Jan Tuticorin1

M, #15427, b. circa 1663

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Last Edited12/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Thoothukudi known then as Tuticorin. He was perhaps born there circa 1663. He was said to be 12 years old when sold as a slave in 1675.1 
Slave TransactionsMichiel van Paleacatte and Jan Tuticorin were sold by Reijnier Claassen, to Jeronimus Cruse on 21 April 1675, for Rds 70.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 131. 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.131. 21.4.1675: Michiel from Paleacatte (10) and Jan Tuticorin (12), sold by skipper Reijnier Claassen to Jeronimus Cruse for Rds. 70.
  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): 21.4.1675          [Verlore]
    Skipper Reijnier Claassen verkoop aan Jeronimus Cruse die slawe Michiel van Paleacatte, 10 jaar, en Jan van Tuticorin, 12 jaar oud, vir 70 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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