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An excerpt of a large sized Agreement and Crew List found in this fonds

Record No: mha00000090
Fonds Title:Great Britain Board of Trade fonds
Series Title: Agreements and Crew Lists : Series 1 ( BT 98)
Dates: 1755-1808; 1846-1856
Location: MHA microfilm cabinet
Creator: Great Britain. Board of Trade.
Level of Description: Series
Extent: 74 reels of microfilm
Source of Supplied Title: Title taken from the Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Dartmouth and Plymouth Muster Rolls, 1755-1808.
    From 1747 onwards, the masters or owners of merchant ships were obliged to keep muster rolls for each voyage, containing the names of the officers, seamen or others employed on the ship; their usual place of abode; when they joined the ship; the name of the ship in which they last sailed. Rolls earlier in date than 1800 survive only for Shields, Dartmouth, Liverpool and Plymouth.

Agreements and Crew Lists Colonial, 1846-1856.
    From 1835, under the merchant shipping act of that year, masters of any ships belonging to United Kingdom subjects undertaking a foreign voyage, and masters of any British registered ships of 80 tons or more employed in the coastal trade or fisheries, were required to carry on board a written agreement with every seaman employed including those joining at intermediate ports. On return to the home port the master delivered to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen both the original agreement and a list of all seamen who had served on the ship during any part of the voyage.
Scope and Content:     Series consists of parts of the BT 98 series and includes Dartmouth and Plymouth Muster Rolls, and Agreements and Crew Lists, Colonial.

Dartmouth and Plymouth Muster Rolls
    Muster rolls for the ports of Dartmouth and Plymouth, 1755-1808. Gives particulars of each vessel, names of the master and crews and destined voyage, date of departure and return to port. Records are indexed by vessel name, master's name, date and destination (in progress).

Agreements and Crew Lists Colonial
    Crew agreements of colonial registered vessels, 1846-1856, containing names and addresses of seamen, dates of engagement and discharge, name of previous vessel and destined voyage. Records are arranged alphabetically by vessel and port of registry.
Reproduction Note: Microfilmed from the original records held at the Public Record Office, U.K., by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City in 1972.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright held by the Public Record Office, U.K.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 30
Subject: Shipping Great Britain Colonies.
Subject: Crew lists.

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