Aron van Bengale1
M, #16134, b. circa 1675
|BirthOrigin*||Aron 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. He was said to be 20 years old in 1695.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 28 March 1695 Aron van Bengale was sold by Michiel de Keyser to Hendrik Barent Oldenlandt, for Rds. 100.2|
- [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. 28.3.1695, p. 97 (verso): Aron from Bengal (20), sold by Michiel de Keyser, first mate of the Vosmaer, to Hendrick Barent Oldenland for Rds. 100.