original 1850 marine insurance certificate for a voyage from London to New Zealand Marine Insurance

original 1850 marine insurance certificate for a voyage from London to New Zealand Marine Insurance

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an original printed document with manuscript annotations detailing the insurance cover for good shipped on board the sailing ship 'Poictiers' by A.F. Pillans for a voyage from London to New Zealand. 


the barque 'Poictiers' sailed from London on the 24th February 1850 for New Zealand, carrying settlers bound for a new life in the country.

This insurance certificate was issued by Robert Allan, insurance broker of Edinburgh, and covered the goods shipped by Albert Pillans, a young man of eighteen, who travelled in the main cabin of the ship, and settled in Otago