Francis van Bengale1
M, #15977, b. 1670/71
|BirthOrigin*||Francis was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1670/71. 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 22 or 23 years old in 1693.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 29 May 1693 Francis van Bengale was sold by Jan de Wit to Christiaan Freser, for Rds. 100.2|
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.163. 29.5.1693, p. 336: Francis from Bengal (22/23), sold by Jan de With to Christiaen Freserfor Rds. 100.