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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1762 – 29th Sept 1763; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 104.

Muster roll for the ship, the America, sailing from Bristol to Barbados in the Caribbean, and back again. The ship would have been taking supplies to the plantations there.

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: 18th century

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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