Registers of Liberated Africans, 1808-c. 1812 Numbers 1-3772 [copy 3]


1808 - 1812


This is a list of 3773 Africans liberated from slave ships by the British Royal Navy between 1808 and 1812. These were 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.

Unbound folios organized chronologically, with number for each individual. Data on one side of folio only.

Approximately 200 folios, verso blank

Entries organized by number [Numbers 1-3772]





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Great Britain. Royal Navy, “Registers of Liberated Africans, 1808-c. 1812 Numbers 1-3772 [copy 3],” The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre Digital Archive, accessed July 18, 2019, http://digital.tubmaninstitute.ca/items/show/575.