Kupido van Bengale1
M, #16136, b. circa 1679
|BirthOrigin*||Kupido was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1679. 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 16 years old in 1695.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 28 March 1695 Kupido van Bengale was sold by Jan Suijdwijck to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 60.2|
- [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. 98: Kupido from Bengal (16), sold by Jan Suijdwijck, bookkeeper of the Merestijn, to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 60.