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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the 29th Sep 1774 – 29th Sep 1775; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 209.

Muster roll for the ship, the Champion, sailing from Tobago in the Caribbean to Bristol in 1775. The ship would probably have carried goods from the plantations in Tobago back to Bristol.

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: 1775

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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