Augustinus Casta van Madagascar1

M, #15488, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited12/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Augustinus was from Madagascar and perhaps born there circa 1660.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 6 January 1677 Augustinus Casta van Madagascar was sold by Arnout Lammertszen to Jan Dircksz, for Rds 40.2,3
Slave EmancipationsOn 5 May 1699 Augustinus Casta van Madagascar purchased his freedom from Jan Dircksen de Beer, by agreeing to work for De Beer for another 3 years at Rds. 2 per month. He would be 42 years old when his obligation was fulfilled and he would be free to make his own choices.4


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 133.. 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. 133. 6.1.1677, No pagination in Vol. VIII: Augustinus Casta [Coast] Madagascar, sold by Amout Lammertszen, bookkeeper of the Voorhotlt, to Jan Dircksen for Rds.40.
  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): 6.1.1 677     [Verlore TS I]
    Arnout Lammertszen, boekhouer op die skip Voorhout, verkoop aan Jan Dircksen die slaaf Augustinus Casta Madagaskar vir 40 Rds. [Nagesien]. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 189. 5.5.1699: Augustijn from Madagascar (-), to be given his freedom by Jan Dircx de Beer when he has served him for three years for a wage of Rds. 2 a month.

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