María da Glória

Map showing the location of Salvador, Lagos, Havana and the point of capture of the María da Gloría, 1824

Voyage Map


The María da Glória was the first attempt at adjudicating on a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Portuguese brig, under the command of João José Fonseca and José Cotarro, began its voyage at Salvador, Brazil and set sail for Lagos on 8 February 1824. On 24 April, this ship sailed from Africa with 437 people on board and 37 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 16 June 1824, the Spanish brig Marte, under the command of José Apodaca, detained this vessel off the coast of Cuba between the port of Mariel and Cabañas and escorted this ship into the Bay of Havana to await trial. On 16 July 1824, the court decided it was not competent to try the case because the ship was Portuguese. At this time, Great Britain and Portugal had not yet signed a treaty to abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Regardless of international law, the Spanish government assumed responsibility and made these people apprentices and/or free laborers in Cuba.

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Baptism Records

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The Church of Jesús María y José

  • 1826/08/31, Leandra Lucumí, under the charge of Don Ignacio Dedin, madrina Martina Eligio, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 6, p. 167, #1363

  • 1826/12/26, Hermenegildo Lucumí, under the charge of Don Luis Vabasal, padrino Lucas (esclavo de S.M.), priest José Miguel Suarez - Source: Vol. 6, p. 183, #1506

  • 1827/08/12, Zacarias Lucumí, under the charge of Don José Francisco Rangel, padrino Guillermo [R]umbal, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 6, p. 203v, # 1677

  • 1828/01/6, Securino Lucumí, under the charge of Don Antonio María de la Torre y Cardenas, padrino José María de la Torre, priest José Miguel Suarez - Source: vol. 6, p. 217v, #1797

  • 1828/01/6, Hilario Lucumí, under the charge of Don Antonio María de la Torre y Cardenas, padrino José Maria de la Torre, priest José Miguel Suarez - Source: vol. 6, p. 217v, #1798

  • 1828/11/2, Ramon Lucumí, under the care of Don José María de la Torre y Cardenas, padrino Domingo Gato, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 8, #89

  • 1829/03/15, José de los Angeles Lucumí, under the charge of Don Nicolas del Pozo, padrino Guillermo del Pozo, priest José Miguel Suarez - Source: vol. 7, p. 16, #184