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Detail of muster roll

Detail of muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from the 29th September 1765 – 29th September 1766. Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 230.

Detail of muster roll for the ship, the Brothers, 1765.
Three of the crew were lost on ye coast of Africa : two others were taken on in Africa. The Caribbean islands and, to a lesser extent the coast of Africa, were temporary home to many British and European sailors discharged from their ships and looking for a ship to get home.

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: 1765

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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