Emília (1829)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Schooner, Emília, left Bahia in 1829 and purchased 486 enslaved people at Lagos by 16 August 1829. The captain, Pedro (Neto) José, sailed the vessel, owned by M. L. Viana, toward Brazil when Captain Francis Augustus Collier of the HMS Sybille captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Spanish Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 435 Liberated Africans by 22 September 1829. For more information, see Map of 1829.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-128.

TNA, FO84/90, Ricketts, Smith, 29.09.26.

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), 30.