Rudolphus Meerlandt1

M, #15378, b. circa 1641, d. 1699

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Last Edited02/12/2014
Birth*Rudolphus Meerlandt was born circa 1641 in Ijsselstein.1
Death*He died in 1699 Colombo, Ceylon.1
Occupation* Between 11 February 1674 and 24 March 1676 Rudolphus Meerlandt was (an unknown value) (Cape Town).2 
Slave TransactionsOn 15 February 1674 Cupido van Bengale was sold by Adriang de Vooght to Rudolphus Meerlandt, for Rds 50. Even though his age given in this transaction, 16, does not align with that given in 1672, 10, I believe this is the same individual.3


  1. [S201] Editor-in-chief C.J. Beyers Dictionary of South African Biography Vol V. (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1967), p.503. Meerlandt (Meerland, Meerlant), Rudolphus (*IJsselstein, the Neth., 1641-42(?) - †Colombo, Ceylon, end of 1699) was a minister of religion. . Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of SA Biography V.
  2. [S201] Editor-in-chief C.J. Beyers Dictionary of SA Biography V, p.503. ...he began his preaching on 11.2.1674. At this stage there were about seventy families in the parish.... He left the Cape in March 1676. M. arrived in Batavia on 7.6.1676 and from 1676 to 1691 served the parish of Cochin. [DR: The only vessel departing the Cape in March that arrived in Batavia at the correct time, was the Huis te Zilverstein which departed the Cape on March 24.]
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 130. 15.2.1674, VI, p. 74: Cupido (16), sold by the Rev. Adrianus de Vooght to
    Rudolph van Meerlandt for Rds. 50.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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