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Queries and answers regarding seamen

Queries and answers regarding seamen


Queries and answers from muster rolls regarding seamen engaged in African trade, 1788. Read at Committee 17th Nov 1788 and agreed to.

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: 17th Nov 1788

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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