Claas van Malabar1

M, #14587, b. circa 1657

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Last Edited19/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Claas was from Malabar Coast and perhaps born there circa 1657.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 6 January 1687 Claas van Malabar was sold by Claas de Beer to Hendrik Hartsz, for Rds. 42. It seems that Böeseken inverted the seller and the buyer. Hartsz was resident at the Cape - this is confirmed by Hattingh. See second citation subsequently added.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.148.. 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.148. 6.1.l687: Claas from Malabar (30), sold by Hendrick Hartsz, third mate of the Cronenburg, to Claas de Beer for Rds. 42.
  3. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Nog so 'n lelike omdraai van persone kom voor met die rapportering van die akte gedateer 6.1.1687. Eintlik word Claas van Malabar deur Claas de Beer aan Hendrik Hartsz verkoop en nie andersom nie. Sulke omdraai gevalle kom dikwels in die addendum voor, maar genoeg daarvan.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."

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