Bela Eliza (1824)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Bella Eliza, left Bahia on 28 June 1824 and purchased 381 enslaved people at Ouidah by 23 October 1824. The captain, Plácido José Maria, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when Captain George Wollcombe of the HMS Bann captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 369 people by 31 January 1825. For more information, see Map of 1824.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

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

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

Lombard. "Translation of a Letter," Nineteenth Report of the African Institution (1825), 209-211.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 10.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 10/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 29-31.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 19.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 35v.