Clagett L1465 C-022

Agreement Number: C-022
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Lucy
Page Number: 107
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Accra/Kingston
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: Alexander Hackney
Ship Owner / Investor: John Mill
Date: February 23rd 1807
Voyage ID according to 82408

Narrative: On February 23, 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 Lucy 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 John Mill and William Begg and the agreement was brokered by James Barnes. The captain of the ship was Alexander Hackney. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82408.