Titus van Bengale1
M, #14502, b. circa 1664
|BirthOrigin*||Titus was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1664. '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.2|
|Slave Transactions||On 12 April 1687 Titus van Bengale and Lena van Macassar were sold by Johannes de Vlaming to Jacob Matsen Rootsteen, for Rds. 70 each.3,4|
On 27 November 1688 Titus van Bengale was sold by Jacob Matsen Rootsteen to Andries Beets, no price is recorded.5
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.150-151. 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.150.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.150. 12.4.1687: Titus from Bengal (23), and Lena from Macassar (13), sold by Johannes de Vlaming, formerly Free Burgher in Batavia, to sub-lieutenant Jacob Martin Rootsteen for Rds. 50 and Rds. 30 respectively. [See Hattingh … next citation]
- [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): S. Vermeer (by 14.2.1690) is eintlik Vermey en Jacob Roodsteen moet wees Jacob Rootsteen (in 12.4.1690) [sic - Böeseken did record Rootsteen] en ook nie Rootstein soos in 13.4.1690 vermeld nie. In die betrokke geval is die twee slawe nie saam vir 70 Rds. verkoop nie, maar het elkeen 70 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.153. 27.11.1688, p. 151: Titus from Bengal (26/27), sold by Lieutenant Jacob Rootstein to the free shoemaker Andries Beets. No price mentioned.