Hercules van Madagascar1

M, #16524, b. circa 1687

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Last Edited21/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Hercules was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1687. He was said to be 11 years old in 1698.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 16 January 1698 Hercules van Madagascar was sold by Adam Baldridge to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 54.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 182.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 182. ] 6.1.1698, p. 300 (verso): Hercules from Madagascar (11), sold by Adam Balldrydg (sic) of the English vessel Swift to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 54.

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