Revan van Madagascar1

M, #15925, b. circa 1662

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Last Edited29/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Revan was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1662. Böeseken gives his age in 1692 as 3 years old, which I believe was a transcription error and that Shell is correct in recording his age as 30.1,2 
Duplicate?*It is possible that Reva van Macassar and Revan van Madagascar are the same individual. I believe it is more than coincidence that Revan van Madagascar was purchased by Dain Majampa Singara in 1692, and that Reva van Macassar, a free fisherman, and Lijsbeth van Malabar began a long term de facto relationship about the same time. Their first child was born in 1693. Madagascar was most likely a scribal error for Macassar. 
Slave TransactionsOn 5 August 1692 Revan van Madagascar was sold by Simon van der Stel to Dain Majampa Singara, for Rds. 60.3,4


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.161.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.161. 5.8.1692. p. 133: Revan from Madagascar (3), sold by Simon van der Stel to Dain Majampe for Rds. 60.
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       0818     
    Slaves First Name:       Revan     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Madagascar     
    Day Of Sale:       5     
    Month Of Sale:       8     
    Year Of Sale:       1692     
    Type Of Name:       Autochthonous     
    Continental Origin Code:       Mada&Mau     
    Slaves Age:       30     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       60     
    Sellers Last Name:       Van der Stel     
    Sellers First Name:       Simon     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Sellers Occupation:       Governor     
    Buyers Last Name:       Majampa     
    Buyers First Name:       Dain     
    Buyers Civil Status:       freeblack     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       political exile     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.

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