Clagett L1465 C-041

Agreement Number: C-041
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Triton
Page Number: 190
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Bonny/Kingston
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 15
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: John Preston
Ship Owner / Investor: William Hinde
Date: January 8th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83854

Narrative: On January 8, 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 Triton from Africa to the West Indies 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 William Hinde, Samuel Hinde, and David Marshall and the agreement was brokered by James Barnes. The captains of the ship were John Preston and David Marshall. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83854.