Bom Caminho (1824)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Bom Caminho, left Bahia on 8 November 1823 and purchased 334 enslaved people at Badagry by 18 September 1824. The captain, Joaquim Luís de Araújo, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain George Wollcombe of HMS Bann captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Tomé Afonso de Moura, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 327 Liberated Africans by 15 May 1824. For more information, see Map of 1824.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 124.

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, PP, vol. 27 (1825), 47.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 569.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 9.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 10/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 4, 45-47.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 18.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 31.