Angela van Bengale

F, #6260, b. circa 1648, d. before 18 July 1720

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Last Edited14/11/2014
Birth*Angela van Bengale was born circa 1648 in Bengal, India.1
 
BaptismAngela van Bengale was baptized on 29 April 1668 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Catharina van Paliacatta.2 
Marriage*She married Arnoldus Willemsz on 15 December 1669 (Cape Town).3
 
Death*She died before 18 July 1720.4
 
Note*Maaij Ansela and her family Johannes van As, Anna de Coningh, Jacobùs van As and Arnoldus Willemsz Basson are featured in Mansell Upham's article, Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family: A closer look at the events surrounding the first execution of a free-burgher in Cape colonial society for the murder of a non-European published in Capensis Volumes 4/1997 to 2/1999. This article is highly recommended further reading on this family.5 
Slave*Angela van Bengale was the slave of Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp, on 4 December 1656 at Batavia, Java, Indonesia, , when they sailed with the return fleet to the Cape of Good Hope, where she remained. The fleet arrived on 21 February 1657.5 
SlaveTransaction*Angela van Bengale was sold by Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp, to Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck between 21 February 1657 and 18 September 1659 de Caep de Goede Hoop.5,6 
SlaveTransactionAngela van Bengale was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Abraham Gabbema on 19 April 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.7,8 
SlaveEmancipation*Angela van Bengale was emancipated by Abraham Gabbema, on 13 April 1666 de Caep de Goede Hoop. Anna de Coningh, Jacobùs van As and Johannes van As were most likely the children who were emancipated with her. In an arrangement that in my view was apparently crafted to ease her transition, in the first six months of freedom Angela was to work for Thomas Christoffel Müller in exchange for food and clothing. Thereafter if she wished to continue in his employ, Müller would have to pay her a salary; and, if she so wished, she would be entitled to leave his service.5,9 
(Witness) BaptismShe witnessed the baptism of Catharina van Paliacatta on 29 April 1668 (Cape Town).10,11 
(Witness) BaptismShe witnessed the baptism of Christoffel NN on 9 March 1669 (Cape Town).12,11
(Witness) BaptismShe witnessed the baptism of Cornelia van de Caep in May 1669 (Cape Town).13 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Angila van Bengale between 15 December 1669 and 31 August 1670.14,15 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Willem Basson on 31 August 1670 (Cape Town).15 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Angela van Bengalen 9 February 1673. 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Gerrit Basson on 9 February 1673 (Cape Town).16 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Johannes Basson on 14 July 1675 (Cape Town).17 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Elsie NN on 29 August 1677 (Cape Town).18 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Angiela van Bengale 21 June 1679. 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Michiel Basson on 25 June 1679 (Cape Town).19 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Elsie NN on 29 June 1681 (Cape Town).20 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Angila van Bengalen 16 May 1683. 
(WitnessParent) BaptismShe is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Maria Basson on 16 May 1683 (Cape Town).21 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Maaij Ansela 1692.11 
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Anselaar van Bangale 28 October 1703.22 
(Witness) BaptismShe witnessed the baptism of Susanna Snijman on 28 October 1703 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.22
NameRecordThe name of Angela van Bengale was written in the record as Angela Basson 25 November 1703.23 
(Witness) BaptismShe and Christoffel Snijman witnessed the baptism of Willem van As on 25 November 1703 (Cape Town).23,24
Will*She left a will on 13 January 1718 de Caep de Goede Hoop.25

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Arnoldus Willemsz Basson b. c 1640, d. c 1691
Children

Citations

  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - Date estimate based on the statement in the baptismal record of 1668 that Angila was one of two "bejaerde personen" - indicating a adult person.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: an 1668
    den 29 April zijn gedoopt na gedaen belydenisse twee bejaerde personen, waer van de een genaemt wiert Angila de andere Catharien, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: [1669] den 15 Decemb'. Arnoldus Willemsz van Wesel vrijman met Angila van Bengale, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  4. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/basson/I002.html."
  5. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Capensis (Maaij Ansela)," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99. Hereinafter cited as "Maaij Ansela."
  6. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.125. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  7. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, Maaij Ansela was sold (19 April 1662) by Commander Jan van Riebeeck prior to his departure to Batavia. No children of hers whatsoever are mentioned and in any case do not appear to have been born yet.
  8. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125: 19.4.1662, 1, p. 305: Angela from Bengal, sold by Jan van Ricbecck to Abraham Gabbema. No mention made of age, price, or what happened to her husband and three children.
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 13.4.1666, Ill, p. 120: The slave Angela from Bengal and her three children manumitted by Abraham Gabbema before his departure for Batavia. Provision made for Angela who would have to work for six months in the home of Thomas Christoffel Muller in return for food and clothes. If after six months they mutually agreed to continue the arrangement, Muller was to pay Angela a salary and allow her to leave his service, should she desire to do so.
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 29 April zijn gedoopt na gedaen belydenisse twee bejaerde personen, waer van de een genaemt wiert Angila de andere Catharien, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742', Uprooted Lives, UL014, October 2014.
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [1669]; [de]n 9 Maert een soontje van Groote Catrijn wiert genaemt Christoffel tot getuyge stont Angila., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669
    den May (day left blank)
    een dochtertje van Mary slavinne van de luyt: Coon wiert genamet Cornelia tot getuiyge stont Angila, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar): den 15 Decemb'
    Arnoldus Willemsz van Wesel vrijman met Angila van Bengale.
    , May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 31 August [1670]
    een soontje van Arnoldus Willemsz en Angila syn huysvr' wiert genaamt
    Willem tot getuygen stonden Jochem Marquaart en Jannitje Ferdinandus
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  16. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 9 dito (Febr)
    Een soontje van Arnoldus Willemsz #
    (a note at the end of this page reads)
    # en Angela van Bengalen wierdt gen't
    Gerrit getuygen waren Hans Michell Callenbagh
    en Aeltie [too faint to read]
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  17. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): dito (Den 14 July) [1675]
    een soontie van Arnoldus Willemsz van Wesell en syn huysvrouw Angela van Bengalen wiert genaamt Johannes getuygen waeren Hendrick de Leeuw en Anneke [Steen]
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 29 Aug. Elsie
    Arnoldus Willemsz van[lwpl] en Angela van Bengale Oolof Bergh van Gotteburg Sargeant in dienst van de E.Clomp en Adriana Sterreveldt huijsvr' van Hendrick Everts Smit
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [1679] Den selfde dito (25 Junii)
    Michiel
    Arnoldus Willems en Angiela van Bengale
    Fredrick Bogelman en [Aegie V..s], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  20. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 29 dito (Junii) Elsie Arnoldus Willemsz en Angela van Bengale Juffrou ten Berghs, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  21. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 16 Maei Maria, Arnoldus Willems en Angila van Bengalen [witnesses were] Jan Vlack en Gertruit huisvrouw van Theunis Dircksen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  22. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1703; 28ste October, Sùsanna. d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, Moeder Margareta de Savoije, getùygen Anselaar van Bangale.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  23. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1703; 25ste ditto [10 Novemb]; Willem. de Vader Jacobùs van As, d' Moeder Helena Willemse, d' getùygen Angela Basson, Christoffel Snijman.
  24. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 85. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  25. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. My thanks to Mansell Upham for the copy of Angela van Bengale's will and for the transcription.
  26. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, . . . we cannot discount the possibility the the following two slave children, jointly baptised on 28 August 1661 were her two children:
    Jacob buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld
    Annetjie buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld . . .
  27. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, The only likely candidate for her outstanding voorzoon, in the final analysis, then, would be Jan van As who was executed (1688), the same year in which Maaij Ansela appears minus one of her six sons in the muster roll for that year. At the time of his trial he is referred to as a seker vrijmans soon. It is significant that Jacobus van As chose to name his eldest son Johannes. We shall see later that documentary proof exists in the trial papers that Maaij Ansela's husband, Arnoldus Willemsz [Basson] (from Wesel) in de wandeling genaamd Jag(h)t, is specifically referred to as the stepfather (stijfvader) of the accused Jan van As.
  28. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 3 Junius een soontje van Angila wiert genaemt Pieter tot getuijge stond. Catrine comp: slavinne doch christen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  29. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 31 August [1670]
    een soontje van Arnoldus Willemsz en Angila syn huysvr' wiert genaamt
    Willem tot getuygen stonden Jochem Marquaart en Jannitje Ferdinandus, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  30. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 9 dito (Febr)
    Een soontje van Arnoldus Willemsz #
    (a note at the end of this page reads)
    # en Angela van Bengalen wierdt gen't
    Gerrit getuygen waren Hans Michell Callenbagh
    en Aeltie [too faint to read], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  31. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): dito (Den 14 July) [1675]
    een soontie van Arnoldus Willemsz van Wesell en syn huysvrouw Angela van Bengalen wiert genaamt Johannes getuygen waeren Hendrick de Leeuw en Anneke [Steen], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  32. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 29 Aug. Elsie
    Arnoldus Willemsz van[lwpl] en Angela van Bengale Oolof Bergh van Gotteburg Sargeant in dienst van de E.Clomp en Adriana Sterreveldt huijsvr' van Hendrick Everts Smit, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  33. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den selfde [21 jun 1679] dito Michiel
    Arnoldus Willemsz en Angiela van Bengale [Fredrick Bogelman en Aegie V..s], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  34. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 29 dito (Junii) Elsie Arnoldus Willemsz en Angela van Bengale Juffrou ten Berghs, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  35. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 16 Maei Maria, Arnoldus Willems en Angila van Bengalen [witnesses were] Jan Vlack en Gertruit huisvrouw van Theunis Dircksen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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