M, #14967, b. circa 1670
|Birth*||Gerrit Koek was born circa 1670.1,2|
|Slave Transactions||On 12 May 1702 Rosetta van Java was sold by Gerrit Koek to Willem Adriaan van der Stel de Caep de Goede Hoop, this is the only record in which a woman at the Cape is named as Rosetta van Jafnapatnam. The date of the transaction is said to be the 9th March in the Defence of WA van der Stel.1,3,4|
- [S744] Mansell Upham 'God's Slave & Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' - Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c. 1709-1779)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), May 2013. "12 May 1702: sold as Rosetta van Jafnapatnam by Gerrit Koek to Willem Adriaan van der Stel for Rds 95."
- [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
- [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO: 1911
Slaves First Name: Rosetta
Presumed Place Of Origin: Van Jafnapatnam
Day Of Sale: 9
Month Of Sale: 5
Year Of Sale: 1702
Type Of Sale: Oceanic
Type Of Name: Christian
Continental Origin Code: Indian Sub Continent
Slaves Gender: Female
Sellers Last Name: Koek
Sellers First Name: Gerrit
Sellers Civil Status: VOC employee
Sellers Gender: Male
Sellers Domicile: Transit-at sea
Sellers Occupation: Skipper
Buyers Last Name: Van der Stel
Buyers First Name: Willem Adriaan
Buyers Civil Status: VOC employee
Buyers Gender: Male
Buyers Domicile: Hottentots Holland
Buyers Occupation: governor
Primary Reference: Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
- [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.127. 9th March.-Skipper G. Koek transfers a male and female named Thomas of Bengal and Rosetta of Jaffapatnam.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.