Domingo van Masulipatnam1

M, #14637, b. between 1676 and 1677

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Last Edited24/10/2015
BirthOrigin*Domingo was from Masulipatnam and perhaps born there between 1676 and 1677.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.24 October 1695, the name of Domingo was written in the record as Domingo van Malabar.2
Slave TransactionsOn 2 January 1687 Domingo van Masulipatnam was sold by Andries Els to Theunis Dircksen Schalckwyck, for Rds. 25.3
On 24 October 1695 Emanuel van Malabar and Domingo van Masulipatnam were were exchanged by Theunis Dircksen van Schalckwyck for Arent van Madagascar who was owned by Jan Maerschalk. Domingo van Masulipatnam was permitted to keep his money. Because he fits the age profile and there seems to be no other candidate, I have assumed Domingo to be the same individual purchased by Van Schalckwijck in 1687 even though on that occasion he was described as from Masulipatnam. Corrections welcome.2


  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.171. 24.10.1695, p. 1: Manuel (20) and Domingo (21), both from Malabar, exchanged by Thomas Dircx van Schalkwijck for the slave Arent from Madagascar, belonging to Jan Maarschalk. Domingo was permitted to keep any money he had in his possession.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.148. 2.1.1687: Domingo from Masulipatnam (10/11), sold by Andries Els, sailor of the Cronenburg, to Theunis Dircx van Schalkwijck for Rds. 25.

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