Andries van Bengale1
M, #16411, b. circa 1670
|BirthOrigin*||Andries was feom Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1670. 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 27 years old in 1697.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 11 June 1697 Andries van Bengale was sold by Ditlof Croes to Hendrick Snewindt, for Rds. 45.2|
- [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. 196: Andries from Bengal (27), sold by Ditlof Croes, first mate of the Drie Croonen, to Hendrik Sneewint for Rds. 45.