Claes van Bengale1
M, #15665, b. circa 1663
|BirthOrigin*||Claes was from Bengal and perhaps born there circa 1663. The toponym 'van Bengale' or from Bengal - was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from any of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 15 January 1683 Claes van Bengale was sold by Jacob Aartse Brouwer to Theunis de Visser, for Rds. 58.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 140.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 140. 15.1.1683, Vol. XII is unpaginated: Claes from Bengal sold by Jacob Aersse Brouwer to Teunis de Visser for Rds. 58.