Seale Family Papers     1784 Jul-Dec
Seale 0993 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 18 July 1784 reply to 0992   18thC
DHRG No. 101156
JS lately out of Town for a few days. Mr. Fanshawe put a good sum on stocks. Will send £100 by King. Leaving Town middle of August. Bills coming in thick. Lodging at Lyme taken for 16 August but probably unable to get there so soon. Judges set out on circuit.

Seale 0994 J.King to J. Seale 11 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101157
£100 bill received in letters of 6th and 8th sent on to Mr. Frenshawe. J.K. would follow orders about Tithes etc. Contract for Coombe House. Mr. Gretton had covenant upon stamps. J.S. presumably wished Mr. Holdsworth to have one. Mr. Gretton left rooms he papered; Mr. Holdsworth should keep them in repair. Mr. Gillard knew what Perring was to have the Brixham Estate for, & might give £300 for it. J.K. asked for £320. Mr. Gillard found house too large. Corn looking good, many apples, some trees damaged by lightening. J.K. would enquire about sloop. One salmon brought from Cornworthy, possible catch with spring tides. Long gun put right by Brixham man.

Seale 0995 J.King to J. Seale 13 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101158
Northcott asked J.K. if he could cut & then dress the grass of Higher Lammy & Inner Tree Field. J.K. doubtful. N. wanted a quick decision. Jeffrey doubtful of making much of the young Pointer. An early harvest unlikely. Did J.S. wish J.K. to order a barrel of Mr. Echelas 'sweetmeats'?

Seale 0996 C. Fanshawe to John King 14 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101159
Receipt for £100 bill

Seale 0997 J.H.Southcote to John Seale16 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101160
Twice at meeting of Dartmouth gentlemen: Speaker's order: The Right of Election: JHS sees inside Hall & Chest. Stephen Adams M.A. at Oxford. Wells is dubbed parson. Lucy Adams' fall from horse.

Seale 0998 J.Seale to J.H.Southcote 16 July 1784 Reply to 0997   18thC
DHRG No. 101161
No books returned due to JHS's sudden departure from London. Mr. Southcote's appearance alarming to Corporation. JS will not be at Assizes or Lammas fair. Invitation to Lyme. Taxes on coal. Horses & shooting.

Seale 0999 J.King to J. Seale 18 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101162
JK has been with Mr. Gillard about tenements at Brixham. Mr. G. wishes to pull down old malt house & not be liable if stable collapses. Offers £280 for estate. Arrangements for hiring Sloop. Mr. Rennals has excellent Madeira to sell. JK has receipt from Mr. Fanshawe for £100 bill.

Seale 1000 From J. Seale no recipient 12 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101163
All crossed out:- Making an appointment

Seale 1001 J. Seale to Mrs. Seale of Jersey 20 July 1784 On the same sheet as 1000   18thC
DHRG No. 101164
Received letter from Mr. Raymond in which Mrs. Seale of Jersey asked after Mrs. Elizabeth Fanshawe, Mrs.E.F. is very ill, reduced to skeleton due to loss of 2 children, her daughter aged 2 & baby son from whooping cough.

Seale 1002 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 21 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101165
Mr. King sent £100 for Eliz.Fanshawe. Calamitous time for the family:expenses:E.F. hurt on CF's arrival at Hotwell. Her regard for JS. No letter from him to her or Mrs. A.M.Seale. E.F's desease of the mind.Young man's death. ''Miserable objects'' at Pump Room.

Seale 1003 A.M.Seale to J. Seale 22 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101166
Elizabeth Fanshawe very weak, cough & back pains. AMS decided to stay on a few days. Wet weather. Betsy sends love & Mr. Barter compliments.
N.B. Elizabeth Fanshawe died 17th Aug 1784 age 34.

Seale 1004 J.H.Southcote to John Seale 23 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101167
Investigation of Dartmouth papers. Hayne left that morning also Capt. Samual. Daniel Yeoman bound for Newfoundland given up as lost. Young Whitty buried. Stephen Adams thinks ''the peace'', just concluded, a mockery.

Seale 1005 J. Seale to J.H.Southcote 23 July 1784 Reply to 1004   18thC
DHRG No. 101168
J.S. been to Bristol to see his sister, who is very ill. She has since then returned to Exeter. J.S. intends spending first week in August not far from Buckland: ordered guns & dogs to be oiled. 2 spaniels stolen. JHS to look out for an old experienced dog for JS.

Seale 1006 & 1007 J.King to J.Seale 30 July 1784 & Reply   18thC
DHRG No. 101169
JK has letter addressed to Mr. Rennells surgeon, not known at Stokenham. Mr. Colley must prove the Life in being concerning leasing. Mr. Hayne agreed with Underhay to build 2 houses at Brixham. Mr.Gillard not yet wishing to pay £300.
Reply to above on the reverse of same document.

Seale 1008 Cha’s Hayne to John Seale 30 July 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101170
Glad that account of lodgings is acceptable following week CH goes to Assizes. Reed has enquired about shallops. £20 a month or less if men can sell the fish.

Seale 1009 J. Seale to Mr. Creed 3 August 1784 On the same 1008   18thC
DHRG No. 101171
J.S. would like to hire a shallop. Mr. Creed to get the best terms. Shallop required for the first fair wind after 22 August at Lime. Crew- 2 men & a boy, or 3 men, sober & trustworthy.

Seale 1010 Jn’o Tonkin to John Seale 1 August 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101172
Thanks for haunch of venison. JT wrote to Sir B, Wrey with offer to renew all JS's Leasehold in Holme: reply came To defer answer till early October. No Jobber from near Badmin has come. One or two expected soon when JT would write to Mr.Blackmore.

Seale 1011 A.M.Seale to John Seale 1 August 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101173
Hopes safely to Town & Sarah Seale is better. Elizabeth Fanshawe very ill, in great pain. Hope to leave next day with EF in Sedan Chair. Betsy sends message to sister. Thanks for venison, EF eats 2 slices.

Seale 1012 Phillip Leigh to John Seale 15 Aug.1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101174
Thanks for half a Buck, but unfit to eat. P.L. likes Norton, been there 16 days, but spent much on it. Mayor choosing day 16 August; Candidates said to be set up for Mr. Southcote.

Seale 1013 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 6 Sept. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101175
House near Portman Square burgled. Mrs. A.M.Seale tolerably well.

Seale 1014 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe 10 Sept. 1784 Reply to 1013   18thC
DHRG No. 101176
J.S. came to Lyme by water on Tuesday (7 September) 2 honest men guard house in London: another burglary nearby by a butler & 2 or 3 others. Many people at Lyme. AMS & CF's son welcome to come. JS's son (JMS) enjoys swimming: His little horse arrived at Dartmouth, ordered to be led to Franklyn. JS hoped to be in Exeter the following week.

Seale 1015 J. Seale to (Mrs)A.M.Seale 8 Sept. 1784 Wednesday Eve   18thC
DHRG No. 101177
Blessed with fine weather & pleasant voyage. Family bathed. Mr & Miss Hayne at Lyme Tuesday: Lodging near church. JS hopes AMS can come. Wheel of Phaeton out of order delayed Haynes.

Seale 1016 G.Gretton to John Seale 19 Sept. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101178
No sign of box in spite of very strict enquiry in & around Maidenhead. GG's brother would continue with enquiry. Hopes pain at loss of friend is past.

Seale 1017 W. Clavy to (J. Seale) No Date (Mid September 1784)   18thC
DHRG No. 101179
No sign of box after further enquiries: would enquire again; little hope.

Seale 1018 Rev. W.B.Barter to John Seale 7 Oct. 1784 Loan Request Refused   18thC
DHRG No. 101180
Unable to comply with requests. WBB's money in building & stocks., being settled on Mrs. B. & family. Papa's blessing witheld because WBB was on a fellow of a college,. It was best to borrow from a banker.

Seale 1019 G.Gretton to J. Seale 17 Nov. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101181
Religion time & reflection helpful after misfortunes his boy's loss of leg bars him from active career; his good & patient mother, Mrs. G.happy to see Mrs. S. after Christmas. Mr. G. unable to accept invitation. 7 pupils. His 1 month holiday to begin 18 December. Brother a poor correspondent, so no Dartmouth news except that. Mr.G.'s late curate had gone to N-land: pity for family: halter too good for him.

Seale 1020 J. Seale to G.Gretton Nov. 1784 Reply to 1019   18thC
DHRG No. 101182
See also 1033.
JS able to see GG in Town. Any possibility of seeing Mr. G. at Dartmouth, not a long flight in mail or balloon, offer of winter accommodation; Mr. G. able to please himself, no hunting shooting or sailing. Misfortune difficult to define. Mr. G. has philosophy, reason & religion to help him.

Seale 1021 Thos.Vivian to John Seale 20 Nov. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101183
Mr. Harington told T.V. that on paying his subscription to the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge he heard 2 years were due. T.V. had a letter demanding his subscription to Midsummer 1783 so presumed J.S. had forgotton to pay the 2 guineas he had sent.

Seale 1022 Miss Merrin & Miss Mercer to John Seal (later crossed out by JS) No Date Wednesday Nov 1784?   18thC
DHRG No. 101184
Unable to accept invitation to accompany J.S. to

Seale 1023 Mr. Seale to Mr. Buray no date 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101185
Invitation to dinner that day at 4 o'clock. Crossed out.

Seale 1024 J. Seale to Mr. Vivien reply to 1021   18thC
DHRG No. 101186
On the same sheet. Answer to J.Vivien.
20 November 1784 - Nov. 1784.
J.S. called at the SPCK office that Thursday & paid the £2 from Mr. V & Mr. Harrington to Midsummer & his own subscription. He was very sorry about the reminder. He had called at the office but it was shut, sometime previously and left London that Saturday. He was glad Mr. & Mrs. V.were well.

Seale 1025 J. Seale to Mr. Cristie No Date 1784?   18thC
DHRG No. 101187
The house was still advertised, very expensive: once a week sufficient & omitted after the following week till January. Mr. C. was to let J.S. know of any enquiries and was to get an Inventory of the furniture.

Seale 1026 W. Drewe to John Seale wrongly inscribed 25 November 27 Nov. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101188
JS rescued from law suit. WD had settled the horse business with Mr. Fletcher's Atty. whose client would send mare to any farrier of JS's choice. If terms not accepted would go on in Action, unless paid 5 guineas & costs. W.D. strongly disagreed. W.D. paid 4 guineas plus the one already paid.

Seale 1027 J. Seale to W Drewe 7 Dec. 1784 Reply to1026   18thC
DHRG No. 101189
Letter arrived 6 December. Thanks; glad to end dispute. Would repay the 4 guineas by sending it to the person looking after JS's London house. Would also send draft for 500 in favour of R'd Drewe of Exeter in about January. Much snow.

Seale 1028 J. H.Southcote to John Seale 7 Dec. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101190
Mr. Clarke to be King's ??????

Seale 1029 John Sawyer to John Seale 11 Dec. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101191
Application from Mr. Driver's men for Gravel to be delivered by Mr. Ward. Henry Blackler, JS's gardener asked for £2; given £1. Was linen post to be removed? Request for £30 if convenient.

Seale 1030 J. Seale to Mr. Sawyer 24 Dec. 1784 Answer to 1029   18thC
DHRG No. 101192
Need to know quantity of gravel required. Harry Blackler already paid. £30 bill enclosed. Request for details of other bills. Large ones to be referred to Mr. Wm.Drew at 13 New Inn. Enquires about the House to be dealt with. Posts in the garden unimportant.

Seale 1031 Mr. Seale to Lady Robinson Before 21 Dec. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101193
Mr. S. happy for Lady R. to send for the key of the square at Mrs. Mureaus Gt. Cumberland Street. All crossed out.

Seale 1032 Mr. Seale to Mr. & Mrs. Templar before 21 Dec 1784 Tuesday On the same 1031   18thC
DHRG No. 101194
Mr. S. just going to Devonshire via Bath. If Mr. & Mrs. T. has any commands Mr. S. happy to carry them out.

Seale 1033 J. Seale to Mr. Gretton 21 Dec. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101195
Evidently drafts of the same letter. (1020)
Mrs. S's condition too bad to go to London. JS suffered a strain in Dartmouth on a frosty night. Mr. G's brother recovered from illness, teaching Prideaux's son. People think 4 guineas a year for education exorbitant. Mr. G's misfortune. Warm accommodation promised. Rights of the Vicar worked out by Mr. G's brother.

Seale 1034 G.Gretton to John Seale 28 Dec. 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101196
G.G. sad that JS is confined to his chamber, looking forward to increase of Seale Family. Unable to come for Christmas. GG's son died 12 December. Off with Mrs.G to Town following Thursday; at Uncle Whitehurst's house. Unhappy about tythes at Dartmouth. Dartmouth unfruitful for Latin. Walthall throwing away his time & talents..

Seale 1035 1784   18thC
DHRG No. 101197
Extract from book ''A Frenchman's England'' Melanges sur l'Angleterre. Francois de la Rochefoncault. Translated by S.C.Roberts C.U.P. 1933.
Mr. Styleman of Snettisham. His unusual character. Delightful conversation.