Maria van Punte de Gale1

F, #14282, b. before 1667

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Last Edited16/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Maria was from Galle and may have been born there before 1667. Given that female slaves were eligible for manumission at 22 years old, she would have been at least that age in 1689.1 
Slave EmancipationsOn 11 April 1689 Maria van Punte de Gale was emancipated by Pieter Mollier.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.154.. 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.154. 11.4.1689, pp. 192-193: Maria from Punte de Gale, manumitted by Pieter Mollier who was sailing on De Schelde.

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