Nova Viagem (1828)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Schooner, Nova Virgem, left Bahia on 10 October 1827 and purchased 354 enslaved people at Ouidah by 25 July 1828. The captain, Manoel Simões da Silva, sailed the vessel, owned by Vicente de Paula Silva, toward Brazil when Captain Thomas Saville Griffenhoofe of the HMS Primrose captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Brazilian Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 325 Liberated Africans by 18 September 1828. For more information, see Map of 1828.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-128.

TNA, FO84/79, Jackson, 28.9.19.

TNA, FO84/90, Jackson, 29.01.05.

TNA, FO84/89, f. 170.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 26.

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, 27.7, p. 28v.