Hannibal van Bengale1
M, #16035, b. 1672/73
|BirthOrigin*||Hannibal was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1672/73. 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 21 or 22 years old in 1694.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 19 May 1694 Hannibal van Bengale was sold on behalf of Lucas Pieraard by Andrijs de Man, to Pieter van der Bijl for Rds. 100.2|
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.126.96.36.1994: Hannibal from Bengal (21-22), sold by Andries de Man to Pieter van der Bijl for Rds. 100. 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.