Luddi van Bengale1
M, #16045, b. 1684/85
|BirthOrigin*||Luddi was from Bengal and was perhaps born there in 1684/85. 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 9 or 10 years old in 1694.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 24 May 1694 Luddi van Bengale was sold by William Mackdowall to Pierre Simond, for Rds. 50.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.166.. 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.166. 24.5.1694: Luddi from Bengal (9/10), sold by William Mackdowall to Pierre Simond for Rds. 50.