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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the 29th September 1765 – 29th September 1766. Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no:163.

Muster roll for the ship, the Prince of Wales, from Africa and America, her second voyage.
The Prince of Wales sailed from Bristol to Bonny in West Africa and from there to Antigua and St Kitts. 441 slaves were sold in Antigua. The large crew included men from Bristol, London, Liverpool, Scotland, Wales, America, Ireland, Portugal and France.

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 1765 - 29th Sep 1766

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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