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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1783 – 1784; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 122.

Muster roll for the ship, the Tryall, sailing from Jamaica , 1783. The Tryall had bought slaves in Anamaboe, West Africa, and carried them to Jamaica. Either 265 or 240 slaves were sold there.

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: 1782

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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