Adam van Batavia1

M, #14971, b. circa 1684
NoticeRosetta van Java, Jonker van Macassar, Adam van Batavia, Catharina van de Caep, Catharina van de Caep, Adolph Jonker, Jacob Jansen, Johannis van de Caep, Johanna van de Caep, Johanna Jonker, Maria Juliana Jansen, Bastiaen van Cijlon, Johannes Jansz van Ceijlon and Rosetta van Bengale are the subjects of two important articles published by Remarkable Writing on the First Fifty Years project as part of Mansell Upham's Uprooted Lives series. (Clicking on the title will take you directly to a download of the article.)

The first is: God's Slave and Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' — Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c.1707-1770)

And the second: Identifying Jonker van Macassar

There will be further updates to the profiles of some of these individuals in due course.

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Last Edited02/01/2014
BirthOrigin*Adam was from Batavia and may have been born there circa 1684.1,2 
Marriage De facto* In 1706 Adam van Batavia and Rosetta van Java were in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.1  


Rosetta van Java b. c 1690, d. bt 11 Feb 1733 - 24 Apr 1733
Slave TransactionsOn 31 March 1704 Adam van Batavia was sold by Jacob Regenboog to Willem Adriaan van der Stel de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
Slaves owned by individualsBefore 31 March 1704 Adam van Batavia was.1,2


  1. [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), (, May 2013. "b1 Amel [??? (Amal[ii])] aka Catharina (Catrina) Jonker heelslag born c. 1706; baptized Cape 6 February 1707 (father: Adam van Batavia) (witness: Maria van Macasser); manumitted 24 April 1733."
  2. [S425] Index to Slave Transactions at the Cape, South Africa, 1658 - 1731, compiled by Robert C-H Shell, Cape Town, 2000 "1704.03.31, Adam, m, Batavia, Jacob Regenboog, Willem Adriaanvan der Stel, 70.00, TN&S."

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