Nossa Senhora da Guia (1830)

Voyage Overview

This Portuguese Schooner, Nossa Senhora da Guia, left Bahia in 1829 and purchased 310 enslaved people at Lagos by 7 January 1830. The captain, José Fernandes Soares, sailed the vessel, owned by Joaquim José de Oliveira, toward Brazil when Captain Francis Augustus Collier of the HMS Sybille 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 238 Liberated Africans by 13 May 1830. For more information, see Map of 1830.

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As Referenced in Voyages

TNA, FO84/102, Findley, Smith, 30.07.13.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 571.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 13/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 63.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 32.