Revan van Madagascar1
M, #15925, b. circa 1662
|BirthOrigin*||Revan was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1662. Böeseken gives his age in 1692 as 3 years old, which I believe was a transcription error and that Shell is correct in recording his age as 30.1,2|
|Duplicate?*||It is possible that Reva van Macassar and Revan van Madagascar are the same individual. I believe it is more than coincidence that Revan van Madagascar was purchased by Dain Majampa Singara in 1692, and that Reva van Macassar, a free fisherman, and Lijsbeth van Malabar began a long term de facto relationship about the same time. Their first child was born in 1693. Madagascar was most likely a scribal error for Macassar.|
|Slave Transactions||On 5 August 1692 Revan van Madagascar was sold by Simon van der Stel to Dain Majampa Singara, for Rds. 60.3,4|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.161.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.161. 5.8.1692. p. 133: Revan from Madagascar (3), sold by Simon van der Stel to Dain Majampe for Rds. 60.
- [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO: 0818
Slaves First Name: Revan
Presumed Place Of Origin: van Madagascar
Day Of Sale: 5
Month Of Sale: 8
Year Of Sale: 1692
Type Of Name: Autochthonous
Continental Origin Code: Mada&Mau
Slaves Age: 30
Slaves Gender: Male
Price In Rixdollars: 60
Sellers Last Name: Van der Stel
Sellers First Name: Simon
Sellers Civil Status: VOC employee
Sellers Gender: Male
Sellers Domicile: Table valley
Sellers Occupation: Governor
Buyers Last Name: Majampa
Buyers First Name: Dain
Buyers Civil Status: freeblack
Buyers Gender: Male
Buyers Domicile: Table valley
Buyers Occupation: political exile
Primary Reference: Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.