Julita

Map showing the location of Ouidah, Havana, Trinidad and the point of capture for the Julita, 1835

Voyage Map


The Julita was the twenty seventh conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of Gabriel Perez, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Ouidah on 25 March 1834 loaded with a cargo of spirits, cotton goods and some silver. On 2 December, this ship sailed from Africa with 353 people on board and 11 individuals died during the middle passage.


On 22 January 1835, the HMS sloop Racer, under the command of James Hope, detained this ship between Tortuga and Inagua Grande islands around N20°26 and W72°36. From the point of capture and the registration of Liberated Africans, another 6 people died. On 21 February, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 336 people.


Resettlement to Trinidad


The decision to remove people on the Julita from Havana to Trinidad ties into the case of the María, which completed its trial on 26 January. There was a discussion to send off all "the Females of the Carlota, María and Julita with an equal number of males." Nobody from the Carlota went because they were suffering from "choleric symptoms."


On 24 February, 304 people boarded the Spanish ketch Moratin and went to Trinidad. This convoy included 91 females and 93 males from the Julita, as well as 60 females and 60 males from the María. They arrived to Trinidad on 11 March in "tolerable health." The sick were sent to the hospital and two people died during the passage.


At this time, the Governor of Trinidad approved the resettlement of other Liberated Africans from Cuba. He stated that he "shall be glad to receive many more Africans [and he ] should not have the least difficulty in locating several thousands, to whom would be secured humane and kind treatment in return for moderate and habitual labor, by which this interesting colony would be much benefited."


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

Trial Summary


Thumbnail of Document for a Trial Summary

Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Julita, 1835

Table showing the statistics for the register of the Julita, 1835

Analysis of Documented African Names

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

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

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


Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí


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 sent to Trinidad from the Julita

Analysis of Documented African Names (Trinidad)

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

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

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


Pie chart showing the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí sent to Trinidad

Table showing the statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí sent to Trinidad

Table showing more statistics for the analysis of documented African names for Arará Magí sent to Trinidad


Please note the names data for people sent to Trinidad from the María is currently unavailable.

Additional Resources

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