Matthijs van Malabar1

M, #16218, b. circa 1674

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Last Edited09/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Matthijs was from the Malabar Coast and was perhaps born there circa 1674. He was said to be 22 years old in 1696.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 19 January 1696 Matthijs van Malabar and Jonas van Malabar were sold by Christiaen van Alst to Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge or Jan Stevensz Botma de Oude, for Rds. 84 each.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.171-172.. 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.171. 19.1.1696, p. 12 (verso): Matthijs from Malabar (22), Jonas from Malabar (16), sold for Rds. 84 each by Christiaan van Alst, the captain of the Christiaan Quintus, to Jan Steven Botma..

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