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. It was Peter who compiled the voyages list here.

1861 voyage

Issue Date

Report from

Report Date

Master named

Arrived from or sailed to


Jan 28

Queenstown ( receiv'd 28th ) Countess of Seafield arrived from New York with decks swept and cargo shifted

Feb 15


Feb 14


arrived from

New York

Mar 28


Mar 25


arrived from


Jun 29


Jun 29


arr. from the River and sailed for P. Philip

copyright © Peter Barton 2002

Additional comments made by Peter:

This list has been compiled from notes taken from microfilm held at the London Guildhall Library. These are not always as clear as could be wished and perhaps one or two entries may yield a little more information than appears here. The occasional name, where obviously there has been an error in the published Lloyd's List, has been corrected. e.g. Hampshaw for Hamshaw & Browning for Brown.

I have added Lloyd's List extract entries enclosed in {brackets}.