The Sierra Leone Mixed Commission


After Great Britian began signing bilateral treaties with other nations, courts of Mixed Commission were established in Freetown from 1819 onwards. There were four mixed commissions operating in Sierra Leone: the Anglo-Spanish, the Anglo-Portuguese, the Anglo-Dutch, and in 1828 an Anglo-Brazilian. This section is representative of all of these courts combined, although as the documentation becomes more organized in time, this sub-section may be divided according to the different mixed commissions. After 1819, these courts of mixed commission in Sierra Leone were responsible for adjudicating over 500 cases involving the emancipation of over 68,000 people, many of whom were registered. Due to the volume of cases in multiple courts in Sierra Leone, we are currently developing sample cases. Read more....


Christian Liberated Africans with Mandingoes

Christian Liberated Africans with Mandingoes