São João e Segunda Rosália (1825)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brigantine, São João e Segunda Rosalia, left Bahia on 6 May 1825 and purchased 260 enslaved people at Lagos by 9 February 1826. The captain, Amaro José da     Silva, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when Captain James Arthur Murray of the HMS Atholl captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Manoel Francisco Moreira, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 191 Liberated Africans by 21 March 1826. For more information, see Map of 1825.                                                                             

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 126.

TNA, FO84/63, Campbell, Reffel, 27.01.15.

TNA, FO84/49, Williams, Randall, 26.03.21.

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), 42-43, 60.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 22.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 50v.