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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, 1768 – 1772; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 229.
Muster roll for the ship, the Duke of Argyle sailing from Bristol to the Caribbean island of St Vincents. The ship would have been taking goods to the island such as provisions and building materials. It may have gone on to another voyage elsewhere after this one, or later returned to Bristol.

The muster roll is a list of all crew signed on for all or part of a voyage, which was used to calculate the money each man should pay to the Sailors Hospital Fund (insurance).

The Society of Merchant Venturers is a Bristol-based organisation, which was formed in 1552 as an elite body of merchants involved in overseas trade. The Society still exists today.

Date: 1768 - 1772

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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