Silveira (1827)

Voyage Overview

This Brazilian Brig, Silveira, left Bahia on 27 February 1827 and purchased 490 enslaved people at the Costa da Mina (no date recorded). This broad region corresponds to a coastal strip in the Gulf of Guinea encompassing the Gold Coast and Bight of Benin. While some ships leaving ports along the Gold Coast would not have carried Yoruba speakers, many of these ships would have been avoiding British blockades and likely traded further east in the Bight of Benin, most especially between Little Popo, Ouidah and Lagos. The captain, José Antônio Pinheiro Viana, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed in São Salvador in 1827. Only 444 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1827.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Diário de Pernambuco, DPE, 1827-3-1.