Piet Snap van Bengale1
M, #15670, b. circa 1663
|BirthOrigin*||Piet was from Bengal and perhaps born there circa 1663. He was 20 year old when sold as a slave in 1682. 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 21 May 1683 Piet Snap van Bengale was sold by Hendrick Janse to Tobias Marquaert, for Rds. 48.2|
Piet Snap van Bengale and Andries were sold by Tobias Marquaert, to Gerhard Pieterszoon van der Bijl on 2 June 1684, for Rds. 170.3
- [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. 21.5.1683: Piet Snap from Bengal (20) sold by Hendrick Janse bonte Kraai, skipper, to Tobias Marquart for Rds. 48. [Assuming this should have been: Hendrick Janse, skipper of the Bontekraai which was a vessel of the VOC]
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 142. 2.6.1684: Piet Snap and Andries from an unknown origin sold by Tobias Marquart to Gerrit van der Bijl for Rds. 170.