Seale Family Papers     1784 Jan-Jun
Seale 0914 J. Seale to Miss Caty (Woodley) Reply 1 March 1784 Two Parties contending for power in the Town.   18thC
DHRG No. 101081
JS would soon be able to remit Miss C. some bills by Robert Abraham. Mr. King disappointed in receipt of money at Ashburton. Mr. Dolbear postmaster at Plymouth. Mr. Brown in charge of Mrs. Jackquery's financial affairs. 2 Parties contending for power in Town.

Seale 0918 Robert Prideaux to John Seale 6 Jan. 1784 Land purchased by Harris in 1757   18thC
DHRG No. 101082
Looking over Title to Headborough. Ashburton purchased by Harris in 1757. Advice to keep Carswell Meadow & Hearles Park, being votes. Instructions needed. Hopes to meet Mr. Abraham, Mr. Adams apprehensions about Election. Dinner with Southcote of Buckland 5 January.

Seale 0919 J. Seale to R. Prideaux Jan 1784? Reply to 0918   18thC
DHRG No. 101083
Question whether any part of Headborough estates are votes. Request to check this with Hurst concerning 2 fields. A letter enclosed to be forwarded to Buckland. Concern about Parson Adams apprehension about Dartmouth & JS's effect on the people there, and wishes to distinguish true from false friends.

Seale 0920 J. Seale to Mr. Gretton 15 Jan. 1784 Poorhouse   18thC
DHRG No. 101084
Sorry not to hear from Mr. G. Steward sent JS a draft of resolution of Townstall parish.respecting an intended Poor House : a good plan. JS told Mr. Pinson that the Governor should get the required price for a full lease from the Corporation. The Trustees named should choose a committee of a Treasurer & 2 others to oversee the work & later the furnishing & any necessary deviation to be estimated by 2 people & possibly a third to avoid abuse by the contractor. JS inspected the large Mary-le-bone work house. A good director was most important; The success or failure depended on this. JS suggested that Mr. G. should be an inspector & treasurer.

Seale 0921 J.H.Southcote to John Seale 18 Jan. 1784 Talk of Parliament,Pitt & Fox   18thC
DHRG No. 101085
JHS at Exeter 10-15 Jan. with Coffin & Elliott. Recommended Bastard to them; he was quite likely to succeed. Baring lost friends due to duplicity. Buller had little chance of support from Ilbert & Kitson. JHS called at St. Sidwells the day they lost little boy. JHS marooned by snow, after which he hoped to meet JS at Bath. Nothing could be done in Parliament if Fox continued to oppose except through back stairs etc. Pitt at disadvantage. Erskine great. J.H.S. received express from powerful friend in London. Request for JS to enquire about seats in Parliament, but not to mention JHS. Copy of Dartmouth charter sent by Frank to London. Sir T. Carew had promised JS his interest in Dartmouth.

Seale 0922 C. Fanshawe to John Seale Monday 19 Jan. 1784 Death of C. Fanshawe’s Daughter   18thC
DHRG No. 101086
At 4pm 18 January 1784 Death of Daughter. John's cough very bad, but not dangerous says Dr. Glass. Elizabeth F. less agitated than expected. Hopes to come to London that week.

Seale 0923 J. King to J. Seale 20 Jan. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101087
Not yet received Dolbeare's money, promised later. Survey appointed for Leasing Friends & Shillabears Houses. Both in bad repair. Estimate of lease. Ask's for JS's estimate. Mr. Echelas angry at Fox's working in Rookery. Accident to Rope Walk Wall - probably due to frost. Mason ordered to repair it.

Seale 0924 J. Seale to J. King Jan.1784 Reply to 0923 Hopes to receive Dolbeare’s money soon   18thC
DHRG No. 101088
Hopes to receive Dolbeare's money soon. JK to make as much as possible out of Friends & Shillabeers Houses. Letter enclosed for Mr. Echelar. Mr. E & Rope Walk. JS pleased if ME or Mr. Holdsworth employed (Fox) Letter from Eanes about accident to wall. Unlike JK's opinion said to be badly built. If so it required new builder. Wine & Claret etc. needed.

Seale 0925 A Pinson to John Seale 20 Jan. 1784 Mr. Ougier V Goldsmith to be determined by arbitration.   18thC
DHRG No. 101089
Thanks for news but already known. JS's conduct approved of; other side of House silent; many friends in the town (Dartmouth) Mr. Ougier V Goldsmith to be determined by arbitration. A.P's journey to London postponed.

Seale 0926 Vincent Echelar to John Seale 24 Jan. 1784 Dispute re ropemaking   18thC
DHRG No. 101090
Fox & Kine called to carry on spinning on JS's premises; very hurtful to V.E.; not what JS promised when he began the New Walk.

Seale 0927 J. Seale to V. Echelar 2 Feb. 1784 Reply to 0926 Dispute re ropemaking   18thC
DHRG No. 101091
Letter sent to King explaining liberty granted to Fox so he could get a living hopefully by V.E. JS knew nothing of the other name (Kine) while V.E. had Rope Walk. JS would not harm him.

Seale 0928 King to Seale 6 Feb. 1784 Ship from Lisbon lost on Rocks. Severe Weather   18thC
DHRG No. 101092
Bids for Friends House low. Tenant, J.White's offer, no bid for Shillabeers House. Mr. Echelas & notice to quit Rope Walk Field. Weather. Snow & sharp frost previous night. Jeffrey at Cornworthy after hares. Frost too cold for greyhound at Norton & for mason. One ship so far arrived from Lisbon sunk in Little Dartmouth. Hopes to get wine. Walls mostly well built. Walls, one frost damaged. Slight water damage in House. Jack White employed in garden etc.

Seale 0929 J. Seale to J. King 6 Feb. 1784 Reply to 0928 Severe Weather Hard on Poor   18thC
DHRG No. 101093
Rents from Friends & another house. Severe weather. Suggestion that Pinson & Gretton put up the subscriptions for the poor. Hopes Rope House would be ready for Mr. Echelas. Jeffrey to guard game. Maddick's to complete garden wall. Later a house to be built. Hurst & receipt of Casfer's mortages. Money due from Dolbeare. Sarah Lavis & Rich.Perring to ??? on Blackier's lease

Seale 0930 V. Echalar to John Seale 8 Feb. 1784 Re. Ropemakers   18thC
DHRG No. 101094
Cellars at Sand 'Key' needed for gardeners house; would be cleared. Fox told he could work in Mr. E's walk with wages as other men. His hemp would be paid for.Men left Mr. Holdsworth of own accord; offered work if they returned.

Seale 0931 J. Seale to Mr. Echalar 10 Feb. 1784 Reply to 0930 Re. Ropemakers   18thC
DHRG No. 101095
(Was wages dispute reason men left Mr. Holdsworth: crossed out) JS wrote to King about Fox. Did Fox leave Mr. Holdsworth to set for himself? JS hoped he would acquiese in Mr. E's proposal and not lose out.

Seale 0932 G. Gretton to John Seale 10 Feb. 1784 Meeting re. Townstall Poorhouse   18thC
DHRG No. 101096
Poor House at Townstall, Only 4 at meeting, resolutions enclosed & decisions postponed till house-governess is established. Non attendents had no power to overturn plan. GG ignorant of Treasury matters. Weather bad for newly planted Espaliers etc.

Seale 0933 Parish Meeting at Edmund Henley’s House 10 Feb. 1784 (Tuesday) St. Clares Chapel to be Poorhouse.   18thC
DHRG No. 101097
Meeting held in pursuance of a notice in Townstal Church on Sunday 8 February 1784. Agreed that St. Clare's Chapel held of the Corporation of Dartmouth by Arthur Holdsworth by lease, be bought for use as a poor house . 18 Trustees appointed 3 of whom they were to choose to deal with all necessary arrangements. The scheme to be financed by the poor rates. The resolutions were to be drawn up by Mr. Walter Prideaux, attorney at law.
Signaturies:- G.Gretton,Vicar J. Teage A. Holdsworth E.P.Banfill H.Limbrey G.Y.Sparke A.Pinson G.Dolling R.Hutchings R.Honey J.Oliver.
Trustees:-J. Seale, H. Limbrey,A.Holdsworth Rev.G.G.Gretton,H.Land A.Pinson, J. Teage W.Newman,J.Oliver R.Honet,G.Y.Sparkes R.Hutchings, J.Alison G.Dolling, W.Geaves E.P.Banfield.

Seale 0934 J. Seale to Mr. Luttrell Inscribed 12 February 10 Feb. 1784 Wednesday Inconvenient not to meet Luttrell   18thC
DHRG No. 101098
Mrs. Bastard's subscription paid (crossed out) (Note used as scrap paper) Inconvenience of not seeing Mr. Luttrell before end of February when JS has engagement. Good fire & port to keep out cold. Very severe frosts. Newspapers give account of politics. Mr. L's water closet.

Seale 0935 James Fox to John Seale 12 Feb. 1784 Fox grateful for offer of work   18thC
DHRG No. 101099
JF grateful that JS had asked Mr. Echolaz to give him work; he had half a ton of hemp coming from London. Nurse sent duty to JS's ''mistress'' & love to the children

Seale 0936 J. King to J. Seale 13 Feb. 1784 Town to Send Vote of Thanks to His Majesty the King   18thC
DHRG No. 101100
JS has cottage etc. at Cornworthy on death of John Efford. Mary Wakeham former owner. Repairs wanting. Possible tenant, Mr. Eshelas would employ Fox, sent Foreman to him, Fox not satisfield, has purchased hemp etc. JK received young trees, & seeds, anxious about severe weather, gave Mr. Gretton francs for letter to JS. Inhabitants' address of Thanks to HM

Seale 0937 J. Seale to J. King 19 Feb. 1784 Reply to 0936 Provision for Poor in the Severe Weather   18thC
DHRG No. 101101
Rent & repair of Cornworthy. Lowe Echelas concerned about competition from Fox who was afraid of not finding work so wanted to start his own rope making business. JS opposed this but did not want Fox to be forced to leave. Seedsman's bill enclosed but JK is to check the trees, and to tell what has been done to help the poor of Townstal in the cold.

Seale 0938 Eliz. Famshawe to John Seale 14 Feb. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101102
As well as can be expected after dreadful shock. Weakened after long confinement. Not interested in politics. John Charles F. at Star Cross, care of Mrs. Pitts, cough better. Roads almost impassible. CF delayed in London. Deep snow. A.M.Seale has cold.

Seale 0939 J.F.Luttrell to John Seale 20 Feb. 1784 Referring to a Debt Owed   18thC
DHRG No. 101103
Great fall of snow delayed letters. Apologies for disappointing JS. But Sir Thomas Gunston had not yet paid J.F.L. as he was disappointed at money owed him. JFL would try to get the money from W.Drewe. Daughter just weaned. Hopes to be in Town in about a fortnight.

Seale 0940 P.Ougier to John Seale 22 Feb. 1784 Dispute about Poor Money— Severe Weather   18thC
DHRG No. 101104
P.O. left London so missed invitation. Possible union of parties or dissolution of Parliament within the next week. Extremely inclement weather. Poor suffering, liberal donations. Person appointed by Goldsmith caused delay till F.O threatened he would not enter into other Award Bonds: concerning dispute about poor money. P.O. appointed Messr. Pinson, Goldsmith & W.Holdsworth who appoint?? not from Dartmouth. Messrs Sanders & Hay bankers of Exeter who would appoint a third man to decide the business. With better weather people would be fitting out ships. Poor state of Commerce.

Seale 0941 J. Seale to J.F.Luttrell 5 March 1784 Reply to 0939   18thC
DHRG No. 101105
Mr. Drewe unable to help. JS needed £1000 by 20 March. JS expected to see JFL's brother that day. JS would have liked to be on a grey horse bought by the Duke of Bedford. JFL not expected till after the Assizes. The fox runs well. Glad the Luttrell nursery are well.

Seale 0942 J.H.Southcote to John Seale 22 Feb. 1784 Worst Winter in Living Memory   18thC
DHRG No. 101106
Heavy rain, snow departing. Worst winter in living memory. Many sheep died, provisions scarce. Dartmouth Address sent to London. The people concerned. The Election. JS's application to Sir T. Carew. JHS has ?????? bolt to Marlat Corporation. He required money from J.S.Parson Adams' son's. Possible lectureship at Kingsbridge.

Seale 0943 Walter Shellabeer to John Seale 22 Feb. 1784 Wanting Letter of Introduction   18thC
DHRG No. 101107
Unable to get a living at Ashburton, asks for a letter from J. Seale to Plymouth Customs.

Seale 0946 Andrew Hilley J’nr to John Seale 25 Feb. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101108
Believing JS is parting with J.King. AH offers himself as steward.

Seale 0947 J. Seale to A. Hilley (5?) Feb. 1784 Reply to 0946   18thC
DHRG No. 101109
No thoughts of changing steward. Surprised about misunderstanding.

Seale 0948 James Fox to John Seale 27 Feb. 1784 Pleading Letter to be able to continue working   18thC
DHRG No. 101110
Sorry that JF cannot get ground to work. Mr. Echelas' abandoned character, hopes he falls in pit dug for JF etc. JF's family all ill, one child recently died. JF doubtful if he can work again. Hopes to stay a month or two before JS drives him out. Friends lent money to buy hemp etc.

Seale 0949 J. Seale to William Drew 1 March 1784 Request to Drew to Supply Money   18thC
DHRG No. 101111
Mr. Luttrell evidently dissatisfield with JS who had gone out of his way to help. A pretty large sum laid out. Hopes Mr. Drew can supply the money.

Seale 0950 W. Drewe to John Seale 2 March 1784 Reply to 0949   18thC
DHRG No. 101112
Sir Thomas Gunston went into the Country Club previous fortnight. ''Our Friend'' etc (Mr. Luttrell) was told this. Great efforts to raise the money. Little hope of borrowing in London. Money very scarce. WD not successful so far.

Seale 0951 J.F.Luttrell to J. Seale No Date Before 5 March 1784 Friday   18thC
DHRG No. 101113
Bearer brings francs. Air balloon exhibited at the Pantheon. JFL suggests collecting JS to come and see it.

Seale 0952 J. Seale to Charles Hayne 5 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101114
Old Mr. King in a Bankrupt state. Account not settled with Mr. Luttrell. JS required verification of report. Hopes to see CH & sister.

Seale 0953 J. King to (J. Seale) 7 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101115
Letter from Raymond of Jersey enclosed. JK unable to get wine from ships from Lisbon. Elms etc. planted after the end of the frost, except Bennett's field. Mr. Echelas says he would employ Fox & take his hemp. Fox refuses. How much game was to go to C.Fanshawe. Lease for Friends House. Laurel plants to be sent in Capt. Hill's ship.

Seale 0954 J. Seale to J. King 7th March 1784 Reply to 0953   18thC
DHRG No. 101116
Uncertain what game would be available to send except a hare or rabbit, possibly chickens or ducks from Cornworthy. Polyanthus, rhubarb, root & sea kale required to be sent by Capt. Hill to London. Seat to go into wood. Suppose walk in proper repair. Is Jack White's house finished?

Seale 0955 Rt. Prideaux to John Seale (Inscribed17 March) 7 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101117
Mr. Lane junior & Mr. Strode & master of hounds not settled. Note due to late Mr. Harris, Mr. Kings rent for Berry's estate. Action against Mr. L.over delapidations of late Uncle's living, need for money for hounds. Unable to pay debt till death of Mrs. Nosworthy. Copy of Moreley survey sent to G.Prideaux. No news of Old King. Intelligence from a clerk of Board of Ordnance.Son Master not keen on going to sea on being an apothecory, prefers to be an attorney. Southcote's views.

Seale 0956 R. Prideaux to John Seale 9 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101118
Walter Prideaux and conveyance to Mr. Roberts of Tythes of Stokeley. RP enquired about works at Brixham. Old King's possible arrest. Southcote's views on this and report of Hayne & Luttrell stopping him receiving their rents. Mr. Luttrell in London. His financial difficulties. Hopes young King is more prudent than Old King.

Seale 0957 Vicente Echelas to J. Seale 9 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101119
V.E. showed JS's letter of 19 February to Mr. King. Fox promised to leave but has stayed & buys fresh hemp. He abuses and causes injury to V.E.

Seale 0958 J. Rolle to J. Seale 17 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101120
JR confined on Southwark Committee. Mr. Justice Buller's shameful treatment. JS's friendship etc. Mr. Rose not returned Mr.Jus. B. letters a copy of which J.Rolle would send to JS. Brown & Rose's letters sufficient to vindicate Mr. Jus. B. Pitt gives no hint of his plans.

Seale 0959 Geo. Gretton to John Seale 19 March 1784 Poor House   18thC
DHRG No. 101121
No more news of Poor House. Difficulty of moving parish. Mr. Pinson & alterations of house soon to begin. Thanks JS for subscription. People give mutton, beef & coal. Need to move near London. Bishop of Peterborough promised pupils. G.G's decision depends on Conference of G.G's patrons. G.G. intends to leave in August.

Seale 0960 Ber’d Dolbeare to John Seale 23 March 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101122
Mr. D. would pay in gold his share of Sister's Bond. People of Ashburton said JS's steward made much talk of this in Bull Ring.

Seale 0961 Jn’o Tonkin to Mr. Savery 24 March 1784 Copy sent by JT to JS   18thC
DHRG No. 101123
Mr. Savery's letter just arrived saying Mr. Brooke was mistaken.In conversation Mr. S has admitted he would be bound to accept the terms offered if not provided for by Mr. Boone. The question was had Mr. S. been provided for then or been promised by Mr. Boone not that a promise was enough to warrant withdrawal. JT thought this conduct very improper. He had not thought the Dissolution imminent as it turned out to be with their candidate probably having accepted their offer on his way to be received at Mr. S's house The World would think that Mr. S. had been bought off by the Orford Party. If discovered neither the Orford or the Palls party would feel obliged by this. In future JT would not feel safe to accept Mr.S. into their party. As a friend JT urged Mr.S. to think again. He offered his servants to help Mr.S. who had dismissed his own servants.

Seale 0962 Jn’o Tonkin to W.Boone 25 March 1784 Copy sent by JT to JS   18thC
DHRG No. 101124
DOUBLE DEALING BY MR SAVERY. JT had opposed Orford interest, but became indifferent when a gentleman declined to be a candidate: Mr.S. was anxious to get one. Unknown to JT he had negotiated with Mr. Brooks of Exeter to introduce one of Lord North's family to the borough in opposition to the Orford interest & had offered his house unless provided by Mr. Boone. Mr.S. introduced Mr. Brooke to JT declaring himself bound to the offer of his vote, interest, house etc. on one condition that he was not provided for by Mr. Brooke. Mr. S. exibited Mr. Boone's promises to Ld. North's friend to enhance his claims on him and the opposition against Ld. Orford in order to get provision for himself from Mr. Boone. Mr.S. anxious to perfect his bargain with Mr. Boone, fearing discovery, saying to JT he would defer acting till he saw what could be done with Mr.Boone. JT said No, it would be improper. Mr.S. said he would desert JT, who said he would expose Mr.S. JT would advise the the candidate to decline the affair.

Seale 0963 R.Prideaux to John Seale 14 April 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101125
Mr. Lane Junior's need for money. Inquiry at Assizes. Dilapidation at Brent between Lane Jun'r & Amyat. Mr. King's rent might soon be settled by Mr. L.senior soon. Date of Mr. Goodridge's death not known. RP to see Southcote, but has pain in face. No answer from Abraham. Interest's paid.

Seale 0964 J.Seale to R. Prideaux 14 April 1784 Rough draft of reply to 0963 on same sheet   18thC
DHRG No. 101126
King to pay money for hounds. Date of Mr. Goodridges death not known, his rent with Mr. Lane to be settled. Mr. Worth desires estate at Buckfastleigh. King to say before RP values rents etc.of estates. JS's family well. RP to rectify mistake in rents to Mr. Abraham.

Seale 0965 J. King to John Seale 1 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101127
Distributed Mr. Harris' annual gift at Ashburton. Waited on Mrs. Fanshawe - Deeds sent by Land's Post Coach to London. Sketch of Echelas' lease & Hurst's contract sent. Bills from Exeter Bank & Dr. Woolcott & rents from Peeke & Holditch received. Setting out Sand Quay etc. Rope Walk to be set out when Echelas takes over. Report that Mr. Gretton leaves soon.

Seale 0966 J. Seale 13 May 1784 notes on same sheet as 0965   18thC
DHRG No. 101128
Mr. Echiles about wine & olives. Mr. Gretton about fixtures at Coombe Kemscott; surveyor; take no account, House at Coombe. Leapingstock. Walk in woods, chairs etc.

Seale 0967 J. Seale to R. Prideaux 5 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101129
Mr. Abrahanm very slow making up his mind. King to pay 30 guineas to account with Mr. Lane. JS presumes (Southcote) tell RP the go of the Town = news.

Seale 0968 J. Seale to Mr. Ridout 15 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101130
JS called on Ridout's agent in London. Business to be transacted causing trouble. South Sea House views on the will of the Trustee having to be proved in the prerogative court etc.

Seale 0969 J. Seale to Mrs. Blake No Date 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101131
Apologies for unintention intrusion, avoiding confusion in church.

Seale 0970 J. Seale to Mr. Moone no date 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101132
Asks Mr. M. after the election about Leaseholds at Ashburton & if Lord *Orford(?) is inclined to fill them up. *'Orford' crossed out 'His Lordship' substituted..

Seale 0971 J. Seale no date 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101133
Thanks for friendly intelligence. Apologies for hurrying through Ashburton without calling (presumably)

Seale 0972 J. King to John Seale Received 14 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101134
Deeds sent by Mr. Land's Coach, bills sent later.Mr. Gretton to quit Coombe House. Rev. Holdsworth hopes to take over. He will have living of Dartmouth. White ready with money. JK needs his lease. 6 Freeman elected. Not many rooks. Best not to shoot them that year.

Seale 0973 J. Seale to J. King Reply to 0972 on same sheet 15 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101135
Deeds & bill received JK forgotton to date last letter. Mr. Holdsworth can have Coombe on same terms as Mr. Gretton. Mr. Ougier or Mr. Fanshawe would bring White's lease etc. Glad rooks not killed. Name of 6 new freemen? Hope no mischief done to horses etc.

Seale 0974 Rt. Prideaux to John Seale 21 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101136
Meeting with Palk & Abraham senior, they had not looked over all the estates. Mr.A.the attorney wishes only to purchase (Headborough,Broadhampston & Widdecombe). Lane paid for hounds. Mr. Goodridge died 17 May 1781. Fanny & Kitty gone to Salcombe.

Seale 0976 J. King to J. Seale 28 May 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101137
Mr. Holdsworth has seen Coombe House & Mr. Gretton's lease. Desires to have agreement about notice to quit the premises & his responsibility concerning wall paper, & when his term commences. Altercation with Mr. Gretton about fixtures. Mr. Echelas daily expecting shipment of olives & will send up a barrel also West India sweet meats if wanted.

Seale 0975 J. Seale to R.Prideaux 26 May 1784 Reply to 2 letters.   18thC
DHRG No. 101138
Southcote generally not available. Sorry about Fanny's poor health. Footing JK put to Treaty very satisfactory. Possibility of being ''The dupe of Knaves''. Need for Mr. Abraham to make up his mind soon. Mr. Stroud to hear about Mr. Lane. Mrs. Goodridge to be paid, less Mr. RP's due reward.Petition for Ashburton well grounded if Palk is a clergyman.

Seale 0978 31 May 1784 Meeting at Edmund Henley’s House see also 0933 Poor House   18thC
DHRG No. 101139
5 persons appointed a Committee concerning the erecting a Poor House etc. J.Seale,A.Holdsworth,R.Honey, J.Teage, A.Pinson.
Paris Meeting at Edmund Henley's House.
Signatories: J.Alison, W.Greaves, E.P.Banfill. R.Hutchings, C.Y.Sparke.R.Blackler. J.Oliver.G.Dolling.

Seale 0977 J. Seale to J. King 1 June 1784 Reply to 0976   18thC
DHRG No. 101140
Notes:- New potatoes & dog? to be sent. SS has written to Mr. Holdsworth about Coombe House. Received letter from Mr. Gretton. How does Mr. Echelas sell the olives? Sweetmeats he thinks are dear.

Seale 0945 J. King to (J. Seale) 24 Feb. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101141
House at Cornworthy & its rent. Received Seedsman's bill, sent on to JS. Seeds right, trees different. Mr. Fox ill, child just died. Mr. Gretton said no more work done to Rope Walk. Working out subscription account. £5 from JS. Pinson proposaed Prideaux to draw Articles respecting Workhouse not Perring. Meeting following Monday. John White accepted Friend's House. JK preparing lease. No offer for Shillabeer's. Mudge the Taylors house, Mr. Sunter desires to buy lease. Wool not sold Tig ordered. £16 from Rich. Hurst not received caters or Lavis Lona's. Blackler's Garden. Garden walls part of Rope House, floor done, delayed by weather.

Seale 0979 R. Prideaux to J. Seale 4 June 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101142
RP held survey of estate at Ashburton for Tozer,Palk & Abraham not yet decided. Late young Mr. Palk's will unknown, executors in India. Mr. Abraham gave estimation of value of Headborough etc. RP & King made copies. Mr. Hurst not yet sent corrections was told Sir R.Palk to deacon, was unqualified. Various payments. Moreley, Swete & R.P. opinion. JS's opinion of Handels Jubilee. Petition for Dartmouth not found. Mrs. Woodley's Fanny in Salcombe better.

Seale 0980 J. Seale to R. Prideaux 4 June 1784 Reply to 0979   18thC
DHRG No. 101143
Forced to borrow money because rents not paid on time, heavy building expenses. Rope Walk etc. Awaiting correction to Mr. Abraham's valuation.

Seale 0981 J. Seale to J. King 6 June 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101144
Mr. White; lease to be completed sent in a parcel. Answer to come about contracts of Mr. Hurst & Mr. Echelas. Dartmouth people suggest tythe is going up. £400 (or £100) needed. Mistaken drafts given to Miss Woolley Poetical Magazine for Mr. Fownes.

Seale 0982 J. King to John Seale 8 June 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101145
Bill of £40-19s-9d enclosed- more to follow. Mr. Pinson had no claret to spare. No news of Mr. Holdsworth's taking Coombe House. JK had settled with Mr. Hurst till Michaelman except for Yara Market Contract. JS to keep the Market in repair, John White had Friend's House. Mr.Gretton spoke of fixtures he put in. Convenient house for Mr. Holdsworth. Price of Mr. Echelas not known, sweetmeats very good from West Indies. No new potatoes. Wine, bacon & the dog. Joe shipped on the Mount Galpin, Capt.Hill. Housekeeper needed instructions about bottling & pickling. Chair put out. Trees doing well.

Seale 0983 J. King to John Seale 13 June 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101146
Mr. Gretton's furniture survey. Kennicott auctioneer to value furniture. Revd.Mr. Holdsworth & Coombe House. Hedge against Maddick's orchard to be fenced with barrel staves. Bill enclosed.

Seale 0982b J Rennells to J Seale 18 June 1784 Written from a Spunging House in London   18thC
DHRG No. 101147
In great distress, served with a writ for £30 unable to pay Taylors bill for £13 .5s. Confident he could pay on returning to Devon.

Seale 0985 J. Seale to J. King 22 June 1784 Reply to 0984   18thC
DHRG No. 101148
Bond & Bills to be kept. House to be white-washed Mr. Gretton's Barrell Stave fence. Hopes Cropt Mare & colt are well. Jack White to live in house on the Quay. Wool to be sold.

Seale 0986 J. Seale to F.F.Luttrell 1 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101149
List of wages: some crossed out. H. Blackler's case Mr. L.'s application to Mr. Philips not likely to succeed on behalf of an injured sailer who wanted his job back.

Seale 0987 & 0988 J. King to John Seale 2 July 1784 & Reply   18thC
DHRG No. 101150
Tenant's rents, leases, tythes gone up. Cropt mare better & the colt. Enquiry for a carpenter. Vinegar to be sent on coaster. Mr. Pinson wants wall raised. Hurst states that Richard Perry is dead, so 2 estates in Ilsington are fallen to Mr. Wooley. Tenants are Henry Taylor & Matthias Rowell.

Seale 0989 Chas.Hayne to John Seale 5 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101151
Search for the cheapest & best lodging for JS. Closed with Mr. Eveleigh who lives adjoining church opposite where Mrs. Luttrell did live, good stable. Rooms larger than Mr. Crawley's. Lodging to commence 16 August to end 27 September.

Seale 0990 Vestry Meeting at Edmond Henley’s House 5 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101152
Vestry Meeting at Edmond Henley's House.
Signaturies:- Will'm Geaves R.Hutchings Wm.Lambell Rich'd Blackler Wm. Frank Geo.Dolling.
Agreed at the meeting that John Teage & Richard Honey overseers of the Pod not to relive or take in to the Parish of Townstall Joseph Ford without order.

Seale 0991 Tho’m Lampriere to John Seale 7 July 1784 Wednesday   18thC
DHRG No. 101153
Vessel bound for Providence sailing 25 July. Proposition JS to buy £500 worth of goods: if any profit to be divided equally between them.

Seale 0992 A.M.Seale to John Seale 8 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101154
Mr. Fanshawe's visit. Thanks for invitation but not able to come to Lyme. Eliz.Fanshawe very weak, but better, waters agree with her, able to take airing on the Downs. Very expensive. No money from Mr. Sawle for her so she asks JS for £100. Very hot. Fanny gone to stay with her brother.

Seale 0984 J. King to John Seale 22 June 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101155
Parcel received. Mr. Gretton's departure from Dartmouth. Rev.Holdsworth wants Coombe House to be white-washed. Bond & Bills received from Miss C.Woodley. Rogues stealing lead. Wool not sold. Rope Walk almost all covered in. Echelas to install furnaces.