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Last Edited07/01/2015
ShipVoyage* On 6 June 1686 the Jamby departed the Cape enroute to Madagascar on a slaving expedition, returning on 13 November 1686 with 212 slaves, of whom 3 were infants; 109 were women and 100 men, most in their teens.3,4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.28 November 1686, the name of Jamby was written in the record as Jambi Ship (VOC).5


  1. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Name of ship      Jamby."
  2. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012.
  3. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Details of voyage 6023.4 from Batavia to Veere
    Number      6023.4
    Name of ship      VOORSCHOTEN
    Master      Subbing, Jan
    Tonnage      558
    Type of ship      fluit
    Built      1684
    Yard      Delft
    Chamber      Delft
    Date of departure      25-11-1699
    Place of departure      Batavia
    Arrival at Cape      28-01-1700
    Departure from Cape      03-03-1700
    Date of arrival at destination      25-06-1700
    Place of arrival      Veere
    Chamber for which cargo is destined      Delft (177,499)
    Amsterdam (14,688)
    Previous outward voyage      1698.4
    On Board      I      II      III
    Seafarers      70      1      12                
    Soldiers      31                          
    Impotenten      7                          
    Craftsmen      2                          
    Passengers      5.      "
  4. [S156] Robert C-H Shell, Children of Bondage, A social history of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838 (1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001: Witwatersrand University Press, 1994), pp.70,79.. Hereinafter cited as Children of Bondage.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.147. Böeseken spells the name Jambi. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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