Ouwel Jansen1

M, #15471, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited14/12/2014
Birth*Ouwel Jansen was born circa 1630.1
Occupation* On 8 February 1676 Ouwel Jansen was skipper of the Voorsightigheijt.2 
Slave EmancipationsOn 16 May 1676 Sara van Ceylon was emancipated by Ouwel Jansen de Caep de Goede Hoop, she was free to remain at the Cape or to return to the East.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. 16.5.1676: Sara from Ceylon, manumitted by Ouwel Jansen, skipper of the Voorsightigheijt. She would be free to stay at the Cape or to return to the East.
  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): 16.5.1676      [Verlore]
    Ouwel Jansen, skipper van die Voorsightigheijt, stel Sara van Ceylon vry. Sy sou vry wees om aan die Kaap te bly of om na die Ooste terug te keer.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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