Louis van Bengale1
M, #16464, b. circa 1682
|BirthOrigin*||Louis 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 25 June 1697 Louis van Bengale was sold by Nicolaes Neuselaer to Gerrit Vieroot, for Rds. 65.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 179.. 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. 179. 25.6.1697, p. 210: Louis from Bengal (15), sold by Claes Neuselaar, skipper of the Waterman, to Gerrit Vieroot for Rds. 65.