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1770 Muster Rolls
Extract of Newfoundland Information from the 1770 Muster Rolls 1
found in the "Keith Matthews Research Files" at MUN's Maritime History Archives
Vessel Vestal on a voyage from Lisbon, Spain to Nfld. 1770
|John Harvey||28 yrs||Master||Dartmouth||?||april 23||at Dartmouth||Jan 25, 1771||at Dartmouth|
|John Oldrew||21 yrs||mate||stoke fleming||?||april 23||Dartmouth||June 8, 1770||Nfld. 2|
|James Robston||18 yrs||?||Brimegan||?||April 23 1770||in Dartmouth||October 23 1770||in Nfld.|
|Robert Tilley||17 yrs||?||Paignton||?||April 23, 1770||in Dartmouth||June 8, 1770||in Nfld|
|James Wills||19 yrs||?||Bristol||?||April 23 1770||in Dartmouth||Sept 23||?|
|John Melvin||25 yrs||?||Jersey||?||July 10, 1770||in Nfld||Jan 25, 1771||in Dartmouth|
|Robert Brown 3||21||a sailmaker||Plymouth||?||Aug 20||in London||October 20||in Nfld|
|Gilbert Tilley||28 yrs||?||?||?||Nov 10||in Nfld||Jan 25||in Dartmouth|
|Steven Reeves||29 yrs||?||Brixham||?||Nov 10||in Nfld||??||?|
|( There were other crew on this vessel but they do not appear to have Nfld connections K.B. )|
Vessel Conde Aranda, a Brig, year 1770 4
|John Bettridge||50 yrs||?||Phillidephia||?||Mar 7, 1770||?||May 24||in Nfld|
|John Melvin 5||20 yrs||?||Jersey||?||Mar 7||in Dartmouth||May 24||in Nfld|
|Nicolas Welch||25 yrs||?||Ireland||?||Mar 7||Dartmouth||May 24||in Nfld|
|John Clarke||30 yrs||mate||living in Dartmouth||living in Dartmouth||Jun 6||in Nfld||on Dec 14||in Dartmouth|
|James Stabb||35 yrs||?||Bridgetown||?||Jun 6||Nfld||discharged||?|
|John Stear||30 yrs||?||Stoke Fleming||?||Jun 6||Nfld||discharged||?|
|Richard Alford||33 yrs old||?||Brix||?||Oct 20||Nfld||discharged||?|
|Robert Borwn||19 yrs||?||plymouth||?||Nov 11||Nfld||discharged||?|
|John Stabb||38 yrs||?||Bridgetown||?||Nov 27||Nfld||discharged||?|
|( Note there were more crew members but they do not have Nfld connection K. B. )|
Vessel Polly on a voyage from St. Ubes in the year 1770
|Richard Mogerage||27 years||Bosun||Ferryland6 Nfld||?||Mar 22||in Dartmouth||discharged||??|
|William Copps||14 yrs||?||Exmouth||living in Nfld||May 27||in Nfld||Jan 5 1771||in Dartmouth|
|Thomas Boyle||40 yrs||a shore man 7||Ireland||living in Nfld||May 27||Nfld||Sept 30||in Ferryland Nfld|
|Patrick Brown||50 yrs||a shoreman 7||Ireland||living in Nfld||Apr 24||in Waterford||Sept 25||in Ferryland Nfld|
|William Hopkey||21 yrs||a shore man 7||Ireland||living in Nfld||May 27||at Ferryland Nfld||Sept 25||at Ferryland Nfld|
|1 Muster Rolls are basically employee records for a vessel.
This is a typed document so the spellings are as they were typed. A ? mark will indicate that no info was provided.
2 Nfld. is abbreviation for Newfoundland (K. B.)
3 On May 21 1774 Robert Brown Occupation Sail Maker married Katherine Power at St Johns Nfld. (K.B).
4 no mention of the voyage (K.B.)
5 Note: John Melvin on the First Vessel, but is different K.B. )
6 Note: Ferryland is located on the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland (K.B.)
7 a shore man was a man who fished close to shore in a small boat (K.B.)
Contributed and Transcribed by Keith Brown (February 2004)
Revised by Craig Peterman (February 2004)
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