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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1752 – 1753; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 153.

Muster roll for the ship, the Levant, sailing from Africa and Virginia USA to Bristol, 1751.
The Levant sailed for Old Calabar, West Africa. The number of slaves bought is not known, but 184 were sold at Virginia.

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: 1751

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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