Jacob van der Kust Coromandel1

M, #15394, b. circa 1654

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Last Edited05/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Jacob was from Coromandel Coast and may have been born there circa 1654. He was said to be 20 years old in 1674.2,1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.15 February 1674, the name of Jacob was written in the record as Jacob van der Kust Malabar.3
Slave TransactionsOn 29 March 1672 Jacob van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Jurrian Hendrik Willinghs to Adrianus de Vooght, for Rds. 60. It was not uncommon that VOC officials returning to Patria from the east, brought slaves with them to trade, or travelled with their personal slaves as far as the Cape where the slaves were sold. Slaves taken to the Netherlands were automatically free on arrival.4,5
On 15 February 1674 Jacob van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Adriang de Vooght to Hinrich Crudop, for f 200. This is most likely Jacob, the slave said to be from the Coromandel coast, and purchased by De Vooght in 1672 under the name Jacob van der Kust Coromandel.3,2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.129.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 15.2.1674      CTD 6, p. 72
    Adrianus de Voogt [d’Voogd], bedienaar van die Goddelike Woord alhier, verkoop aan die onderkoopman Hendrie Crudop sy slaaf Jacob van die kus van Mallabar, 20 jaar oud vir f 200.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.129. 15.2.1674, VI, p. 72: Jacob from the Coast of Malabar, sold by Adrianus d'
    Vooght to Hendrik Crudop for f200.
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.129. 29.3.1676 [1672], V, pp. 189-190: Jacob from the Coromandel Coast, sold by J. Hendrik WiIlingh, merchant sailing on the Sparendam, to the Rev. Adrianus de Vooght for Rds. 60. [DR: The year should be 1672. It appears among the 1672 entries, and the Sparendam did not sail to the Cape in 1676 - however, it did arrive from Batavia on 24 March, a few days prior to this transaction.]
  5. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 29.3.1672     CTD 5, p. 189
    Die edele J Hendrik Willingh, koopman op die retoerfluit Sparendam, verkoop aan eerw Adrianus de Voogt, predikant hier, die lyfeie Jacob van die Choromandelkus, oud omtrent ... vir 60 Rds.

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