Ragoena van Macassar1
|(Witness) Note||Ragoena van Macassar was a witness I have elected to add as a surname the toponym "Van Macassar" to the family and retinue of Sheik Yusuf in order that they are grouped together in the project and also identified as a specific group, and because 'van Macassar' was commonly used during that period. The spelling is derived from his name, i.e. al-Maqassari. However, this does not imply they all came from Makassar - in fact some would have come from Banten - nor that they were known as "Van Macassar". with Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari.|
|Name Variation||Ragoena van Macassar was also known as Ragoena al-Maqassari.|
|(Witness) Banished||In 1694 Muhammad Yusuf al-Maqassari was banished from Banten, now the western most province of Indonesia on the island of Java, to the Cape along with his wives, concubines, famly and retinue, comprising 49 individuals, including Ragoena van Macassar, Cara Conte van Macassar, Cara Pane van Macassar, Monuma van Macassar, Naima van Macassar, Moehama Radja van Macassar, Radeengh Boerne van Macassar, Moehama Hay van Macassar, Moehama Djalani van Macassar, Roemalang van Macassar, Jahamath van Macassar, Sitina Sara Marouff, Siety Caeaty van Macassar, Issa van Macassar, Sanda van Macassar, Sito Romia van Macassar, Siety Labieba van Macassar, Pia van Macassar, Boeleengh van Macassar, Care Manangh van Macassar, Abida van Macassar, Amida van Macassar, Biby van Macassar, Isar Sarie van Macassar, Dayeengh Maniko van Macassar, Casim van Macassar, Kentol Taib van Macassar, Aboebahar van Macassar, Abdul Rahoef van Macassar and Abdul Jaffan van Macassar.2|
- [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Received 1695-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.215 No. 89, p. 449.] 14 male and female friends of the late Sheik, viz.: Pia, Boeleengh, Care Manangh, Abida, Amida, Biby, Isar Sarie, Dayeengh Maniko, Casim, Kentol Taib, Ragoena, Aboebahar, Abdul Rahoef, Abdul Jaffan. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.215 No. 89, p. 449.] the wives, children, friends, and slaves of the well known Maccassar Priest Sheik Joseph, who, as advised by the Governor and Council of the Cape, in their despatch dated 1st July, 1699, had died there on the 23rd May preceding, viz.: 2 wives named Cara Contoe and Cara Pane;2 concubines named Monuma and Naima. 12 sons and daughters named Moehama Radja, Radeengh Boerne, Moehama Hay, Moehama Djalani, Roemalang, Jahamath, Care Sangie, Siety Caeaty, Issa, Sanda, Sito Romia, and Siety Labieba. 14 male and female friends of the late Sheik, viz. : Pia, Boeleengh, Care Manangh, Abida, Amida, Biby, Isar Sarie, Dayeengh Maniko, Casim, Kentol Taib, Ragoena, Aboebahar, Abdul Rahoef, Abdul Jaffan;.