Titus van Bengale1
M, #16198, b. circa 1670
|BirthOrigin*||Titus was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1670. 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 25 years old in 1695.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 8 June 1695 Titus van Bengale was sold by Elsie van Suurwaerden to Arien van Wijck, for Rds. 100.2|
- [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.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.170. 8.6.1695, p. 133 (verso): Titus from Bengal (25), sold by Elsje van Suurwaerden to Arijen van Wijck for Rds. 100.