Jacob van Bengale1
M, #16399, b. circa 1669
|BirthOrigin*||Jacob was feom Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1669. Van Bengale - or from Bengal - was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from any of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal. He was said to be 28 years old in 1697.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 11 June 1697 Jacob van Bengale was sold by Bartholomeus van der Velde to Francois van der Stel, for Rds. 80.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 177.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 177. 11.6.1697, p. 184: Jacob of Bengal (28), sold by Bartholomeus van der Velde, a junior merchant on the Oosterland, to Francois van der Stel for Rds. 80.