Ship Jamaica Packet 1750

Ship: Jamaica Packet
Year: 8 December 1750
From: New England
Captain: George Merrick
Owner: Thomas Perkins & Co.
Destination: Barbados

According to its muster roll the vessel had 32 crew on its departure from Berisaartol and 15 on its return. Several crew died on 7 November, suggesting perhaps that a slave uprising occurred on board ship. Twenty of the original crew appears to have reached Barbados. Twelve were discharged there between 9 January and 22 April 1751. Eight new crew were enlisted on 6 May 1751. One died on the run home. David Minvielle & Co. sold the Slaves at Barbados.

Sources: ADM 7/86; CO 28/29, Cel36; SMV Muster rolls, 1751-2, no. 82