Clagett L1465 C-054Agreement Number: C-054
Risk Book: Clagett L1465
Ship Name: Croydon
Page Number: 28
Point Of Departure: London|Congo River|Kingston
Amount Covered: 200
Shipping and Goods: goods
Broker: Caldcleugh Boyd and Co.
Captain: William Williams
Ship Owner / Investor: Edward Boyd
Date: February 23rd 1807
Voyage ID according to slavevoyages.org: 80941
Narrative: On February 23, 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 Croydon from London to Africa with the further objective of trafficking enslaved people. He underwrote £200 in risk at a premium of 6 percent. Clagett directly insured the goods to be sold in exchange for humans. This is evidence of the dehumanizing commodification and speculation on the financial value of enslaved lives. The ship was owned by Edward Boyd and Caldcleugh and the agreement was brokered by Caldcleugh Boyd and Co. The captain of the ship was William Williams. This voyage is further detailed at slavevoyages.org as Voyage ID 180941.