Bom Jesus dos Navegantes (1825)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Sumaca, Bom Jesus dos Navigantes, left Bahia on 21 January 1825 and purchased 280 enslaved people at Lagos by 12 July 1825. The captain, Manoel José Pereira, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when Captain William Jardine Purchas of the HMS William captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Antônio Narciso, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 267 Liberated Africans by 14 September 1825. For more information, see Map of 1825.                                                                               

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), 569.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 10, 15, 38-39.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 20.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 45.