Domingo van Bengale

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Domingo van Bengale

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Husband of Angela van Bengale, SM/PROG
Father of Jan van Bengale; Thomas van Bengale and claesje van Bengale

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About Domingo van Bengale

"Angela was brought to the Cape, via Batavia, with her husband Domingo and their three children onboard of the VOC ship Amersfoort. They arrived with a fleet of ships including the Prins Willem, on 24 February 1657. The fleet had set sail from Batavia on 4th December 1656.This was before the first official slave consignments had been sanctioned. The family had been kidnapped by slave-raiders from Ganges delta area, their north-east India homeland. VOC Commander Pieter Kemp, a Free Burgher from Batavia, who had also been a landdrost there, sold Angela and the children to Jan van Riebeeck and his wife. Van Riebeeck was the first Dutch commander at the Cape. And founder of the Cape colony."