Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG

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Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bengal, India
Death: Died in Cape Town, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthonij Jansz van Bengale, SV/PROG and Catharina van Paliacatta, SM/PROG
Husband of Rebecca van Maccasser, SM/PROG
Fiancé of Lijsbeth Sanders, SM
Partner of Maria van de Caap
Father of Lijsbeth Louisz, SM; Anna Louisz and Maria Louisz, SM
Half brother of Christoffel Snyman; Catharina Wagenmakers, SM; Marritie Pieterz; Petronella Everardsz, SM and Anthony Everaerts

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About Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG

Reference The First Fifty Years Project

Louis van Bengale

Born c.1653 Bengal

Baptised 5 May 1675 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, the record describes him as “Een bejaert Persoon en vrij jongman zijnde een Benguall van natij, out omtrent drij en twintig jaar”.

Louis van Bengale and Lijsbeth Sanders were were in a relationship circa 1678

He and Maria van der Kaap were in relationship in 1679

He married Rebecca van Makassar on 21 March 1694 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town)

Refer to TFFY for full details

Family

Lijsbeth Sanders b. c 1659, d. c 1743

Children

  • Elizabeth Louisz bapt 6 Oct 1680
  • Anna Louisz bapt 1 Apr 1685
  • Maria Louisz bapt 10 Feb 1686
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Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG's Timeline

1652
1652
India
1662
April 2, 1662
Age 10
Cape of Good hope

The Angelier and Oijevaer from Batavia arrive in Cape with Zacharias Wagenaer & his slave Louis van Bengale. Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', January 2012, 2 April 1662: Angelier & Oijevaer bring:
Cape's newly appointed 2nd Commander Zacharias Wagenaer (from Dresden) ex Batavia with wife Maria aux Brebis (from Wesel), stepdaughter Maria de Bucuoij, Widow Coen Verburg & 5 personal slaves."http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1666
1666
Age 14

1666 Cabo de Boa Esperança was sold by Zacharias Wagenaar to the sekunde, Hendrik Lacus, for the sum of 80 rijksdaalders.J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke nageslag."http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1671
1671
Age 19

Bought his own freedom when Henrik Lacus , his owner, was found guilty of fraud. http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1675
May 5, 1675
Age 23
NGK Kaapstad
1675
Age 23

granted land Tafelvallij in 1675 and he used it to grow fruit and vegetables.J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke nageslag."http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1676
1676
Age 24
Cape Town, South Africa

Granted an erf in Berg Street, Cape Town on which he built a house.J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke nageslag."http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1678
April 28, 1678
- April 30, 1678
Age 26

Lijsbeth Sanders confessed that she had broken into his house and stolen a gold ring and 3 silver buttonsfor which she was ceded to Louis in compensation for his loss and her accomplices - two sailors - were banished to Robben Island. Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference code: C. 13, pp. 40-43.
Dinsdagh 14 Junij 1678. [1]
Presentibus omnibus.
...
Den slavin van den baes timmerman Adriaen van Brackel, in hegtenis sittende over gepleegde dieverijen en gesustendeerde huijs-braack ten huijse van den borger Louwijs van Bengale,Sien konfessie van 30 April 1678 van genoemde slavin in C. J.2954: Confess. & Interrog ., 1677-1685, p. 90. is goet gevonden gem. slavinne den eijgenaer weder te laten toekomen, mits dat hij alvoor[e]ns gehouden sal sijn met gemelte Louwijs van Bengaale over de gestoolen goederen te accordeeren en deselve te contenteeren.

Sittende insgelijcx noch in hegtenis twee matroosen alhier in guarnisoen bescheijden gent. Bartel Koop en Bastiaen Hendricx de welcqe van de bovengemelte slavin worden beschuldigt dat sij eenige gestoolen contanten van haer souden hebben genooten, 't welcq nochtans bij haer wort ontkent, Soo is mede goet gevonden de gemelte 2 persoonen voor eenigen tijt op 't Robbeneijlandt aen d' gemeene wercken te laten arbeijden, mits behoudenis van gagie.
Aldus geresolveert in 't Fort d' Goede Hoop ten dage en jaare voors.
...........................
CRUDOP.
DIRCQ JANSZ SMIENT.
J. CRUSE.
Ms. VAN BANCHEM.http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6129.htm

1680
1680
Age 28
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
1680
Age 28

Elysabet NN before 6 June 1680