Claas Gerrits van Bengale

M, #6980, b. circa 1650

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited03/08/2017
Birth*Claas Gerrits van Bengale was born circa 1650.1
 
BaptismClaas Gerrits van Bengale was baptized on 10 February 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2 
Marriage*He married Sara van Soloor on 3 March 1686 (Cape Town).3,4
 

Family

Sara van Soloor b. c 1650
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.17 September 1684, the name of Claas was written in the record as Claas Gerritsen van Bengale.
10 February 1686, the name of Claas was written in the record as Claes van Bengale.
5 September 1695, the name of Claas was written in the record as Klaas van Bangala.5
Baptisms - WitnessClaas Gerrits van Bengale and Sara van Soloor witnessed the baptism of Maria Mulder on 2 March 1692 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Sara van Soloor witnessed the baptism of Johannis Mulder on 5 September 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Slave TransactionsAfter 18 June 1668 Claas Gerrits van Bengale, Mathijs van Angola, Anthonij Jansz van Bengale, Andries van der Kust Coromandel, Jeronimus van Coromandel, Titus van Bengale and Baddou van Bali were sold by departing Commandeur Cornelis van Quaelbergen to his successor Jacob van Borghorst. The price paid was f 1 680.7
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 Lysbeth van de Caep, 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.8
On 26 April 1686 Pieter van Madagascar was sold by William Deeron to Claas Gerrits van Bengale, for Rds. 55.9
On 15 March 1695 Michiel van Cochin sold on behalf of Agate Cornelia Six by Andrijs de Man to Claas Gerrits van Bengale, for Rds. 90.10,11,12

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1686. den 10 febr Claes van Bengale beiaarde, 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: ao' 1686
    den [6]3. Maert Claes Gerrits van Bengale, met Sara van Siloor. daer present waeren 4 kinderen., 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. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    3.3.1686 trou Claas Gerrits van Bengale met Sara van Siloor (sic) "daar present waren 4 kinderen". Die kinders was Henrietta =29.10.1673 (sy is herdoop op 17.9.1684 saam met haar twee broers), Meindert en Gerrit =17.9.1684 en Hendrik = 6.3.1686. Sodoende het Gerrit Sara se kinders gewettig. Sara was ook bekend as `diedes meyt'. 3.9.1679 is die doop inskrywing van "Sara Seloor dide meit beijaard" - 'n verwysing na Willem van Dieden. Dit is nie bekend wanneer Sara en Gerrit uit slawerny ontslaan is nie.
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johannis zoon van Jan Klaas: de moeder Jette is gedoopt dj 5 Septembr 1695, als getùijge Klaas van Bangala met zijn vroùw.
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1691
    Den selfde Dito (2 Martij) een kint gedoopt waervan vader is Jan Claesze Mulder, de
    moeder Hendrietta Wittebol, als getuijge stondt Claes Gerrits[ ]
    van Bengalen ende Sara van Zeilon, is genaemt Maria, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  7. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.30 When Cornelis van Quaelbergen left, he sold seven of his slaves to his successor Jacob Borghorst for f 1 680. Five of these slaves, Claes [Gerritsz: van Bengale -6980], Mathijs [van Angola - 13907], Anthonij [Jansz van Bengale - 5747], Andries [17551] and Jeronimus [Jeremias van Coromandel - 15346] came from the Coast of Coromandel; one named Tita [Titus van Bengale - 9454] came from Bengal and the seventh slave is described as "een Maleijer gent. Barru" [Baddu/Baddou van Bali - 15345]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  8. [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."
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.145. 26.4.1686: Pieter from Madagascar (20/22), sold by Will Deeron to the Free Burgher Claas Gerritsz from Bengal for Rds. 55.
  10. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.167. 15.3.1695, p. 76: Michiel from Cochin and Claes Gerrits from Bengal, sold by Andries de Man on behalf of the widow of Jacob Does for Rds. 100 each. [DR: Gerrits was the purchaser, he was long since emancipated. See next citation.]
  11. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Michiel van Cochin (15.3.1695 op bladsy 167 van die addendum) en Claes Gerrits van Bengale kon nie elkeen teen 100 Rds. verkoop gewees het as laasgenoemde, ‘n vryswarte, self die koper in die transaksie is nie.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  12. [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), Sequence IDNO:       0936     
    Slaves First Name:       Michiel     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Cochin     
    Day Of Sale:       15     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1695     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       100     
    Sellers Last Name:       Does [Widow]     
    Sellers First Name:       Jacob     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Female     
    Sellers Marital Status:       Widow     
    Sellers Domicile:       Batavia     
    Sellers Occupation:       Widow     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van Bengal     
    Buyers First Name:       Claas Gerrit     
    Buyers Civil Status:       freeblack     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       fisherman     
    Comments And References:       De Mann Andries [Agent]     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten no 72. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  13. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Henriette (ook Jette) = 29.10.1673 "Een onbekent Christen kint waarvan de Moeder was Sara van Soloor meyt van Willem van Dieden wiert gen't Henrijette getuigen was Margriet Meeckhoff." Henriette het die van Wittebol aanvaar. Dit was moontlik beduidend dat haar vader Jan Wittebol van Amsterdam was. Hy was 'n landmeter in diens van die Kompanjie. Haar stief-vader was Claas Gerrits van Bengale. Haar tweede huwelik op 26.7.1699 was met Willem Lodewyk Wiederholt.
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1685
    die 30 December Hendrick
    Claes Gerritsen van Bengalen en Sara van Soloor
    Armosy en Jan Riet an unknown person , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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