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Muster roll

Muster roll


Ships’ muster rolls from 29th Sept 1762 – 29th Sept 1763; Society of Merchant Venturers’ archive. Muster roll no: 6.

Muster roll for the ship Gloucestershire, sailing from Bristol to Cork in Ireland, to the Caribbean island of Jamaica. The ship would have been taking provisions to the plantations in Jamaica.

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: 1761

Copyright: Copyright The Society of Merchant Venturers

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