Paris van Bengale1
M, #15412, b. circa 1650
|BirthOrigin*||Paris was from Bengal and may have been born there circa 1650. He was 24 when sold as a slave in 16743. It should be born in mind that 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.2|
|Slave Transactions||On 2 June 1674 Paris van Bengale was sold by Albert van Breugel to Jan Valckenrijck, for Rds 80.2,3|
On 15 June 1680 Paris van Bengale was sold by Heltjen Redogs to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 55 1/2. I assume this to be the same slave purchased by her (now deceased) husband in 1674.4
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 130. 2.6.1674: Paris from Bengal (24), sold by Albert van Breugel to Jan Valchenrijck for Rds. 80.
- [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): 2.6.1674 CTD 6, p. 144
d’E Albert van Breugel, opperkoopman en sekunde alhier, verkoop aan Jan Valckenrijk die Lyfeie Paris van Bengale, 24 jaar oud, vir 80 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 133. 15.6.1680: Paris from an unknown origin, a slave belonging to the above estate, sold to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 55 1/2.