Tâmega (1834)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Tamega, left Bahia on 18 February 1834 and purchased 444 enslaved people at Lagos by 14 June 1834. The captain, José Lopes Ferreira, sailed the vessel, owned by M. J. Machado, toward Brazil when Captain Samuel Mercer of the HMS Charybdis captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 434 Liberated Africans by 12 July 1834. For more information, see Map of 1834.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 10. 

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 51 (1835), 54.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 14/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 52-55.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 18/B (Shannon, 1969-74), 63.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 571.

Bethell, Leslie, The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1970), 126.