Christiaan Carel van den Bosch1

M, #14850, b. circa 1705, d. 21 November 1735

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Last Edited22/11/2015
BirthOrigin*Christiaan was from 's-Gravenhage and may have been born there circa 1705.1,2 
Marriage*He married Maria Dorothea Sultania, daughter of Rajah of Tambora Albubasi Sultan and Sitina Sara Marouff, on 30 January 1729 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Death*He died on 21 November 1735 de Caep de Goede Hoop. He was executed for raping the 10-year-old Johanna Hoog.2,1 
Crime and relatedBefore 17 November 1735 Cabo de Goede Hoop Johanna Hoog was raped by Christiaan Carel van den Bosch. He was subsequently sentenced to execution by firing squad.2


  1. [S727] Dr. J. Hoge 'The family of the Rajah of Tambora at the Cape', Africana Notes and News, Vol IX, No 1, December 1951, 27-29 "Maria Dorothea Sultania was married (a) 30/1/1729 to Christiaan Carel van den Bosch of the Hague, seal-engraver of the Company (who was executed in 1735 for raping a young girl), (b) 15/10/1741 to the Quartermaster Harmen Rouwers of Bremen. She died in the year of her second marriage, leaving no children (MOOC 8/6 nr. 50)."
  2. [S414] H.F. Heese, Reg en Onreg (Kaapse Regspraak in die Agtiende Eeu) (Belville, South Africa: Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland, 1994), ISBN 1-86808-195-8, Christiaan Carel van den Bosch het in 1735 'n tienjarige meisie, Johanna Pelser, onder valse voorwendsels na 'n huis gelok en haar daar verkrag. Van den Bosch was 'n soldaat afkomstig van Den Haag en is in 1729 met Maria Dorothea Sultania, die dogter van die radja van Tambora en Sara Zytia Marouff, getroud en het in 1734 reeds vier dogters by haar gehad.
         Die verkragter is op 17 November 1735 die doodsvonnis opgelê en het vier dae later voor 'n vuurpeloton gesterf.
    VAN DEN BOSCH Christiaan Carel, 30, soldaat, Gravenhage
              Verkragting van 'n tienjarige dogter
              CJ 785, 43 17.11.1735-21.11.1735. Hereinafter cited as Reg en Onreg.

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