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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: 245.

Muster roll for the ship, the Friendship , from Antigua, 1766.
Usually, muster rolls cover a round voyage from Bristol, out and home again. This one covers a one way voyage from Antigua and the Usual place of abode of all the crew is given as Antigua.

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: 1766

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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