Clagett L1465 C-018

Agreement Number: C-018
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Kingston
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Kingston
Amount Covered: 150
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Patrick Callan
Ship Owner / Investor: William Peatt Litt
Date: January 14th 1807
Voyage ID according to 82170

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 Kingston from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £150 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 William Peatt Litt, John Weston, Isaac Milburn, John Burke, John Crosman, and James Turner Harris and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Patrick Callan. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82170.