Andries van Bengale1
M, #16117, b. circa 1675
|BirthOrigin*||Andries was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1675. 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.1,2|
|Slave Transactions||On 22 March 1695 Andries van Bengale was sold by Altijna Pieck the widow of Lambert Brouwer to Albert Coopman, for Rds. 50.3|
- [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.
- [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.168. 22.3.1695, p. 89: Andries from BengaL sold by Attina (signature Altijna) Pieck, the widow of Lambert Brouwer, to the sick-comforter Albert Coopman for Rds. 50.