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Muster roll detail

Muster roll detail


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

Detail of muster roll for the Duke of York , from the port of Bristol to Africa and America and back to the said port of Bristol.
17 of the crew died on the coast and during the middle passage. It is not known how many slaves were bought and how many died.

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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