Ativo (1826)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Ativo, left Pernambuco on 17 August 1825 and purchased 183 enslaved people at Badagry by 11 February 1826. The captain, José Pinto de Araújo, sailed the vessel toward Cuba when an undocumented British ship captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. Although the ship’s owners, Francisco Antônio de Oliveira and José Antônio de Oliveira, were never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone restored this vessel and did not register any people. For more information, see Map of 1826.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 126.

TNA, FO 84/63, Campbell, Reffel, 27.01.15.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 60.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 15.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 22, 33.

Arquivo Público Estadual Jordão Emerenciano (Recife, Brazil) Registro de Passaportes, Passaportes de Embarcações, APEJE, R.P. 2.2.6, p. 104.