Helene van Tranquebar1

F, #16060, b. circa 1683

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Last Edited27/06/2017
BirthOrigin*Helene was from the Tranquebar and was perhaps born there circa 1683. She was said to be 12 years old in 1694.1 
Duplicate?*It is possible that Lena van Tranquebaar and Helene van Tranquebar are the same individual. Could Lena van Trancquebar be Helene van Tranquebar sold by skipper Frans Meyer to Simon vd Stel?2 
Slave TransactionsOn 18 January 1695 Anthonij van Tranquebar and Helene van Tranquebar were sold by Frans Meyer to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 60 each.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:       0917     
    Slaves First Name:       Helena     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Tranquebar     
    Day Of Sale:       18     
    Month Of Sale:       1     
    Year Of Sale:       1695     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Classical     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       12     
    Slaves Gender:       Female     
    Price In Rixdollars:       60     
    Sellers Last Name:       Meyer     
    Sellers First Name:       Frans     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Skipper     
    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.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.166. 18.1.1695, XIX, pp. 44-45: Anthonij from Tranquebaer (18), and Helene from Tranquebaer (12), sold by Frans Meyer, Captain of the Danish ship Prins Frederick, to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 60 each.

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