Coridon van Bengale1

M, #16509, b. circa 1684

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Last Edited02/07/2015
BirthOrigin*Coridon was from Bengal and was perhaps born there circa 1684. Van Bengale - or from Bengal - was a term loosely applied during the period of VOC dominance to enslaved or formerly enslaved people from any of the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal. He was said to be 13 years old in 1697.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 6 December 1697 Coridon van Bengale was sold by Abraham Hartogh to Albert Barends Gildenhuisz, for Rds. 40.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 181.. 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. 181. 6.12.1697, p. 281 (verso): Coridon from Bengal (13), sold by Abraham de Hartog to Albert Barent Gildenhuys for Rds. 40.

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