Lysbeth van Bengale

F, #6703, b. circa 1643

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Last Edited05/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Lysbeth was from at Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1643. She was said to be 30 years old when baptised in 1673.1,2,3 
BaptismLysbeth van Bengale was baptized on 29 October 1673 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage*She married Anthonij de Later van Japan on 5 November 1673 at (Cape Town).4
 

Family 1

Children
  • Maria Hendriks+ b. a Oct 1657, d. 1720;candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.15
  • Heindrick16 b. b 17 Jul 1659
  • Jacob Hendrixe van Hagen b. 28 Aug 1661;candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.17
  • Anna Pieters+ b. b 2 Sep 1663;candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.18

Family 2

Jan Coenraad Visser b. c 1620
Child

Family 3

Anthonij de Later van Japan b. 1641/42
Children
(Slave) ShipVoyage On 4 December 1656 the Amersfoort, Wapen van Amsterdam, Dordrecht, Wapen van Holland, Westfriesland and Prins Willem, ships of the return fleet, left Batavia enroute to the Cape Catharina van Paliacatta, while the Prins Willem brought the slaves Angela van Bengale, Elisabeth van Bengale, Jan van Bengale, Claes van Bengale and Anna van Bengalen.5 
Arrival* On 21 February 1657, Lysbeth van Bengale arrived at the Cape from Batavia on board the on board one of the vessels of the return fleet which were Prins Willem, Het Wapen van Amsterdam, West Vriesland, Amersfoort, Wapen van Holland and Dordrecht.6 
Emigration* After 8 November 1673 Lysbeth van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan emigrated to Batavia from de Caep de Goede Hoop, with their children: Abraham van de Caep, Elisabet van de Caep, Theuntje van de Caep, Anthonij van de Caep, Jan van de Caeb and Maria van de Caep.7 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 September 1665, the name of Lysbeth was written in the record as Lisabeth NN.8
29 October 1673, the name of Lysbeth was written in the record as Elisabeth van Bengale.1
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 February 1658 Maria de la Queillerie was enumerated in the muster roll, among the women and children as the wife of the commander, along with their three children, Lambertus van Riebeeck, Abraham van Riebeeck and Maria van Riebeeck. They were recorded with three personal slaves, most likely Meijndert van Antongil, Eva van Madagascar and Lysbeth van Bengale.9
On 15 February 1658 Maria de la Queillerie was enumerated in the muster roll, among the women and children as the wife of the commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, along with their three children, Lambertus van Riebeeck, Abraham van Riebeeck and Maria van Riebeeck. They were recorded with three personal slaves, most likely Meijndert van Antongil, Eva van Madagascar and Lysbeth van Bengale.9
In 1673 Lysbeth van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan were enumerated in the muster roll, with six children, presumably Abraham van de Caep, Elisabet van de Caep, Theuntje van de Caep, Anthonij van de Caep, Maria van de Caep and Jan van de Caeb.10
Slave TransactionsAfter 21 February 1657 Lysbeth van Bengale was sold by Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp to Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop.11,5
Between 28 November 1665 and 18 June 1668 when Lysbeth van Bengale and Maria da Costa van Bengale were sold by Maria Prignon, widow of Ds. Petrus Wachtendorp, to Jacob van Borghorst they were either sold or passed along with their households by the incumbent ministers to their successors, who were Ds. Joan van Arckel, Dom:e Joannes de Voogd and Ds. Petrus Wachtendorp.12
After 18 June 1668 Abraham van Guinea was sold along with Maria da Costa van Bengale and Lysbeth van Bengale by Maria Prignon the widow of the minister Ds. Petrus Wachtendorp for f 660. Included in the transaction were Lijsbet's two unnamed children, probably Anna Pieters and Anthonij van de Caep. The purchaser was the incoming commander Jacob van Borghorst.13
On 31 December 1669 Andries van der Kust Coromandel, Claas Gerrits van Bengale, Mathijs van Angola, Anthonij Jansz van Bengale, Jeronimus van Coromandel, Titus van Bengale, Baddou van Bali, Ventura van Ceylon, Maaij Claesje van Angola, Abraham van Guinea, Maria da Costa van Bengale and Lysbeth van Bengale were sold by the departing commander Jacob van Borghorst to the Company for f 2 842:10:-, the amount he had originally paid for them. Included in the sale were three children, who, because they fit the profile, I have for the present presumed to be Sara van Gijselen, Anna Pieters and Anthonij van de Caep; the first the child of Pollecij/Maaij Claesje van Angola and the third and fourth the daughter and son of Lijsbeth van Bengale. However, at least some of these slaves came into the possession of Joan Bax van Herentals, Borghorst's successor.14
Slave EmancipationsLysbeth van Bengale was emancipated, perhaps by Luitenant Johannes Coon, before 29 October 1673, when she was baptised as a free person.1
Slaves owned by individualsBefore 4 December 1656 Lysbeth van Bengale was owned by Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp.6
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 6 September 1665 Lysbeth van Bengale was a slave owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.8

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1673
    dito (29 dito (October))
    Twee bejaarde Vrouwe-Personen, waar van d'een genaamt wierd Catharina van Malbaar out 36 Jaren: d'ander Elisabeth van Bengalen out ontrent de 30 Jaren, 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.).
  2. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Den 5 November
    Anthonij de Later van Japan en Lysbeth 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).
  3. [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 that Elisabeth van Bengalen was one of two "twee bejaarde Vrouwe-Personen ... out omtrent de 30 Jaren".
  4. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar): Den 5 November [1673]
    Anthonij de Later van Japan en Lysbeth van Bengale, May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  5. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui61.htm), 16 November 2014, "21 February 1657:     Return Fleet ex Batavia arrives:
    Prins Willem brings exiled convict (Company slave)
    Catharina (Groote Catrijn) van Paliacatta [Pulicat]
    Amersfoort brings 5 private slaves
    Angela / Engela (Maaij Ansela / Moeder Jagt) van Bengale [sold to Jan van Riebeeck]
    Elisabeth (Lijsbeth) van Bengale [misrecorded as Domingo [sic] - sold to Jan van Riebeeck]
    Jan van Bengale [sold to Jan Vetteman]
    Claes van Bengale [sold to Jochum Cornelisz: Blancq (from Lübeck)]
    Anna van Bengale [sold to Jochum Cornelisz: Blancq (from Lübeck)].
    "
  6. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise … Hope on Constantia', February 2012, Likely belonging - together with Maaij Ans(i)ela [Angela / Engela van Bengale] - to a VOC official, Lijsbeth van Bengale left Batavia (4 December 1656) with the Company's return fleet (Prins Willem, Het Wapen van Amsterdam, West Vriesland, Amersfoort, Wapen van Holland and Dordrecht) under the command of Admiral Matthys Crab, Vice-Admiral Pieter Hackius [later Cape commander (25 March 1670-1 December 1671] and Lijsbeths owner and master, the rear-admiral Pieter Kemp."
  7. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise' "marries Cape 5 November 1673 Anthonij de Later van Japan, widower of Annica van Bengale relocates with family to Batavia (1673)."
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch van de Slavinnen kinderen der Ed. Oostjndesche
    Compangie,
    de Moeder Catharina, diens kind is genaamt Petronella
    de moeder Helena, diens kindt Joannes
    de moeder Lisabeth, diens kind Anthonij
    de moeder Catharina, diens kind Anthonij
    de moeder Francyn, diens kind Pietertje
    de moeder Ciciliaa, diens kind [Floor]ci [sic Flanci]
    de moeder [H]oddo [sic Koddo], diens kinderen Maria, Derkje
    een slavinne zoon van W.Mostaart diens naam Sabba, het kind Dirik, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.293.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  10. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Jacob Rosendael en Catrijn van den Bergh 2 k.
    Antonij van Japan en Lijsbt van Bengalen 6 k.
    Louis, vrije zwart". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  11. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise' "As one of numerous privately owned slaves owned by Van Riebeeck, Lijsbeth was not alone."
  12. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise.'
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), pp. 31.The widow of the Rev. Petrus Wachtendorp sold Borghorst a male slave named Serry [Abraham/Abram] who came from Guinea, together with two female slaves and two children, not mentioned by name, for f 660. In footnote 45 on this page, Böeseken notes that on his departure from the Cape in April 1670, Borghorst sold twelve slaves, including Serry, to the Company for f 2 842:10:-.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  14. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference code: C. 5, pp. 89-91.
    Dingsdagh den 31en December ao. 1669."
  15. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', January 2012, [?] illegitimate private slave-born halfslag daughter of Elisabeth (Lijsbeth) van Bengale."
  16. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "17 July 1659:
    baptism:     2 infants by Ds. Cornelius Janso(o)nius
    Heindrick     
    [?] Likely son of Lijsbeth van Bengale

    Den 15:en julij a:o 1659 gearriveert 't schip genaemt Het Hoff van Zeelant, daer op was een predikant genaemt Cornelius Jansoonius van wegen de camer van Zeelant om naer India te varen.
    Den 17:en d:o heeft do:e Jansoonius sijn eerste predicatie gedaen ende gedoopt twee kinderen, een vande sarijchant bescheiden op 't Slot van Hooningen is genaemt Martijnus, het ander van een slaevin is genaemt Heindrick Godt geeft datse tot zijne naems eere mogen opwassen."
  17. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "b4[?]     Jacob Hendrixe: [van] Hagen(s) / Hages / Hagis born Cape c. 1661; baptized Cape 28 August 1661."
  18. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise' "b5     Anna [Anna Pieters / Pyters van Batavia alias Anna Liberta?] baptized 2 September 1663."
  19. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "Maria [Hendri(c)ks:?/?Hendrix:] van de Caep (c. 1657[?]-1720) - [?] illegitimate private slave-born halfslag daughter of Elisabeth (Lijsbeth) van Bengale; half-sister to halfslag Margaretha Jans: Vissers van de Caep, [?] halfslag Jacob Hendricksz: Hagen(s) / Hages / Hagis & [?] halfslag Anna Pieters:."
  20. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1670
    Den 1[4/9] Sept
    een dochterke van Elisabeth van Bangale, wiert genaamt Maria tot getuyge stonden, Anthoni en Catharyn, 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.): Anno 1672
    Den 19 October
    een soontje van Anthoni de Later van Japan en Lyesbeth van Bang' wiert genaamt Jan, tot getuyge stont Anthoni Cobin, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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