Reference Number: L0455/9
Date: 15 June 1770
Extent: 1 item
Provenance: No known provenance

Description: Printed Goods ‘G’ Policy for the ship ‘Lord Mansfield’ to sail from London to the Cape of Good Hope [East India] and back to London, Master, James Angus. The policy is taken out by Alexander Gordon to John Moffatt & Company. The Gordons of Letterfourie in Banffshire, started developing a merchant business in Madeira wine through James Gordon in 1730. He was joined by his brother Alexander Gordon and they established the business in London and Madeira, later returning to London and Scotland, leaving James Duff, their nephew, in charge in Madeira. Duff became a partner from 1769. It is likely that both James and Alexander were subscribers to Lloyd’s.

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