Jango Longo van Madras1

M, #16047, b. circa 1678

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Last Edited04/04/2015
BirthOrigin*Jango was from Madras and was perhaps born there circa 1678. He was said to be 15 or 16 years old in 1694.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.1 June 1694, the name of Jango was written in the record as Johngo Longo van Madras, which Shell categorizes as a fascetious name, presumably based on the name of John Longo.2
Slave TransactionsOn 1 June 1694 Jango Longo van Madras was sold by John Long to Gerret Basson, for Rds. 109.3


  1. [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.
  2. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       0907     
    Slaves First Name:       Johngo     
    Slaves Middle Name:       Longo     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Madras     
    Day Of Sale:       1     
    Month Of Sale:       6     
    Year Of Sale:       1694     
    Type Of Name:       Facetious     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       16     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       109     
    Sellers Last Name:       Long     
    Sellers First Name:       John     
    Sellers Civil Status:       foreigner     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Carpenter     
    Buyers Last Name:       Basson     
    Buyers First Name:       Gerrit     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Comments And References:       Seller; Name Of Slave     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.166. 1.6.1694: Jango Longo (15/16), sold by John Long of the Samson to Gerrit Basson for Rds. 109.

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