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List of ships returning to Bristol

List of ships returning to Bristol


Page 2 from the Accounts book of The Sailors’ Hospital; The Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
1772 – 1773. Entry numbers 177 – 222. (230 ships in total)
Many of the ships listed here are returning from American ports such as Georgia, Newfoundland, Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Carolina. Most would have been trading manufactured goods direct to the Americas, not slaves via Africa.

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: 1772 - 1773

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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