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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1767 – 1768; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 43.

Muster roll for the ship, the Lloyd, 1767.
The Lloyd , captained by Nicholas Pocock, sailed for Charlestown in South Carolina, USA. The Lloyd was one of many ships supplying the colonies with manufactured goods.
Nicholas Pocock was an artist and sailor who drew pictures of ships, featuring slave trading on the coast of Africa.

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: 1767

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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