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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 1767 – 1768; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive.
Muster roll no: 46.

Muster roll for the ship, the Andrews , from 1st June 1766 – 24th June 1767.
The Andrews sailed from Old Calabar and St Kitts, in the Caribbean. The number of slaves bought and sold is not known. The voyage lasted just over one year, a very fast time for a slaving voyage.

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: 1st June 1766 - 24th June 1767

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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