Jan van Madagascar1

M, #16353, b. circa 1679

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Last Edited15/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1679. He was said to be 18 years old 1697.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 11 March 1697 Jan van Madagascar was sold by Matthijs Glas to Jan Mijndertse Kruijwagen, for Rds. 70.2
On 25 March 1697 Jan van Madagascar was sold by Jan Mijndertse Kruijwagen to Jacobus de Savoye, for Rds. 100.3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 176.. 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), Sequence IDNO:       1130     
    Slaves First Name:       Jan     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Madagascar     
    Day Of Sale:       11     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1697     
    Trace Possible:       slave comes up for sale again     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Mada&Mau     
    Slaves Age:       18     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       70     
    Sellers Last Name:       Glas     
    Sellers First Name:       Matthijs     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Sailor     
    Buyers Last Name:       Kruijwagen     
    Buyers First Name:       Jan Meijndert     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation:       speculator     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 176. 25.3.1697, p. 161 (verso): Jan from Madagascar (18), sold by Jan Meijndertsz Cruywagen to Jacques de Savoye for Rds. 100.

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