Jonathan van Batavia1

M, #15462, b. circa 1656

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Last Edited06/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Jonathan was from Batavia and perhaps born there circa 1656.1 
Slave TransactionsJonathan van Batavia was hired out by Hendrik Span, to Jan Valckenrijck on 14 March 1676, for Rds. 5 per annum. In the event of Span's death, Valckenrijck could use Jonathan for ten years, and then manumit him.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 132. 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. 132. 14.3.1676: Jonathan from Batavia hired out by Hendrik Span, on the Temate with the return fleet, to Jan Valckenrijck who has to pay Rds. 5 a year. If Span dies, Valckenrijk might use this slave for 10 years, but was to give him his freedom thereafter.
  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): 14.3.1676          [Verlore]
    Hendrik Span op die retoerskip Ternate, verhuur aan Jan Valckenrijck vir Jonathan van Batavia teen 5 Rds per jaar. As Span te sterwe sou kom kon Valckenrijck die slaaf vir tien jaar gebruik waarna hy hom moet vrystel.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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