Mágico

Map showing the location of Havana, Popo and point of capture for the Mágico, 1826

Voyage Map


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.

Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Mágico, 1826

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Mágico, 1826

Analysis of Documented African Names

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Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Elló

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Elló

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Elló


Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Arará (no sub group)

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará (no sub group)

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará (no sub group)


Additional Names Data

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

Additional Resources

Baptism Records

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The Church of Jesús María y José

  • 1832/06/02, Luis Lucumí Elló, under the charge of Don Aniceto Almenteros, padrino Julian Peñalver moreno libre, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 98, #1066

The Church of Santo Angel Custodio

  • 1828/09/16, Juan Lucumí Elló, under the charge of Don Aniceto Almenteros, padrino Juan Nepomuceno Prieto, priest Andres Cascales - Source: vol. 19N, p. 185?, #973

    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])


  • 1828/09/21, Jacobo Lucumí Elló, under the charge of Doña María Ignasia Ayala, padrino Juan Nepomuceno Prieto, priest Andres Cascales - Source: vol. 19N, p. 186?, #978

    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)