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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1763 – 29th Sept 1764; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 188.

Muster roll for the ship, the Britannia, which sailed from Bristol to Barbados in the Caribbean, then to North Carolina and back to Barbados, before finally returning to Bristol. The ship would have taken goods out to the plantations in Barbados and North Carolina and returned with a cargo of plantation produce.

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: 1763 - 1764

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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