Joost Pieters van Batavia1

M, #16736, b. circa 1673

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Last Edited27/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Joost was from Batavia and was perhaps born there circa 1673. He was said to be 26 years old in 1699.2,3 
Slave TransactionsOn 24 April 1699 Joost Pieters van Batavia was sold by Gerrit de Beer to Jan van Meerland, for Rds. 65.4


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 189-190.. 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. 189.
  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:       1505     
    Slaves First Name:       Joost     
    Slaves Middle Name:       Pieter     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Batavia     
    Day Of Sale:       24     
    Month Of Sale:       4     
    Year Of Sale:       1699     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Age:       26     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       65     
    Sellers Last Name:       de Beer     
    Sellers First Name:       Gerrit     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Skipper     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van Meerland     
    Buyers First Name:       Jan     
    Buyers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       quartermaster     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 189. 24.4.1699: Joost Pieters from Batavia, sold by Gerrit de Beer, skipper of the Bekesteijn, to Jan van Meerland for Rds. 65.

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