Jan d'Oliviera1

M, #15748, b. circa 1673

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Last Edited24/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Mozambique and perhaps born there circa 1673. He was said to be 13-years-old in 1686.1 
(Slave) ShipVoyage In April 1686 the Nostra Signora de los Milagros apparently a slaver and probably sailing from Macau via Mozambique, perhaps to somewhere in the Americas, was wrecked off Cape Agulhas with the following crew, Manuel d'Oliviera, Antonio de Sousa, Domingo Martinisz, Jan de Paiva, Jan Gomes Cardosa, Manuel George d'Acosta, Juan Maehado and Antonio de Silva Furtado, passengers Joseph de la Gracia, and slaves Lorenço el Grande van Mozambique, Alexander van Mozambique, Thomas van Mozambique, Christoval van Mozambique, Antonio van Mozambique, Pedro van Mozambique, Lorenco Pequeno van Mozambique, Francisco van Mozambique, Joan van Mozambique, Antonio van Mombasa, Sebastiaan van Mozambique, Antonio van Macoua (Macau?), Jan d'Oliviera, Jan van Macoua (Macau?), Lorenzo van Macoua (Macau?), Jan van Mozambique, Francesco van Macoua (Macau?), Ventura van Macoua (Macau?), Amaro van Mozambique, Jan van Mozambique, Antonio van Mozambique, Jan van Mozambique, Bartholomé van Mozambique, Paulus van Mozambique and Joseph van Mozambique on board.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 May 1686, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan d'Oliviera van Mozambique.2
Slave TransactionsOn 11 May 1686 Jan d'Oliviera was sold by Manuel d'Oliviera to Henningh Hùijsing, for Rds. 39.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.146.. 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.146. 11.5.1686: Jan d'Oliveira from Mozambique (13), sold by Manuel d'Oliveira, carpenter on the shipwrecked Portuguese vessel Nostra Signora de los Milagras, to Henning Huijsing for Rds. 25.
  3. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Jan van Mosambiek word ook nie op 13.5.1686 vir 50 [sic - B record 25] Rds. verkoop nie, maar wel vir 39 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."

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