Title

Liberated African Department; Register Nos. 7508-9758; 1815-1816 [copy 3] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department]

Date

1815-1816

Description

This is a list of 2250 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between August 1815 and August 1816. 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.

Approximately 240 folios, with 6 blank at the beginning.

Entries organized by number [Numbers 7508-9758].

Language

English

Coverage

Rights

Please obtain permission from the Sierra Leone Public Archives to use this material for purposes other than research.

Citation

[Great Britain. Royal Navy.], “Liberated African Department; Register Nos. 7508-9758; 1815-1816 [copy 3] / [British Royal Navy, Liberated African Department],” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed August 22, 2019, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/478.

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