Claas Carelse1

M, #16276, b. circa 1660

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Last Edited11/05/2015
Birth*Claas Carelse was born circa 1660.1
Slave TransactionsOn 18 June 1696 Claas van Bengale was sold by Francois van der Stel to Claas Carelse, for Rds. 105. However in Changing Hands, Shell records the purchaser to be Gerrit Vieroot.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.173.. 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.173. 18.6.1696, pp. 73 (verso) - 74: Claas from Bengal (28), sold by Frans van der Stel to Carel Carelse of Batavia for Rds. 105.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       1069     
    Slaves First Name:       Claas     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bengal     
    Day Of Sale:       18     
    Month Of Sale:       6     
    Year Of Sale:       1696     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       28     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       105     
    Sellers Last Name:       Van der Stel     
    Sellers First Name:       Francois     
    Sellers Civil Status:       Monsieur     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Batavia     
    Sellers Occupation:       Jonker     
    Buyers Last Name:       Visroot     
    Buyers First Name:       Gerrit     
    Buyers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       under-merchant     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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