Reference Number: L0433/6
Date: 15 November 1734
Extent: 1 item
Provenance: From a collection of newspapers and press cuttings in a large volume titled ‘Old Newspapers Relating to Lloyd’s’. The volume was made in c.1912 by Mr Gillman of the British Museum.

Description: This advert is for ‘sale by the candle’ at Lloyd’s Coffee House in Lombard Street on 22 November 1734, for the slave ship ‘Ann and Elizabeth’. It was described as a ‘snow’ ship, built in Boston, about 110 tonnes, with 8 guns and its captain was John Sibson. The Slave Voyages database, records two slave voyages for the ‘Ann and Elizabeth’ in 1734 (Voyage: 76819) prior to this sale and in 1735 (Voyage: 25897). Both voyages were captained by John Sibson but now owners are given. The 1734 voyage sailed from London to Africa and then St Kitts and trafficked 240 enslaved Africans, 197 of whom survived. The 1735 voyage also sailed from London to Africa and then to the Americas. Sibson captained two further slave voyages in 1732 on the ‘Sarah and Elizabeth’ (Voyage: 76788) and in 1739 on the ‘Black Prince’ (Voyage: 75171).

Notes: For more information on Candle Auctions see the Underwriting Souls exhibit “The Origins of Lloyd’s”