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Muster roll

Muster roll


From ships’ muster roll book, 29th September 1772 – 29th September 1773; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: SMV 33.
Muster roll for the ship, the King George , 1771.
There were three ships with this name employed in the slave trade. This was the largest of the three. On this voyage, the King George left Bristol for Old Calabar, West Africa, and returned via Jamaica. There are no records of the number of slaves bought and sold.

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: 1771

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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