Príncipe de Guiné (1826)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Principe de Guinea, left Bahia on 3 June 1826 and purchased 608 enslaved people at Ouidah by 4 August 1826. The captain, Manoel Joaquim de Almeida, sailed the vessel, owned by Antônio Pedroso de Albuquerque, toward Brazil when Captain Charles Bullen of the HMS Maidstone 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 596 people by 4 September 1826. For more information, see Map of 1826.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-126.

TNA, FO84/63, Campbell, Reffel, 27.01.15.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 423, 487, 569.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade,  IUPST, 11/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 46-50.

British Library, Additional Manuscripts (London, UK), Add.mss, 43123, f.48-49. 

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 23.

Arquivo Histórico do Itamarary (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), AHI, Coleções Especiais, Lata 27, Maço 1.