Beggum (Begum) Pn Bunni Dada van Macassar1

F, #18970, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited11/03/2019
BirthOrigin*Pn 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.1 
Marriage-Candidate*She and Bunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij may have been married before 1682. This relationship is assumed. The Macassarese royalty exiled to the Cape included spouses and children. This person was only recorded as Beggum [sic] Bunni Dada. Begum is a female royal title used in central and south Asia.2 
(Spouse) ShipVoyage On 20 January 1682 the Kortgene departed Ceylon enroute to the Cape where it arrived on 5 April 1682. Among those on board were the politically exiled Macassarese prince Bunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij, his wife, Beggum (Begum) Pn Bunni Dada van Macassar, assumed; and two knechts, Rammasoda van Macassar and Ramantompi van Macassar.1,3 
MiscBunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij and Beggum (Begum) Pn Bunni Dada van Macassar was included in a list of Maccassarese royalty — Lijst … de … Macasarschen Princen C.501 — sent on 5 September 1686 from the Cape to the VOC in Batavia on 5 September 1686.4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Pn was written in the record as Beggum NN.4


  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), citing C.501, Letters despatched p.508, Sep 5, 1686 … List … de … Macasarschen Princen. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  2. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, citing C.501, Letters despatched p.508, Sep 5, 1686 … Lijst … de … Macasarschen Princen. Beggum · Bela · Betan · Boset · Boung · Bunni Dada.
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 5761.2 from Ceylon
    Number     5761.2
    Name of ship     KORTGENE
    Tonnage     1139
    Type of ship     
    Built     1675
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     20-01-1682
    Place of departure     Ceylon
    Arrival at Cape     05-04-1682
    Departure from Cape     28-04-1682
    Date of arrival at destination     31-08-1682
    Place of arrival     
    Chamber for which cargo is destined     Amsterdam (469,73)
    Previous outward voyage     1375.2
    On Board     I     II     III
    Seafarers     70                         
    Soldiers 31. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, section on the princes of macassar, citing Letters despatched: Lijst … de … Macasarschen Princen C.501.

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