About Fortuin van Angola
Fortuin van Angola
Born c. 1694, in Angola
H.F. Heese, Reg en Onreg (Kaapse Regspraak in die Agtiende Eeu) (Belville, South Africa: Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland, 1994), ISBN 1-86808-195-8, - "At his trial in 1714, Fortuin van Angola, was said to be 20 years old."
Died c 1 September 1714 at the Cape of Good Hope
Executed. He was first crucified and his right hand cut off; he was then broken on the wheel without the benefit of the coup de grâce; his decapitated head was placed on a pole.
On 3rd Jan 1714 he with Marie Mouton and her lover Titus van Bengale killed Franz Joosten. Maria Mouton was the wife of the victim. Joosten's body was stuffed down a warthog burrow, but his murder was exposed when the body was later dug up by animals.
References and Sources
- Robert C-H Shell, Children of Bondage, A social history of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838 (1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001: Witwatersrand University Press, 1994).