Rosetta van Bengale

F, #15507, b. circa 1720

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Last Edited21/03/2017
BirthOrigin*Rosetta was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1720. The date is estimated.1 
Marriage*She married Aron van Balij on 21 October 1742 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
 
Marriage*She married Johannes Jansz: van Batavia on 15 October 1758 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).4,5
 
Will*Aron van Balij and Rosetta van Bengale left a will on 8 December 1747.6
Names in the record, in publications, etc.12 October 1734, the name of Rosetta was written in the record as Rosetta van Bengalen.1
21 October 1742, the name of Rosetta was written in the record as Rosetta van de Kust.7
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)1735 Rosetta van Bengale was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Cape District, she is enumerated with one daughter and one slave after Susanna Leendertsz (442) and before Johanna van Ceylon (444.)8
1738 Rosetta van Bengale was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Cape District, she is enumerated with one slave after Ravia van der Kaap and before Manus van Macassar.9
Slave EmancipationsOn 12 October 1734 Rosetta van Bengale was emancipated by the Company, in terms of a resolution of the Council of Policy. A company slave, she had been entrusted to serve - in eijgendom toegetrouwd hebende - the now-deceased Rosetta van Bougies, that is Rosetta van Java.10,1
In 1739 Aron van Balij was emancipated by Rosetta van Bengale.11
Slaves owned by individualsBetween 1734 and 1739 Aron van Balij became the property of Rosetta van Bengale. She was a slave until 12 October 1734 and could therefor not have owned him until she was emancipated.

Citations

  1. [S744] Mansell Upham 'God's Slave & Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' - Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c. 1709-1779)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), May 2013. "12 October 1734: Rosetta van Bengale manumitted by resolution of the Council of Policy [CA: C 3084, Obligatiën, Transporten van Slaven &c., (1734), pp. 133-134], viz: … Seekere Slave Meijd Gen:[aam]t Rosetta van Bengalen in eijgendom toegetrouwd hebbende de boovengen:[oemde] Rosetta van Bougis …."
  2. [S733] VC 621, NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: [Den 21 October 1742] Aron van Batij [sic - Balij], en Rosetta van de Kust bijde vrijswarten., (1713-1756), Cape Town Archives Repository, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town, South Africa, 021-4624050. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town).
  3. [S744] Mansell Upham 'UL28 Adolf Jonker', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "marries (3) Cape Town 21 October 1742
    Arend / A(a)ron van Bali
    Den 21 October [1742] … Aron van Balij, en Rosetta van de Kust bijde vrijswarten."
  4. [S645] E-mails from Corney Keller to Delia Robertson, October 2011-November 2013 "1758
    Den 15 October
    Johannes Jonsz: van Batavia,
    vrijzwart alhier jongman: met
    Rosetta van Bengalen, weduwe
    van Arend Balij."
  5. [S379] Delia Robertson, translator, Cape Melting Pot - the role and status of the mixed population at the Cape, 1652-1795 (Johannesburg, South Africa: Delia Robertson, 2005) Translated from Groep Sonder Grense, Die Rol en Status van die Gemengde Bevolking aan die Kaap 1652-1795, by H.F. Heese, M.A., PH.D , JANSEN, Johannes           Batavia
    x 1758 Rosetta van Bengal, widow of Arend van Bali
    MR. Hereinafter cited as Cape Melting Pot.
  6. [S862] Joint Will of Aron van Balij and Rosetta van Bengale of Cape Town, 8 December 1747, MOOC, 7/1/10, NO. 37. Proved in the Master of the Orphan Chamber, 21 April 1758 (Western Cape Archives and Records Service).
  7. [S744] Mansell Upham 'UL28 Adolf Jonker', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "[Den 21 October [1742]. … Aron van Balij, en Rosetta van de Kust bijde vrijswarten]"
  8. [S866] Opgaafrol, FILE NUMBER; J; Tax Rolls, 1735, Cape Archive Depot, 0443 Begale v VS Rosetta 1 (woman) 1 (daughter) 1 (slave) K. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  9. [S867] Opgaafrol, FILE NUMBER; J; Tax Rolls, 1738, Cape Archive Depot, 0515 Bengale v VS Rosetta 1 (woman) 1 (slave) K. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  10. [S861] Emancipation of Rosetta van Bengale 1734, 133-134; CJ 3084, Court of Justice; Obligatiën, Transporten van Slaven &c., 1734, Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
  11. [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:       Aron     
    Toponym:       van Bali     
    Descent:       Full breed     
    Name Type:       Old Testament     
    Continental Origin:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slave Place Origin:       Bali     
    Gender:       M     
    Simplified Age:       Adult     
    Repatriation:       Resident     
    Slave Status:       Free Black     
    Kin Involved:       No     
    Owner Related:       No     
    No Of Slaves In Manumission Related:       1     
    Owner Surname:       van Bengal     
    Owner First Name:       Rosetta     
    Owner Ethnicity:       Indian sub continent     
    Owner Toponym:       van Bengal     
    Owner Death Status:       Alive     
    Owner Gender:       Female     
    Owner Status:       Free Black     
    Owner Occupation:       Housewife     
    Owner District:       Table Valley     
    Manumitter Surname:       van Bengal     
    Manumitter First Name:       Rosetta     
    Manumitter Ethnicity:       Indian sub continent     
    Manumitter Toponym:       van Bengal     
    Manumitter Gender:       Female     
    Manumitter Status:       Freeblack     
    Sale Transaction Year:       1739     
    IDNO:       775     
    Manumission Type:       Owner's wish     
    Right Of Manumission:       Other     
    Year Freed:       1739     
    Reference:       Leibbrandt; Requesten 2. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
 

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