Clagett L1465 C-043-1

Agreement Number: C-043-1
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Thetis
Page Number: 192
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: Cabinda/Barbados
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 10
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: David Christie
Ship Owner / Investor: Samuel Hinde
Date: June 15th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83748

Narrative: On June 15, 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 Thetis from Liverpool to Africa to a Market trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £200 in risk at a premium of 10 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 Samuel Hinde and William Hinde and the agreement was brokered by James Barnes. The captain of the ship was David Christie. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83748.