Koumet van Poupou1

M, #16570, b. circa 1671

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Last Edited22/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Koumet was from Papua and was perhaps born there circa 1671. He was said to be 27 years old in 1698.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.10 March 1698, the name of Koumet was written in the record as Thoumat van Papua.2
Slave TransactionsOn 10 March 1698 Koumet van Poupou was sold by Jan Holtsmit to Claas Hendricksz Diepenouwe, for Rds. 100.3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 183.. 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:       1341     
    Slaves First Name:       Thoumat     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Papua     
    Day Of Sale:       1     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1698     
    Type Of Name:       Autochthonous     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Age:       27     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       100     
    Sellers Last Name:       Holsmit     
    Sellers First Name:       Jan     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Drakenstein     
    Sellers Occupation:       Farmer     
    Buyers Last Name:       Diepenauw     
    Buyers First Name:       Claas; H     
    Buyers Civil Status:       Councillor     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Comments And References:       Has 3 Farms     
    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. 183. 10.3.1698: Koumet from Poupou (27), sold by Jan Holsmith to Claas Hendrik Diepenauw for Rds. 100.

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