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Acknowledgements

We are indebted to Peter Barton, a maritime historian who specialised in 18th and 19th Century Teesside and Hartlepool shipping and ship-building, who has done an enormous amount of research on the Countess and has been kind enough to share it all with us

SPELLING AND PHRASING PECULIARITIES

Tuseday
Wedensday
buasley, bussey, buisley
preasant
tromendious
phesants
Carpender
wether
coural (coral)
lofs (lose)
squarley
appearal
puting
moured
as ushall
queyside
fogy
Catolic
recquset (p15, P 19 ) requisite (p 30)
shocke (shook)
travell
slaterd
sherubs
profsescion
sheroods (shrouds?)
slaughter'd
lighting
sultery
shiping
cleand
hott
carlme
Sincapore
Burdeux
verey
sigens
coular
prepairing
small rain
people................. pleasuring
well about (until)
drizzaling, drizling
bleesing
runious
a great concern of ruins
the morning is profering for a fine day
it as (it has)
it His (it is)
there duty (their)
belley
totaly
tarpauling
lite
seamanly
coffins where standing
they was plenty
slyding
posable
puddings = intestines!
progrefs, Counters, vefsel, pafsengers, etc
"gallant crew" (p6)
religeon
moody (muddy)
Abatrose
somethink
reckuset (p5)
naime (p3)
jumbling (p45)