Santa Efigênia (1828)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Schooner, Santa Efigênia, left Bahia on 6 June 1827 and purchased at least 218 enslaved people at Badagry by 17 October 1827. The captain, Manoel Rodrigues da Silva, sailed the vessel, owned by Matias Batista Carvalho, 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 218 Liberated Africans by 26 November 1827. For more information, see Map of 1828.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

TNA, FO84/79, Jackson, 28.11.27.

TNA, FO84/90, f. 21.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 27.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 27.7, p. 21.