Johannes Meerman1

M, #16053, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited04/04/2015
Birth*Johannes Meerman was born circa 1660.1
Occupation* On 2 June 1694 Johannes Meerman was fiscal on the west coast of Sumatra.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 14 June 1694 David van Malabar was sold on behalf of Johannes Meerman by Michiel Ditmar to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 80.2,3


  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. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.166. 14.6.1694: David from Malabar (33/34) sold by Michiel Ditmar, "keldermeester", on behalf of Johannes Meerman, fiscal on the West Coast of Sumatra, for Rds. 80.
  3. [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:       0909     
    Slaves First Name:       David     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Malabar     
    Day Of Sale:       14     
    Month Of Sale:       6     
    Year Of Sale:       1694     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Old Testament     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       34     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       80     
    Sellers Last Name:       Pitman [sic - Ditmar]
    Sellers First Name:       Michiel     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Batavia     
    Sellers Occupation:       Fiscal [Slave Officer]     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van der Stel     
    Buyers First Name:       Simon     
    Buyers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Liesbeeck Valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       governor     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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