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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, 29th September 1769 – 29th September 1770; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 205.

Muster roll for the trade ship, the Bulcombe, sailing from Bristol to Barbados and back again in 1769. The ship would have been taking provisions and other materials to the plantations in Barbados. It would then have carried home goods produced on the plantations.

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: 1769

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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