Clagett L1465 C-036

Agreement Number: C-036
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Retrieve
Page Number: 157
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Kingston
Amount Covered: 100
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: Bartholomew Barnewall
Captain: Thomas Wilson
Ship Owner / Investor: William Dixon
Date: January 16th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83325

Narrative: On January 16, 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 Retrieve 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 William Dixon, John Hart, George Harrison, and John Crosman and the agreement was brokered by Bartholomew Barnewall. The captain of the ship was Thomas Wilson. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83325.