Michiel van Cochin1

M, #16097, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited25/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Michiel was from the Cochin and was perhaps born there circa 1670.1,2 
Slave TransactionsOn 15 March 1695 Michiel van Cochin sold on behalf of Agate Cornelia Six by Andrijs de Man to Claas Gerrits van Bengale, for Rds. 90.3,4,5


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.167.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.167. 15.3.1695, p. 76: Michiel from Cochin and Claes Gerrits from Bengal, sold by Andries de Man on behalf of the widow of Jacob Does for Rds. 100 each. [DR: Gerrits was the purchaser, he was long since emancipated. See next citation.]
  4. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Michiel van Cochin (15.3.1695 op bladsy 167 van die addendum) en Claes Gerrits van Bengale kon nie elkeen teen 100 Rds. verkoop gewees het as laasgenoemde, ‘n vryswarte, self die koper in die transaksie is nie.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  5. [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), Sequence IDNO:       0936     
    Slaves First Name:       Michiel     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Cochin     
    Day Of Sale:       15     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1695     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       100     
    Sellers Last Name:       Does [Widow]     
    Sellers First Name:       Jacob     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Female     
    Sellers Marital Status:       Widow     
    Sellers Domicile:       Batavia     
    Sellers Occupation:       Widow     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van Bengal     
    Buyers First Name:       Claas Gerrit     
    Buyers Civil Status:       freeblack     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Table valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       fisherman     
    Comments And References:       De Mann Andries [Agent]     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten no 72. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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