The Portuguese Brig, Temerário, left Bahia on 18 October 1815 and purchased 19 enslaved people at Ouidah by 5 March 1816. The captain, Jinoario Feliciano Lobo, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when an undocumented British ship captured the vessel (no location or date recorded). Although the ship’s owner, Manoel da Silva Cunha, was never formerly charged, the Court of Vice Admiralty at Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 17 Liberated Africans by 22 May 1816. For more information, see Map of 1816.
As Referenced in Voyages
TNA, HCA49/101,"Sierra Leone,...26 Dec 1815 to 26 March 1816"
African Institution, Twelfth Report of the Directors of the African Institution (London, 1818), 160, 164.
Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 568.
Great Britain, Calendar of State Papers: Colonia; Series, vol. 5 (London, 1878-1905), 127.
Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 9.
Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), APEB, cod 456, p. 286.
Marques, João Pedro, Sounds of Silence: Nineteenth-Century Portugal and the Abolition of the Slave Trade (New York, 2006), 44.