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Muster roll

Muster Roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1753 – 1754; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 192.

Muster roll for the ship, the Ann Gally, 1753.
The Ann Gally sailed for Angola, West Africa, although it is not known how many slaves were bought, but 310 were sold at 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: 1753

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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