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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1762 – 29th Sept 1763; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 99.

Muster roll for the slave ship Elizabeth, which left Bristol for West Africa in 1761, where it collected 20 enslaved Africans. The ship then sailed to Jamaica and later returned 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: 1761

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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