Jan van Malabar1

M, #14312, b. before 1663

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Last Edited15/03/2015
Birth*Jan van Malabar was born before 1663 in Malabar Coast.1,2
Slave EmancipationsOn 1 May 1688 Jan van Malabar purchased his own freedom for Rds. 127 from the estate of Barbara Geens, in accordance her wishes as expressed in her will.3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.153.. 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.153. 1.5.1688: Jan from Malabar bought his freedom at a public auction for Rds. 127. This was in accordance with the will and testament of Barbara Geems.

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