Servidor van Bengale1

M, #15927, b. circa 1680

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Last Edited23/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Servidor was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1680. 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. He was said to be 12 years old in 1692.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 13 August 1692 Servidor van Bengale was sold by William Price to Roelof Diodati, for Rds. 60.2


  1. [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.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.161. 13.8.1692, p. 137: Servidor from Bengal (12), sold for Rds. 60 by WiIliam Price from the stranded English vessel Orange, to Roelof Diodati, who was appointed as the new Commander of the Island of Mauritius.

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