Posted By:Bernadette Ontong
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Subject:Re: Here I go a Ontong Hunting
Post Date:February 05, 2010 at 03:25:04
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Forum:Indonesia Genealogy Forum
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Here I am again , many moons later and still have not made much progress with looking for my ancestors. It would seem more and more likely that the surname were given as per island descendant e.g. there is also the surname Christmas and those were slaves from Christmas island. I have found some names of slaves recently:
VAN BATAVIA
ONTONG                        1815
VAN BATAVIA
ONTONG                        1819
VAN BATAVIA
ONTONG                        1826
VAN BATAVIA
ONTONG                        1827
Who were direct descendants of the slave Ontong Van Batavia who bought his own freedom for 4 stuiwers at the Cape of Goodhope. These are just meant as discussion points. Thanks Bernadette