Ventura van Ceylon

M, #7950, b. circa 1656

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited03/08/2017
Birth*Ventura van Ceylon was born circa 1656.1,2
 
BaptismVentura van Ceylon was baptized before 22 May 1678 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3 
Marriage De facto* Before 30 April 1679 Ventura van Ceylon and Margaretha Jans van de Caep were in a de facto relationship Slave Lodge, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4  

Family 1

Helena van Malabar b. c 1656
Child

Family 2

Margaretha Jans van de Caep b. b 18 Jul 1660
Child
(Slaves) ShipVoyage On 23 December 1661 the Prinses Royael, Marseveen and De Vogel Phoenicx, ships of the return fleet, departed Batavia enroute to the Cape where they docked on 15 March 1662. Arriving on board the Prinses Royaal were the slaves Catharina van Malabar and Pieter van Ceylon. The Marseveen carried 15 slaves namely: Baddou van Bali, Jeronimus van Coromandel, Matthijs van Coromandel, Jantje van Bengale, Adriaen van Bengale, Gratia d' Costa, Paulo van Malabar, Catharina van Bengale, Jacob Cornelisse van Colombo, Jan Luy van Ceylon, Ventura van Ceylon, Pai Marquart van Ceylon, Florinda van Jafnapatnam and Helena van Malabar.5 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Ventura van Ceylon was also known as Venture.6
Slave TransactionsAfter 14 August 1667 Ventura van Ceylon was sold for f 277:10. Sold with him for f 225 were a female slave, Pollecij and her child, who may have been Maaij Claesje van Angola and Lysbeth van de Caep. The seller was the departing Abraham Schut and the purchaser the incoming commander Jacob van Borghorst.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
Slave EmancipationsJoost Ventura was emancipated at the request of his parents Ventura van Ceylon and Helena van Malabar, on 15 October 1678.9,10
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 22 May 1678 Ventura van Ceylon was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.11
On 30 April 1679 Ventura van Ceylon was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.6

Citations

  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Ao. 1679
    den 30 April Jacob
    Venture en Margarita companies slaven
    Maria Mistijs van de E.S.Crusdop, 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. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ano' 1678
    Den 22 (sic prob May) beiden slaven Ventura en Helena onsen
    Christllicken geloove dergenoomen hebbende
    een soontje van 6 maenden out gedoopt
    ende Jost genaemt. en Davidt, de moeder Annytie de vader Kinlopen. de peet Margartia Su[ff]er, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  4. [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. "...marries (1) de facto Company slave Ventura van Ceylon / Bengale ..."
  5. [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. "15 March 1662: Return Fleet (Marseveen, Phoenix, Prinses Royaal) ex Batavia brings
    17 unnamed Asian slaves (Malabar, Ceylon, Coromandel / Bengal and Bali) (mostly soon sold privately)):
    Prinses Royaal brings 2 private slaves:
    Catharina van Batavia [Catharina van Malabar / Bengale (born c. 1637)?] sold (3 April 1662) sent by Jacob Does in Batavia with merchant Gillis Nonnemans sailing on Princess Royaal to hand over to Jochem Blanck (from Lübeck) at the Cape;
    Pieter van Ceylon sold (28 March 1662) by Jacob Does to Jochem Blanck (from Lübeck) for 50.00;
    Marserveeren brings 15 slaves:
    Baddou / Barru van Bali
    Maria van Bali
    Jeronimus van Coromandel
    Matthijs van Coromandel
    Jan (Jantje) van Bengale
    Adriaen (Arie) van Bengale
    Gratia d’Costa
    Paul(o) van Malabar
    Catharina van Bengale (born c. 1651)
    Helena van Malabar
    Jacob Cornelisse: van Colombo / Malabar / Bengale
    Jan Luij / Leeuw van Ceylon
    Ventura van Ceylon
    Marquart [Pai] van Ceylon
    Florinda van Jafnapatnam.
    "
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1679
    den 30 April Jacob
    Venture en Margarita companies slaven
    Maria mistijs van de E.H. Cruidop, 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: From Lieutenant Abraham Schut, Jacob Borghorst bought the slave Ventura [7950] for f 277:10 and a slave woman [Claesje v Angola – 8113?] together with her child [Lysbeth vd Caep - 7998?] for f 225.. 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.86: Joost, the son of Ventura and Helena from Bengal. was only one year old when he was manumitted at the request of his parents.
    p.136. 10.10.1678: Joost, aged one, son of Ventura from Bengal and Helena, manumitted. He was to learn a trade when he comes of age.
  10. [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): 15.10.1678          [Verlore, TS 3]
    Joost, een jaar, seun van Ventura van Bengale en Helena word vrygestel. Wanneer hy oud genoeg is, sal hy ‘n ambag leer.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  11. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ano' 1678
    Den 22 (sic prob May) beiden slaven Ventura en Helena onsen
    Christllicken geloove dergenoomen hebbende
    een soontje van 6 maenden out gedoopt
    ende Jost genaemt. en Davidt, de moeder Annytie de vader Kin
    ,,lopen. de peet Margartia Su[ff]er, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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