James Thwaites1

M, #16539, b. circa 1665

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Last Edited21/05/2015
Birth*James Thwaites was born circa 1665.1
Occupation* On 11 February 1698 James Thwaites was the captain of the King William, an English vessel.2,1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 February 1698, the name of James was written in the record as Jacobus Thwaites.1
Slave TransactionsOn 11 February 1698 Pompejus van de Kust Coromandel was sold by James Thwaites to Joan Blesius, for Rds. 25.3


  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. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1696-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.70. It was the same with the English ship "King William," which almost had a "lost" voyage, and whose officers were so destitute of money that they could not have paid their expenses if we had not lent them f 1,308 light money, the amount advanced to them by Captain Twaits for the English Company.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 182. 11.2.1698: Pompejus from the Coast Coromandel (l2), sold by laeobus Thwaites (signature lames Thwaites), of the English vessel King William to Joan Blesius for Rds. 25.

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