Primeira Estrela (1822)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Primeira Estrela, left Bahia in March 1822 and purchased 296 enslaved people at Badagry by 29 June 1822. The captain, Manoel Pereira dos Santos, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain Robert Hagan of the HMS Thistle captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Vicente de Paula Silva, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 292 Liberated Africans by 6 August 1822. For more information, see Map of 1822.                                    

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, 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, vol. 11/B1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 64.

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

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

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. 306v.