Tibério (1832)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Brig, Tibério, left Bahia on 3 October 1831 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, Francisco José Almeida, sailed the vessel, owned by Manoel Cardoso dos Santos, toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed in 1832. Only 444 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1832.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 421.