Muster-roll


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MUSTER-ROLL, maritime law; A written document containing the name's, ages, quality, place of residence, and, above all, place of birth, of every person of the ship's company. It is of great use in ascertaining the ship's; neutrality. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 9, s. 6, p. 407; Jacobs. Sea Laws, 161; 2 Wash. C. C. R. 201.

References in classic literature ?
Pencil notes on the edge of an old muster-roll record that he was punished several times for 'conversing with improper persons', and it seems that he was once sentenced to heavy pains for 'absenting himself for a day in the company of a street beggar'.
said little Mildred, and the adjutant dashed off bare-headed to the orderly- room, where the muster-rolls of the regiment were kept.
Mhairi Lawson fought back with Avison's The Chevalier's Muster-Roll and a movingly sung unaccompanied song, The Bonny Moorhen.
But whatever stories Morgan had spun over the years, his name does not appear on the muster-roll of the Victory nor any of the other ships involved in the battle, nor did any James Morgan receive the Trafalgar medal for his part in the triumph.