Rervat van Macassar1

M, #18967, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited17/01/2019
Birth*Rervat van Macassar was born circa 1640 in Macassar, Sulawesi, was from.1
(Servant) ShipVoyage On 23 December 1680 the Blauwe Hulk departed Batavia enroute to the Cape where it arrived on 30 April 1681. Among those on board were the politically exiled Macassarese prince Dain Majampa Singara and Rervat van Macassar a knecht of the deceased Carre Roepa. There is a note attached to the record of Daim Manjampa which may perhaps have named Octavius van Macassar as Ostagisch. Also exiled in this group were Jacob van Macassar, Fransiscus van Malabar, Soeta Wanga NN and Wira van Java.2,3 


  1. [S856] Mansell Upham 'Identifying Jonker van Macassar', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (…), April 2016. "p.11."
  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), citing C.501, Letters despatched p.508, Sep 5, 1686 … List … de … Macasarschen Princen. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 5746.2 from Batavia
    Number     5746.2
    Name of ship     BLAUWE HULK
    Master     Laman, Jan Jansz.
    Tonnage     744
    Type of ship     pinas
    Built     1673
    Yard     Enkhuizen
    Chamber     Hoorn
    Date of departure     23-12-1680
    Place of departure     Batavia
    Arrival at Cape     04-04-1681
    Departure from Cape     30-04-1681
    Date of arrival at destination     1681
    Place of arrival     
    Chamber for which cargo is destined     Hoorn (245,825)
    Enkhuizen (242,970)
    Particulars     Second return fleet (5746-5748) under command of Huibert Barendsz. Gruit aboard the EILAND MAURITIUS (5747). The 15 passengers aboard the BLAUWE HULK included 11 imprisoned criminals.
    Previous outward voyage     1336.2
    On Board     I     II     III
    Seafarers     94                         
    Soldiers     29                         
    Passengers     15. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."

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