Sebastiaen van Madagascar1

M, #15562, b. circa 1668

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Last Edited13/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Sebastiaen was from Madagascar and perhaps born there circa 1668. The date is estimated based on the fact that when emancipated in 1680, he was too young to fend for himself.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.27 March 1680, the name of Sebastiaen was written in the record as Bastiaen.2
Slave TransactionsOn 19 March 1678 Sebastiaen van Madagascar was sold by Albert van Breugel to Dirck Adam Culingh, for Rds. 24.3,4
Slave EmancipationsSebastiaen van Madagascar was emancipated by Adam Quhling, on 27 March 1680. He was given into the care of Henrik Crudop and a condition of the manumission was that the latter care for him until he was old enought to fend for himself.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.135.. 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.138. 27.3.1680: Bastiaen from an unknown origin freed by Adam Qulingh (signature Quhling) on condition that Crudop would look after him until he was old enough to fend for himself.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.135; 19.3.1678: Sebastiaen from Madagascar, sold to Albert van Breugel by Erick [sic] Qulingh for Rds. 24.
  4. [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): 19.3.1678          TS 3, g.p.
    Albert van Breugel, assistent op die hoeker De Quartel, verkoop aan Dirck Adam Culingh, assistent in die fort, die slaaf Sebastian van Madagaskar vir 24 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."

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