Catharina van Bengale, SM/PROG

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Catharina van Bengale, SM/PROG

Birthplace: Bengal
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Wife of NN Father of Catharina and Magdalena van Bengale
Partner of Manuel van Angola, SV/PROG and Jacob van Bengale, SV/PROG
Mother of Catharina Opklim, SM; Magdalena NN; Martha Manuelsz and Margarethe NN

Occupation: Freed Slave
Managed by: Private User
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About Catharina van Bengale, SM/PROG

Catharina van Bengale on The First Fifty Years Project.

PLEASE NOTE: This Catharina van Bengale is NOT the same as:

  • Groote Catrijn (also known as Catharina van Bengale)
  • Catharina Opklim (also sometimes referred to as Catharina van Bengale) - in fact, Catharina Opklim is the DAUGHTER of the Catharina van Bengale of this profile.

It is very likely that the following information pertains to the same person:

On 23 Dec 1677 26 year old Catrijn van Bengale was sold to Hester van Lier (Weyers), she was the widow of Wouter Mostert, plus the two children of Catrijn, six year old Martha, and three year old Magdalena to her son-in-law Tolbias Vlasvath. For the amount of Rds 80 (Boeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks, p 134)

On the 24 May 1680 Catrina a slave of fiscal Tobias Vlasvat had a two old month baby named Margareta. The father of the child was Jacob van Bengal. Vlasvath gave the child to Titus van Bengale with the undertaking that he would take care of the child until the child was able to provide for herself. Titus were previously a slave of Sybrant Abbema. (Boeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks, p 138)

In the Cape baptism records was recorded on 19 April 1680 that Margaritha was baptised, the father being Jacob van Bengale, the mother was Catarina slave of Vlasvath, one of the witnesses were Titus van Bengale.

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Catharina van Bengale, SM/PROG's Timeline

Age 5
February 21, 1657
Age 6
February 21, 1657
Age 6
Paliacatta, Dravida, India
Age 12
In Bondage
April 29, 1668
Age 17
Kaap DE Goede Hoop
September 12, 1670
Age 19
Bejaard, Cape Town
Age 20
Cape of Good Hope
October 29, 1673
Age 22
Age 23
Cape, South Africa