Claes van Bengale1

M, #15506, b. 1649/50

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Last Edited12/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Claes was from Bengal and perhaps born there in 1649/50.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 29 March 1677 Claes van Bengale given into custody of Hermanus Doejenburg, in terms of a power of attorney executed by his owner, Gerbrandt Mulder. Downburgh was authorized to sell Claes in Batavia.2,3


  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. 29.3.1677: Claes from Bengal (27/28), belonging to Gerbrandt M ulder, who gave power of attorney to Hermanus Downburgh to sell Claes in Batavia.
  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): 29.3.1677     [Verlore, TS I]
    Gerbrandt Mulder magtig Hermanus Doienburgh om Claes van Bengale, 27/28 jaar, in Batavia te verkoop.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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