Anthonij van Trancquebare1

M, #16315, b. circa 1679

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Last Edited14/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Anthonij was from Trancquebar and was perhaps born there circa 1679. He was said to be 18 years old in 1697.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 5 January 1697 Anthonij van Trancquebare was sold by Jan Pietersz: van Vleugel to Jacob Krebs, for Rds. 91. Böeseken records the surname of the purchaser as Calis, Shell as Krilis and I have assumed him to be Jacob Krebs. Corrections welcome.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 175.. 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. 175. 5.1.1697, pp. 133 (verso) - 134: Anthonij from Trancquebare (18), sold by Jan Pietersz van Vleugel to Jacob Calis for Rds. 91.
  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:       1105     
    Slaves First Name:       Anthonij     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Tranquebar     
    Day Of Sale:       5     
    Month Of Sale:       1     
    Year Of Sale:       1697     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Classical     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       18     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       91     
    Sellers Last Name:       Van Vleugel     
    Sellers First Name:       Jan page     
    Sellers Civil Status:       D     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Skipper     
    Buyers Last Name:       Krilis     
    Buyers First Name:       Jacob     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Comments And References:       Bocc     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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