Clagett L1465 C-001

Agreement Number: C-001
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Aurora
Page Number: 1
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Kingston
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: H. Woodman and Co.
Captain: Vincent May
Ship Owner / Investor: George Case
Date: 14th of January 1807
Voyage ID according to 80404

Narrative: On January 14, 1807 at the Lloyd’s Market in The Royal Exchange, Horatio Clagett was part of a group of underwriters who insured a voyage of the ship Aurora from Liverpool to a Market trafficking enslaved people. Clagett directly insured the enslaved against risk of loss as ‘goods’ or ‘cargo’. This is evidence of the dehumanizing commodification and speculation on the financial value of enslaved lives. The ship was owned by George Case and the agreement was brokered by H. Woodman and Co. The captain of the ship was Vincent May. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 80404.