Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Maria (1827)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brigantine, Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Maria, left Bahia on 1 July 1826 and purchased 232 enslaved people at Ouidah by 4 March 1827. The captain, Joaquim Pinto de Souza, sailed the vessel, owned by V. Fernando M., toward Brazil when Captain Septimius Arabin of the HMS North Star captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 198 Liberated Africans by 15 May 1827. For more information, see Map of 1827.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-126.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 75-6, 94.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 570.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 24.