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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1762 – 29th Sept 1763; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 160.

Muster roll for the ship Gloucestershire, 1762, arriving in Bristol from St Kitts in the Caribbean and Carolina, in America. The ship would have had a cargo of plantation-produced goods, such as sugar and tobacco.

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: 1762

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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