Benjamin van Bengale1
M, #14308, b. 1677/78
|BirthOrigin*||Benjamin was from Bengal and may have been born there in 1677/78. 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|
|Slave Transactions||On 11 May 1688 Benjamin van Bengale was sold by Martin Clasen Buijck to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes, for Rds. 30.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.153.. 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.153. 11.5.1688, p. 112: Benjamin from Bengal (10/11). sold by Marten Clasen Buijck to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes for Rds. 30.