Page 1 of 1 pages

Muster roll

Muster roll


From ships’ muster roll book, 29th September 1772 – 29th September 1773; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 103.
Muster roll for the ship, the Mary , from Bristol to Boston, and Bristol.
The crew from Bristol entered into Pay at Kingroad, that is at the moment they went on board the ship where it waited to anchor in the River Severn.

See Millerd’s 1673 map of the Rivers Severn and Avon.

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: 1772

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Page 1 of 1 pages