Seale Family Papers     1780 Jan-Jun
Seale 0565 William Gardiner to John Seale 31 Oct. 1779   18thC
DHRG No. 100727
Inefficient postmaster at Wellington. Mr. G's rent and agreement between J.S. & Mr. L:ucas. Delay very inconvenient. Meeting with J.S. at Mr. Robert's proposed.

Seale 0604 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 6 Jan. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100764
Package came after JS had gone and it was not sent on with Charles. AMS hopes J.S. would approve if sent by night post. Hare also came which would be forwarded to Eliz.Fanshawe.

Seale 0603 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale .Reply to 0604 16 Jan. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100765
Greater part of week spent with Mrs. Morris at Ashburton. Frost on roads. Did not see E.F. Intended visit of Luttrell's and Mrs. Catherine. Salt Fish a present from Mr. Dugier sent. Miniature painter from Nethway. Much crossing out.

Seale 0605 Thos. Adams to John Seale 10 Jan. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100766
Joseph Brown a supplier of network fencing at Bridport.

Seale 0606 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 20 Jan. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100767
Thanks for fish & game. Mr. Fanshawe & Mr. Heath left previous Tuesday. E.F. was better. Glad that J.S. would soon be returning.

Seale 0607 Eliz. Fanshawe to J. Seale 5 Feb. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100768
E.F.has a violent cold, not in want of money.

Seale 0608 J. Seale to Mrs. E. Fanshawe 15 Feb. 1780 Fever at Dartmouth   18thC
DHRG No. 100769
Company on the way to Buckland enough for 2 sets & a stand by (for cards?) E.F. going to Plymouth. Mr. J. Luttrell too busy at the House for shooting. Cornish estates. Fever at Dartmouth.

Seale 0609 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale About Feb. 1780 Dart Privateer Success   18thC
DHRG No. 100770
Success of Dart Privateer: French ''Martinico'' captured with cargo. Some casualties. Details from Captain Yeoman.

Seale 0610 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 24 Feb. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100771
Cornish estate. Consultation with Mr. Mansfield. Mr. Jeffery's opinion well founded. Mr. Prideaux to do nothing till told by C.F. J.S. entitled to 1/3 of the Lands; What happened to other 2/3 Roche estate. Serj. Heath probably to succeed Justice Blackstone.

Seale 0611 Chas. Hayne to John Seale 3 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100772
Mr. Conolly wants employment as a Purser.

Seale 0612 John Seale to Chas. Hayne Reply to 0611 3 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100773
Mr. Conolly could be helped by Capt. Geo. Oarry and Sir F. Rogers.

Seale 0613 John Style(Tax Collector) to John Seale March 1780 Window Tax.   18thC
DHRG No. 100774
New duty on Houses for 1778. Castle Grove. Window Tax. Mr. Fisher very evasive. Non-payment an affront on Mr. Fellowes.

Seale 0614 J. Seale to Mr. Style Answer to 0613 5 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100775
Mr. Fisher did not have precise orders. J.S's steward would pay J. Style.

Seale 0615 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale Wrongly written 9th March 6 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100776
Glad that J.S. has seen Mrs. Eliz. Fanshawe. A.M.S. still poorly but better than before. Mr. Bennet's boy well & out of hospital. Directions about him. Totnes dilligence no longer going.

Seale 0616 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 0615 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100777
J.S. going to Assizes uncertain. JS hopes to see A.M.S. with E.F. the following week but one,. £50 Bill or Bills to be sent.

Seale 0617 R.B.Prideaux to John Seale 9 March 1780 Plan for Road   18thC
DHRG No. 100778
With plan of new road.

Seale 0618 C. Whitefield to Roger Prideaux ( Attorney at Law ) 29 Feb. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100779
Mr. Genny's Debt. His physician barred any financial discussion with him. Mr. W. hopes settle the matter with out delay.

Seale 0619 J. Hoskin to Mr. Roger Prideaux ( Attorney of Law ) 7 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100780
John Perchard's Inheritance.

Seale 0620 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J.Seale15 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100781
Thanks for money. Parcel & note sent Castle Sandford his answer sent to J.S. Parcel of shoes (?) for J.S. C.Fanshawe did not have his proper share of prisoners. Some job in Kingsbridge. Praed & Evans doing well. AMS returned. Mrs. Luttrell visits. Mrs. L. to live at Nethway. Dunster to go to John L. Headache. A.M.S. staying at Mrs. Harris's.

Seale 0621 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to J. Seale 17 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100782
Capt. Fanshawe due to sail from Portsmouth. Harry Fownes to join him.

Seale 0622 J. Seale to Mrs. E.Fanshawe Reply to 0621 17 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100783
Invitation to Capt. Fanshawe to come to Mt. Boone or Lupton.

Seale 0623 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J.Seale 24 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100784
Harry Fownes on board, midshipman. Congratulations on J.S's success.

Seale 0624 J. Seale to Mrs A.M.Seale Reply to 0623 26 March 1780 Share of Dart Prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100785
Harry likely to be soon tired of the sea. Dart Prize. £12-£15,000 - J.S.'s share £1000. 5 ships taken from the French? Mrs, R.F. going to Portsmouth. J.S. would call her immediately the Fleet arrives in Torbay.

Seale 0625 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to J.Seale 24 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100786
Capt. & Mrs Fanshawe. Fleet movements etc.

Seale 0626 J. Dolbeare to John Seale 28 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100787
J.D's sister expected following Saturday. Request for advancement of money.

Seale 0627 J. Seale to J. Dolbeare Answer to 0626 31 March 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100788
Mr. King would deliver £150 at Ashburton

Seale 0628 Capt. Fanshawe to J. Seale 19 April 1780 Wednesday afternoon   18thC
DHRG No. 100789
Ticket. Capt. F. probably cannot come to Mt. Boone as he has to stay near his Ship.

Seale 0629 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 21 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100790
Sir F.L. Rogers to stand for Parliament.

Seale 0630 J. Hoskin to Seale Esq. Bond 21 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100791
J.H. required a bond.
see Seale 0619

Seale 0632 J. Seale to Sir F.L.Rogers Reply to 631 21 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100792
J.S. inelligible to vote. Congratulations on the birth of the ''Young Knight''

Seale 0631 Sir F.L.Rogers to J. Seale 21 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100793
Request for Vote.
Birth of a son

Seale 0633 J.H.Seale to Mr. Luttrell 26 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100794
J.S. wishes Mr. L. would pay £500 to the Exeter Bank. *Mr. Walsingham's squadron & convoy remain in Torbay, including Harry Fownes* Mr. L's Butler bought things not paid for. *Crossed out.

Seale 0634 H.F.Luttrel to John Seale 30 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100795
H.F.L. owed nearly £1000 by tenants but cannot get a farthing's rent so unable to pay £500. A draft enclosed for the former butler. Surprised this had not been dealt with by Mr. Winy.

Seale 0635 J. Seale to Mr. Luttrell (Mrs. A.M.S.) Reply to 0634 30 April 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100796
Thanks for £40-10/- Draft in the Exeter Bank for the Butler. Exeter Bank evidently pressing to be paid ( The £500 ) Beginning of letter to AMS - J.S. safe in London.

Seale 0636 James White to John Seale 6 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100797
Horse ordered.

Seale 0637 J. King to John Seale 7 May 1780 Darts Prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100798
Darts prize. Mr. Pinson did not know when she would be taken to London.

Seale 0638 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale 7 May 1780 Two Wax Dolls for the Girls   18thC
DHRG No. 100799
Mrs. R. Fanshawe sent two wax dolls for the girls. Mrs. S.S. had the boys & Mrs. J. to tea previous Thursday & the Manley's.

Seale 0639 John Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale No date Shortly before 12 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100800
J.S. has lodgings in 33 Surry Street. Birth of E.F's baby imminent. Mourning for Duchess of Wartemburg. Crossed out. Wonderful Concert.

Seale 0640 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale 12 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100801
Mr.Terry of Ashburton buried at Dartmouth Church. AMS's sister & Miss Mercer staying. Horses quite well, taking Physic. Mrs Ross expected to die. Small donation for a woman from J.S would be very gratifying.

Seale 0642 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 14 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100802
Thanks for £50 Bill. Elizabeth Fanshawe hourly espectation of baby. No dry day for many weeks. Mr. Sergeant Heath still the Judge. Capt. Fanshawe about to sail. Mr. Mumsfield's papers. Bienfaisant & Ramilees & the Torbay in danger in hurricane. Music at St. Pauls. Mr. Vivien put J.S. name forward for Book Soc.

Seale 0641 Charles Barter to John Seale13 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100803
J.S. evidently just gone to London. Discretion needed about advanced Income of Living. Terry had a second stroke and died, buried in Dartmouth; no will. Farmer Peeke still alive. Mrs. Seale sad at no news from J.S.

Seale 0643 J. King to John Seale 14 May 1780 Stone for Sandquay   18thC
DHRG No. 100804
Stone for Sand Quay; Mr. Sharland's answer. J.K. asked J.S. if he has memo of date of Bond. Mr. Hoskin sent given by John Turner to Parish of Holme.

Seale 0644 J. Seale to J.King Reply to 0643 14 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100805
Sherland's price for stone too high; Inform Mr. Perchard no trace of Bond. Stone horse to be led through Market. Received 40Gs 10/- of Mr. Luttrell for his servant.

Seale 0645 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale 21 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100806
Miss Mercer with SS. Dined twice at Mrs. Holdsworth's & once at SS's mother's. Previous day Mrs Holdsworth dined with SS & Miss Merser. No baby Fanshawe yet. SF gone to dine on the Egmont. C.F asked to bring Capt. F to Mt. Boone. Family in Red Lion Square well. Thanks for horse Children well. Mr. Reynolds not at home.

Seale 0646 J.King to John Seale 21 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100807
Fields Holditch rented let to a good Tenant. Gutter men working. Leonard home from Bampton left ram & wethers at Cornworthy, but no breeding ewes. Fleet still in Torbay. Small prize sent in by the Admiral Edwards & 2 Dutch prizes sent in by 2 Privateers.

Seale 0647 Chas Fanshawe to John Seale May 1780 Birth of J.C. Fanshawe   18thC
DHRG No. 100808
Birth of J.C. Fanshawe 22 May 1780. CF returned from Torbay; fleet still there. CF stayed at Mt. Boone. Seale family well. Had J.S. got papers from CF's chambers from Mr. Mansfield?

Seale 0648 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale 23 May 1780 Dolland’s Telescopes   18thC
DHRG No. 100809
Mrs. Lymberry too ill to see company. Mr. CF left with roasting pig & another for Capt. F. Enquiries made of Mr. Reynolds about Dolland telescopes. Capt Duncan & Capt. F. came to tea. Fleet still in Torbay. Charlotte Fownes had whooping cough. SS required Godferry. Salts & salvolatele. Birth of J.C.F.

Seale 0649 P.A. Symons to J. Seale 26 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100810
Mr. Pinson to dispose of Darts Prize at Dartmouth and not London: requests to be broker. Adm. George Rodney had beaten the French in the W. Indies.

Seale 0651 J. King to John Seale 30 May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100811
Holditch to stay 3 or 4 weeks at Buckfastleigh before returning to Jersey. Mr. Pinson putting Dart prize cargo in his cellars. Most of Fleet sailed 29 May from Torbay. The Quebec Fleet stayed.

Seale 0650 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale No date May 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100812
Nothing to say about diamonds or pearls but comments about pearl bracelets. EF & JCF doing well. SS called on Miss Duncan. Date J.S. leaves London requested.

Seale 0652 Woollcombe to John Seale No Date May-June 1780 Saturday night.   18thC
DHRG No. 100813
Woolcombe due at Westminster early the next day so unable to see J.S. at breakfast.

Seale 0653 J.Fanshawe to John Seale 1 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100814
J.ff off to Chipstead. Hoped to see J.S. after 2 June.

Seale 0654 Mrs. S. Seale to John Seale 3 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100815
Family very well, also E.F. and J.C.F.Mrs. Champernowne, related to Fownes, in great danger, has night sweats etc SS unable to take any exercise. Horse in high order. Mrs. Lymberry much improved.

Seale 0655 J Seale to Charles Hayne. 10 June 1780 Siege of Charlestown   18thC
DHRG No. 100816
J.S. had dinner with CH's sister 9 June. Reminder about gold watch and chain and exchange. Also a hair' watch chain for a lady. News of taking of Charlestown. Good prospects of fruit. Checking whereabouts of 50th Regiment.

Seale 0656 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale13 June 1780 Tuesday Ev.   18thC
DHRG No. 100817
FFL's brother off to the west in his own carriage, would like JS;s company. Invitation by FFL to breakfast.

Seale 0657 From J King 17 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100818
Memorandum Green Book. Roope Harris Roope Esq. Desire leave to haul up fishing nets. etc.

Seale 0658 F.F. Luttrell to J.Seale 20 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100819
Untrustworthy businessman employed by F.F.L. Request for £250; £200 not enough to be rid of him. Hayne still staying in Surrey Street.

Seale 0659 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell Reply to 0658 23 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100820
Very willing to help. Youlden had or was about to have money at Brixham. JS dined with old gentleman & his lady at Mrs. Haynes upon their return from Buckland.

Seale 0660 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 22 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100821
Mr. Fanshawe arrived from London previous day. Violent incessant rain: No gun to frighten birds eating cherries. Request for gun. E.F. and son were better.

Seale 0661 John Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 0660 22 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100822
Weather much better. Harvest. Peter Gibbs, a poor foreman. Mrs. Crisp to deliver reply to A.M.S. Gun to be delivered. J.S. bought Irish Lottery Ticket enclosed in Guitar Music.

Seale 0662 Geo. Robbins to John Seale 19 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100823
J.S. purchased much timber. Request for £100. Mr. Lucas wrote about the rent.

Seale 0663 J. Seale to G. Robbins Answer to 0662 23 June 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100824
Unable to grant request immediately before the Castlegrove sale was settled.

Seale 0664 C. Fanshawe to John Seale No Date Probably June or early July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100825
Thanks for present to J.S's Godson. Suggests how to address the C-in-C. Gen. Haviland to mention how J.S. had obtained arms from Sir David Lindsey to defend Dartmouth now ready to be returned. Appointment of Serjt. Heath. C.F. removing to Franklyns. E.F. at Mrs. Harris'.

Seale 0665 John Seale to C. Fanshawe Reply to 0664 No Date Probably June or early July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100826
J.S. written to General in terms as advised. Unfriendly Corporation (crossed out). Enquiry about Estate in Cornwall.