Primeira Rosália (1830)

Voyage Overview

This Brazilian Schooner, Primeira Rosália, left Bahia in 1829 and purchased 282 enslaved people at Lagos by 23 January 1830. The captain, João Sabino, sailed the vessel, owned by Manoel Francisco Moreira, toward Brazil when Captain Francis Augustus Collier of the HMS Sybille 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 244 Liberated Africans by 13 May 1830. For more information, see Map of 1830.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

TNA, FO84/103, Findley, Smith, 30.05.15.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 571.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 13/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 61-2.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 32.