Claas Caste1

M, #15473, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited12/03/2016
Birth*Claas Caste was born circa 1660, he was said to be 36 years old in 1696.2,1
Names in the record, in publications, etc.10 May 1696, the name of Claas was written in the record as Claas Casta.2
Slave TransactionsOn 8 July 1676 Claas Caste was sold by Joan Bax van Herentals to Alexander Blanck.3
Slave EmancipationsOn 10 May 1696 Claas Caste was emancipated by Alexander Blanck, according to Shell, this was a testamentory emancipation. He does not again appear in the record.2,4


  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.173. 10.5.1696, p. 53: Claas Casta (36), manumitted by Alexander Blanck.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 132. 8.7.1676: Claas Caste, sold by Governor Johan Bax to Alexander Blanck for Rds.95.
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Slave First Name:       Claas     
    Second Name:       Casta     
    Toponym:       van der Kaap     
    Descent:       Half breed     
    Name Type:       Owner's name pool     
    Continental Origin:       Creole     
    Slave Place Origin:       Creole     
    Gender:       M     
    Simplified Age:       Adult     
    Age:       36     
    Repatriation:       Testamentary     
    Slave Status:       Burgher     
    Slave Baptised:       No     
    Kin Involved:       No     
    Owner Related:       No     
    No Of Slaves In Manumission Related:       1     
    Owner Surname:       Blank     
    Owner First Name:       Alexander     
    Owner Death Status:       Dead     
    Owner Gender:       Male     
    Owner Status:       Burgher     
    Owner Occupation:       Farmer     
    Owner District:       Stellenbosch     
    Owner Immigration:       Yes     
    Manumitter Surname:       Blank     
    Manumitter First Name:       Alexander     
    Manumitter Gender:       Male     
    Manumitter Status:       Burgher     
    Manumitter Occupation:       Farmer     
    Manumitter District:       Stellenbosch     
    Manumitter Immigration:       Yes     
    Sale Transaction Day:       10     
    Sale Transaction Month:       5     
    Sale Transaction Year:       1696     
    IDNO:       3097     
    Manumission Type:       Testament     
    Right Of Manumission:       Other     
    Year Freed:       1696     
    Reference:       Transporten and Scheepenkennis     
    Page Number:       Fol 53. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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