Mouta van Madagascar1

F, #14978, b. circa 1685

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Birth*Mouta van Madagascar was born circa 1685 in Tranquebar.1
Marriage De facto* Between 1706 and 1713 Mouta van Madagascar and Carel van Bengaalen were in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.2  


Carel van Bengaalen b. c 1680
Names in the record, in publications, etc.14 January 1693, the name of Mouta was written in the record as Motte van Trancquebar.3
Before 8 May 1707, the name of Mouta was written in the record as Motai van de Kust Cormandel.4
3 March 1711, the name of Mouta was written in the record as Motaij.5
NotesIt is worth noting that Motte van Trancquebar arrived at the Cape on board the Danish ship Charlotte Amelia and that she would on on 5 February 1713baptise her daughter Amelia Carelse van de Caep as Amilia.3,2
Slave TransactionsMouta van Madagascar was sold to Simon vander Stel on 14 January 1693 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Slaves owned by individualsBetween 1693 and 1713 Mouta van Madagascar was owned by Simon vander Stel.4,3


  1. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. [1713] 5 Feb
    Child of Carel van Bengaalen & Mouta van Madagascar
    Slaves of Simon van der Stel
    Wit Octavio van Macassar & Anna Elizabeth van Bouton.
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1713] 5. Februarij. Gedoopt eend kind van Carel van Bengaalen, en Mouta van Madagscar, lijfeijgenes van den [opheeden?] Oud-Gouverneur Simon van der Stel: de getuigens waarden Octavio van Macasser, en anna Elizabeth van Bouton. Amilia…."
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 1693.01.14 - Motte Trancquebar 8 - Charlotta Amalia (Danish)
    Arent Leverking
    (Free Burgher on the Charlotta Amalia. Signed Lever Königh)
    Simon van der Stel 70 Rds jointly Joint transaction: Mange (12) and Motte (8) from Trancquebar p 162. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1707] 8 Maij. Motai van de Kust Cormandel [geijdh_sej?] en Ca[i?]rel van Bengaelen [?] en de getuijgen Titus van Bengaalen en Delpginq vqn de Cust Cormandel, [X_ede] lijfijgene van de Hr Simon van de Stel. Delia"
  5. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1711] 3 Maart. Een kind vanCarel van Bengaalen, en Motaij, lijf-eijgen van den oud-Gouveneur Simon van der Stel: de Getuigen Dirk Urbanus, en Catharina Casars. Gabriel.…."
  6. [S502] Website Family Search (

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