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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1766 – 1767; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 175.

Muster roll for the ship, the Nancy , sailing from Africa and Jamaica, 1764.
It is not known where in Africa slaves were bought, nor how many, but 280 were sold in Jamaica. The whole voyage took just over 20 months, a long time for a slaving voyage.

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: 1764

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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