The period of the French and Indian Wars from 1748-1763, which includes the years of the Seven Years War, was a defining period in the struggle between Great Britain and France for the control of North America. The effects of this conflict were far reaching and profound for the relationship between the colonies and the mother country. The Massachusetts Muster Rolls offer an opportunity for historians, whether they are generalists, or those keenly interested in military or family history, to follow many avenues of research.
The original muster rolls of the French and Indian Wars are located in Volumes 91-99 in the Massachusetts Archives. According to information provided by the editor, Nancy S. Voye, in the preface to the microfiche edition, only the names of commissioned officers along with information on their careers, has been transcribed from Volumes 91-99. The officers have been identified from muster rolls, pay rolls, descriptive, and other lists. The transcribed information has been arranged for the microfiche publication in alphabetical order by surname. Each name is preceded by an item number. The surname is followed by the first name, rank, residence, military expedition, service year, time period, length of service, company, and regiment.