Caveira (1816)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Schooner, Caveira, left Bahia on 6 March 1816 and purchased 11 enslaved people at Little Popo by 20 May 1816. The captain, Joaquim José de Sampaio, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when an undocumented British ship captured the vessel (no location or date recorded). Although the ship’s owners, Joaquim José de Oliveira and João Ferreira Guedes, were never formerly charged, the Court of Vice Admiralty at Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 11 Liberated Africans by 19 June 1816. For more information, see Map of 1816

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia, APEB, cod 456, p.286v.

TNA, FO 308/1, f. 117, 372-3.

TNA, HCA 49/101.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 9.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 568.