Fênix (1836)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese brigantine, Fênix, left Havana on 17 January 1836 and purchased 515 enslaved people at Little Popo (no date recorded). The captain, José Antônio Barbosa, sailed the vessel, owned by José Fernandez, toward Cuba, when it likely landed in Havana on 4 October 1836. Only 484 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1836.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 49 (1845), 593-633.

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 14. 

TNA, FO84/197, Schenley, Madden, 36.11.30.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), sup. C 79-81.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 18/B (Shannon, 1969-74), 64.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 15/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 6, 66.

Dorsey, Joseph C., Slave Trade in the Age of Abolition: Puerto Rico, West Africa and the Non-Hispanic Caribbean, 1815-1859 (Gainesville, 2003), 138-146.