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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th September 1776 – 29th September 1777; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 53.

Muster roll for the slave ship Antelope, which left Bristol in 1775 for West Africa. 396 enslaved Africans were brought on board and sailed for Barbados in the Caribbean. It then sailed to Jamaica. 7 enslaved Africans died.

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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