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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls, 1768 – 1772; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 216.
Muster roll for the ship, the King George , which sailed from Bristol to Jamaica, from there to Philadelphia (USA), back to Jamaica and then to Bristol. The ship had a mixed crew of British and American men.

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: June 23rd 1768

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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