Aran van Madagascar1

M, #13732, b. circa 1659

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Last Edited19/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Aran was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1659. The date is estimated.2,1 
Slave TransactionsAran van Madagascar and Joost van Madagascar were sold by Adriaen van Asperen, to Wouter Mostert on 24 March 1677, for Rds. 55.3,4
On 26 February 1679 Aran van Madagascar was gifted by Hester Weijers, to Tobias Vlasvath de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,5


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.136; 26.2.1679: Aran van Madagascar, given by the widow of Wouter Mostaert, Hester van Lier, to the fiscal Tobias Vlasvat [her son-in -law]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 133, 24.03.1677: Joost and Aran from Madagscar, sold by skipper Adriaan van Asperen to Wouter Mostaert for Rds. 55.
  4. [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): 24.3.1677          [Verlore, TS I]
    Skipper Adriaan van Asperen verkoop aan Wouter Mostaert die slawe Joost en Aran van Madagaskar vir 55 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  5. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 26.2.1679          TS 2, g.p.
    Juf Hester van Lier, weduwee van Wouter Mostaert, in lewe burgerraad alhier, skenk as ‘n vrywillige ‘gift’ aan sr Tobias Vlasvath, fiskaal alhier, dit slaaf Aran van Madagaskar, ongeveer … oud om voortaan daarmee te doen en handel soos met al sy ander allodiale goedere.

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