Clagett L1465 C-044-1

Agreement Number: C-044-1
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Trafalgar
Page Number: 192
Point Of Departure: Liverpool
Point Of Arrival: New Calabar/Kingston
Amount Covered: 200
Premium: 10
Shipping and Goods: G
Broker: James Barnes
Captain: William Keene
Ship Owner / Investor: Samuel Hinde
Date: June 15th, 1807
Voyage ID according to 83831

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 Trafalgar from 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 captains of the ship were William Keene and Ferguson. This voyage is further detailed at as Voyage ID 83831.