Joseph van Bengale1
M, #16160, b. circa 1675
|BirthOrigin*||Joseph 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 11 May 1695 Joseph van Bengale and Sara van Timor were sold by Cornelis Keleman to Jan Dircks de Beer, for Rds. 120.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.169.. 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.169. 11.5.1695, p. 121: Joseph from Bengal (20) and Sara from Timor (30), sold by Cornelis Keeleman, skipper of De Spiegel, to Jan Dircx de Beer for Rds. 120.