Francois van der Kust Coromandel1

M, #16549, b. 1671/72

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Last Edited21/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Francois was from the Coromandel Coast and was perhaps born there in 1671/72. He was said to be 26 or 27 years old in 1698.1 
Slave EmancipationsOn 7 February 1698 Francois van der Kust Coromandel was emancipated by Jacob Joppe de Jonge, on condition that he serve his owner or his owner's son for a further four years. The emancipation would therefor only become effective in July 1702.2


  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. 7.2.1698: Francois from the Coast (26/27), freed by Jacob Joppe de Jongh, but is first to serve for another four years. If de Jongh dies within four years, Francois is to serve de Jongh's son until the four years have passed.

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