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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, from 29th Sep1771 – 29th Sep 1772; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 30.

Muster roll for the slave ship the Indian Prince. The ship left Bristol in 1770 and sailed to New Calabar, West Africa. It then sailed to the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Jamaica and then onto South Carolina, USA. It returned to Bristol in 1771.

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: 1771

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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