Clagett L1465 C-030

Agreement Number: C-030
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Mary
Page Number: 121
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Gabon/Trinidad and Tobago
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Swanson
Captain: William Stringer
Ship Owner / Investor: John Bolton
Date: July 24th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 82569

Narrative: On July 24, 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 Mary from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £200 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 John Bolton and the agreement was brokered by Swanson. The captain of the ship was William Stringer. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82569.