Maria van Macassar1

F, #16700, b. circa 1680

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Last Edited28/08/2019
BirthOrigin*Maria was from Macassar and was perhaps born there circa 1680. Her age is estimated.1 
BaptismMaria van Macassar was baptized on 20 June 1706 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). I have assumed this to be the correct baptism for Maria van Macassar - she subsequently appears as a baptism witness to a slave child, also owned by WA vd Stel, and must therefor have been baptised herself.2 
Baptisms - WitnessMaria van Macassar witnessed the baptism of Catharina van de Caep on 6 February 1707 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Slave TransactionsOn 12 March 1699 Maria van Macassar was sold on behalf of Maria Paviliaens by Johannes Kiesinge to Willem Adriaan van der Stel, for Rds. 80.4


  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. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[20 Juny 1706] Nog van d' [Edele] Heer goeveneur gedoopt drie slavinnen, na voorgaande belydenis, gent. - Dina [Diana van Cochin] - Cicilia - Maria [van Macassar]."
  3. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[6 Feb:r 1707] van Adam van Batavia en Rosetta van Cijlon onder getuyge van Maria van Maccasser, gen[aem]t. - Catrina. Lijfegen vand [Edele] Heer Willem vander Stel"
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 188. 12.3.1699: Maria from Macassar (-), sold on behalf of the Rev. Johannes Kiesinge by Maria Paviliaens, wife of Daniel Heins, Council Extraordinary, to Willem Adriaan van der Stel for Rds. 80.

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