Page 1 of 1 pages

Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, 29th September 1769 – 29th September 1770; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 69.
Muster roll for the slave ship Phoenix from Bristol to Calabar in West Africa (now Nigeria), then onto the Caribbean island of Dominica.

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: 29th Sep 1769 - 29th Sep 1770

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Page 1 of 1 pages