Manuel van de Caep van Margriet van Madagascar1

F, #18717, b. 16 December 1696
Mother*Margrita van Madegasker b. c 1670; I am assuming the same women gave birth to children spaced 18 months apart ... the birthing pattern at the time averaged about two years (give or take) between children1

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Last Edited16/11/2022
RacialDesignation* On 16 December 1696 Manuel van de Caep van Margriet van Madagascar was described as heelslag, a racial tag meaning both parents were African or Asian. In this instance given his mother was Malagasy, his father may also have been from Madagascar. For more on the racial and social typecasting of the period, visit this page: Nomenclature & identity tags peculiar to the Cape of Good Hope deriving from an individual’s legal status made for legally-entrenched hierarchic discrimination.1 
BaptismsManuel van de Caep van Margriet van Madagascar was baptized on 16 December 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 16 December 1696, Manuel van de Caep van Margriet van Madagascar was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 16 December 1696 Margrita van Madegasker and Manuel van de Caep van Margriet van Madagascar were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


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