Toemasse van Bengale1
M, #15468, b. circa 1656
|BirthOrigin*||Toemasse was from Bengal and perhaps born there circa 1656. He was said to be 20 years old when sold as a slave in 1676. 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 Transactions||On 16 May 1676 Toemasse van Bengale was sold by Albert van Breugel to Hermanus Doejenburg, for Rds 70.2,3|
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 132. 16.5.1676: Toemasse from Bengal (20), sold by Albert van Breugel to Hermanus Doejenburg for Rds. 70.
- [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): 16.5.1676 [Verlore]
Albert van Breugel verkoop aan Hermanus Doeijenburg die slaaf Toemasse van Bengale, 20 jaar oud, vir 70 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."