Adam van Galen1

M, #15971, b. 1691
Father*Paul van Porca2 b. c 1666
Mother-Candidate*Angela van Malacca b. c 1667; Bonifacius Ingels sold Angela van Malacca to Jan Blesius on the same date that he sold Adam and his father Paul together to Christina Does. He sold no other female slaves. I am therefor offering this candidate relationship hoping for further discovery in the record1

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Last Edited25/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Adam was from Galle and was perhaps born there in 1691. He was said to be 2 years old in 1693.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 28 May 1693 Paul van Porca was sold by Bonifacius Ingels to Christina Does for Rds. 80. Paul's 2-year-old son Adam van Galen was included in the transaction on condition that he be freed on his 25th birthday.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.163.. 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.163. 28.5.1693, p. 324: Paul from Porca (27), and his son Adam (aged two) born in Galen, sold by Bonifacius lngels to Christina Does, the widow of Elbert Diemer, for Rds. 80.
  3. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Böeseken gee voor dat “Paul van Porca” en sy twee jarige seun op 28.5.1693 vir 80 Rds. verkoop is. Die bedrag geld egter net vir Paul alleen want die koper beloof dat hy die seuntjie “plegtelijk” op sy 25ste jaar sal vrystel.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."

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