Marcus van Madagascar1,2

M, #14200, b. 1675/76

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Last Edited27/04/2022
BirthOrigin*Marcus was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there in 1675/76.1 
(Slave) SlaveInventory Before 8 May 1724, most likely at the time of the decease of her husband, Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge on a date unknown, Christina de Brùyn came to own the following slaves who were named in the inventory of her estate: Klaas van Angola, Cupido van Madagascar, Carel van Couthin, Aron van Mallabaar, Frans van de Cust, Anthonij van Bengalen, Biron van Mallabaar, Francis van de Caab, Susanna van Madagascar, Marcus van Madagascar, Mathijs van Mallebaar and Titus van Mallebaar.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 June 1724, the name of Marcus was written in the record as Marcus van de Caab.3
Slave TransactionsOn 7 February 1690 Marcus van Madagascar and Cupido van Madagascar were sold by William Deeron to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 94.4
On 6 June 1724 Marcus van Madagascar was sold from the estate of Stijenten de Brùijn to Gijsbert la Febvre, I have assumed the purchaser in this case to be Gijsbert la Febvre. He was one of the weesmeesteren who administered the estate and who apparently purchased a number of items from the estate. Corrections welcome.3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.155.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S788] Webpage Tanap ( "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121 1-2; Testator(s): Steijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 8 Maij 1724
    Op de plaats gen:t Sangguas Deurdrift

    1 jonge genaamt Marcus van Madagascar
    1 jonge genaamt Mathijs van Mallebaar
    1 jonge genaamt Titus van Mallebaar."
  3. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Marcus van de Caab     m: h:r Lafebre     83:4."
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.155. 7.2.1690, pp. 331--332: Marcus (14/15) and Cupido (8/9), both from Madagascar, sold by W. Deeron to Steven Jansz Botma for Rds. 94.

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