The Mágico was the third conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish brigantine, under the command of José Ynza, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Little Popo on 26 May 1825. In total, 422 people boarded this slave ship and 43 individuals died during the middle passage.
On 22 January 1826, the HMS schooner Union, under the command of Alexander B. Lowe, detained this vessel on the coast of Cuba around N21°20 and W76°40 and escorted this ship into the Bay of Havana to await trial. José Ynza and his crew escaped on shore taking with them approximately 200 enslaved Africans. On 31 January 1826, the court condemned and sold this ship. It also issued emancipation certificates for the remaining 175 people.
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Mina Popó: 8 Yoruba females, 2 Twi males, 4/1 males/female not yet identified
Lucumí Agusá: 3 Yoruba males, 2 Muslim male, 1 male not yet identified
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Register #110 - Juan Lucumí Elló, aka Allai (Ajayi), Toda la cara rayada con tres marcas en mitad de la frente y una cicatriz en la parte superior del molledo derecho (The whole face scratched with three marks [and] in the middle of the forehead and a scar on the upper fleshy part of the right bicep [or thigh])
Register #111 - Jacobo Lucumí Elló, Cucudi (Kukudi), Varias rayas en la espalda desde las nalgas hasta los hombros una cicatriz notable sobre la rodilla izquierda ombligo bolado y picado de viruelas (Various scratches on the back from the buttocks until the shoulders and a noticeable scar above the right knee and full of small pox marks)