Abdul S van Macassar1

M, #17595, b. circa 1665

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Last Edited11/03/2019
BirthOrigin*Abdul was from Macassar and was perhaps born there circa 1665. The date is estimated. I have assumed him to be the exiled Macassarese prince banished to the Cape in 1680, along with his unnamed brother, for insolence to his mother, viz.: met sijn broeder: wegens ongehoorsaamheijd tegens haar moeder tot naardere order in de ketting gebannen in Ao 1680 met 't schip 'ASIA' overgekomen; draagen haar wel.2      
(PoliticalPrisoner) ShipVoyageAbdul S van Macassar witnessed the New Tag of Azië on 24 November 1679 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.20 February 1680, the name of Abdul was written in the record as Adol van Macassar.2
Slave TransactionsOn 4 May 1718 Domingo van Bouton was sold by Matthijs Perreira to Abdul S van Macassar, for Rds 185.3


  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. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, section on the princes of macassar, citing Letters despatched: Lijst … de … Macasarschen Princen C.501.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       2784     
    Slaves First Name:       Domingo     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bouton     
    Day Of Sale:       4     
    Month Of Sale:       5     
    Year Of Sale:       1718     
    Type Of Name:       Day name     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       185     
    Sellers Last Name:       Perreira     
    Sellers First Name:       Matthijs     
    Sellers Civil Status:       freeblack     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Occupation:       Occupation     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van Macassar     
    Buyers First Name:       Abdul S     
    Buyers Civil Status:       freeblack     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Comments And References:       Islamic     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.

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