Clagett L1465 C-014

Agreement Number: C-014
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Fortune
Page Number: 63
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Kingston
Amount Covered: 250
Premium: 18
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Archibald Kennan
Ship Owner / Investor: Thomas Leyland
Date: April 6th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 81498

Narrative: On April 6, 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 Fortune from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £250 in risk at a premium of 18 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 William Brown and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Archibald Kennan. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 81498.