Manuelita

Map showing the location of Lagos, Havana and the point of capture of the Manuelita, 1833

Voyage Map


The Manuelita was the twenty third conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of José Garay, began its voyage at Havana on 17 June 1833. It set sail for Lagos loaded with a cargo of dry goods, aguardiente, gunpowder and letters for St. Thomas "which Island she only touched." On 30 October, this ship sailed from Africa with 523 people on board and 38 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 7 December, the HMS schooner Nimble, under the command of Lieutenant Charles Bolton, engaged with this ship for about an hour off the southern tip of the Isle of Pines around N21°4 and W82°26. After reaching Havana, 1 person died. On 17 December, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale. At the date of the sentence, there remained alive 484 people, but the court only issued emancipation certificates for 477 individuals. This case is closely tied to the Joaquina, which had arrived in late November and the Havana Slave Trade Commission was already in debate about the possibility of removing individuals to Trinidad.


Resettlement to Trinidad


By early January 1834, the Cuban government agreed to pay for the transportation of groups of people from both slave ships to Trinidad, provide one month's notice to the Governor of Trinidad, pay for provisions and clothing, and send an equal number of men and women. On 16 January, the Havana Slave Trade Commission made a register containing people from both slave ships who were sent to Trinidad. These records include African names, Christian names and a register number corresponding to the larger and more complete registers (making it possible to determine who left Cuba from which ship). In addition, the register also demonstrates the substitutions of 7 people before departure.


On 21 January, 63 women and 101 men from the Manuelita, along with 43 women and 5 men from the Joaquina, were sent to Trinidad on board the Manuelita, under the command of Salvador Castello. During the passage from Cuba, 5 people died. On 27 February 1834, the Manuelita arrived to Trinidad and 1 person died shortly after. At this time, the Governor of Trinidad stated that he "will receive 1000 Africans to consist of 500 males and 500 females under 30 years of age (the males not to have been more than two years captured)."


Please note that some "Resettlement Resources" are repeated on the Joaquina page.

Trial Summary


Thumbnail of Document for a Trial Summary

Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Manuelita, 1833

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Manuelita, 1833

Analysis of Documented African Names

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

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

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


Additional Names Data

Arará Magín: 1 Twi male, 1/1 Yoruba male/female, 1 male not yet identified

Carabali Orú: 1 male and 1 female not yet identified

Trinidad Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of people sent to Trinidad

Table showing the statistics for the register of the people sent to Trinidad

Table showing the people from the Manuelita sent to Trinidad

 

Analysis of Documented African Names (Trinidad)

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Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Ecumachó sent to Trinidad

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Ecumachó sent to Trinidad

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Lucumí Ecumachó sent to Trinidad


Additional Names Data

Arará Magín: 1 Yoruba female

Carabali Orú: 1 male and 1 female not yet identified

Please Note: the names data for people sent to Trinidad from the Joaquina is currently unavailable.

Additional Resources

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