Andries van Malabar1

M, #15401, b. circa 1652

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Last Edited06/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Andries was from Malabar and may have been born there circa 1652. He was 20 when sold as a slave in 1672. It should be born in mind that the toponym 'van Malabar' or from Malabar was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from the west coast of the Indian sub-continent south of Goa.1 
Slave TransactionsAndries van Malabar and Andries van Malabar were sold by Admiral Joan Barra to Johann Conrad von Breitenbach on 14 April 1672, for Rds. 110.2,3
On 17 October 1674 Andries van Malabar was sold by Johann Conrad von Breitenbach to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds 100.4,5


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 130.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 130. 14.4.1672, V, p. 202: Titus (14) and Andries (20), both from Malabar. sold by Admiral Joan Barra sailing on the Swanenburglz, to Coenraad van Breijtenbach for Rds. 110.
  3. [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): 14.4.1672     CTD 5, p. 202
    d’Ed Joan Barra, opperkoopman en vooradmiraal oor die Ceylonse retoerskepe en met die Swanenburgh terugkerende, verkoop aan die edele Coenraat van Breittenbach, luitenant in die fort, die twee lyfeies Titus, 14, en Andries, ongeveer 20 jaar, beide gebore aan die Malabarkus vir 110 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 131. 17.10.1674, VI, p. 145: Andries from Malabar, sold by Coenraet van Breitenbach to Steven Jansz for Rds. 100. [I have assumed the purchaser in this case to be Steven Jansz: Botma - corrections welcome.]
  5. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 17.10.1674          CTD 6, p. 195
    Mons. Coenraad van Breytenbagh verkoop aan Steven Jansen, burger, die slaaf Andries van Malabar, … , vir 100 Rds.

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