M, #15810, b. 28 October 1635, d. 10 January 1714
|Birth*||Constanteijn Ranst was born on 28 October 1635.2,1|
|Death*||He died on 10 January 1714 Amsterdam at age 78.2|
|Occupation*|| Between March 1659 and 25 October 1687 Constanteijn Ranst was a VOC official of increasing rank and importance serving primarily in Asia and Japan.2 |
|Slave Emancipations||Paul de Kock was emancipated by William Carel Hartsinck at the Cape, apparently with permission to return to Batavia, where he would have to serve Constanteijn Ranst until he decided whether to be a servant or to work as a free man. But a second deed was executed the same day, stipulating that Paul de Kock would first have to serve Rijckloff van Goens for five years following his return to Batavia.3|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.144.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "Constantin Ranst, ook Constantinus Ranst (28 oktober 1635 - Amsterdam, 10 januari 1714)
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantin_Ranst; last accessed 31 Jan 2014."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.144. 4.4.1686: Paul de Kock was given his freedom by Willem Carel Hartsinck, the former president of Masulipatnam. Back in Batavia, he would have to serve Constanteijn Ranst until he decided whether he wanted to be a servant or find work as a free man.
On the same day another deed was passed in which it is recorded that Paul de Kock, on his arrival in Batavia, would have to serve Rijckloff van Goens for five years.