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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1767 – 1768; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 2.

Muster roll for the ship, the Fly , sailing from Africa and St Christophers, Caribbean, 1765.
It is not known where in Africa slaves were bought, or how many. The master, Thomas Mills, died, probably in Africa, and John Morgan took over command of the ship.

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: 1765

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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