Anthonij van Bengale1

M, #16699, b. circa 1681

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Last Edited26/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Anthonij was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1681. He was said to be 18 years old in 1699.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 12 March 1699 Anthonij van Bengale was gifted by Joan van Hoorn, to Johannes van Keulen, on condition that Anthonij was not to be sold and that he be granted his freedom on the death of Van Keulen.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 188.. 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, 12.3.1699: Anthonij from Bengal (18), a gift from Joan van Hoom to Joan
    van Rotterdam [sic. Joan van Keulen v. Rotterdam] on the same conditions as above.p. 188.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Manumitter Surname:       Rotterdam, van Keulen     
    Manumitter First Name:       Joan. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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