Bastiaen van Bengale1

M, #15173, b. 1660

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Last Edited09/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Bastiaen was from Bengal and perhaps born there in 1660.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 1 March 1685 Bastiaen van Bengale was sold by Jan van der Licht to Gerhard Pieterszoon van der Bijl, for Rds. 56.1,2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 142.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [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:           0390
    Slaves First Name:            Bastiaan
    Presumed Place Of Origin:      van Bengal
    Day Of Sale:           1
    Month Of Sale:           3
    Year Of Sale:           1685
    Type Of Name:            Christian
    Continental Origin Code:      Indian Sub Continent
    Slaves Age:           25
    Slaves Gender:            Male
    Price In Rixdollars:           56
    Sellers Last Name:           Van der Licht
    Sellers First Name:           Jan
    Sellers Civil Status:           VOC employee
    Sellers Gender:           Male
    Sellers Domicile:            Transit-at sea
    Sellers Occupation:      Surgeon
    Buyers Last Name:            Van der Bijl
    Buyers First Name:            Gerrit
    Buyers Civil Status:      burgher
    Buyers Gender:            Male
    Buyers Domicile:            Cape district
    Buyers Occupation:      carpenter
    Primary Reference:      Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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