Alexander van Mozambique1
M, #15385, b. circa 1666
|Birth*||Alexander van Mozambique was born circa 1666 in Mozambique.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 5 June 1686 the Nostra Signora de los Milagros was wrecked off Cape Agulhas Bartholomé van Mozambique, Lorenço el Grande van Mozambique, Alexander van Mozambique, Thomas van Mozambique, Christoval van Mozambique, Antonio van Mozambique, Pedro van Mozambique, Lorenco Pequeno van Mozambique, Francisco van Mozambique and Joan van Mozambique all absconded. The senior merchant Jan de Paiva agreed that Simon van der Stel pay Rds. 25 for three, or fewer. This entitled him to sell them if he managed to capture them. Lorezo Mayor (Lorenço el Grande) was indeed subsequently captured and sold for Rds. 70, handing Van der Stel a profit of Rds. 45.3|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.146.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.146. 11.5.1686: Jan d'Oliveira from Mozambique (13), sold by Manuel d'Oliveira, carpenter on the shipwrecked Portuguese vessel Nostra Signora de los Milagras, to Henning Huijsing for Rds. 25.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.55. Then when the Portuguese ship Nostra Signora de los Milagros was wrecked in April 1686 off Cape Agulhas and 10 of the slaves who had been on board fled into the interior, van der Stel came to an agreement with the merchant Jan de Paiva to pay Rds. 25 for the right to catch and sell three of these slaves. Should he not succeed in catching any of them he would gain nothing in return for his Rds. 25. A few months later he did catch Lorezo Mayor, whom he sold for Rds. 70, thus making a profit of Rds. 45 on the transaction.
p.146. 5.6.1686: Bartholomé, Lorenç0 el Grande, Alexander, Thomas, Christoval, Antonio, Pedro, Lorenço Pequeno, Francisco and Joan, ten slaves belonging to senior merchant Jan de Paiva of the wrecked ship Nostra Signora de los Milagros, were still at large. They were all from Mozambique. Governor Simon van der Stel paid de Paiva Rds. 25 for the right to sell three of them if he
recaptured them. If he caught fewer than three, he would still pay Rds. 25.