Clagett L1465 C-031

Agreement Number: C-031
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Otter
Page Number: 139
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Montego Bay
Amount Covered: 100
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Timothy Boardman
Ship Owner / Investor: Robert Kitchen
Date: January 5th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 82995

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 Otter from Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £100 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 Robert Kitchen and James Penny and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Timothy Boardman. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 82995.