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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1767 – 1768; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 196.

Muster roll for the ship, the Celia , sailing from Grenada, in the Caribbean. 1767.
The Celia was one of many ships trading with the colonies, supplying manufactured goods and foodstuffs and bringing back cargoes of commodities such as sugar and tobacco. These raw materials were processed by local industries.

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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