Vênus (1827)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brigantine, Vênus, left Bahia on 4 November 1826 and purchased 191 enslaved people at Ouidah by 6 February 1827. The captain, Jacinto Preza, sailed the vessel, owned by Antônio Pedroso de Albuquerque, toward Brazil when Captain William Jardine Purchas of the HMS Esk 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 188 Liberated Africans by 9 April 1827. For more information, see Map of 1827.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

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

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 56-7, 92.

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

Meyer-Heiselberg,24: Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967).

 Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador, AHMS, 27.7, p. 7v.