Clagett L1465 C-019

Agreement Number: C-019
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Lottery*
Page Number: 105
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Montego Bay
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 17
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Thomas Harney
Ship Owner / Investor: William Coupland
Date: January 9th 1807
Voyage ID according to 82384

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 Lottery 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 William Coupland, Thomas Lance, William Buck Cripps, and Benjamin Gray and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Thomas Harney and Samuel VanRanst. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82384.