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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1767 – 1768; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 99.

Muster roll for the ship, the King George , sailing from Bristol to Dominica, London and Bristol.
The King George carried the return cargo (probably sugar) to London. London goods were probably then carried on the last leg of the voyage back to Bristol.

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: 1767

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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