Seale Family Papers     1781-1782
Seale 0745 J. Seale to (Mrs. Southcote) Reply to 0744 2 Jan. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100908
Thanks for congratulations & enquiries

Seale 0746 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 30 Dec. 1780   18thC
DHRG No. 100909
Mr. Barter brought letter about birth of J.H.S. Congratulations: thanks for ¼ lamb: expectation of an acceptable Bill (=kind of cheque) A.M.S. has cold & violent cough. Hat & Cloak sent for J.H.S.

Seale 0747 J. Seale to (Mrs. A.M.Seale) Reply to 0746 2 Jan. 1781 Accident to Capt. Fanshawe   18thC
DHRG No. 100910
Melancholy account from West Indies. Kettery family much distressed: accident to Capt. Fanshawe, most severe distress to Mrs. R.F. Charles F so ruffled unable to see J.S. - Bill enclosed - Thanks for J.H.S.'s superb dress.

Seale 0748 J. Seale to Deputy Lieutenants 2 Jan. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100911
Request to enlist a volunteer for the Militia as a substitute.

Seale 0749 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 3 Jan. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100912
Thanks for £50 brought by Sam Bully: AMS slightly better: dreadful W.Indies news. Express from J. Fanshawe Sir Hyde Parker come from Jamaica, Capt.R.F. & ship Egment safe with 2 prizes. J.F. constantly sends news. C & E.F. well, son cutting teeth & poorly.

Seale 0750 Thos Moor to Peter Ougier 10 Feb. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100913
P.O. to refer to Mr. Cullins, concerning no mention of Weymouth Privateer as advised by attorney as Capt. not concerned with bringing The Elizabeth Helena into Falmouth - bad business- Mr. Cullin's draft on P.O. used for disbersements. Hope for better success later.

Seale 0751 Peter Woodley to John Seale 17 Feb. 1781 Bickford’s Trust   18thC
DHRG No. 100914
Request for the papers concerning Mr. Bickford's Trust to be sent to Mr. Abraham to be examined. Mr. Smerdon wished to have them.

Seale 0752 J. Seale to Mr. Woodley Answer to 0751 23 Feb. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100915
Papers to be sent to Mr. Abraham; Mr. Bickford, an ''untoward chap''. Compliments to Mr. W's bride.

Seale 0753 Thos. Adams to John Seale 19 March 1781 Snap Dragon’s prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100916
T.A. asks J.S. to favour nephew Peter Symons for the brokerage of the Snap Dragon's prize. P.S. very honest.

Seale 0754 Memorandum of J. King 20 April 1781 Body of man washed up   18thC
DHRG No. 100917
Body of man washed up higher side of Sand Quay. J.K. to report it to Coroner. Inquest next day. Internment 21 April: Bill of Charges on Overseers of Poor Townstal: Parishioners agreed not to pay apart from Burial expenses, sending to the coroner & 4d each for the Jurymen.

Seale 0755 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 18 June 1781 Capt. F. has a rich prize.   18thC
DHRG No. 100918
Thanks for £50 & Cyder brought by Capt. Skinner. JHS having 3rd attempt of innoculation. Elizabeth F's health improving, AMS hopes to visit Mt. Boone before end of Summer: her sister Ridout & grand daughter expected: agrees with Mr. Luke concerning price of beef, mutton & veal. Report that Capt. F. has a rich prize.

Seale 0756 J. Newte to John Seale 21 July 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100919
J.S's company requested at the AGM of the Tiverton Club.

Seale 0757 J.Seale to J.Newte Reply to 0756 21 July 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100920
J.S. unable to attend to A.G.M. of the Tiverton Club.

Seale 0758 Peter Ougier to J. Seale 1781 ”The Snapdragon”   18thC
DHRG No. 100921
Articles of Agreement made between J.S. & P.O. J.S. to have 5/8 & P.O. 3/8 share of the sloop Snap Dragon, which is to be fitted out as a privateer or Letter of Marque. P.O. to be Agent for the sloop thus having an additional claim to an extra share of the prize.

Seale 0759 from Thomas Goldsmith 1781 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100922
Remarks on the allegations by the Bird privateer claiming a share of the de Liefde a Daton prize. Johan David Gorse Commander taken by the privateer Snapdragon. Thomas Goldsmith Commander.

Seale 0760 Appellent Thomas Peake George Harris J. Dunning Repondent Thomas Goldsmith 1781 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100923
Before The Lords Commissionary of Appeals in Prize Causes. Commander of the Bird against the Commander of the Snapdragon, claiming a share of the de Liefde prize.

Seale 0761 Peter Ougier to John Seale 11 Aug. 1781 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100924
Account of Kirwin's Claim. P.O. had been at Shrewsbury, and had brought 3 of the de Liefde's crew as witnesses. Examination to begin following Tuesday or Wednesday.

Seale 0762 Peter Ougier to John Seale 16 Aug. 1781 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100925
Rec't for £200. Snapdragon Affair. Cargo good except Tobacco, high price for Coffee. Proctor applied for order of Sale at Dartmouth. Kirwen's Claim lodged. No dividend expected for 6 months. Our Allegation exhibited. Captain examined, interpreter appointed. Mate loyal in spite of bribe. Proctors drew up a State of the case. P.O. certain of success; he would pay Coombe £500. Jenner asked for £200. Admiral Parker's Battle. Bill on Hallidays etc.

Seale 0763 John Woodley jun’r Undersheriff of Devon to John Seale 25 Aug. 1781 Summoned to Jury   18thC
DHRG No. 100926
J.S. summoned upon the jury on the Valuation of lands at Plymouth & neighbourhood on Monday 3 September at 10 o'clock at King's Arm Tavern, Plymouth Docks.

Seale 0764 Sir F. Lemon Rogers to John Seale 28 Aug. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100927
Received J.S.'s 27 August on return from Berry Down Camp, hopes to see J.S. & S.S. for dinner at 3pm.following Thursday. Mr. & Miss Hayne came to see Sir F. & Lady R previous day.

Seale 0765 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 17 Sept. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100928
Thanks for hare eaten that day by Mrs. AMS, Capt. & Mrs. F with Christianna & Elizabeth. Mr. King & his son set out for Lord Northington's near Axminster. Thanks to J.S. for his compliance.

Seale 0766 C. Fanshawe to J. Seale 24 Sept. 1781 Monday morning   18thC
DHRG No. 100929
Messrs. King returned previous evening 8pm but were not heard at the door. Letter from Lord Worthington much obliged to J.S. for his assistance. C. Fanshawe also very grateful Unable to come to J.S. till after the Sessions.

Seale 0767 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe Reply to 0766 25 Sept. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100930
King returned with C.F's letter. CF's vacation much interrupted. CF very good to keep J.S's horse so long; a little lame but to be sold when sound. Children all well.

Seale 0768 Ja’s. Williams to John Seal 24 Sept. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100931
J.S's letter came. Bad gout caused delay. J.W's eldest son was gardener for Major Brown of Silverton for about 2 years. J.W. recommends him to J.S. Copy to Major Brown

Seale 0769 J. Seale to Major Brown, Draft on the back of 0768 24 Sept. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100932
J.S. requests Major Brown to give him a reference concerning James William's son.

Seale 0770 W. Ilbert to John Seale 27 Sept. 1781 Wednesday 3 o’clock   18thC
DHRG No. 100933
Unable to fix any settled scheme (of visiting). If Mrs. Ilbert should make any distant visit their respects will be made to J.S.

Seale 0771 C. F(anshawe) to John Seale 30 Sept. 1781 Monday (Saturday) night   18thC
DHRG No. 100934
Business urgent so cannot stir from home till after the Session. When they come visits to Mt. Bonne must be short. Only a visit within 8 days to Capt. F & J.S. possible, reaching Mt. Boon Saturday week, leaving on the Wednesday to go to Plymouth, returning Saturday and soon to London. He asks if the horse arrived safe. Copy to F. Luttrell.

Seale 0772 J. Seale to Frank (Luttrell) 30 Sept. 1781 Monday (Saturday) night   18thC
DHRG No. 100935
F.L's uncle and friends staying till the following Saturday prevented J.S's visit to Teignmouth. FL going to Dunster Castle. JS out shooting that morning. Asks FL to write to Twigg about Gun JS wanted, to be sent him as soon as possible. Sorry to hear by Mrs. Fownes that Mr. Tom has sciatica.

Seale 0773 Wm. Harry Vivian to John Seale 4 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100936
WHV forgot when he saw JS at Blachford to mention Capt. Wallace of the 97th quartered at Dartmouth. He hopes JS will show Capt. Wallace any civility. WHV has fallen from his horse & has 2 black eyes & a bloody nose, he hopes to spend a month in the Isle of Wight. He would be at Cornwood in November.

Seale 0774 H.L.Brown to John Seal 5 Oct. 1781 Reference for Gardener   18thC
DHRG No. 100937
James Williams lived with HLB 1½ years or more and has applied to J.S. as a gardener. HLB hopes he may be honest but can say nothing in favour of his sobriety, he has knowledge of gardening but did not exert himself.

Seale 0775 J. Seale to Mr. Clark,The Builder 5 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100938
Mr.C did say he would come to JS's house in a fortnight. JS understands that Mr.C thinks the journey long and that when convenient he would come with a servant in a post Chaise or the Diligence coming this way. The change of air might be of service to Mr.C.

Seale 0776 Tho’s Clark to Jn’o Seale Reply to 0775 12 Oct, 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100939
Apologies for not yet coming to Mt. Boon. TC has a bad head every day so has to go to His Majesty's Brewhouses South Down as he was carrying on Sunday works there and cannot fix on a time to come.

Seale 0777 J. Seale to Mr. Williams (senior) 7 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100940
J.S. could take on Mr. William's son as a gardener if he could get a recommendation for sobriety & Industry, but not otherwise. He hopes he will find a good place.

Seale 0778 F.H.Luttrell to John Seale 9 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100941
FHL sorry not to see JS at Teignmouth. JS wrong about when FHL left it. Lake also disappointed. FHL unable to see J.S. before going to Town. No connection with Twigg. FHL's brother could write Twigg describing his gun if J.S. wished. Not yet shot a pheasant, but keen to start. His brother & Camplin already out after Woodcock.

Seale 0779 J. Seale to Frank Reply to 0778 9 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100942
J.S. not much of a shotsman without Twigg's assistance. Glad to have FHL to bespeak for JS. Just such a gun as his brother had the previous season at Nethway. C.Fanshawe had 2 five guinea notes with a letter to FHL to pay the expenses.

Seale 0780 James Williams (senior) to John Seale 10 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100943
Unjustly injured by Major Brown; wages very low. Wife and 2 children to support. Told by Major Brown he would be given a good character. Promised Father that he would not engage with anyone else before seeing J.S. Refused 2 offers. Took hounds out for Major D. trying to catch a hare.

Seale 0781 J. Seale to Mr. Williams Reply to 0780 16 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100944
Old gardener Kelso staying on. Regrets misunderstanding between James & Major Brown.

Seale 0782 Jos’n Ford to John Seale 13 Oct. 1731   18thC
DHRG No. 100945
According to Thorn's paper J.S. needs a gardener. JF knows of one of good character, very sorry to hear most of the plants sent to J.S. are dead. Blames person who planted them. Says he would replace them.

Seale 0783 J. Seale to Mr. Ford 14 Oct, 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100946
At present provided. Most of the plants dead not due to bad planting. Informed they had not been transplanted before. Necessary to top spill roots. JS intended calling when last in Exeter, but no opportunity. Ordered Bill to be paid.

Seale 0784 Cha’s Fanshawe to John Seale 13 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100947
Work prevented CF joining EF. Thanks to J.S. for helping CF to be serviceable to Lord Northington who dined with CF the previous Monday. Lord N. very fat and unlikely to live long. CF might ride to London, he had an increased gravelly complaint. Joe Ford's Bill enclosed.

Seale 0785 J. Seale to Charles Fanshawe Reply to 0784 13 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100948
AMS and CF's family quite well. Inactivity bad for CF's complaint. Hopes for good weather if CF rides to London. JS desires EF to pay Ford's bill & Mt. Boon Insurance due Michaelmas.

Seale 0786 Mrs. A.M.Seale to Mrs. Sarah Seale 29 Oct. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100949
AMS had received the paints, one parcel she kept, the other she would forward to SS, but there were no directions so would beg Mrs. Luttrell for a copy of hers. Guitar to go by the Carrier the next day. AMS poorly & under Mr. Luscombes discipline. Took Emetic Betsie intends to go to Mt. Boone. Requests to pay Mrs. Luttrell for paints. AMS's fine buckles in Cap Box not arrived.

Seale 0787 Sir F.L.Rogers to John Seale 4 Nov. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100950
Old Fall overjoyed expecting to see Jeff. 10 couple of JS's Hounds at Blachford. Letter from Jack Vivian probably no Broad-Oak for 1781-2. FLR & Lady R look forward to company of J.S. & Family. Request to give Churchward notice that Grace is properly said also plenty of Game and good weather. Self and horses to be oiled.

Seale 0788 J. Seale to Sir F.L.Rogers Reply to 0787 4 Nov. 1781 0787   18thC
DHRG No. 100951
Returned from Peter Woodleys after a few sporting days. Jeff very happy with hopes of meeting Fall. JS will give (Dick) Churchward notice of the time the hounds were to be at Blachford the following Saturday & JS the next evening.

Seale 0789 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 5 Nov. 1781 Great Barn burnt at Worldham   18thC
DHRG No. 100952
AMS better health. Hopes Mrs. Luttrell likes Guitar. No 2nd hand ones available. Mr. Fanshawe & John Radcliffe set off 4 Nov. Much business. E.F. & son plan to go to Mt. Boon AMS wishes they could go to Plymouth. Great Barn burnt at Worldham, with corn, due to be sold to pay for long overdue rent. Barn repaired at cost of nearly £100 shortly before Lady Roger's death in 1760. John Luttrell soon to marry Miss Drew. Mr. Stoodly making the writings.

Seale 0790 J. Seale to A.M.Seale Reply to 0789 1781 Tuesday Eve.   18thC
DHRG No. 100953
EF came to dinner that day with son. Both well. Children all happy together. Glad Mr. Luscombe cured A.M.S. Mr. Woolcott ''much engaged''. Frost wanted to purify Air. Fanny Barter & Aunt expected at Dinner, did not turn up. King took letter to AMS to Exeter.

Seale 0791 F.F.Luttrell to John Seale 8 Nov. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100954
A Twigg (gun) ordered for J.S. like gun referred to in old book; not available in less than 3 weeks or 1 month. FFL promised him payment on day it is sent off, so it should come before 1 Dec. Hope to see JS at Christmas. Concerned about ''Pip & Trot'' a prevailing disorder. Letter sent Saturday to Mrs. Luttrell.

Seale 0792 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell Reply to 0791 8 Nov. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100955
Thanks for trouble taken by FFL looking forward to Xmas. Informed that Writings are for F.F.L's brother's Nuptuals. Fanshawe intends leaving London when term ends. Presume Parliament will delay FFL longer. Politics as dark & gloomy as the weather. Visit from Supervisor, extra charge on 3 servants. Surveyor of Windows,over tax. Wish Cornwallis out of scrape & better military success. Twigg to send proof.

Seale 0793 J.H.Southcott to John Seale 8 Dec. 1781 New Coach   18thC
DHRG No. 100956
Thanks for offer to take J.H.S's chaise to London to be left with Foster Coach Maker, Piccadilly. JHS shall order new coach. If ready, request for J.S. to bring it when leaving Town. Present for JS's son in chaise. Wishes to know date J.S. sets off so JHS can send game to Frank Luttrell.

Seale 0794 J. Seale to J.H.Southcott Reply to 0793 9 Dec. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100957
Agrees to carry out JHS's instructions. Will insure game comes to no harm. Little son demonstrates acknowlegements to Godmother Mrs. Southcott for present. Requests thanks to Mr. Grant for lending his gun, which has been returned.

Seale 0795 Tho’s Clark to J’n Seale 9 Dec. 1781   18thC
DHRG No. 100958
Apologies for not waiting on J.S. at Mt. Boone. Head bad. Full time taken up with business for Government.

Seale 0796 J. Seale to presumably C. Fanshawe 9 Dec. 1781 draft written on back of 0795   18thC
DHRG No. 100959
Thanks for accommodating J.S. with chambers. Pleased with bed & mattress. Melly very diligent. Person called to look at chimney; thought he was the chimney doctor, turned out to be Landlord. Friends in Cavendish Square well. Dined with them Saturday. Gloom over Kempenfelt. Mismanagement by Lords Sandwich & G. Germain etc.

Seale 0797 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 11 Feb.1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100960
Thanks for £50. Would be glad to know how account stands. Sudden change of weather. AMS had violent cold & cough, but better. EF confined to room, very bad cold. Satin sent to Mr. F. to be exchanged.

Seale 0798 John Seale to A.M.Seale Reply to 0797 15 Feb. 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100961
Something due to AMS at Xmas. JS says she shall have the account with the vouchers when he sees her. Two other drafts making up £50 more has been sent. Everyone well at Mt. Boone.

Seale 0799 G. Gretton to John Seale 14 Feb. 1782 Geo Gretton Scalded by Kettle   18thC
DHRG No. 100962
Thanks for favours. GG unable to attend Church due to being scalded from a boiling tea kettle.

Seale 0800 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 16 Feb. 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100963
Thanks for 2 drafts of £25 each. AMS's book & JS's book do not exactly tally but can be rectified. AMS ready to receive JS's & SS's company and any children. E.Fanshawe's & AMS's colds rather better. CF returned from London in Diligence as one horse was ill. Thanks for Music book.

Seale 0801 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M. Seale Reply to 0800 24 Feb. 1782 Old Mr.Teage Dangerously Ill   18thC
DHRG No. 100964
Mr. F. must have had a very cold journey from London. Glad he is well. No mistake in account. Old Mr.Teage dangerously ill. JS. Had sent a few salt fish. 6 to be given to Mr. Cummins. Large privateer sold by Messrs Sparks & Lee to an Ostend merchant detained in Plymouth for having a Dutch Commission on board. Sir F. Rogers has another boy.

Seale 0802 C. Fanshawe to John Seale Saturday 2 March 1782 Birth of daughter to E & C Fanshaw   18thC
DHRG No. 100965
E Fanshawe had a daughter on 1 March but had a dangerous struggle. Hopeful that the worst is past.

Seale 0803 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to John Seale 18 March 1782 Thanks for sending Cornish Accounts   18thC
DHRG No. 100966
E. Fanshawe & daughter both well. AMS had cold. Dr. John brisk & well. CF left Friday fortnight ago for Salisbury Assizes. He was sent for Express to attend Taunton Election, hopes to be at the Castle Exeter following Wednesday. CF vexed to miss Exeter Assizes. Thanks for sending Cornish Accounts.

Seale 0804 J. Seale to Mrs. E. Fanshawe Reply to 0803 19 March 1782 Fish for the Council   18thC
DHRG No. 100967
Glad that EF can write herself. Greatly pleased that CF was sent to Taunton. Youlden commissioned to get a dish of Fish Wednesday for the Council. Nothing but 2 rabbits & a hare to send. EF could check Cornish account with the last. Much business at Assizes. Hopes AMS can direct & preside for E.F. As soon as possible JS would be sending £25. Requests that it be delivered to Mr. Pitman of Dunchideok.

Seale 0805 J. Seale to Mr. Hutton 20 March 1782 Problem with The Post   18thC
DHRG No. 100968
Not the first time Mr. H. has Insolently refused to take in JS's letters before 9 o'clock when the office is shut. All crossed out.

Seale 0806 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell 20 March 1782 To have a House west of London   18thC
DHRG No. 100969
Thanks for the Songs FFL sent to Mrs. SS & a twig (gun) sent for JS. Request to subscribe for JS to a Racing Calendar & to give away hounds to Sir Thomas Carew, not hearing from Col. Basset, unless FFL's involved. JS glad to have a house 10-30 miles W of London. Thinking of a 2nd trip to London that spring. Criptic message about Finance & Governor Holdsworth.

Seale 0807 F.H.Luttrell to Seale 26 March 1762 DEATH OF LADY COURTENEY   18thC
DHRG No. 100970
FHL has no kind of engagement with Col. Basset respecting hounds. Promises to enquire about a house for J.S. New administration at last formed. Lord North excluded from H.M.Councils. The Router of Ministers' a great man, if he can reconcile his conduct to his Honour & Conscience he had a wonderful & convenient share of abilities. FHL wanted a chance but not by a Vote of Censure. Chas. Fox Secretary of State, weak & ignorant Adm. Lee Shore at the Head of the Navy - FHL had pain in his side, hope to go to Bath following Thursday. Report says JS likely to be engaged in a lawsuit etc. LADY COURTENEY DIED 25 March. Mr. Drewe got the memorendum etc.

Seale 0808 J. Seale TO N. Geare 27 March 1782 Request for copy of James Woodley’s Will   18thC
DHRG No. 100971
Packet received charged 3/6 carriage. Requests a copy of James Woodley's Will. Some person would call for it. Presumes there is no obstacle to stopping the window & erecting the monument at Cornworthy.

Seale 0809 G. Gretton to John Seale 10 May 1782 G Gretton requests to continue as tenant at Coombe   18thC
DHRG No. 100972
G.G. resolved not to accept Teage's extraordinary new terms concerning GG's tenancy. Hopes JS will propose terms for GG to continue at Coomb - as JS's tenant on a permanent basis & that GG & his family will not have to move out to make room for J.S.. He would like a corner of the orchard & enough land to feed his cow etc. Mr. & Mrs G. spent two days at Kittery.

Seale 0810 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 18 May 1782 Threat of Invasion, Order to raise Militia   18thC
DHRG No. 100973
Invasion threatened. People not relishing the raising of the Militia. CF returned previous Wednesday. EF with bad cold. AMS & her horse not well. Does not think Lady Rogers has been ill. Persistent wet & stormy weather. Sorry to hear about Sir F. Rogers.

Seale 0811 J. Seale to A.M.Seale Reply to 0810 18 May 1782 Possible Invasion not a problem. To be a Godfather.   18thC
DHRG No. 100974
Heard by CF that his family is well. Damp & unhealthy season. Influenza etc. JS had slight fever only 2 days. Hopes to return home middle or end of 'this' month (June?) King ordered to send AMS £100. Capt. F. to return, crowned with laurels. CF wrote a possible inscription for Cornworthy. JS to be Godfather to Sir Fred's 2nd son Not worried about possible invasion.

Seale 0812 J. Seale to Mr. Ougiur & Mr. Gretton 18 May 1782 re. House at Coombe   18thC
DHRG No. 100975
Returned Thursday from friend's house 20 miles from Town. Sorry about G.G's disagreement with Teage. J.S. not building immediately at Mt. Boone. Intention to let Coombe for a term. Orchard let to Maddicks. Hopes no misunderstanding over Teage. Great success in West Indies. False report about Lord Howe & Dutch Fleet --- - crossed out.

Seale 0813 J. Seale to Sir F. Rogers 20 May 1782 Success in West Indies   18thC
DHRG No. 100976
Joy at great success in West Indies. Hope it will bring to the honour of the Country. False report about Lord Howe giving the Dutch Fleet a trimming at the expense of his life. Lord Howe 'revived' that morning.

Seale 0814 G. Gretton to John Seale 26 May 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100977
Thanks for letter & friendly advice. Kennicott the Auctioneer ''advice'' made GG decide not to accept Teage's proposal. Very clear that GG did not make up excuse not to inhabit his house. GG sad at seeing less of JS but intends to keep in touch with letters.

Seale 0815 Pet’r Ougier to R’t Jenner 28 May 1782 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100978
Copy of letter of J. Seale. Inclosing his expenses & account of 'De Liefde' cause. The 'Birds' claim if Court allows £500 for PO that would be inadequate. PO mislaid copy of the current account so desires the Court to send him one. Sorry wind had changed to E so P.Ocombi not come.

Seale 0816 Pet’r Ougier to ?? 28 May 1782 ”de Liefde” prize   18thC
DHRG No. 100979
Copy of Expense Account. Charges incurred by owners of ''Snapdragon'' on account of a claim by the ''Bird'' privateer of London, Thomas Peake Commander, on the ship Liefde, a prize of Snapdragon paid by P.O. for acct of said Business.

Seale 0817 F.Leman Rogers to John Seale 31 May 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100980
Warmest thanks to JS for kind letter. Frederick R. To be Christened by Tom Vivien at Cornwood Church. Proxy would be found for J.S. Other Sponsers :- Sir Francis Basset & Mrs. Phipps of Wotton Court. Hourly expectation of further success for Rodney. McBride not taken, safe at Plymouth. JS & Hayne both at the 'Scene of Action'.

Seale 0818 J. Seale to Sir. F.L.Rogers Reply to 0817 31 May 1782 Influenza Epidemic   18thC
DHRG No. 100981
People in neighbourhood badly mauled by Influenza. JS had it but improving. JS been several times to Parliament. Rolle's motions for recall of Rodney, Mr. Rosemarn seconded, Sir F.Basset proposed to augment Rodney's fortune. Trial of eastern culprits postponed. Report of Rodney's success came by way of France, Officer of the Guards fell in the riot at Grahams Temple. Picture of horse Sultan sold for £29 at Tattersals.

Seale 0819 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 2 June 1782 Payment of bill (cheque) refused   18thC
DHRG No. 100982
£25 Bill sent by JS drawn of Halliday & Co. refused payment. AMS exchanged it at Uphams. E.Fanshawe helped with money. Uphams repaid. Assumes some mistake. Written by AMS:- London 30 May 1782 from J.Garsed & Co. to Mr. Lipham.

Seale 0820 J. Seale to A.M.Seale Reply to 0819 June 1782 Rumours that J.S.near ruined by gambling untrue   18thC
DHRG No. 100983
Surprised & hurt at letter JS went to Bank. He did not like this kind of mistake. He then had £1000 in the bank. AMS to ask Mrs. Bond when J.S. paid her £700 drawn probably 28 Feb. Report from Dartmouth that JS, AMS's nephew, Messrs Parker & Hayne etc. lost at E.O. Tables. JS never played at E.O.tables. Never lost at cards, dice etc. the value of £100 during life. Seen both Mr. F's

Seale 0821 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 12 June 1782 Mr. Jackson died.   18thC
DHRG No. 100984
Glad mistake to be cleared up. J.S. right to insist Halliday's write to Upham or his Dealer. Heard nothing from King. AMS probably had touch of influenza. Elizabeth F & children still free of it. Not surprised to hear Sir Frederick's request. Mr. Jackson died. Sorry Mrs. Seale has influenza(?)

Seale 0822 J. Seale to A.M.Seale Reply to 0821 22 June 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100985
Parted from Mr. Fanshawe Wednesday. He set off in the Dilly Thursday morning. AMS to ask Upham if he had received letter from Hallidays. Prize cause to be determined the next week after which JS would leave Town. Influenza bad in London & Dartmouth. Bill Manly gave JS news from Devon. He had not the manners to call on AMS. Full called previous week sorrowfull on his overthrow Hutchins elected presentation for his son.

Seale 0823 (Mrs) E. Fanshawe to John Seale 15 June 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100986
Apologies for delay in sending enclosure. AMS recovered from influenza, gone to see how things go on in St. Sidwells. EF & children still well. Hopeful that boisterous wind will blow away the infections.

Seale 0824 J. Seale to Mrs. E. Fanshawe Reply to 0823 June 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100987
Few people have escaped influenza. London very hot & disagreeable. Marriage long talked of soon to be. New Coach finished. EF can expect to hear of new relation within a fortnight. Frank admitted? Devonshire Circuit? Tom an Ensign in 85th Regiment.

Seale 0825 J. Seale to C.Fanshawe 22 June 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100988
CF had lately left London. Advises CF to rise early & walk before breakfast for sake of health. Not pleasing to EF. 2 letters included, one of thanks to EF for her's of 15 June, the other to be given as directed (AMS?)

Seale 0826 J. Seale to Mr. Gretton 27 June 1782 Returning to the west on HMS Victory   18thC
DHRG No. 100989
On old cover address to F.F.Luttrell.
Copy to Mr. Gretton. Thanks for Friendship. JS walking at 2 o'clock in the City with coat off (due to the heat). JS visited Butt Court, Fleet Street. Mr. G's letter to Mr. Whithurst. Old lady very like FFL. Interest in Mr. G; family. London a red-hot Town. Few people from west left. JS leaving 2nd of following week. Hope for lift on HMS Victory. Mr. Taylor talks of going down on horse back. His daughter in Town. Compliments to Mrs. Gretton.

Seale 0827 C. Fanshawe to John Seale October 1782 Dispute about the Quay   18thC
DHRG No. 100990
Thanks for J.S's letter which seems; to prognosticate end of expected dispute about Quay. Mr. Achelu & all JS's tenants should require acknowledgements from person's discharging loding on land they occupy. CF hopes to discuss this with Mr. Prideaux at Mt. Boone. EF should be informed when fleet returns. CF's heifer on hand, worth 8 guineas.

Seale 0828 Mrs. E. Fanshawe to John Seale 16 Nov. 1782 Madeira Scarce   18thC
DHRG No. 100991
Mr. Pierca had not a drop of Madeira since then EF applied to all the wine merchants Swales alone had it 5/- per bottle, very expensive. He would only sell 3 or 4 Dozen. Enquiried if any diligence goes out of Totnes on Mondays. AMS disappointed if CF came without children. Granger not at home but servant says he has no Madeira.

Seale 0829 J. Seale to Mr. Savage 16 Nov. 1782   18thC
DHRG No. 100992
Written on letter.0828.
Musical friends expected following Thursday. Request pleasure of Mr. Savage's company. JS has a good old Cremona (violin) Asks Mr. Savage to bring his favourite music.