Maria van Bengale

F, #6284, b. circa 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited18/06/2017
BirthOrigin*Maria was from Malabar Coast, India, and perhaps born there circa 1660.1 
BaptismMaria van Bengale was baptized on 30 June 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2 
Marriage De facto* Before 1685 Maria van Bengale and Hans Rutger Trost were in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.3  
Marriage*She married Domingo van Bengale on 18 May 1691.4,5
 

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Bastiaen Jansen Colyn b. c 1650
Child
  • Agnitie Colyn+ b. b 5 Mar 1684; candidate relationship, perhaps further evidence of this relationship will surface as I add records.25

Family 3

Hans Rutger Trost b. c 1650, d. 1716
Children

Family 4

Domingo van Bengale b. c 1640
Child
(Witness) BaptismSlaveMaria van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Christiaan Victor on 7 June 1699 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).6 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Maria van Bengale was also known as Maria van Malabar.
12 August 1708, the name of Maria was written in the record as Maria Antonisz.7
Baptisms - WitnessMaria van Bengale potentially witnessed the baptism of Cornelis Campher on 27 October 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.8
She witnessed the baptism of Sophia van de Caep on 7 June 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
She and Domingo van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Johannes van de Caep on 15 November 1702 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).10
She and Domingo van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Cicilia van der Caep before 26 October 1704 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).11
She witnessed the baptism of Rachel van de Caep on 30 August 1705 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).12
She and Domingo van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Jannetie van Caab on 2 October 1707 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
She potentially witnessed the baptism of Jannes van de Caep on 29 January 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.14
She potentially witnessed the baptism of Caatje van de Caep on 29 January 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.14
She potentially witnessed the baptism of Anna Magadalena van de Caep on 29 January 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.14
She and Joost Ventura witnessed the baptism of Kobus van de Caep on 12 August 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).15
She and Fredrik Jansz: witnessed the baptism of Leonora van de Caep on 6 January 1709 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).16
Slave TransactionsMaria van Bengale was likely the slave sold by Jan Jacobsz Sloopen, to Anthonij Jansz van Bengale on 27 April 1676 de Caep de Goede Hoop, for Rds 35.17,18,1
Circa 1681 Maria van Bengale and Elisabeth Marcusz were sold by Anthonij Jansz van Bengale to Hans Rutger Trost, this transaction is assumed.19
Slave EmancipationsBefore 13 January 1688 Maria van Bengale was emancipated by Hans Rutger Trost de Caep de Goede Hoop.20,21,22

Citations

  1. [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)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), October 2014. "He had purchased a slave called Maria (from the Malabar Coast) on 27 April 1676. She had been sold to him by the skipper on Sparendam Jan Jacobsz Slooper for the amount of Rds 35."
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1686
    den 30 dito Domingo van Bengale en Maria van Bengale, beiarde, 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. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), p. 430; TROST, HANS RUTGER (S), also called HANS RUTGENTROOSTER.- Elberfeld. So. 1670, b. since 1677, resident at Stellenbosch. ~ 3.2.1692 Aaghje Claase Keysers of Rotterdam, wid. Nikolaas Breda. † 1716. (GMR 1670; MR. Vrye Lieden 1677; Will of 1688 in Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 646: 27; Will of 1702 in CJ 1164: 69; Inv. O.C. 3: 19; Bdlr. 1:97.) T. had two illeg. sons, Hendrik and Carl, by his slave Maria of Bengal, bapt. 2.11.1687; in the same year he manumitted Maria on account of her faithful services. (Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 620, under 20.11.1687.) A daughter of Aaghje Keysers and Nikolaas Breda, Engela Breda, married Michael Ley of Basel (q.v. ) (Inv. O.C. 3:20). A. Keysers had in 1690 a kindergarten school in Cape Town. (See P. S. du Toit, " Onderwys aan die Kaap onder die Kompanjie," p. 30.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  4. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1691
    Den 18 Maij sijn in den huijwelijken staet vereenigt Domingo van Bengalen, vrijborger alhier met Maria van Bengalen vrijborgeresse alhier., 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).
  5. [S347] Mansell Upham, "Slaves of the free-burgher Christoffel Groenewald", February 2006 (Pretoria, South Africa). This short register was prepared for Delia Robertson by Mansell Upham in February 2006.. Hereinafter cited as "Slaves of Christoffel Groenewald."
  6. [S747] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), Burger Slave Baptisms, 1696-1712: 7 Juny 1699. van Candares van Suratte, slavin van Gerrit Victor, onder getuyge van Joost Ventura, en Maria van Bengale, gent. — Christiaan, transcribed by Corney Keller, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as Burger Slave Baptisms.
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao' 1686
    eodem dito (27 October) Cornelis
    de moder Ansila een slavin van de Compn'
    Mari een [vrie] meit, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  9. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "7 Junij 1696. Gedoopt het kint van Ariantie vande Cust onder getuyge van Maria vn Bengale genaemt- Sophia https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11116-195153-5."
  10. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[15 Nov: 1702] een kind van Storm en Dina, lijfyge van Jonker [Francois?] vander Stel, onder getuygen van Domingo en Maria, gent. — Johannes
    familysearch.org
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DZN4-WPC."
  11. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [26] [October 1704] van David van Macasser, en Cornelia vande Caab, onder getuijgen van Domingo van Bengale, en syn huysvrouw Maria van Bengale, gent: - Cicilia, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  12. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[30 Aug: 1705] een kind van Helena van Java, slavin vanden vrijborger Lambert Adriaanz [van Weede], onder getuygen van Maria van Bengale, gent. - Rachel
    familysearch.org."
  13. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "Ditto [1707 2e Octobr.] Een dogtertie van Cornelia van Caab, onder getuijgen van Domingo van Bengale en Maria van Bengale - Jannetie; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11116-194249-8 - last accessed 10 May 2012."
  14. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[29 Januarij 1708] [the relevant Sundays would have been the 22nd or 29th - to me it looks more like a 9] Drie Slave-kindren van Gerrit Victor, de moeder is Hester van Suratte; de getuigen, Maria van Bengalen en Rebecca van de Caap. - Jannes - Caatje - Anna Magdalena
    familysearch.org."
  15. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[12 Augusti 1708] Een slave Jongetje van den burger Willem ten Damme; de getuigen Joost Ventura, en Maria Antonisz. - Kobus
    familysearch.org."
  16. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[6 Januarij 1709] Een Slaaven-kind van Steeven Vermeij, de vader was Nicolaas Jansz: de moeder Flora van Macassar; de getuigen Fredrik Jansz: [van Batavia] en Maria Antonisz. - Leonora
    familysearch.org."
  17. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 27.4.1676          [Verlore]
    Skipper Jan Jacobsz Slooper verkoop aan Anthonij Jansz van Bengale die slavin Maria van die Kus van Malabar vir 35 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  18. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 27.4.1676: Maria from the Coast of Malabar, sold by skipper Jan Jacobsz Slooper to Anthony Jansz from Bengal for Rds. 35.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  19. [S203] Mansell Upham 'UL14 Cape Mothers', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Circumstantial evidence points to this slave family passing to the free-burgher Hans Rutgert Trost (from Erbervelt / Herbervelt)."
  20. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Who is Jannetje Rutgertroost? A genealogical investigation into the origins of a Cape of Good Hope-born mesties woman variously found in the records as: Jannetie / Jannetie Hans:/Hanse: Rutgertroost', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), April 2012. "Trost bequeaths (13 January 1688) monies to his 2 illegal sons "by Maria van Bangala my former slave now manumitted" (in onecht by mijn gewesen slavin nu vrijgegewen Maria van Bengala)."
  21. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, ... in the same year he manumitted Maria on account of her faithful services. (Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 620, under 20.11.1687.).
  22. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar): ao 1691. Den 18 Maij sijn in den huijwelijken staet vereenigt Domingo van Bengalen, vrijborger alhier met Maria van Bengalen vrijborgeresse alhier., May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  23. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1680
    den 7 April Elisabet
    de moeder Mary een slave van Antonij van Bengale
    de peet dar van was Catharina Anthonii, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  24. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Uprooted Lives 30 Jannetje Rutgertroost', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Her likely children are:
    ...Cornelia van de Caeb alias Cornelia Lamans: / Lammans: van de Caep heelslag baptized Cape 2 October 1707 Cornelia van Caab Een bejaarde vrijmeid."
  25. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao:' 1684
    5 Mart Agnietie
    Maria van [snearse] vrye meit, de vader Bastiaen Jansen Colyn
    Mostarts Mary, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  26. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Uprooted Lives 30 Jannetje Rutgertroost', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713),.
  27. [S586] E-mails from Mansell Upham (e-mail address) to Delia Robertson, 22 Nov 2010 (Personal Library, Email Upham) "On 13 January 1688 Hans Rutger Trost bequeathed monies to his two sons in onecht by mijn gewesen slavin nu vrijgegewen Maria van Bengala."
  28. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  29. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    In "Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658 -1700" p. 51/2 vertel Dr A.J. Boeseken die storie van Hans Rutger Troost se twee slawe kinders wat gesterf het op 29.8.1690 toe gedroste slawe sy huis aan die brand gesteek het. Ongelukkig word geen name genoem nie dus weet ons nie of die slagoffers Hendrik en Carel was nie.
  30. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Uprooted Lives 30 Jannetje Rutgertroost', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Her likely children are:
    ...Anna Maria van de Caep alias Anna Maria Dominicus mesties baptized 13 December 1705 Anna Maria with daughter Elsje Katrina as privately owned slaves; manumitted 31 May 1706."
 

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