Lourens van Malabar1

M, #16641, b. circa 1658

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Last Edited25/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Lourens was from the Malabar Coast and was perhaps born there circa 1658. He was said to be 40 years old in 1698.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 25 November 1698 Lourens van Malabar was sold by Claes Hendriks Diepenhout to Hendricùs Munckerùs, for Rds. 44, this according to Böeseken who said he was the principaale slaaf of the latter. However in Changing Hands, Shell says the seller was Christoffel van Voorst and the purchaser Diepenouw.2,3


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 186.. 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. 186. 25.11.1698: Lourens from Mala bar (40), "principaale slaaf" belonging to Hendrick Munckerus, sold to him by Claas Hendrik Diepenauw for Rds. 44.
  3. [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:       1423     
    Slaves First Name:       Lourens     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Malabar     
    Day Of Sale:       25     
    Month Of Sale:       11     
    Year Of Sale:       1698     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       40     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       45     
    Sellers Last Name:       Van Voorst     
    Sellers First Name:       Christoffel     
    Sellers Civil Status:       Monsieur     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Occupation:       Occupation     
    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:       Sregocc     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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