Pasquael van Del Mina1
M, #15644, b. circa 1655
|BirthOrigin*||Pasquael was from Del Mina and perhaps born there circa 1655. Del Mina is most likely El Mina or Elmina on the coast of modern day Ghana. It was the location of Fort São Jorge da Mina de Ouro a Portuguese fort seized by the VOC in 1637. Most likely enslaved there, Pasquael would have been brought to Cape Lopez, a peninsula on the western reaches of modern day Gabon. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Lopes Gonçalves.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 14 December 1680 Pasquael van Del Mina was sold by Jan Zeeman to Cornelis Botma, for Rds. 50. Zeeman was the skipper of the Naaldwijk from Texel enroute to Batavia. The vessel had stopped off at Cape Lopez enroute, which is presumably where Zeeman acquired Pasquael.2,3,4|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.139.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Terwyl die addendum by die inskrywing van 12.12.1680 die naam “Jan Baptist” vermeld, kom so ‘n naam glad nie eers in die document voor nie!. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.139. 14.12.1680: Pasquael from Del Mina, sold by Jan Baptist on behalf of skipper Jan Zeeman to Free Burgher Cornelis Stevensz for Rds. 50.
- [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Number 1401.1
Name of ship NAALDWIJK
Master Zeeman, Jan
Type of ship pinas? jacht?
Date of departure 01-06-1680
Place of departure Texel
Arrival at Cape 07-12-1680
Departure from Cape 19-12-1680
Date of arrival at destination 20-03-1681
Place of arrival Batavia
Particulars Via Cape Lopez Gonsalvez. The ship was wrecked on the Ganges in Bengal in 1688.. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."