Clagett L1465 C-020

Agreement Number: C-020
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Llan Rumney
Page Number: 105
Point Of Departure: London
Point Of Arrival: Gold Coast/Kingston
Broker: John Oliver
Captain: A Matthews
Ship Owner / Investor: Robert Taylor
Date: January 16th 1807
Voyage ID according to 82333

Narrative: On January 16, 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 Llan Rumney from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. 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 Robert Taylor and the agreement was brokered by John Oliver. The captain of the ship was A. Matthews. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82333.