Jacob van Malabar1

M, #16196, b. before 1670

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Last Edited04/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Jacob was from Malabar Coast and was perhaps born there before 1670. His age was not stipulated when manumitted in 1695, but he would have had to be at least 25 years old.1 
Slave EmancipationsOn 8 June 1695 Jacob van Malabar was emancipated by Elsie van Suurwaerden, on condition that he not return to Batavia. Elsje van Suurwarden was disposing of several slaves following the death of her second husband.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. 8.6.1695, p. 131 (verso): Jacob from Malabar, manumitted by Elsje van Suurwaerden, the widow of Andries de Man, on condition that Jacob will not return to Batavia.

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