Alexander Blanck

M, #6718, b. circa 1650

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited19/09/2012
Birth*Alexander Blanck was born circa 1650 in Schaffhuisje.1
Marriage*He married Annetje Zachariasz on 22 April 1674 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave TransactionsOn 8 July 1676 Claas Caste was sold by Joan Bax van Herentals to Alexander Blanck.2
On 16 August 1677 Lijsbeth van Madagascar was sold by Simon Semens to Alexander Blanck, for Rds. 13. At this price I assume she was very young.3,4
Slave EmancipationsOn 10 May 1696 Claas Caste was emancipated by Alexander Blanck, according to Shell, this was a testamentory emancipation. He does not again appear in the record.5,6


  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Den 22 Aprill
    Alexander Blanck J.M. van
    Schaffhuijse, met Annetje Zachariasz
    J.D. van Tonninghen, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 132. 8.7.1676: Claas Caste, sold by Governor Johan Bax to Alexander Blanck for Rds.95.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.134. 16.8.1677: Lijsbeth from Madagascar, sold by Simon Semensz van Malling who was in charge of the slaves belonging to the Company to Alexander Blanck for Rds. 13.
  4. [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): 16.8.1677                TS I, g.p.
    Seuren Seurensz van Mallingh, oppasser van die Kompanjie se slawe, verkoop aan Alexander Blanck sy slavintjie Lijsbeth van Madagaskar vir 13 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.173. 10.5.1696, p. 53: Claas Casta (36), manumitted by Alexander Blanck.
  6. [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), Slave First Name:       Claas     
    Second Name:       Casta     
    Toponym:       van der Kaap     
    Descent:       Half breed     
    Name Type:       Owner's name pool     
    Continental Origin:       Creole     
    Slave Place Origin:       Creole     
    Gender:       M     
    Simplified Age:       Adult     
    Age:       36     
    Repatriation:       Testamentary     
    Slave Status:       Burgher     
    Slave Baptised:       No     
    Kin Involved:       No     
    Owner Related:       No     
    No Of Slaves In Manumission Related:       1     
    Owner Surname:       Blank     
    Owner First Name:       Alexander     
    Owner Death Status:       Dead     
    Owner Gender:       Male     
    Owner Status:       Burgher     
    Owner Occupation:       Farmer     
    Owner District:       Stellenbosch     
    Owner Immigration:       Yes     
    Manumitter Surname:       Blank     
    Manumitter First Name:       Alexander     
    Manumitter Gender:       Male     
    Manumitter Status:       Burgher     
    Manumitter Occupation:       Farmer     
    Manumitter District:       Stellenbosch     
    Manumitter Immigration:       Yes     
    Sale Transaction Day:       10     
    Sale Transaction Month:       5     
    Sale Transaction Year:       1696     
    IDNO:       3097     
    Manumission Type:       Testament     
    Right Of Manumission:       Other     
    Year Freed:       1696     
    Reference:       Transporten and Scheepenkennis     
    Page Number:       Fol 53. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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