Quatro de Abril (1836)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese ship, Quatro de Abril, left Lisbon on 26 May 1836 and purchased 481 enslaved people at Ouidah by 19 October 1836. The captain, Manoel Dias, sailed the vessel toward Brazil when an unidentified British ship 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 450 Liberated Africans in late 1836. For more information, see Map of 1836.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 14. 

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), sup. B, 6.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), sup. C, 73-75.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 18/B (Shannon, 1969-74), 64.

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.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 43.