Jochem van Bengale1

M, #16716, b. circa 1669

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Last Edited26/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Jochem was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1669. He was said to be 30 years old in 1699.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 17 March 1699 Jochem van Bengale was sold by Ragel Sijnekes to Lambart van Hoff, for Rds. 30.2,3


  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, p. 188. 17.3.1699: Jochem from Bengal (30), sold by Rachel Sinnekas, the widow of Tyrensz Nieuwenhuysen (signature Ragel Sijnekes). Name of buyer and price unknown.
  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), Sequence IDNO:       1491     
    Slaves First Name:       Jochem     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bengal     
    Day Of Sale:       17     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1699     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       30     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       30     
    Sellers Last Name:       Nieuwenhuijs [Widow]     
    Sellers First Name:       Tyrens     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Marital Status:       Widow     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Widow     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van Hof     
    Buyers First Name:       Lambert     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Stellenbosch district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Comments And References:       Sinnekas; Rachel=W     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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