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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, from 29th Sep 1772 – 29th Sep 1773; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 219.

Muster roll for the ship, the King George, which sailed from London to Senegal in West Africa. It then sailed to South Carolina USA, and then 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: 1774

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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