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List of ships returning to Bristol

List of ships returning to Bristol


Page 1 from the Accounts book of The Sailors’ Hospital; The Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
1748 – 1749. Entry numbers 1 – 58. (211 ships in total).
Every merchant sailor contributed a small amount per voyage towards an insurance fund, administered in Bristol by the Society of Merchant Venturers. This page lists a number of ships coming back from Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, Virginia, St Kitts and Tortola, as well as from European, English and Irish ports.

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: 1748 - 1749

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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