Port of Dartmouth     Harbour Activities
Shipping Records Sandquay Docks   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102664
Images of transcripts of Seale papers from 1794 to 1825. Pages 15 to 20, and 27 are missing.

Dartmouth’s Whaling Trade   Family History     Newfoundland Connections 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102665
Reproduced With the Permission of Maritime Southwest - 1994.
Dartmouth's Whaling Trade by Peter Barton.

Port Wine Trade No 1   Family History     Newfoundland Connections 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102671
Dartmouth & the Port Wine Trade Paper No 1.

Port Wine Trade No 2   Family History     Newfoundland Connections 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102672
Dartmouth and the Wine Trade. Paper No 2.

Pilot’s Rescue, 1940   Historic Events     Military     Royal Navy     Second World War     Social History 20thC
DHRG No. 102674
This contribution from the Dartmouth History Research Group, by Capt. Robert Franks, is about more recent times and concerns the rescue of an aircraft pilot in 1940 and the subsequent salvage of the aircraft’s engine in the 1980’s.

HMT Finesse: A Hero’s Tale   Historic Events     Military     Royal Navy     Second World War     Social History 20thC
DHRG No. 102675
During the Second World War the river Dart was the base for a fleet of trawlers which were converted into minesweepers. This story of an eventful day on HMT Finesse in 1942 was told to the Dartmouth History Research Group by Mr. Frederick Jenkins, now of Cardiff.

Dartmouth, a station for foreign mail packets   
DHRG No. 102676
Dartmouth Paper 2, ed Tom Jaine.
Dartmouth: The advantages of its harbour as a station for foreign mail packets and a short notice of its ancient and present condition.
In a letter to Sir J.B. Yarde Buller Bart., for the Southern Division of the County of Devon by A.H. Holdsworth, Esq., London.
J. Onwhyn, 4 Catherine Street, Strand, 1841.
Included here with the kind permission of Tom Jaine, Allaleigh House, Blackawton.

Up & Down the Dart   
DHRG No. 102677
A early description of a journey Up & Down the River Dart by Robert Cranford of Dartmouth Printer & Publisher. PDF Format view document

Harbour Dredging Report 1912   
DHRG No. 102678
Document Held: Museum.

Survey report by Sir J, Wolfe Barry & Partners for the Dartmouth Harbour Commissioners on the Dredging Dartmouth Harbour between the Lower Ferry and the Floating Bridge. 28th August, 1912.

Boatfloat Indenture 1891   
DHRG No. 102679
Document Held: SHDC.

Image of agreement between Dartmouth Borough Council & Harbour Authority following an appeal to the House of Lords ownership of the Boatfloat & other waterfront areas constructed under the Dartmouth Harbour Improvement Act 1882. Document also details procedure to be followed before change of use of the Boatfloat & purchase price of land involved.

Wm & Jack Prettyjohns Newfoundland Traders   Family History     Newfoundland Connections 19thC
DHRG No. 102694
Document Held: Dartmouth Museum.
Hand written notes of interviews with William & Jack Prettyjohns born at Hallsands in 1866 & 1869.
Both sailed in Dartmouth ships to Newfoundland; William also to Australia on the Fingal, a model of which is in Dartmouth Museum.

Chart of Dartmouth Harbour   
DHRG No. 102914

A Cruise from the Dart in January 1880.   Everyday Life     Social History 19thC
DHRG No. 102983
Dartmouth Chronicle Article written by DHRG member based on a copy of a diary passed to Nigel Way, the previous owner of the Royal Castle Hotel, by a guest who was a descendant of the diary writer. Diary writer boarded steamship Kinfauns Castle, of Donald Currie's Cape & Natal Line, from Dartmouth to Cape Town, South Africa, in January 1880.

Newfoundland Fishing Industry.   Family History     Newfoundland Connections 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102998
Brief history of Dartmouth's involvement in the Newfoundland Fishing Industry. Copy of a letter from Ray Freeman to the Parks Department in Newfoundland, 2004.

Dartmouth Hospital Ships   Public Health     Social History 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 103000
A brief history of Dartmouth Hospital Ships, by Dr Giles Keane.

Samuel & Edward Holditch of Totnes 1825 to 1830   19thC
DHRG No. 103002
Ships owned by Samuel and/or Edward Holditch of Totnes 1825 to 1830. Where & when built; name of captains & area of operation.

Ships in Harbour   Census 1861     Census Records     Family History
DHRG No. 100119
Census records for ships in Dartmouth Harbour 1861.

Ships in Harbour   Census 1891     Census Records     Family History
DHRG No. 100123
Census records ships in Dartmouth Harbour 1891.

The Cyril King Archives Volume 5 & Volume 6: Philip & Son Ships; River Activities; Dart Steamship Company.   Clubs and Organisations     Dartmouth Museum     Ship Building     Social History 20thC
DHRG No. 103065
Cyril King was an Old Dartmothian who over the years collected a large amount of assorted archive material, much of it backed up with his personal memories of the town, its clubs & businesses. The collection is held at Dartmouth Museum. A large section of the archives is devoted to photographs and Philip & Son, where he worked for many years and learnt his trade as a Draughtsman. For convenience the collection has been loaded in six parts. Those wishing to look at any particular item should contact Dartmouth Museum quoting the reference number or numbers. (2012.102.001 for example).

PO/HA/001 Coasting contract, Edwards Robertson and Co   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 20thC
DHRG No. 103035
Doc No PO/HA/001 -

Offer of tonnage to tender for contract of coal. Dublin 12,000 tonnes to discharge at Customs House Dock on Spencer Dock. Dundalk 10,300 tons in cargoes not over 350 tonnes in about equal monthly quantities. Document does not apparently refer to Dartmouth.

PO/HA/002 Dartmouth Harbour Authority   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 103036
List of documents concerning Dartmouth Harbour Authority, Salcombe, Brixham, Torquay.

PO/HA/003 Dart Harbour Authority   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 19thC
DHRG No. 103037
Copy of summons convening meeting and agenda (business) 1892.

PO/HA/004 Forms of the declaration by receivers of Duchy dues, Date 1858   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 19thC
DHRG No. 103038
PO/HA/004 Forms of the declaration by receivers of Duchy of Cornwall dues, 1858. Original document at Devon Heritage Centre.

PO/HA-005 Extracts from account books relating to port dues.   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 103039
PO/HA-005 Brief summary of account books relating to port dues 1770s-1800. Originals now deposited at Devon Heritage Centre.

PO/HA/006 Letter to John Teage 1837   Documents     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Town Administration 19thC
DHRG No. 103040
Summary, letter from Sir John Tobin of Liverpool to John Teage of Dartmouth, 1837.