Jacob Casta van Mallabaer1,2,3

M, #15502, b. circa 1656

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Last Edited19/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Jacob was from Malabar Coast and perhaps born there circa 1656.4 
Duplicate?*It is possible that Jacob Caste van Bengale and Jacob Casta van Mallabaer are the same individual. 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.On 12 March 1677 Jacob was incorrectly named in the record as (an unknown value.)3,2,4
The name of Jacob appeared as Jacob van Mallabar in the cited publication(s.)2,3
Slave TransactionsOn 12 March 1677 Jacob Casta van Mallabaer was sold by Jan van Oldenburgh to Dirck Jansz Smient, for f 100.3,5


  1. Hattingh criticises Böeseken for misidentifying this individual, but in Foute he says the name of the slave was Jacob casta Mallabaer and in Notariële Stukke II he says Jacob van Mallebar.
  2. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): "Hendrik Jacob Malabar" in die transaksie van 12.3.1677 was geensins Hendrik nie, maar net Jacob casta Mallabaer.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  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): 12.3.1677          TS I, g.p.
    Jan Jansz van Oldenbergh verkoop aan Dirck Jansz Schmiendt, kaptein alhier, sy slaaf Jacob van Mallabar vir °100 [f 100?]. [Geteken i i]. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  4. [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.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 133. 12.3.1677: The slave Hendrik Jacob Malabar, belonging to the Company, sold by Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh, an official in the service of the Company, to Dirck Jansz Smiendt for f 100. [See Hattingh citation for correct transcript]

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