Mary van Madagascar1

F, #16257, b. circa 1676

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Last Edited20/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Mary was from the Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1676. She was said to be 20 years old in 1696.1 

Family

Child
Slave TransactionsOn 9 February 1696 Mary van Madagascar and Jannetje van Madagascar were sold by Richard Glover to Jan Dircks de Beer, for Rds. 80. They were mother and daughter.2
On 11 February 1696 Mary van Madagascar and Jannetje van Madagascar were sold by Jan Dircksen de Beer to Catrina Backers, for Rds. 90.3
On 2 December 1697 Mary van Madagascar was sold by Catrina Backers to Dirk van Coningshoven, for Rds. 100.4
On 2 December 1697 Jannetje van Madagascar was sold by Catrina Backers to Christian Elers, for Rds. 30. In this transaction the toddler, said to be 4 years old, but in reality half that age, was separated from her mother, Mary van Madagascar.5

Citations

  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.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.172. 9.2.1696, pp. 27 (verso) - 28: Mary from Madagascar (20) and her child Jannetje (1), sold by Richard Glover, the captain of the Amity, to Jan Dircx de Beer for Rds. 80.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.172.11.2.1696, p. 32: Mary from Madagascar (20) and Jannetje (1), sold by Jan Dircx de Beer to Catrijna Backers for Rds. 90.
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 181. 2.12.1697, p. 278: Mary from Madagascar (30), sold by the "vrijborgeresse" Catarina Backers to the sergeant Dirck van Coningshoven for Rds. 100.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 181. 2.12.1697, p. 278 (verso): Jannetje from Madagascar (4), sold by Catarina Backers to Christiaen Elers for Rds. 30.
 

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