David van Bougis1

M, #16014, b. 1667/68

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Last Edited17/04/2017
BirthOrigin*David would most likely, as Buginese, been from South Sulawesi and was perhaps born there in 1667/68. He was said to be 26 or 27 in 1694.1 
Marriage De facto* Before 26 October 1704 David van Bougis and Cornelia vande Caab were in a de facto relationship. This relationship is assumed - they appear to be free individuals when they baptise a child among the children of free persons in 1704.2 


Cornelia vande Caab b. c 1686
Names in the record, in publications, etc.26 October 1704, the name of David was written in the record as David van Macassar, I have assumed this to be the same individual named as David van Bougies in a slave transaction of 1694 - offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. I have found no other individual in the record who fits the profile.2
Slave TransactionsOn 23 March 1694 David van Bougis was sold by Jacobus Oudenhoorn to Willem ten Damme, for Rds. 75.1


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.164.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).

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