Clagett L1465 C-024

Agreement Number: C-024
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: London
Page Number: 112
Point Of Departure: London
Point Of Arrival: Gold Coast/Trinidad
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 15
Broker: Simon Cock
Captain: J Bowen
Ship Owner / Investor: Archibald Dalziel
Date: December 11 1807
Voyage ID according to 82338

Narrative: On December 11, 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 London from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 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 Archibald Dalziel and the agreement was brokered by Simon Cock. The captain of the ship was J. Bowen. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82338.