Callo van Madagascar1

F, #18786, b. circa 1674

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Last Edited22/08/2019
Birth*Callo van Madagascar was born circa 1674 in Maningear, Madagascar, was from.1,2


NotesIn 1676 the Company sent the Voorhout to Madagascar to acquire slaves. Those brought to the Cape included four females named Callo. Two were said to be adults, one a youth (which I take to be about 9 or 10 because pre-pubuscent girls were at times enumerated as adult) and one a child, perhaps around two to six years old. In my view, the woman who had children up to 1691, is not the same as the individual who started having children in 1699. The group of women would have included: Calo van Madagascar and Callo van Madagascar.3


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [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), Sequence Number:       147     
    First Name Of Slave:       Callo     
    Place Of Purchase:       Maningaer, Madagascar     
    Gender:       female     
    Age Group:       child     
    Rixdollars:       7     
    Ship Name:       Voorhout     
    Location And Archive Volume Number:       The Hague, Algemene Ryksarchief, Overkomende brieven KA (old series) 3989     
    Archive Folios:       folios 672-695     
    Journal Author Title Details:       James C. Armstrong , "Malagasy slaves names in the seventeenth century     
    Journal:       Omaly sy Anio, Nos. 17-20 (1983-84)     
    Pages:       page 48     
    Year:       1676     . Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands.

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