Anthony van Bengale1
M, #16466, b. circa 1673
|BirthOrigin*||Anthony was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1673. 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 24 years old in 1697.1|
|Slave Transactions||On 29 June 1697 Anthony van Bengale was sold by Johan Lispensier to Mirra Moor van Ceylon, for Rds. 70.2|
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 180.. 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. 180. 29.6.1697, p. 235: Anthony from Bengal (24), sold by Johan Lispensier, sailing on the Cattendijk, to the Free Black Mira Moor for Rds. 70.