Sem van Toradja1

M, #16202, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited04/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Sem was from South Sulawesi and was perhaps born there circa 1670. His age was not stipulated in 1695. The Tora(d)ja are an ethnic group from a mountainous region of South Sulawesi.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 16 April 1695 Sem van Toradja was sold by Joost Struijs to Joan Blesius, for Rds. 100.2


  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. 14.6.1695, pp. 136 (verso) 137: Scm from Toradja sold by Joost Struijs, bookkeeper of the Standvastigheijt, to J oan Blesius for Rds. 100.

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