Anthoni van Bengale1

M, #16034, b. 1664/65

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Last Edited03/04/2015
BirthOrigin*Anthoni was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1664/65. 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 30 or 31 years old in 1694.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 19 May 1694 Anthoni van Bengale was sold on behalf of Lucas Pieraard by Andrijs de Man, to Matthias Greeff for for f 340.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.165.. 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.165. 19.5.1694: Anthoni from Bengal (30/31), sold by Andries de Man to Matthijs Greeff for f340. These three slaves were sold on 19.5.1694 by De Man on behalf of Lucas Pieraard, Secretary of the Court of Minor Cases in Batavia.

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