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Muster roll

Muster roll

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Ships’ muster rolls from 1750 – 1751; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 20.

Muster roll for the ship, the King David, sailing from St Christophers, on St Kitts in the Caribbean 1749.
The King David sailed for the Bight of Benin, Africa, with instructions to buy 350 slaves. The actual number bought there and sold at St Kitts is not known. From the list, it seems that 20 of the crew died and several deserted before the ship reached St Kitts.

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: 1749

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Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 235.

Muster roll for the ship, the Hawk, sailing from Africa and Antigua, 1749.
The Hawk sailed for Calabar, with instructions to buy 340 slaves. The number actually bought there and sold at Antigua is not known. Half of the crew of 28 seem to have died before the ship reached Antigua, in the Caribbean, most of them whilst the ship was at Calabar between November and January.

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: 1749

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1750 – 1751; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 19.

Muster roll for the ship, the Chard, sailing from Africa and St Kitts in the Caribbean, 1749.
The Chard, a small ship of 60 tons, sailed for the Bonny coast with instructions to buy 300 slaves. The actual number bought there and sold at St Kitts is not known.

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: 1749

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 204.

Muster roll for the ship, the Williamsburgh, sailing from Africa and Virginia USA, 1748.
The Williamsburgh sailed to Africa with instructions to buy 400 slaves. The actual number bought is not known, but 335 were sold at Virginia.

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: 1748

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 217.

Muster roll for the ship, the Triton, sailing from Africa and Jamaica, 1748.
The Triton sailed for the Gold Coast in West Africa, with instructions to buy 360 slaves. The actual number bought and sold at Jamaica is not known.

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: 1748

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Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 202.

Muster roll for the ship, the Rainbow, sailing from Africa and St Christophers; St Kitts in the Caribbean, first voyage, 1749.
Although with the same owners and captain as the ship, the Rainbow of 1748, this seems to be another ship under the same name, hence the first voyage note. The ship sailed to Africa with instructions to buy 300 slaves. The actual number bought there and sold at St Kitts is not known.

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: 1749

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Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 184.

Muster roll for the ship, the Success, sailing from Africa and St Christophers on St Kitts, in the Caribbean, 1749.
The Success sailed to the Bight of Benin in Africa with instructions to buy 320 slaves. The number actually bought there and sold at St Kitts is not known.

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: 1749

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 141.

Muster roll for the ship, the Bonny, sailing from Jamaica, 1748.
The Bonny sailed for Africa with instructions to buy 450 slaves. The number actually bought there and sold at Jamaica is not known.

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: 1748

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 153.

Muster roll for the ship, the Live Oak.
The Live Oak was a small merchant ship, or possibly a coastal vessel, going to ports around the coast of Britain. The cook on this short voyage was Negroe Jack.

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.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1750

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Muster roll

Muster roll

Description:

Ships’ muster rolls from 1748 – 1749; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 138.

Muster roll for the ship, the Swift, sailing from Africa and Jamaica, 1748.
The Swift sailed for the Gold Coast, West Africa, with instructions to buy 280 slaves. The actual number bought there and sold at Jamaica is not known.

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: 1748

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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