Águia (1816)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brigantine, Águia, left Bahia (no date recorded) and purchased 409 enslaved people along the Costa da Mina (no date recorded). This broad region corresponds to a coastal strip in the Gulf of Guinea encompassing the Gold Coast and Bight of Benin. While some ships leaving ports along the Gold Coast would not have carried Yoruba speakers, many of these ships would have been avoiding British blockades and likely traded further east in the Bight of Benin, most especially between Little Popo, Ouidah and Lagos. The captain, Felipe Rodrigues Prado, sailed the vessel, owned by Inocêncio Ferreira Gu, back toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed at São Salvador da Bahia on 29 April 1816. Only 385 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1816

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

TNA, FO63/202, f. 243-5.

Idade de Ouro do Brasil, IDO, 16.05.28.