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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the September 1766 – September 1767. Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 58.

Muster roll for the ship, the Wells , from Bristol to Africa and St Kitts.
The ship was owned by Catherine and Walker Stroud, and captained by Thomas Stroud. The number of slaves bought and sold 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: Sep 1766 - Sep 1777

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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