Johannes Jansz: van Batavia1

M, #17605, b. circa 1720

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Last Edited10/12/2016
BirthOrigin*Johannes was from Batavia and was perhaps born there circa 1720. The date is estimated. Bear in mind that (former) slaves from Batavia could actually have originated anywhere in the regions controlled by the VOC.1 
Marriage*He married Rosetta van Bengale on 15 October 1758 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1,2
Duplicate?*It is possible that Johannes Jansz: van Batavia and Johannes Jansz van Ceijlon are the same individual. 


  1. [S645] E-mails from Corney Keller to Delia Robertson, October 2011-November 2013 "1758
    Den 15 October
    Johannes Jonsz: van Batavia,
    vrijzwart alhier jongman: met
    Rosetta van Bengalen, weduwe
    van Arend Balij."
  2. [S379] Delia Robertson, translator, Cape Melting Pot - the role and status of the mixed population at the Cape, 1652-1795 (Johannesburg, South Africa: Delia Robertson, 2005) Translated from Groep Sonder Grense, Die Rol en Status van die Gemengde Bevolking aan die Kaap 1652-1795, by H.F. Heese, M.A., PH.D , JANSEN, Johannes           Batavia
    x 1758 Rosetta van Bengal, widow of Arend van Bali
    MR. Hereinafter cited as Cape Melting Pot.

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