Juanita (1819)

Voyage Overview

The Spanish Schooner, Juanita, left Havana on 27 July 1819 and purchased 9 enslaved people at Keta by 24 April 1817, which is a port not typically associated with Yoruba speakers. The captain, J. B. Nunez, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain James Henderson of the HMS Snapper captured the vessel around 6N; 4W on 30 September 1819. Although the ship’s owner, Diaz de la Roca Diego, was never formerly charged, the British and Spanish Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 9 Liberated Africans by 12 November 1819. For more information, see Map of 1819.                 

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, vol. 10 (1830), 122.

NA, FO84/3, Gregory, 19.12.30.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, vol. 11, A (Shannon, 1969-74), 4.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 12.

Archivo Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, ANC, Junta de Fomento, 86/3506.