Louis van Nagapatnam1

M, #15680, b. circa 1653

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Last Edited24/12/2014
BirthOrigin*Louis was from Negapatnam and perhaps born there circa 1653.1 
Slave TransactionsIn 1675 Louis van Nagapatnam was sold by Isbrand Gosken to Theunis Dircksen van Schalckwyck, a condition of the sale was that Louis would be freed after eight years.2
Slave EmancipationsOn 5 October 1683 Louis van Nagapatnam was emancipated by Theunis Dircksen van Schalckwyck, when he purchased the slave in 1675, he had given an undertaking to free Louis after eight years.2


  1. [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.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 140. 5.10.1683: Louis from Nagapatnam (30) liberated by Thcunis Dircx van Schalckwijck, bought by him from Isbrand Goske in 1675 on condition that he would liberate him after he had served him for 8 years.

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