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Women of the Slave Lodge


The women in the slave lodge were in a vastly different situation from the settlers' women slaves. Lodge women, for instance, were not under the direct domestic supervision of any settler or European official. There were almost as many slave women in the lodge as there were men. There were thus possibilities of finding a slave spouse among the Lodge inmates. Slave women in the Lodge, in contrast to their counterparts owned by settlers, could “be effectively married” to slave men from as early as 1671, although this did not entail a wedding solemnized by the Dutch Reformed Church across [...]

Women of the Slave Lodge2018-07-09T09:42:30+00:00

Our Family Heirlooms


Do you have any precious family heirlooms or artefacts that you would like to share with our readers? Every one of us has something in our home that is special, that we would like to treasure, as well as showcase and flaunt to our friends and family. Now is the time to email us a clear photo of what you have, as well as height, notable marks, dates or even the history around it. Please send it to us now. Images must be between 2 and 5 megabytes. Victorian Vases We received a mail from Daphne Brown in [...]

Our Family Heirlooms2017-11-27T17:59:34+00:00