Seale Family Papers     1780 Jul-Dec
Seale 0666 J.H.Southcote to J. Seale 1 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100827
Coming to Mt. Boone to pay interest.

Seale 0667 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale 1 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100828
Money difficulties, sorry J.S. has failed in his first attemp to get help. Presume J.S. is at the races.

Seale 0668 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell Reply to 0667 All crossed out. 1 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100829
Not made a successful application. Waiting to hear if Dart's prize is sold in London.

Seale 0669 J.Seale to Mr. Coombes Taylor 3 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100830
Mr. Coombes to visit Mr. Hunt at his Livery Stables beyond Blackfriars to check if he had received a bill or not. If not, then to get it annulled.

Seale 0670 J.Seale to J. Luttrell 3 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100831
Sword Whip and Cane mislaid. Asks Mr. Luttrell to send letter to the Inn they slept in, to check.

Seale 0671 J. Seale to Miss C. Woodley 5 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100832
Chain arrived safely so is being sent on to Miss W. Also paper by J. Holmes. J.S. busy with hay. Bitter weather after much rain. Requests number of Miss W's share in Lottery.

Seale 0672 J. Seale to C. Barter 10 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100833
Concerning The augmentation of a Living in Cornwall. Sam Hayne bought a blind Mare. Mrs. Harris evidently senile.

Seale 0673 J. Seale to Chas. Hayne11 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100834
Difficulty in getting a ''birth'' on board ship for Duncan, King's son-in-law.

Seale 0674 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to John Seale11 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100835
C.F. went to Exeter & E.F. to Mrs. R.F's previous Thursday. E.F. became unwell but better since. Irish Lottery Ticket. C.F. to be recorder? Mr. Hawtry also possible Ships captured by Admiral Geary. Rumour of Commodore Walsingham's success untrue. Good news of Capt. F. Returning Arms to Gen! Harison.

Seale 0675 On outside of 0674 notes by J Seale 11 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100836
Fragmentary notes cross out. Present at Assizes? Title to Cornish Lands.

Seale 0676 F.F.Luttrell to Seale 13 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100837
Concern lest previous letter miscarried. F.F.L. shall be content with £250 if £250 is not available, the Quarter nearly ended. The Parson would be taking FFL to supper at Holylands.

Seale 0677 J. Seale to F. Luttrell Reply to 0676 16 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100838
Money in private hands scarce. Mr. Pinson could spare some money depending on the sale of his ship.

Seale 0678 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 22 July 1780 Saturday?   18thC
DHRG No. 100839
C. Fanshawe to write to J.S. about affair Mrs. Causey had details about. EF came with son. bed with stone Sunday, better after getting rid of several small stones. Bad condition of house. C.F. returned from Plymouth, Off to Winchester 23 July. Future Recorder a secret. Sister Ridout; daughter expected to die.

Seale 0679 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 0678 23 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100840
E.F. gave account of the Cornish Estate. Mr. Luttrell interested in it, all expectation of Mrs. Chapernowne's recovery. Mrs. Limberry recovered The Governor gone to London to introduce Sir H. Palliser. Mr. & Mrs. Luttrell still in the country not seen by J.S.

Seale 0680 F.F.Luttrell to Seale 25 July 1780 Tuesday   18thC
DHRG No. 100841
Thanks for plan concerning FFL's accommodation. Payment due to current Quarter. Postponing taking any further steps till he sees J.S. at the Assizes? F.F.L. leaving Town early the following morning.

Seale 0681 J.H.Southcote to John Seale Received 26 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100842
Advice about a Plumber. Advice about plant steps tilt

Seale 0682 Ths. Perring to J. Seale (Should be 27 July 1780) 7 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100843
Final Dividend of Mr. Penfound's Effects.

Seale 0683 J. Seale to Ths. Perring Reply to 0682 2 August 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100844
J.S. uncertain what debts are due.

Seale 0684 John Beague to John Seale 27 July 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100845
10 Ewes bought & 50 be sent by Bakers' to Bampton. Ram from Bampton Fair.

Seale 0685 J. Seale to John Beague Answer 4 Aug. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100846
The sheep sent by J.B. arrived safely. Beavis Wood asked to pay J.B.

Seale 0686 F.F.Lutrell to John Seale 18 Aug. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100847
Had E leave Exeter on his and Mr. Southcote's business. Sorry to have missed seeing J.S. Hopes future applications more successful.

Seale 0687 Jn. Tonkin to John Seale 26 Aug. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100848
Received Mugridges Transfer & copy of Mr. Blackmore's account. Mr. Tinckam still unable to pay debt: he hopes to after selling land. Survey E be advertized. Purchasers expected. Hope settled by 6 months.

Seale 0688 Mrs. J. Fanshawe has a son. 30 Aug. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100849
Little cart arrived with good things including cow. Thanks for £50 bill and Guinea. Mr. Fanshawe come & gone to Plymouth: No news of Cornish affair. He hoped to go to St. Germains: letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Fanshawe, she has stone & gravel. AMS hopes to visit depending on E.F. Heliers to repair roof. Mrs. J. Fanshawe has a son.

Seale 0689 Jn. Hunt to Jn. Seale 2 Sept. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100850
Parliament is dissolved. Mr. Bocne at Exeter that day. Mr. H. intends selling 2 fields. He still has 3

Seale 0690 Sir C. Bampfield to John Seale 4 Sept. 1780 Election   18thC
DHRG No. 100851
Canvassing for the Election. Hopes that J.S. will come and support him.

Seale 0691 John Seale to Sir C. Bampfield Reply to 0690 4 Sept. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100852
Regret, powerless to comply with request.

Seale 0692 J. Baring , J.B. Cholwich to John Seale7 Sept. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100853
Election Day, following Monday. Hopes to be favor'd with J.S's attendance.

Seale 0693 J. King 10 Sept. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100854
Memorandum Received one shilling from Rich'd. Pearce - fee for grounding sloop & one shilling for Ballast.

Seale 0694 J Seale written Middle of October 1780, evidently a mistake for Sept. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100855
Narrative about dispute between Corp'n of Dartmouth & J.S. concerning firing the Castle cannon at Capt. Pearce's ship.

Seale 0695 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 20 Sept. 1780 Thursday night   18thC
DHRG No. 100856
M.R.Prideaux should be at conference between J.S. & The Governor. JS no party to the dispute. CF believes firing on ship for payment unwarantable etc.

Seale 0696 J. Lewis to Seale 22 Sept. 1780 Alterations of House (Mt. Boone?)   18thC
DHRG No. 100857
Two plans of alterations of House (Mt. Boone?) sent previous night. 1 Mr. Lewis's preferred plan 2. Includes small alteration of plan Mr. Lewis prefers Plan no. 1.

Seale 0697 J. Seale to Mr. Lewis Sept 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100858
Very satisfield by the plans but have fix'd upon the alterations, and will send the plan when drawn.

Seale 0698 J. Badcock to John Seale 13 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100859
Basket of Golden Pippins sent by courier to Exeter.

Seale 0699 R. Prideaux to John Seale 13 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100860
Lady Orford's Account; Unable to see Mr. Tonkin (due to working late) concerning Mr. Tinckam's Estate. If money could not be raised, a sale was necessary. Mr. Hunt was asked for information Mr. P. would try to raise 4 or 500£ for Mr. S.

Seale 0700 J. Seale copy to Mr. R. Prideaux 13 Oct. 1780 Kirkham Meadow purchased   18thC
DHRG No. 100861
King going to Plymouth: Mr. Genny's affairs. Dolling's Deeds:Kirkham Meadow purchased. Conveyance to be prepared: some bills not become payable in Mr. Batt's remittance. MRS. HAYNE BADLY BURNED

Seale 0701 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to J. Seale 14 Oct. 1780 MRS. HAYNES’S ACCIDENT A GREAT SHOCK.   18thC
DHRG No. 100862
J.S. has complaint in ankle: The 2 boys pleased with presents. AMS to return following Monday to St. Sidwells; furniture must be settled. Mr. F. to attend Council for the Sale of Land's to the Crown. EF unable to accept invitation.

Seale 0703 Rich’d. Strode to John Seale 19 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100863
R.S. knew a farmer with a very good Bull. Sorry about Mrs. Hayne's accident.

Seale 0704 J. Seale to R. Strode Reply to 0703 22 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100864
J.S's Tenant would go the next day or soon after to inspect the Bull. Compliments to Mrs. Strode, Mrs. Bradenell, Mrs. Barter, Miss Leare. Thanks for enquiries about Mrs. Hayne.

Seale 0705 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 19 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100865
AMS asks after Mrs? Seale (Sarah) after the terrible accident to Mrs. Hayne. AMS left Franklyn previous Monday. Mr. Fanshawe busy. Farmering,: delay over goods. Mr. F. retained to attend at Plymouth about Crown Lands. AMS poorly after cold.

Seale 0702 J. Seale to E.Fanshawe Reply to 0701 6 Nov. 1780 Mrs Haynes funeral   18thC
DHRG No. 100866
Mr. S. AMS wrote to say Mr. F. arrived but soon to go: Mr. Harris' Benefactions on a Table: Hope, franks arrived safe. Pine & Beech seed required; some poor person to collect young Elm trees: Mr. Robbins an unconsionable broker. J.S. attended MRS.HAYNE'S FUNERAL.

Seale 0706 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 0705 24 Oct. 1780 Deaths from dysentry   18thC
DHRG No. 100867
Much cold damp weather lately. No expectations of Mrs. Hayne's recovery. JS hopes to send £50 in a fortnight; he hopes hare has arrived safely also one for Mrs. Ilbert. Much sickness especially at Kingswear. Deaths from dysentry.

Sale of Seale property to H Mair. 1864   18thC
DHRG No. 100868
Document Held: Routley Family

Seale 0707 Frank Luttrell to John Seale 25 Oct. 1780 Wednesday   18thC
DHRG No. 100870
FFL to be in London, Monday 30 October. Hopes to find Bills value £200. Payment of Debt due 31st October.

Seale 0708 J. Seale to Frank Luttrell Reply to 0707 27 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100871
2 Drafts:- 1. All crossed out:- Draft upon Messrs Haliday & Co. for £200, payable to Mr. FLL only.
2. Two drafts to be enclosed: one for £100 drawn by Noble & Pinson, Messrs. Daniel Richard & Co. & one for £100 differing only in date.

Seale 0709 J. Seale to Sir John Dunke & Co. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100872
All crossed out.. Difficulty in getting the above drafts cashed. Request for Sir J. Dunke & Co. to honour the Bill with Messrs Halliday & Co.

Seale 0710 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale Esq. 27 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100873
Father taken ill previous Monday. Dr. Cobbell worried, Dr. Glass sent for. F.F.L. unable to go to London so bills to be sent direct to Hallidays; Unable to get a Bond.

Seale 0711 J.Seale to Frank Luttrell Reply to 0710 29 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100874
Concern at news of Old Mrs. L. Bill intended for Mr. F.L. sent to Middle Temple. Some friend needed to check it is not lost. Mrs. Haynes very ill after accident.

Seale 0712 R. Prideaux to (J. Seale) 27 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100875
£500 could be raised for J.S. Letter by Fanny Foale required. Mr. Samuel Hayne is owner of the above sum.

Seale 0713 J. Seale to R. Prideaux Reply to 0712 27 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100876
Mr. P. knew what the money was needed for. J.S. would prefer not to have Mr. Hayne's money.

Seale 0714 Captain Pearce Mr. Mayor (of Dartmouth) J. King 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100877
Discussion about anchorage and groundage. (Fragment)

Seale 0715 J. Seale to R. Prideaux 29 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100878
Letter to Capt. Pearce from ''the Governor'' was enclosed which JS thought meant, have been an official discharge. A horse was sent to Pearce for him that he might sail the next day. Pearse to go to the Governor concerning his detention and Port Dues. JS not heard from Fanshawe. Mrs. Hayne very ill.

Seale 0716 Rich’d Strode to John Seale Wrongly inscribed 20 October 1780 Should be 28 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100879
Recommends Gardener, R.S. understands J.S. would send an expert to look at a Bull.

Seale 0717 J. Seale to Mr. Strode Reply to 0716 29 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100880
Thanks Mr.Strode. J.S. has 2 old men who raise vegetables. He wants person experienced in plantations & making new gardens. Tenant has seen bull; in treaty. Mrs. Haynes grows weaker.

Seale 0718 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 30 Oct. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100881
£50 received to pay part of Mr. Robbins' bills. Thanks for Woodcocks & hares. Mrs. Hayne's distressed state. Kingswear, very sick. Betsy (Mrs. C.F.) with bad cold. Mr. Lutrell & surfait of Turtle. Dr. Oaks on The Dean with palsy. Possible cooks for J.S. Mrs. AMS Cockages cyder to J.S.

Seale 0719 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale 31 Oct. 1780 Mr. Luttrell’s death   18thC
DHRG No. 100882
Mr. Luttrell died 30 October 1780 of fever & abcess on the lungs. Condolences for the ''Late Meloncholy event at Dartmouth'' (Mrs. Hayne's accident) Thanks for bills. Security required to be sent by Mr Southcote.

Seale 0720 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell Reply to 0719 2 drafts 10 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100883
Two letters received, one by Mr. Southcote: acknowledgement sent per F.F.L's uncle & aunt Fownes: Condolence for deaths of Mr. L. and F.F.L's friend. Mr. S. relies on F.F.L's good sense now that there is no one to restrain him.

Seale 0721 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 4 Nov. 1780 Saturday night   18thC
DHRG No. 100884
AMS has executed all commisions . Success in finding cook, sober but limited ability. Enquiries to go on. Caggages Cyder at 2½ Guineas a hoghead. Mrs. Hayne's and Mr. Luttrell's deaths 'a warning' to all mortals. Mrs. Floud not yet sent all she promised.

Seale 0722 E. Fanshawe to John Seale 7 Oct. 1780 Probably should be 7 Nov.1780 Tuesday even.   18thC
DHRG No. 100885
Thanks for letter brought by King. C.F. left 6 November to Town: Gardeners prefer to sell plants not seeds; thanks for franks. Mr. Luttrell's death. Mrs Cath. F. much affected not so Mrs. Ann; Mrs.L left with £200 a year. Advice re condolances to Mrs. S. Little Joan very well.

Seale 0723 Gov. Holdsworth to John Seale 17 Nov. 1780 Friday morn.   18thC
DHRG No. 100886
Request to Mr. Seale to order his hedges to be well cut and to remove earth fallen from his orchard.

Seale 0724 E. Fanshawe to John Seale 18 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100887
Papers from Mr. F. enclosed:AMS poorly: Mr. King just come in but cannot wait. Quantity of Elm seeds & young elm required?

Seale 0725 R. Prideaux to John Seale 19 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100888
Interest received from Mr. Savery sent to JS. Mr. Savery hopes the payment could be postponed for a time. An enclosed letter to be sent to Mr. Dolling. Cornwall money desired first week in December. Transfers of Mr. Kingwell's Mortgage perused.

Seale 0726 J. Seale to R. Prideaux Reply to 0725 Nov 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100889
Reply: King sent to Exeter hopeful of getting £500 of Savery's mortgage advanced ; unsuccessful. R.P. to show Sandford's letter to Savery. Milford insists on getting money by Jan. 3 Interest for 3 people sent by bearer etc. Mr. P's letter sent to Dolling.

Seale 0727 E. Fanshawe to John Seale 20 Nov. 1780 Monday even. Mrs. R. Fanshawe has another daughter   18thC
DHRG No. 100890
C.F. says J.S. should order retainers immediately to Gross & Davie. E.F. hopes King mentioned the seeds: Mrs. R. Fanshawe has another daughter*. Capt. Fanshawe perfectly well on 21 August. *Cordella.

Seale 0728 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 23 Nov. 1780 Hopes of Peace in America   18thC
DHRG No. 100891
C.F. reached London in 2 days , one night at Stalbridge. Attention paid to JS as Sheriff. Serj. Grose retained, Serj Davy already retained by Corporation but JS still might retain him. CF hopes for more understanding of Pearce's affair. Tenancy of house in Plymouth. Old Mr. L. died without Will. Hopes of Peace in America. Lord George Gordon Trial etc.

Seale 0729 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 25 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100892
Mr. Drewe has given Serj. Davy a general retainer. The best reputed advocate on the circuit, should J.S. has to go to law.

Seale 0730 C. Fanshawe to Mr. Drewe 25 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100893
Note enclosed in above; evidently sent first by CF to MD and then returned with comments. 1. Request to be informed concerning retaining Serj. Davy.
2. Serjeant's clerk has taken a General Retainer for Mr. S. & a seperate retainer Seale & Pearce against corporation.

Seale 0731 J. Seale to J.F. Luttrell 20 Nov. 1780 Wednesday morn.   18thC
DHRG No. 100894
Deed of Settlement found on old Mr. L's 1st marriage lodged with J.S.'s father. Requests to know if it is agreeable to J.F.L., his brothers & Mr. Southcote if it be sent & examined by J.F.L. Compliments to friends at Nethway.

Seale 0732 J.F. Luttrell to John Seale Wednesday 3 o’clock 20 Nov. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100895
JFL off to Dunster Castle next day. He begs JS to keep deed till his return to Nethway. JFL had very fine sport with Fox.

Seale 0733 R. Prideaux to John Seale 3 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100896
Thanks for Hare. G. Prideaux to R.P. about gateway; agreement concerning Moreley & Sand Paths probably, no trouble about Hunting Gates: RP would write Mr. Hurst: following day at Powderham: Kingwell's Affair:Capt. Pearce to draw out slate; RP hopes to bring Conveyance from Dolling.

Seale 0734 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 4 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100897
Nurse Tucker sent for. Many offers of a cook for JS, non to be recommended except one. But no answer from her. William Newcomen believed to have made the Customhouse writings: Petrox seat in AMS's belief in her family many years. Elizabeth F ill with gravel. Charles F's come home.

Seale 0735 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 0734 17 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100898
Pleased that health of those at Franklyn is better. J.S. had not experienced Gravel before. S.S. daily expecting to be taken ill. Mr. F. at Plymouth engaged for the Crown in a reputable station.

Seale 0736 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe Reply to a letter of 23 November 10 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100899
Mrs. Seale doing well healthwise. J.S. to be Sheriff. Mr. Prideaux helping to prepare a state of the Case to be sent to Mr. Dunning. Unable to come to Franklyn (till after birth of J.H.S.) Plymouth House to be ordered by C.F. Mr. Luttrell's will not found after search. J.S. has his marriage settlement.

Seale 0737 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale 18 Dec. 1780 Monday   18thC
DHRG No. 100900
Apologies for not visiting Mount Boone due to absence from Nethway and false rumour that Mrs. S. was ill. He suggests coming with his brother to dinner that day at Mount Boone.

Seale 0738 A.M.Seale to John Seale 20 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100901
Thanks for Hare, Mrs. E. Fanshawe better, her little boy well, cutting teeth. AMS herself tolerable health. Birth of baby (JHS) perhaps in New Year. Cheese & sage to be sent soon.

Seale 0739 Rev. C. Barter to John Seale 24 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100902
C.B. received letter from Fanny:- Mother gets worse every hour: C.B. leaving for Exeter Tuesday (December 26)

Seale 0740 Family of Nethway to John Seale 25 Dec. 1780 Birth of J H Seale   18thC
DHRG No. 100903
Congratulations on the birth of J.H.Seale

Seale 0741 R. Prideaux to John Seale 25 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100904
Congratulations on birth of a son. R.P. keeps deed in order to sort them so Mr. Tonkin and Purchasers Attorneys can compare abstracts with the Deeds. Serj't Davie dead: possible need to get Fanshawe's advice. Capt. Pearce's sloop to be fitted out?

Seale 0742 J. Seale to R. Prideaux 26 Dec.1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100905
Baby born 25 December at about 12 noon. J.S. saw about Mr. Serjs Davies death in paper. Fitting out Pearce's Ship, a very good scheme. JS willing to have a share, if he or R.P. were in charge of the fitting out. King might find the cheapest way.

Seale 0743 R. Prideaux to John Seale 27 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100906
Application at Capt. Pearce's house by Capt. Turtler: the sloop he intended to fit out etc. Col. Ilbert's opinion: would J.S. be interested? Dutchman in The Channel might escape. The Governors Vessel at Salcombe.

Seale 0744 Mrs.M. Southcote to John Seale 28 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100907
Mr. Southcote returning from shooting at Stoke on 27 December brought news of birth of J.H.Seale, congratulations.