Clagett L1465 C-011

Agreement Number: C-011
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Enterprize
Page Number: 50
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Montego Bay
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 17
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Caesar Lawson
Ship Owner / Investor: Thomas Leyland
Date: January 9th 1807
Voyage ID according to 81305

Narrative: On January 9, 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 17 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, Thomas Molyneux, and Richard Bullin and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Caesar Lawson. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 81305.