Bartholomaeus Perera

M, #9507, b. before 5 March 1684
Father*Francisco Pireera1 b. c 1660
Mother*Cingala van Madagascar1 b. c 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited08/02/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedBartholomaeus Perera was born in bondage before 5 March 1684 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop Bartholomaeus Perera.1
BaptismBartholomaeus Perera was baptized on 5 March 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Baptisms - WitnessBartholomaeus Perera and Cicilia Abramse witnessed the baptism of Pascoelta Michielse on 15 April 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave EmancipationsBartholomaeus Perera wasemancipated when his father, François van Maccao, on 14 January 1687 de Caep de Goede Hoop, purchased his freedom from the Company.3


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Ao:' 1684
    eodem dito (5 Mart) Bartholomaeus
    de moeder Cingala van Madagascar. de vader Francisco Pireera, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [15 April 1703] van Christoffel Michielse en Rosetta [Voere], onder getuijgen van Bartholomeus Perera [et] Cicilia Abramse, gent: - Pascoelta, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S427] Mansell Upham, "VOC Practice (Policy?) in the Manumission of Company Slaves at the Cape of Good Hope", Capensis (VOC Practice in the Manumission of Company Slaves) 3/2001, Western Cape Branch, Genealogical Society of South Africa, (2001): p. 53-55; Freed slaves could purchase or petition the Company for the freedom of their children, e.g. François van Maccao, a freed slave, requested on 14 January 1687 the freedom of his heelslagh son, Bartholomeus (3 years old) by the Company slave Cingala van Madagascar, which was granted.. Hereinafter cited as "VOC Practice in the Manumission of Company Slaves."

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