Clagett L1465 C-035

Agreement Number: C-035
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Polly
Page Number: 146
Point Of Departure: London
Point Of Arrival: Bance Island/Kingston
Amount Covered: 150
Premium: 20
Shipping and Goods: GG
Broker: J&A Anderson
Captain: James Wilkins
Ship Owner / Investor: John Anderson
Date: May 14th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83129

Narrative: On May 14, 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 Polly from London to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £150 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 Anderson and the agreement was brokered by J&A Anderson. The captains of the ship were James Wilkins and Thompson. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83129.