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Muster roll

Muster roll detail


Ships’ muster rolls from 1752 – 1753; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 24.

Detail of the muster roll of the ship, the Susanna .
Noblett Ruddock sailed with the Susanna as one of the ship’s officers. He later became a major merchant, with part shares in slaving voyages and interests in tobacco shipping.

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: 1752 - 1753

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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