Clagett L1465 C-042

Agreement Number: C-042
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Trusty
Page Number: 190
Point Of Departure: London
Point Of Arrival: Lagos/Kingston
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 15
Broker: Robert Dewar
Captain: Edward Crosby
Ship Owner / Investor: Robert Taylor
Date: January 14th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83866

Narrative: On January 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 Trusty from 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 Robert Taylor and Thomas Hughan and the agreement was brokered by Robert Dewar. The captains of the ship were Edward Crosby and John Roberts. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83866.