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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1764 – 29th Sept 1765; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 4.

Muster roll for the ship, the Elizabeth, sailing from St Christopher in the Caribbean to Bristol, 1764. The ship would have been bringing plantation-produced goods from the island to Bristol.

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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