Matthijs van Bengale

M, #16846, b. circa 1673

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Last Edited29/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Matthijs was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1673. He was said to be 27 years old in 1700.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 10 May 1700 Matthijs van Bengale was sold by Jacob Landsheer to Hercùles van Loon, for Rds. 55.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 193.. 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. 193. 10.5 .1700: Matthijs from Bengal (27), sold by Jacob Lundsen [Landsheer], skipper of the Nigtevegt, to Hercules van Loon for Rds. 55.

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