Assang van Macassar1

M, #18962, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited11/03/2019
BirthOrigin*Assang was from Macassar, Sulawesi, and was likely born there circa 1640. The date is estimated. It was recorded that — Dese Bovenstaande persoonen draagt haar gesamentlijk stil & wel.2,1 
(Exile) Arrival On 21 March 1681, Daim Mengale van Macassar arrived at Cape from Batavia on board the Huis te Zilverstein. He was among 11 Indonesian royal princes and nobility who, along with their families, wives, concubines, slaves and retinue, were sent into exile as ‘imprisoned criminals’ around this time. On the same vessel were Assang van Macassar, Boung van Macassar, Kierssi van Macassar, Samprina van Macassar, Chitra Wangsa van Macassar and Carrie Mangin Bura van Macassar.1 


  1. [S856] Mansell Upham 'Identifying Jonker van Macassar', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (…), April 2016. "p.11."
  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), citing C.501, Letters despatched p.508, Sep 5, 1686 … List … de … Macasarschen Princen. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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