje Moeda late Captain Laut of Garentale.7
30 November 1706, the name of Katzilimuda was written in the record as Kitsjel Moeda late Captain Laut of Girontale.8
NotesKatzilimuda van Macassar appears to have been a high-ranking member of the Ternaten royalty sent into political exile at the Cape by the VOC, and a half-brother to Jonker van Macassar similarly exiled. He would therefor be the uncle of Adolph Jonker.3
Caciel Moeda of Limbotta may have been a high-ranking member of the Ternaten royalty sent into political exile at the Cape by the VOC. He arrived in the same period as Katzilimuda van Macassar. He may also have had a familial connection to Jonker van Macassar.9,10
In a letter dated on 30 November 1705 the authorities in Batavia order the government at the Cape to release Katzilimuda van Macassar and Caciel Moeda of Limbotta from banishment and send them back to Batavia.10
In a letter dated on 18 March 1706 the government at the in Cape informed the authorites in Batavia they had identified Katzilimuda van Macassar and informed him that he was released from banishment and could return to Batavia. However, he asked to remain a while longer. Batavia was also informed that Caciel Moeda of Limbotta was long since deceased.11
In a letter dated on 30 November 1706 the authorites in Batavia once again ordered the government at the Cape to return Katzilimuda van Macassar to Batavia.12
In a letter dated on 25 May 1707 the government at the Cape informed the authorites in Batavia that Katzilimuda van Macassar had identified himself, that he was born at Gorontale, and arrived in the fleet that brought Ryckloff van Goens to the Cape [in 1681] and that he planned to leave with the Manjampa [Singara, another high status Ternaten political exile].13
In a letter dated on 30 June 1707 the government at the Cape informed the authorites in Batavia that Katzilimuda van Macassar and Dain Majampa Singara would be departing for Batavia on the Overrijp.14
In a letter dated on 12 July 1707 the government at the Cape informed the authorites in Batavia that Katzilimuda van Macassar and Dain Majampa Singara were sent to Batavia aboard theOverrijp.15
In a letter dated on 9 November 1707 the authorites in Batavia once again inform the government at the Cape that Katzilimuda van Macassar and Dain Majampa Singara both their wives, three slaves, and the Malay Intje Poetje had arrived 'in good order.16'

Citations

  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.155.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S744] Mansell Upham 'God's Slave & Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' - Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c. 1709-1779)', 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), May 2013. "Kitsjel Moeda / Kitsjil Moeda / Kutsjel Moeda / Kiaij Moeda [G.C. de Wet Die Vryliede en Vryswartes in die Kaapse Nedersetting 1657-1707 has Kijaija Moeda] / Sriyay Moeda / Macassar Katzilimuda ex-Captain Laut, of Gerontale [Gorontalo] Kitsjel Moeda; 1681 Prins Capiteijn Laut van Gerontale, ... Kapita Laut (s/o Toboleo); ..."
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.155. 4.2.1690, pp. 311-312: Barkatti from Madagascar (13/15), sold by W. Deeron to Macassar Katzilimuda for Rds. 40.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.166. 23.8.1694, pp. 10 (verso) - 11 (verso): Cupido from Temate (16/17), sold by Claas Leendertsz van Houten, Free Burgher, to Bommi Hoba Dada and Chilimoda Bima from Temate for Rds. 150 Indian valuation.
  6. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.180. "Appeared before the Commissioners of the Council of Justice, ... Sriyay Moeda, .... Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  7. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Received 1695-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.419. [Another letter of 30th Nov., the year is not stipulated] Kitsje Moeda, late Captain Laut of Garentale, who according to your letter of the 18th March last, is said to be still alive, is to be sent hither, with a further inquiry into his name and birthplace,
    and the freeman Lambert Ringesaar may return when the time of his banishment has expired, if he likes. . . . [the year is uncertain]. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  8. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.372. 1705. 30th Nov. From Batavia. ... Kitsjel Moeda, late Captain Laut of Girontale.
  9. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.372. 1705. 30th Nov. From Batavia. ... Certain Chinamen to be released from banishment and sent back, also Kitsjel Moeda, late Captain Laut of Girontale, and Caciel Moeda, late Captain Laut of Limbotta, banished to the Cape about 20 years ago. It may be doubted whether the two names do not refer to the same person, but this must be discovered at the Cape. Both, however, are to be released. ...
  10. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.372. 1705. 30th Nov. From Batavia. ... Certain Chinamen to be released from banishment and sent back, also Kitsjel Moeda, late Captain Laut of Girontale, and Caciel Moeda, late Captain Laut of Limbotta, banished to the Cape about 20 years ago. It may be doubted whether the two names do not refer to the same person, but this must be discovered at the Cape. Both, however, are to be released. ...
    p.419. 30th November. From Batavia. ... Kitsje Moeda, late Captain Laut of Garentale, who according to your letter (18 March last), is said to be still alive, is to be sent hither, with a further inquiry into his name & birthplace, & the freeman Lambert Ringesaar may return when the time of his banishment has expired, if he likes … The time-expired convicts who do not conduct themselves well, or cannot show how they earn or intend to earn a living may be kept in chains, & all those already released from their chains but behave badly, are again to be put in irons to prevent them from doing mischief, whilst you are to keep a careful eye on that deep & treacherous Frederik Jansz: of Batavia, slave of the late ex-Councillor Joan Cops …."
  11. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1696-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.277. 1706. 18th March. Inquiry has been made for the well-known Kitzjil Moeda, once Captain 'Laut' of Geronthal ; also for Caciel Moeda, once Captain 'Laut' of Limbotta. We found that they were two different persons, but sent hither in the same ship. The last is dead a long time. The other, and also the two Chinamen, Que Phayko and Quatsayko, have been informed of your permission that they may return ; but they have requested permission to remain a little longer .... Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  12. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.419. 1706[?]. 30th Nov. Kitsje Moeda, late Captain Laut of Garentale, who according to your letter of the 18th March last, is said to be still alive, is to be sent hither, with a further inquiry into his name and birthplace, and the freeman Lambert Ringesaar may return when the time of his banishment has expired, if he likes. . . .
  13. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.330. 1707. 25th May. The ex-Captain Laut of Gerontale, Kutsjel Moeda, who, when questioned, said that was his name, and that he was born at Gorontale, arrived here in the fleet with the late Governor-General Rykloff van Goens, and will, at his own request, leave in company of Manjampa.
  14. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.334. 1707. 30th June. To Batavia. "Our last was dated 12th June. ... The burgher W. Haak leaves by this opportunity. The ex-Captain Laut, of Gerontale, Kitsjel Moeda, and the Manjampa Singara will leave in the "Overryp."
  15. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.335. 1707. 12th July. "Ships affairs. This vessel, the "Overryp," takes over to you the ex-Captain Laut (see above, letter dated 30th June) of Gerontale, Kitsjel Moeda, Dain Manjampa Singara, and the Malay Intia Poety, both with their wives ; the first has been allowed to take one and the second two slaves.
  16. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.456. 1707. 9th Nov. Ships affairs. Supplies for the Cape. Received in good order the late Captain Laout of Gorontale; Kitsjil Moeda, Dain Manjampa Singara, and the Malay Intje Poety, with their wives and slaves, according to our instructions.
 

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