Title

Liberated African Department; Register 1814-1815; nos. 4684-7507 [copy 1] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department].

Date

1814-1815

Description

This is a list of 2823 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1814 to 1815. These were among the earliest African individuals affected by the implementation of British suppression policies following abolition in 1807. The list includes extremely rare detail of the names, ages, height and gender of the men, women and children released from illegal slave trading vessels at the Vice-Admiralty Court at Freetown. In addition, there is detailed information on the physical attributes of the individuals including scarification and other body markings. The information in the Liberated African Department is the most important source for the illegal slave trade that survives.

Bound volume, apparently Vol. 3

Approximately 380 folios, with 100 blank folios

Entries organized by number [Numbers 4684-7507]

Language

English

Coverage

Rights

Permission to use this material for purposes other than research needs to be obtained from the Sierra Leone Public Archives

Citation

[Great Britain. Royal Navy.], “Liberated African Department; Register 1814-1815; nos. 4684-7507 [copy 1] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department].,” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2017, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/345.

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