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VAN BENGALE Robert Schott

Om en by 1728 het Robert Schott van Bengale die vrystelling van sy twaalfjarige dogtertjie Margaretha van de Kaap uit die slawelosie aangevra (Armosyn, p 642). Dit beteken dat hy by die Kaap al gewees het in 1715.

Robert Schot van Bengale, also refered to as van Batavia was a wealthy free black. In August 1731 Anna Maria Brits widow of Hermanus Gerrits van Oldenburg, cashed in her slave, Carel van Batavia, when the wealthy free black, Robert Schot van Batavia, foreclosed on his 1725 loan to her deceased husband (Shell p 109 CJ 3080 fol 92, no 184). Robert Shell states in Children of Bondage p 262, Koornhoop on the Liesbeek river was owned by the wealthy Robert Schott van Bengal, who also owned a market garden in Cape Town, Schottsche Kloof DO TN 1705 (1725).


Robert Schot died in 1742. Robert Schot van Bengale had a child with Lena van de Kaap. This child was Helena Rebekka Schot van de Kaap and she was born 1725.

 

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