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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1787 – 1788; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 122.

Muster roll for the ship, the Lion , sailing from Africa, 1786.
The Lion was owned by Sidenham Teast and Company, shipbuilders, and returned direct to Bristol from Africa presumably with a cargo of tropical hardwoods for shipbuilding.

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: 1786

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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