Martha van Jambi1

F, #16754, b. circa 1669

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Last Edited28/03/2016
BirthOrigin*Martha was from Jambi and was perhaps born there circa 1669. She was said to be 30 years old in 1699.1 
Marriage De facto* Circa 1704 Martha van Jambi and Jan van de Kust were in a de facto relationship. This relationship is assumed. The couple arrived at the Cape and were each purchased by Samuel Elsevier within two months of each other.2 


Jan van de Kust b. c 1661
Names in the record, in publications, etc.16 November 1704, the name of Martha was written in the record as Marta van Janbie.3
Slave TransactionsOn 27 May 1699 Martha van Jambi was sold by Robert de Groot to Samuel Elsevier, for Rds. 70.4


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 189-190.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[16 Nov: 1704] van Jan van Mannaar, en Marta van Janbie [Jambi], onder getuijgen van Domingo van Bengale, en Sara van Maccasser, lijfygens van d' heer Samuel Elzevier, gen[aem]t. — Juliana"
  3. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[16 Nov: 1704] … en Marta van Janbie [Jambi],…."
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 189. 27.5.1699: Martha from Jambi (30), sold by Robert de Groot, first mate of the Nieuwburg (sic), to Samuel Elsevier for Rds. 70.

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