Hannibal van Bengale1

M, #16191, b. circa 1663

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Last Edited04/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Hannibal was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1663. 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 32 years old in 1695.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 24 May 1695 Hannibal van Bengale and Jonathan van Malabar were sold by Claes Bronckhorst to Henning Hüsing, for Rds. 110.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.170.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.170. 24.5.1695, p. 126: Hannibal from Bengal (32) and Jonathan from Malabar (27/28), sold by skipper Claes Bronckhorst to Henning Hüsing for Rds. 110.

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