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Back of muster roll

Back of muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the September 1766 – September 1767. Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 113.

Back of muster roll for the ship, the Duke of York , from the Port of Bristol to Africa and America and back to the said Port of Bristol, 1764.
A list of the white men that continued, died and ran away on board the ship the Duke of York .
This note on the back of the muster roll makes a clear distinction between the white crew and the black cargo .

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: 1764

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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