Antoni van Madagascar1

M, #14551, b. 1670/71

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Last Edited10/01/2015
BirthOrigin*Antoni was from Madagascar and perhaps born there in 1670/71.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 11 February 1687 Antoni van Madagascar was sold by Roelof Diodati to Fredrick Russouw de Wit, for Rds. 32. Böeseken does not identify the seller, but Shell says he is Diodati.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.149.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.149. 11.2.1687: Antoni from Madagascar (16/17), sold by (?) to Frederik Russouw de Wit for Rds. 32.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       0560     
    Slaves First Name:       Anthonij     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Madagascar     
    Day Of Sale:       11     
    Month Of Sale:       2     
    Year Of Sale:       1687     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Classical     
    Continental Origin Code:       Mada&Mau     
    Slaves Age:       17     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       32     
    Sellers Last Name:       Diodati     
    Sellers First Name:       Roelof     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Bookkeeper     
    Buyers Last Name:       De Wit     
    Buyers First Name:       Frederik     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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