M, #14529, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Jan was from Groningen and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1,2|
|Occupation*||On 5 March 1687 Jan Hansz was a steward on the Jambi.3|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 27 November 1660, Jan Hansz was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. He was recorded as a soldier on the ship De Eliphant - I have assumed him to be the same person who was a steward on the Jambi (Jamby) who sold the slave Anthonij van Madagascar in 1687. Corrections welcome.2|
|Slave Transactions||On 5 March 1687 Anthonij van Madagascar was sold by Jan Hansz to Ernst de Gresnicht, for Rds. 49.3|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.149.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.270. Jan Hansz:, of Groningen, soldier on the ship De Eliphant. Granted 27th November, 1660.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.149. 5.3.1687: Anthonij from Madagascar (18), sold by Jan Hansz, steward of the Jambi, to Burgher Councillor Herman Gresnicht for Rds. 49.