Clagett L1465 C-009

Agreement Number: C-009
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Diamond
Page Number: 42
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Lagos/Kingston
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 15
Broker: Buttler
Captain: William Jameson
Ship Owner / Investor: Peter Brancker
Date: April 14th 1807
Voyage ID according to 80993

Narrative: On April 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 Diamond from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £200 in risk at a premium of 15 percent. 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 Peter Brancker and Moses Benson and the agreement was brokered by Buttler. The captain of the ship was William Jameson. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 80993.