Firme

Map showing the location of Little Popo, Havana and the point of capture of the Firme, 1828

Voyage Map


The Firme was the tenth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish brigantine, under the command of Juan Sandrino and owned by Jayme Tinto, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Little Popo on 10 February 1828 loaded with aguardiente and money. In total, 492 people boarded this slave ship and 7 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 12 November, the HMS sloop Grasshopper, under the command of Abraham Crawford, detained this ship near St. Kitts in the Windward Islands around N16°37 and W62°33 and escorted it into the Bay of Havana to await trial. At the time of her seizure, there was sufficient provisions for everyone on board and 2 people died during the trial. On 12 December, the court condemned this ship for sale. It also issued emancipation certificates for 483 people.

Trial Summary


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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Firme, 1828

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Firme, 1828

Table showing more statistics for the register of the Firme, 1828

Analysis of Documented African Names

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

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

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


Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Mina Apópo

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Mina Apópo

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Mina Apópo


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

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí (no sub-group)T

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


Additional Names Data

Mandinga Fulá: 1 Muslim male, 1 Yoruba male

Additional Resources

Baptism Records

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The Church of Jesús María y José

  • 1829/10/25, Francisco Norberto Mina, under the charge of Don Francisco Bona and Doña Francisca [sic], padrino Francisco Bona, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 28v, #327

  • 1829/11/12, Carlos Borromeo Mina Popó, under the charge of Señor Capitan de Navio Antonio Gaston, padrino Rafael Congo, priest Juan Lucinando de Toro - Source: vol. 7, p. 30, #347

  • 1830/08/01, Bernacio Mina, under the charge of Don Francisco Bona and Doña Francisca [sic], padrino Don Diego Manuel Govantes, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 48, #508

  • 1830/08/08, Canuto Mina, under the charge of Capitan Cayetano Gil y Lemos, padrino Don Juan Martinez, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 49, #518

  • 1831/10/26, Remegio Mina Apopó, under the charge of Don Joaquin Maria de la Cueva, padrino Don Antonio Noble, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 81, #877

  • 1832/06/03, Francisca Mina, under the charge of first (anteriorment) Maria Ateritas and then (actualmente) Doña Francisca Perez, madrina Maria de la Merced Aguirre, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 96v, #1047

  • 1831/10/26, Pedro Regalado Mina, under the charge of Don Diego Govantes, padrino [sic], priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 98, #1070

  • 1831/06/03, Juan de Mata Lucumi Chamba, under the charge of Don José Benito Ortega, padrino José Dolores Ganga, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 98v, #1071

  • 1833/02/03, Bartolomé [sic], under the charge of Don Felipe Urgelly, madrina [sic] Irene Campos, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 112v, #1215

  • 1834/11/20, Dolores Mina, under the charge of Don José Hernandez Aiba?, madrina Concepcion Esteves, priest José Miguel Bucelo - Source: vol. 7, p. 162, 1454