Claas van Bengale1
M, #16066, b. circa 1670
|BirthOrigin*||Claas was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1670. 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 25 years old in 1694.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 3 March 1695 Claas van Bengale was sold on behalf of Agate Cornelia Six the widow of Johan Jacob Dous by Andrijs de Man to Pierre Simond for Rds. 100.2|
- [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. 3.3.1695. pp. 53-54: Claas from Bengal (25), sold by Andrics de Man on behalf of Agate Comelia Six, the widow of Johan Jacob Dous from Batavia, to Pierre Simond for Rds. 100.