Teresa (1835)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese schooner, Teresa, left the island of Príncipe on 20 April 1835 and purchased 214 enslaved people at Lagos by 16 November 1835. The captain and owner, Silvério José Pereira Couto, sailed the vessel, owned by Joaquim Teles de Menezes, toward Brazil when Henry Quin of the HMS Britomart 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 202 Liberated Africans by 1 January 1836. For more information, see Map of 1835.

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As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 10-12.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 14/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 105-106.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 18/B (Shannon, 1969-74), 63.

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

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 41.