Ninfa do Mar (1822)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Schooner, Nymfa do Mars, left Bahia on 14 August 1821 and purchased 3 enslaved people at Ouidah by 13 June 1822. The captain, Francisco Veloso, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain Robert Mends of HMS Iphigenia captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Antônio de Paula Barbosa, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 2 Liberated Africans by 22 August 1822. For more information, see Map of 1822.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, vol. 10 (1830), 124.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 568.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 9/B1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 66-77.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 10/B2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 64-65.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 8.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/B1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 66-77.

NA, FO84/26, Sierra Leone Gazette, 22.08.31.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 16.

Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), APEB, cod 456, p. 302v.