Pieter van der Kust Coromandel1

M, #17498, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited29/11/2015
BirthOrigin*Pieter was from Coromandel Coast and was perhaps born there circa 1670. His age is estimated.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 25 March 1724 Pieter van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Arnoldus Willemsz Basson to Jan Mijndertse Kruijwagen de Caep de Goede Hoop, for Rds. 113. Basson had died in 1698 - the reason this transaction and the inventory of his property is recorded so many years after his death is as yet unclear to me.2,3


  1. [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). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  2. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.120 1/2. Testator(s): Arnoldus Willemsz Basson. 26 September 1724
    Reference no.: MOOC10/3.64. Testator(s): Arnoldus Willemsz: Basson. 8 November 1724."
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:           0202
    Slaves First Name:           Isaac
    Slaves Middle Name:      Casta
    Presumed Place Of Origin:      van Bengal
    Day Of Sale:           20
    Month Of Sale:           5
    Year Of Sale:           1677
    Type Of Name:           Old Testament
    Continental Origin Code:      Indian Sub Continent
    Slaves Gender:           Male
    Price In Rixdollars:           60
    Sellers Last Name:           Van den Kas
    Sellers First Name:           Harmen
    Sellers Civil Status:           VOC employee
    Sellers Gender:           Male
    Sellers Domicile:           Transit-at sea
    Sellers Occupation:      Steward
    Buyers Last Name:           Basson
    Buyers First Name:           Willem Arnoldus
    Buyers Civil Status:      burgher
    Buyers Gender:           Male
    Buyers Domicile:           Table valley
    Buyers Occupation:      farmer
    Comments And References:      Ship: Ter Wapen Van Alkmaer
    Primary Reference:      Anna Boeseken; Appendices.

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