28 June 2010

What happened to Jean's Slaves?

One of my ancestors, Jean De Buis, farmed on Bergfontein on the Cape side of the Gouritz River and, in 1779 had nine slaves. When he died (1779) the slaves were sold. I don't know who they were sold to or what became of them.

Can anyone give me some stories or information about them?

These nine slaves were :
• Aly van Sambara
• Fortyn van Ceylon
• Marius van de Kust
• Antony van Madagaskar
• October van Mosambique
• Maarz van Bougies
• Adomis van de Caab
• Truy van Bougies
• Lea van de Caab

Unfortunately no dates of birth/ages are know, or who they were sold to or anything like that.

It would be fantastic to know more about their lives if possible.

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