Clagett L1465 C-026

Agreement Number: C-026
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Maria
Page Number: 115
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Kingston
Amount Covered: 300
Premium: 20
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Swanson
Captain: William Price
Ship Owner / Investor: John Bridge Aspinall
Date: January 5th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 82466

Narrative: On January 5, 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 Maria from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £300 in risk at a premium of 20 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 John Bridge Aspinall and James Aspinall and the agreement was brokered by Swanson. The captain of the ship was William Price. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82466.