Jan van Bengale1
M, #16107, b. circa 1671
|BirthOrigin*||Jan was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1671. 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 24 years old in 1695.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 15 March 1695 Jan van Bengale was sold by Remeus Oole to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 70.2,3|
On 14 September 1695 Jan van Bengale was sold by Simon van der Stel to Henning Hüsing, I have assumed this to be the same individual purchased by VdStel in March 1695.4
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.168.. 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.168. 15.3.1695, p. 81: Jan from Bengal (24), sold by Remeus Oole, the skipper of 's Lands Welvaren, to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 100.
- [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): En op die volgende bladsy van die addendum kom nog drie foutiewe kooppryse voor. Jan van Bengale is op 15.3.1695 vir 70 Rds. verkoop terwyl Böeseken dit aangee as honderd.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.171. 14.9.1695, pp. 164 (verso) - 165: Jan from Bengal,sold by Simon van der Stel to Henning Hüsing for Rds. 80.