Trouvadore

The Trouvadore was a Spanish slave ship which was shipwrecked in 1841 near East Caicos in the course of a run transporting Africans to be illegally sold to the sugar plantations in Cuba. As the United Kingdom had a treaty with Spain prohibiting the international slave trade and had abolished slavery in its colonies in 1833, it freed the 192 slaves who survived the wreck. Individuals and families, a total of 168 Africans, were placed with salt proprietors for apprenticeships in the Turks & Caicos Islands; the remaining 24 Africans were settled in Nassau.

Read more about Trouvadore:  Voyage of The Trouvadore, Modern Interest in The Trouvadore, Search For The Wreck

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Transport In The Turks And Caicos Islands - History - Settlement
... In 1841 the Trouvadore, an illegal Spanish slave ship, was wrecked off the coast of East Caicos ... An 1878 letter documents the "Trouvadore Africans" and their descendants as constituting an essential part of the "labouring population" on the islands ... research has suggested may be that of the Trouvadore ...
Trouvadore - Search For The Wreck
... to have found the remains of the Trouvadore slave ship off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands ... The wreck that is thought to be Trouvadore is also known as the "Black Rock Wreck." The team also found one of the American ships, which appears to be the USS Chippewa ... Historians and anthropologists are working to place the Trouvadore and the liberation of its 192 Africans in the context of settlement of the Turks Caicos ...
Turks And Caicos Islands - History
... In 1841 the Trouvadore, a Spanish ship engaged in the slave trade, was wrecked off the coast of East Caicos, one of the larger Caicos Islands ... An 1878 letter documents the "Trouvadore Africans" and their descendants as constituting an essential part of the "labouring population" on the islands ... "Black Rock Ship", that subsequent research has suggested may be that of the Trouvadore ...