Gustinho van Bengale1
M, #16077, b. circa 1665
|BirthOrigin*||Gustinho was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1665. 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 30 years old in 1695.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 8 March 1695 Gustinho van Bengale was sold by Reijnier de Vos to Matthias Greeff, for Rds. 95.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.167.. 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.167. 8.3.1695, pp. 64,65: Gustinho from Bengal (30), sold by Reijnier de Vos, Commander of the Koning William, to Matthijs Greeff for Rds. 95.