Reference Number: L0455/11
Date: 31 March 1812
Extent: 1 item
Provenance: Presented to Lloyd’s by the Bank of England, 1987

Description: Printed Ship and Goods ‘SG’ Policy for the ship ‘Jupiter’ to sail from London to Buenos Aires, Master, Pryce. The broker was G[?] H Robins and the policy was for £1500. A manuscript clause defines cheaper premiums if the ship returns with an East or West India or Brazil convoy. Argentina ended the slave trade in 1812, enacted the Free Womb Act (a policy of gradual abolition) in 1813 and officially outlawed slavery in 1853, although in Buenos Aires it existed until 1861.

Notes: For more information on ship and voyage policies see the Underwriting Souls exhibition “insuring the Guipuzcoa”.