Alexander van Bengale1
M, #16435, b. circa 1682
|BirthOrigin*||Alexander was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1682. 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 15 years old in 1697.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 18 June 1697 Alexander van Bengale was sold by Hendrik Schrick to Johannes Pijthius, for Rds. 50.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 178.. 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. 178. 18.6.1697, p. 204: Alexander from Bengal (15), sold by Hendrik Strik (signature Schrick), first mate of De Waterman. to Johannes Pithius for Rds. 50.