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1770 Muster Rolls
Dartmouth, England

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

CREW AGE OCCUPATION BORN RESIDENCE JOINED VESSEL DISCHARGED
DATE LOCATION DATE LOCATION
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

CREW AGE OCCUPATION BORN RESIDENCE JOINED VESSEL DISCHARGED
DATE LOCATION DATE LOCATION
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

CREW AGE OCCUPATION BORN RESIDENCE JOINED VESSEL DISCHARGED
DATE LOCATION DATE LOCATION
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

 

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES
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)

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