Daniel van Madagascar1

M, #16309, b. circa 1676

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Last Edited14/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Daniel was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1676. He was said to be 20 years old in 1696.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 10 July 1696 Daniel van Madagascar and Mary van Madagascar were sold by Jan Dircks de Beer to Gerrit Basson, respectively for f 500 and f 300 which was to be paid in full in January 1697.2
On 10 January 1697 Daniel van Madagascar and Dirk van Bengale were sold by Gerrit Basson to Matthijs Michiels, for f 400.3,4


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 174.. 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. 174. 10.7.1696, 91 (verso) - 93; Daniel (20) and Maria (15), both from Madagascar, sold by Jan Dircx de Beer to Gerrit Basson for f 500 and f 300 respectively. The amount of f 900 was to be paid in full in January 1697.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p., pp. 135-135 (verso): Daniel from Madagascar (30) and Dirk from Bengal (16), sold by Gerrit Basson to Matthijs Michielsz for f 400.
  4. [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:       1115     
    Slaves First Name:       Daniel     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Madagascar     
    Day Of Sale:       10     
    Month Of Sale:       1     
    Year Of Sale:       1697     
    Trace Possible:       slave comes up for sale again     
    Type Of Name:       Old Testament     
    Continental Origin Code:       Mada&Mau     
    Slaves Age:       20     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       133     
    Sellers Last Name:       Basson     
    Sellers First Name:       Gerrit     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Sellers Occupation:       Market Gardener     
    Buyers Last Name:       Michiels     
    Buyers First Name:       Matthijs     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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