Juliana da Praça (1822)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Schooner, Juliana da Praça, left Bahia and purchased 112 enslaved people at Porto Novo by 5 October 1822. The captain, João Ezequiel Leal, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain Charles Phillips of HMS Bann captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Inocêncio Marques de Santana, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 102 Liberated Africans by 30 December 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), 81-82.

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), 17.