Antony van Bengale1

M, #15407, b. circa 1663

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Last Edited05/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Antony was from Bengal and may have been born there circa 1663. He was 10 when sold as a slave in 1673. The toponym 'van Bengale' or from Bengal was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from any of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 15 March 1673 Antony van Bengale was sold by Wilhelm van Dieden to Albert van Breugel, for Rds 50.2,3


  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. . . . . . . 1.1673, VI, p. 15: Antony from Bengal (10), sold by Willem van Diedem to Albert van Breugel for Rds. 50.
  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): 15.3.1673     CTD 6, p. 15
    Willem van Dieden, onderkoopman, verkoop aan Albert van Breugel, opperkoopman en sekunde, die slaaf Anthoni van Bengale, oud 10 jaar, vir 50 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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