Abram van Macassar1

M, #16473, b. circa 1677

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Last Edited18/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Abram was from Macassar and was perhaps born there circa 1677. His age is estimated.1 
(FatherCandidate) BirthPieternella van de Caep was born before 16 October 1701 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, I have assumed this to be the correct mother-daughter relationship, due to the fact that the baptism was recorded amongst those of the free population, and that Sara van Macassar married a few years later in the same church. Slaves were not permitted to marry formally. Corrections are welcome. In my view the father could have been one of three individuals, namely: Abraham van Macassar, Abram van Macassar and Hannibal van Macassar. I have yet to identify manumissions for either Abraham nor Abram, prior to the baptism of this child. Hannibal on the other hand was manumitted in 1692 and married Sara in 1705.2 
Slave TransactionsOn 25 June 1697 Abram van Macassar was sold by Johannes Sibens to Abraham Diemer, for Rds. 40.3


  1. [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.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 179. 25.6.1697. pp. 227 (recto et verso): Abram from Macassar (-), sold by Johannes Sibens, sailing with the return fleet, to Abraham Diemer for Rds. 40.

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