Jan van Bengale1

M, #15411, b. circa 1654

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Last Edited05/03/2016
Birth*Jan van Bengale was born circa 1654 in Bengal, was from.1
Slave TransactionsJan van Bengale was sold by an unnamed sailor to Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh on 21 May 1674, the sale price was crossed out in the record.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. [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): 21.5.1674     CTD 6, p. 115
    Jan Jansz, matroos op die skip … wat na die vaderland seilvaardig lê, verkoop aan Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh alhier die slaaf Jan van Bengale, 20 jaar. [Koopsom is deurgehaal en is onleesbaar.]. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 139, 21.5.1674, VI, p. 115: Jan from Bengal (20), sold by a sailor to Jan Jansz.

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