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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1793 – 1794; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 202.

Muster roll for the ship, TheHester. The Hester sailed from Bristol to Anamaboe, West Africa and bought 300 slaves. 295 or 298 were sold in Jamaica. The ship was also sold in Jamaica and all the crew were discharged there. 3 of the crew ran away in the ships boat in Jamaica.

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: 1792

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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