Sambo Namgombe van Tamboijt1

M, #16233, b. between 1682 and 1688

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Last Edited04/04/2016
BirthOrigin*Sambo is assumed to be from the Indonesian Archipelago and was perhaps born there between 1682 and 1688. He or she was included in a group of slaves with names similar to those of others from this region and were all said to between 8 and 14 years old in 1696.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 4 February 1696 Isse Cici van Tamanawol, Sambo Namgombe van Tamboijt, Carra Sova van Tansumo, Inpieta van Tamanawol, Ereffa van Temetard, Sambo van Temetard, Hallahtava van Tevekaeijn, Mohua van Tevekaeijn, Etobe van Tanboijaijt, Ekoota Raeij Hoolbee van Tancinaaij, Maria van de Cust and Aurora Origin Unknown were sold by Richard Glover to Simon van der Stel, as a group for Rds. 650 or f 1,950.2


  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.171-172. 4.2.1696, p. 24: The following slaves were sold by Richard Glover, the captain of the English vessel Amity, to Simon van der Stel: Isse Cici from Tamanewol; Sambo Nangombe from Tamboijt; Carra Sova from Tansumo; Inpieta from Tamanewol; Ereffa from Temetard; Samba from Temetard; Hallantava from Tevekaeijn; Mohua from Tevekaeijn; Etobe from Tanboijaijt; Ekoota Raeij Hoolbee from Tancinaaij. as well as Maria and Aurora. The ages of these slaves ranged from 8 to 14 years and Simon van der Stel paid Glover Rds. 650 or f 1 950.

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