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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the 29th Sep 1774 – 29th Sep 1775; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 68.

Muster roll for the slave ship Constantine, which left Bristol in 1773 and sailed to Anamaboe, West Africa. The ship had 376 slaves on board when it arrived from St Vincents in Africa, and sold them on arrival to Jamaica. The ship returned to Bristol in 1774.

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: 1773 - 1774

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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