Rammasoda van Macassar1

M, #18968, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited19/01/2019
BirthOrigin*Rammasoda was from Macassar, Sulawesi, and was likely born there circa 1640. The date is estimated. It was recorded that — dese Bovenstaande persoonen draagt haar gesamentlijk stil & wel.1 
(Servant) ShipVoyage On 20 January 1682 the Kortgene departed Ceylon enroute to the Cape where it arrived on 5 April 1682. Among those on board were the politically exiled Macassarese prince Bunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij, his wife, Beggum (Begum) Pn Bunni Dada van Macassar, assumed; and two knechts, Rammasoda van Macassar and Ramantompi van Macassar.2,3 
Occupation* On 9 May 1686 Rammasoda van Macassar was recorded as the servant — knecht — of Bunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij.2 


  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), (http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/RemarkableWriting/…), 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 5761.2 from Ceylon
    Number     5761.2
    Name of ship     KORTGENE
    Tonnage     1139
    Type of ship     
    Built     1675
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     20-01-1682
    Place of departure     Ceylon
    Arrival at Cape     05-04-1682
    Departure from Cape     28-04-1682
    Date of arrival at destination     31-08-1682
    Place of arrival     
    Chamber for which cargo is destined     Amsterdam (469,73)
    Previous outward voyage     1375.2
    On Board     I     II     III
    Seafarers     70                         
    Soldiers 31. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."

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