Annike van Bengale

F, #7854, b. circa 1640, d. circa 1670

Copyright / Terms of Use Notice


The material on this website is subject to copyright.
Facts (names, dates, and places) are not copyright. You are free to transcribe them but not cut and paste into your data provided you use the correct attribution and citation.
I have created the narratives, sentences, and citations; they are copyright and may not be used.
You may not add them to your genealogy, your personal documents, your tree on Ancestry, nor in the data or profile sections on Geni, nor anywhere else.
Many of the images are also copyright. You may not copy them without the consent of the copyright holders.
You must use the correct attribution and citation, viz.: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Here you add the page URL.

NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited24/01/2016
Birth*Annike van Bengale was born circa 1640 in Bengal, date estimate based on baptism as een bejaert persoon and should be seen as a very broad guide only.1
 
BaptismAnnike van Bengale was baptized on 21 November 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage*She married Anthonij de Later van Japan on 19 December 1666 (Cape Town).2,1
 
Death*She died circa 1670 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
 

Family

Anthonij de Later van Japan b. 1641/42
Children
(Slaves) ShipVoyage On 30 January 1662 the Angelier and Oijevaer departed Batavia enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 2 April 1662. Among the pasengers on board the vessels were Zacharias Wagenaer, Maria aux Brebis and Maria de Bucquoij. Accompanying Wagenaer were his slaves Anthonij de Later van Japan, Annike van Bengale, Louis van Bengale and Willem van Bengale.5,6 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.1 November 1665, the name of Annike was written in the record as Susanna, In a personal communication, Mansell Upham notes that there is no record of Wagenaer owning a slave named Susanna, we have assumed therefor that the mother of the child Elysabeth baptised on 1 November 1665 was Annica van Bengale. Annica and her de facto spouse Anthonij are subsequently freed with their children Elisabet and Abraham.7
Annike van Bengale was also known as Angenitie van Bengalen.8
30 September 1666, the name of Annike was written in the record as Annica van Bengale.9,10
1667, the name of Annike was written in the record as Annika van Bengalen.11
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)In 1666 Annike van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan were enumerated in the muster roll, they were enumerated between Harmen Ramajenne and Jan Martensz.8
Slave EmancipationsOn 25 September 1666 Anthonij de Later van Japan purchased his freedom and that of his de facto wife Annike van Bengale and their children Abraham and Elisabet from Zacharias Wagenaer. The latter said he was emancipating the couple in consideration of ten years of faithful service; even so Anthonij Jansz paid Rds 60 for their liberty.12,13,14,10
Slaves owned by individualsOn 1 November 1665 Annike van Bengale was owned by Zacharias Wagenaer.7

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1666
    den 21 dito (November) nae gedane belydenisse is gedoopt een bejaert persoon en wiert genaemt Anike huysvrouw van eenen Anthoni, 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: ao 1666
    den 19 Decemb:
    Antonie van Japan met Annike 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 - She was not mentioned in the 1670 muster with her husband and three children.
  4. [S786] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1670 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Pieter Jansen van Nimwegen en Cornelia Teunissen, 1 kind
    Anthony de Later van Japan, 3 kinderen
    Jacob Cornelisz Rosendael en Catarijna Jansen v. Bergh 1 kind
    Ned. diens.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  5. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', 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), January 2012. "2 April 1662: Angelier & Oijevaer bring:
    Cape's newly appointed 2nd Commander Zacharias Wagenaer (from Dresden) ex Batavia with wife Maria aux Brebis (from Wesel), stepdaughter Maria de Bucuoij, Widow Coen Verburg & 5 personal slaves."
  6. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "2 April 1662: Angelier ex Batavia brings 5 personal slaves of Dresden-born Zacharias Wagenaer (1614-1668), the Cape’s 2nd commander (1662-1666):
    Japanese Christian Anthonij de Later van Japan
    his concubine Annica van Bengale
    their son Abraham
    Louis van Bengale &
    Willem van Bengale.
    "
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin
    van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  8. [S825] Memorie van de vrije luijden 1666-1667 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Harmen Remajenne, coperslager
    Antonij van Japan en Angenitie v. Bengalen
    Jan Martens’". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  9. [S810] Mansell Upham 'At Earth's Extremest End… Op 't eijnde van de Aerd … The genealogical impact of the 'Angola' & 'Guinea' slaves at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th century', 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), August 2014. "16 September 1663:     11 unnamed slave children baptised: … private heelslag Abraham [Annica van Bengale by Anthonij van Japan]
    25 October 1665:          … private heelslag Elysabeth [Annica van Bengale] …."
  10. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 30.9.1666: Dat Zacharias Wagenaer, kommandeur van die Kaap, voor sy vertrek na Batavia sy slaaf Anthonij en sy vrou Annica van Bengale vrystel, word wel deur Böeseken korrek weergegee, maar dat dit ook hulle twee kinders, Elisabet en Abraham, insluit, word nie so uitdruklik deur haar bewoord nie aangesien slegs na sy familie verwys word.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  11. [S777] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1667 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Arent Ysraels, van Berkulo, bode
    Anthony van Malacca, geh met Annike van Bengalen
    Gerrit Pieters' van der Bijl, vrij timmerman". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  12. [S689] Mansell G. Upham, "The first recorded Chinese and Japanese at the Cape", Capensis (The first recorded Chinese and Japanese at the Cape) 2/97 (April 1997): Op huijden den XXX Seprember ao. 1666 compareerde voor mij, Pieter de Jonge, secretaris van den Commandeur en Raed van ‘t Fort de Goede Hoope &a. aen Cabo de Bo Esperance getuijgen naergenoemt, d’E. Heer Zacharias Wagenaer, Commandeur van gemelte Forteresse, jegenwoordich op zijn vertreck naer Batavia staende dewelcke verclaerde reguart genomen te hebben op de goede diensten die hem van zijn Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij ende zijne huijsvrouw Annica van Bengalen, zedert den tijt van 10 jaeren zijn bewesen geweest, derhalven haer vrijwilliclijck uijt puijre genegentheijt van haerde slavernije nevens haere 2 kinderen genaemt Elisabet ende Abraham te ontslaen ende op haere vrije voeten stellende haer eijgene lieven te maken ende dat voor een somme van 60 Rdr. van de welcke hij Heere comprt. bij desen bekende voldaen ende betaelt te wesen. Willende derhalven dat genoemde vrijgegevene hier sal verleent worden een acta in debita forma.
  13. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 25.9.1666 CTD 3, p.106
    Die edelheer Zacharias Wagenaer, kommandeur, en op vertrek staande na Batavia, verklaar in ag te geneem het die goeie diens wat sy Japanse lyfeies Anthonij en sy huisvrou Annica van Bengale die afgelope tien jaar hom bewys het, derhalwe hulle vrywilliglik uit pure geneentheid, saam met hulle twee kinders Elisabet en Abraham, uit hul slawerny te ontslaan 'op haere vrije voeten stellende haer eijgene lieven te maken '. Hy erken die ontvangs van 60 Rds. [Onderste gedeelte van die dokument is reeds 'n geruime tyd afgeskeur.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  14. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 93. When the erf was given to Anthony from Bengal, he must have been a free man, but two days later we find another deed in which Zacharias Wagenaer frees his "Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij" and his wife Annica from Bengal who had served him faithfully for 10 years, and who now paid him Rds. 60 for the liberty of the family, which included the children Elizabeth and Abrabam. It is easy to conclude that these two are one and the same person, and that Wagenaer, in the confusion of his last days at the Cape, first signed a deed giving property to his slave and signed the deed of liberation two days later. This is indeed what happened, …
    p. 127. 30.9.1666, III, p. 106: Zacharias Wagcnaer freed his "Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij" and his wife Annica from Bengal after 10 years of faithful service. Anthonij paid Rds. 60 for his liberty and that of his family,. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  15. [S810] Mansell Upham 'UL 20 At Earth's Extremest End…', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "16 September 1663:     11 unnamed slave children baptised: … private heelslag Abraham [Annica van Bengale by Anthonij van Japan]
    25 October 1665:          … private heelslag Elysabeth [Annica van Bengale] ….
    "
  16. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): an 1668
    Den 2[4/5/?] Juni een dochter van Anthoni Japan en Annecke syn huysvr' wiert genaemt Therintje tot getuyge stont groote Catrina Comp: slaefinne doch christ., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

Bookmark and Share