Clagett L1465 C-010

Agreement Number: C-010
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Ellen
Page Number: 50
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Gold Coast/Montego Bay
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 15
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: John Reddie
Ship Owner / Investor: Thomas Leyland
Date: January 12th 1807
Voyage ID according to 81246

Narrative: On January 12, 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 Ellen from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 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 Thomas Leyland and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was John Reddie. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 81246.