União (1825)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Schooner, União, left Bahia on 14 July 1825 and purchased 364 enslaved people at Lagos by 1 September 1825. The captain, José Gomes Ramos, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when Captain James Arthur Murray of the HMS Atholl captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Vicente de Paula Silva, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 249 Liberated Africans by 4 November 1825. For more information, see Map of 1825.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

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

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 10, 15, 39-40.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 21.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 422.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 54.