Nossa Senhora da Penha da França (1828)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Schooner, Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, left Bahia on 9 February 1828 and purchased 184 enslaved people at Lagos by 3 September 1828. The captain, José Teixeira da Maia, sailed the vessel, owned by Boaventura Gomes da Silva, toward Brazil when Captain William Benjamin Suckling of the HMS Medina 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 169 Liberated Africans by 11 December 1828. For more information, see Map of 1828.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

TNA, FO84/79, Jackson, 28.12.17.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 570.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 27.

TNA, FO84/90, f. 21.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 27.7, p. 35.