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Ships returning to Bristol with hardwood

Ships returning to Bristol with hardwood


Page 4 from the Accounts book of The Sailors’ Hospital; The Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
1784 – 1785. Entry numbers 79 – 117.(171 ships in total).
On this page, 2 ships are listed from Africa: probably wood ships, going to Africa for hardwood. A slave ship would have returned from somewhere in the Americas.

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: 1784 - 1785

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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