Seale Family Papers     1785-1787
Seale 1036 J. Opie (Artist) to Seale 22 Jan. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101198
Bill for pictures.
J.H.Seale £20 paid not 20 guineas.
The 2 Miss Seales £42 - 0 - 0 Total £43 - 0 - 0.

Seale 1037 J. Seale to J. Opie (Artist) 1785 Reply to 1036   18thC
DHRG No. 101199
Delay due to JS being detained so long in the Country; expecting to go to Town in a week. Great objection to charge. Charge of extra £ highly ungrateful. J.O's own price was 16 guineas. JS offered £20 if he liked it. JS did like & paid Mr.O's brother £20

Seale 1038 C. Fanshawe to ?? 15 Feb. 1785 Inscribed wrongly 5 February   18thC
DHRG No. 101200
Rec'ts for 100 & 50 drafts from Sir.R. Palk on Messrs. Ayton & Brassey: requested to pay part to Messrs. Folett, long debate likely on reform probable rejection. Thanks for congratualations for Capt. F's appointment to ship; Returned to attend call of House. Judge ill used; attacker still publishing condemned. Concerned for Mrs. S. CF's son well & also AMS.

Seale 1039 G.Gretton to John Seale 17 Feb. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101201
Unsatisfactory report of Mrs.S. Prayer for safe birth. Hope for visit by JS en route to Town. GG's visit to Seymour Street to be settled. Parisian classical scholar, be assistant, approval by Bishop of Peterborough. GG's brother's too much business for health or reward. Whieldon only bookseller not a Knave. Mr. Studdy's visit en route to Town in great bustle. he had spoken Lame account of the Debate.

Seale 1040 J. Seale to G.Gretton Feb 1785 Reply to 1039   18thC
DHRG No. 101202
Came ''here'' for few days previous Saturday. Off following Thursday for Exeter assizes. Hope to return with Mrs. S. & boy. Late in season for London; next 3 months most pleasant at Mr. Boon(?) Glad GG had more free time from school. GG to have a line on JS's return.

Seale 1041 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 21 April 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101203
A.Holdsworth's charge enclosed. AMS certain 110 Madeira received apart from present from brother. Bill kept nearly 8 years. Sorry Mrs. S. so slow to gain strength, right not to travel to Town. AMS not got to Franklyn. Much out of order.Under Dr. Glass & Mr. Luscombe. Servant with cold or bad leg. Hope to move out of Town soon.& John to loose pimples & get over bloodshot eyes.

Seale 1042 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 1 June 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101204
Pattern sent, & prices. 31 May took John to school he had slight cold. AMS rather better but giddy in head so consulted Dr. Downman. Capt. Youlden came but would not stay. Paid Mr. Commins £20. Letter from Mr. Fanshawe, Maria & Harriet well. Capt. F. & Christina to come soon. Hopes Mrs.S. continues to recover. Requests date of Mrs. Harris's death & her age..

Seale 1043 5 July 1785 Poor House   18thC
DHRG No. 101205
Parish Meeting at the Poor House.
Signaturies - J. Seale , W.S.Banfill G. Dollin, R. Honey (filed in 5/7).
Donations to the Parish to be collected by the Overseers yearly:- out of Mr. Boon Estate, the Sheaf of Cornworthy, Forden Mill by the Mayor of Dartmouth, the Town Park by the Mayor and out of Adrian's Money also by the Mayor. Total £7 - 18 - 4.

Seale 1044 Mary Hayne to Charles Hayne No Date H.P. Before 30 Dec. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101206
MH feeling much better, thanks to visit to Bath. Mr. Wolcot's methods very different. MH getting tired of Bath, very full, concerts, plays, balls, tea drinking etc. The Bullen had left previous Tuesday. Miss Mercy & Miss Poole also gone. Mrs. Taylor & Mr.Edward still there. At ball the week before first time since confinement. Dr. Molsey strict. Staying at home with Aunt, but going to cratome etc. Thanks for bill.

Seale 1045 C. Fanshawe to (J. Seale) 21 Aug. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101207
JS returned to Mr. Boone, CF's receipt for £100. Hope sea Jaunt was enjoyed, not seen when at Mr. Boone. Intends to be at Christening. Glad family was well. Mr. Wills selling Life estate on part of which JS had reversion. CF required JS to give opinion. CF had been spoken to by Mr. Hine the attorney. A pity to let estate go to a stranger. Believed JS had Rowe's calculation.

Seale 1046 29 Nov. 1785 Tuesday Poor House   18thC
DHRG No. 101208
Meeting of the Committee in charge of the management the Poor at the Poor House. Agreed that meetings would be held on the first Monday in every month to settle finances. Mrs Lee to be Governess of the Poor House at 10/- per month. The 2 Overseers to be part of the Committee. The House was open on 7 December 1785.
Signaturies:- J. Seale , A.Pinson, R.Hony, E.P.Banfill, J.King.
Inmates:- Mary Prowse, Rob't Edge Elizabeth Guest, Elizabeth George, Ann Elliott, Agness Wills, Elizabeth Viney, Ann Hooper, Widow Hodge, John Lewis, Hannah Richards, Jefree Burnett, Joan ??tland, Mary Joll, Grace Efford, Mary Pope.

Seale 1047 John Seale to William Drewe 19 Dec. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101209
Witness :- J.King Samual Buller.
Indenture Lease for a year. Messuages etc. Norton Dawney, Townstall. Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, Cornworthy, Brixham, Plympton, Earle, Plympton & Roch in Cornwall etc.

Seale 1048 20 Dec. 1785 On the back of 1047   18thC
DHRG No. 101210
Indenture. Very similar to Seale 1047

Seale 1049 F. Buller to John Seale 30 Dec. 1785   18thC
DHRG No. 101211
Purchase of Lupton F.B. takes the first opportunity to tell JS that he has bought Lupton.

Seale 1050 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 2 Jan. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101212
Apologies for delayed thanks to JS over Buckland impropriation. Glad of good acount of Mrs. S. & family. Happy if Sally Meads took care of CF's own family. Supposes JHS is under Mr. Gretton's care. John Charles eyes still very weak. Mrs. AMS approves of CF's invitation.

Seale 1051 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe 5 Jan. 1786 Reply to 1050   18thC
DHRG No. 101213
Thanks for invitation to the children, left under the care of Mrs. Walcot & Mr. Gretton. JS's & Mrs.S's visit put off till that Thursday. Death of Mr. Anguish, Vacancy might suit CF.

Seale 1052 J. Seale to Mr. Gretton 22 Jan. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101214
Just arrived in Town. Happy to see Mr. G. in Seymour Street. Best week for some time for travelling. Mr. G's brother growing stout. Many young plants to train in his nursery. Sad loss of Charles Templar. Dartmouth neighbour taken down his dangerous house. Hopes Mr. G.comes for long visit.

Seale 1053 G.Gretton to John Seale 15 Feb. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101215
Every day intended to see JS & Mrs. S. in Town before being seized with gout. They must therefore come to stay more than one night with GG in order to see the Lions in that neighbourhood (Maidenhead) A neighbour to send his son to WG (in Dartmouth). Instructions for getting to Mr.G.G's.

Seale 1054 J. Seale to G.Gretton 19 Feb. 1786 Reply to 1053   18thC
DHRG No. 101216
Hope that gout now better. That week company enough & nearly ended, the next was Passion week, so postponing visit to Hitcham with due warning Mr. & Mrs.C.A.W.Hodge.

Seale 1055 1786 Old notes used as rough paper   18thC
DHRG No. 101217
Legal notes crossed out:- Award of Court of Chancery dated 11th Queen Anne (1712) between Fortie & All about the division of shipping & an agreement about the transfer of a garden at Bodmin in 3 ? Henry 1V (1401)

Seale 1056 J. Seale to Mr. Gratton & J.H.Seale 19 Feb. 1786 On same sheet as 1055   18thC
DHRG No. 101218
Request for a letter sometime. Hopeful that JHS is really living up to the good report that Mr. Gretton has given of him.

Seale 1057 John Seale to W.Gretton 19 Feb. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101219
Apologies for delay in thanking W.G. Wonders if good report on J.H.S. is exaggerated. Mr. G.Gretton unable to come to JS because of gout. JS expect to see G.G. in flannels not in Lawn, Yarrick referred to. Gala Day. W.G. could ride horse at Mt.. Boon. Report of Doctor's marriage to Mr. H-- J.H.S. to write soon?

Seale 1058 W.Gretton to John Seale 8 March 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101220
Thanks for letter. No partiality over good report of J.H.S, his very retentive memory. J.H.S. says would soon write to the family especially to Harriet. ''Hooks & Lines'' are the main preoccupation at Dartmouth with the din of hammers, the howling of sailors instead of music. W.G. new lodging on the Foss. Expecting a pupil from Maidenhead area. 2 little ones sent to Kittery.

Seale 1059 J. Seale to W.Gretton March 1786 Reply to 1058   18thC
DHRG No. 101221
Thanks for letter. Writing very important. J.S. not to write another letter to J.H.S. till he receives one from him even if his words are hung on crooks: written comments on books read also important. Apologies for preaching to a man who is more experienced in these matters.

Seale 1060 Elizabeth Maria Seal to Mrs. S.Seale 29 March 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101222
Both girls are very well & ready to come home when sent for; taken physic once. Mr. Meak's not with them. Mrs. Grimes said JS was at the play. Mrs. Moreau(?) & Mrs. Aldis heard J.S's man saying that the coach was ready. Measles all gone. Love to Papa & Mrs. Grimes.

Seale 1061 Arthur Holdsworth to Charles Hayne 18 April 1786 H.P. Vol 2. P 23   18thC
DHRG No. 101223
A.H. apologises for neglect in calling on neighbours; had intended to before leaving for London. He hopes to accommodate C.H. with anything while Fuge was being altered.

Seale 1062 John Seale to Charles Hayne 24 May 1786 HP.Vol 2 pp24-5   18thC
DHRG No. 101224
Lupton sold. Previous meeting too unexpected for JS to comment. In his will CH's father's wishes were that the estate should go to CH's sisters if he had no children. CH had extricated himself from every embarrassment. JS requested that the remainder of the estate be amply & securely settled according to the intention of the will.

Seale 1063 Samual Buller to (J.Seale) 12 June 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101225
Samuel Buller's receipt for Ship's provision put on board in the River Thames for the Voyage to Dartmouth.

Seale 1062b Foster Coachmaker 8 June 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101226
Invoice For coachmakers work done for Seal Esq, Bill paid by S Bully. Total value £24 - 1 - 2d

Seale 1064 Mrs. A.M.Seale to Mrs. S. Seale 29 June 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101227
Thanks for letter in the moreen & music book from J.S. Glad SS had recovered. AMS poorly so she consulted Mr. Luscombe. Dyer came about bed, refused to dye it yellow, too shabby so green instead; price not less than 2 guineas as there is so much silk. SS's instructions needed. Thanks for invitations to Mt. Boon.

Seale 1065 About 12 Sept. 1786 Mem:- relative to the Poor House   18thC
DHRG No. 101228
Poor House Memorandum.
Donations received 1785-86:- £341-13-6 Donors:- Overseers for 1785 £78-15 - 0 Overseers for 1786 £20 - 0 - 0 Church Warden for 1786 £50 - 0 - 0 (Gov'r.Holdsworth (Mr. A. Holdsworth each (Mr. Pinson £32 - 3 - 1 ( Mr.J.Teage (Mr. Honey (Mr. King paid for Mr.Seale.

Seale 1066 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 6 Oct. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101229
Stormy wet weather lately. AMS had gone out when possible. Mr. Fanshawe well but work in Exeter increases. Sister Ridout & her grand children visiting for week. Left for Plymouth that morning. Sister F. staying, not seeing son till after Sessions. John C.F. very well, cold bath daily, looking forward for cousins coming. AMS requests date.

Seale 1067 J. Seale to (Mrs) A.M.Seale Oct. 1786 Reply to 1066   18thC
DHRG No. 101230
Very bad Storm previous Saturday night. Mrs. S. up in the night, fear of another chimney falling. No damage except to roof. Wind cleared up, glass rising, hope of better weather. Term begins 6 November. J.S. hopes to set out on Monday or Tuesday week to visit AMS. Hooper to be told to get shooting licences for JS & T.Pecke game keeper.

Seale 1068 Sir Thomas Carew to J’n. Seale 25 Oct. 1786 Alteration to road   18thC
DHRG No. 101231
JS in favour of altering road from Halwell Cross to Kingsbridge. Mrs Young much against it. It would cut through Miss Cowells property. She must be consulted. Sir T.C. would have no objection. Cutting through estate causes real loss to owners.

Seale 1069 J. Seale to Sir Thomas Carew Oct. 1786 Reply to 1068   18thC
DHRG No. 101232
JS agrees with Sir T.C. Nothing would be settled without his advice. Unaware Miss Cowell owned part of the estate. She would be informed. Convenience of road not to be set against loss or inconvenience to owners. If Sir T.C. came, Mr. Stroud would bring hounds. Best Inclosed sport in Devonshire.

Seale 1069b J King to J Seale Esq 4 Nov. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101233
Mr Creed at Brixham, Mr King going to see him. Slepers & great part of floor laid at Moreley. Jo Bardens said PH at Moreley to be sold, tenant at Highrt Storridge told by Southcote to ''Pair the Wood'', cannot get true account of purchass of Mr Sparks house at Stoke or sale of Buckland, Duke of Bedford & Mr Bridgeman mentioned. Reference to tree planting at Old Mill.

Seale 1070 J Seale to Mr. Stroud 16 November 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101234
Mr. Roope Ilbert told JS that Mr. Stroud would be at Moreleigh. JS hopes to join him for sports & perhaps also F.Yard & friends if given notice. Sorry about weather at Deane. JS had had no time to deal with engineer Greenslaide, but hopes he can come to Moreleigh so JS can see him.

Seale 1071 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 22 Nov. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101235
With brother at Bar when letter came. JS's stay with AMS very short after CF left. No rides together due to very early dinner time. Sent Mrs. S's letter by penny post. Plan for CF to buy JS's Bovey estate not good CF economizing so as to retire earlier. Wishes JS had sold expensive town house. Lord Mansfield very feeble, just gone. Capt. F. well settled.

Seale 1072 J. Ridout to John Seale 24 Nov. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101236
Thank's for JS's help over possible transfer of JR's money against advice of SS company. Worry over Whitfields loss of faculties & his endeavour to procure the transfer. W.wrote in JR's name to disagreeable John Champion. JR wished his affairs were cut off. W's hands. Quote; case------- Parties interested not all joined; no Application made to the Court of Plenary.

Seale 1073 Mr. Gotobed & R.Jackson 24 November 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101237
Quoted by J.Ridout Case dated 21 June 1785 Drawn by Gotobed.
Case laid before the solicitor with these remarks:- J.Chapman refuses to join in the Transfer, Mrs.R was not in possession till after her daughter's death. In reply to questions asked about this R.J. concluded that Power of Appointment was lost by death of daughter Int. in Common does not survive so Transfers should not be made but under direction of a Court of Equity unless by consent of all parties.

Seale 1074 J. Seale to J. Ridout Nov 1786 Reply to 1072 see also 1073   18thC
DHRG No. 101238
JS setting out for London next day, would enquire into JR's affair & report back. In London long enough for JR to send instructions. Gotobed said business was finished and would settle it with JR's attorney.

Seale 1075 John Henry Seale to Mrs. S.Seale 8 Dec. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101239
Thanks in his own hand writing for Mrs. S's good care of him. Hopes to be a good boy. Asks for help in writing to Papa. Sends love to sisters & cousin Fanny.

Seale 1076 R’r.Prideaux to John Seale 9 Dec. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101240
Very grateful for favour of 5 December. Corporations private meeting adjourned till the following Friday. Bridgeman likely to insist on regular election other candidate not a proper person. B.might be removed by majority. Perpetual squabble likely. If not in Mr. B might then elect R.P's son. Trustees not known. Roper returned previous evening.

Seale 1077 John Henry Seale to John Seale No date 1786??   18thC
DHRG No. 101241
Hopes JS would write to him again. Read story of 2 Redbreasts with a nest of 4 little ones. JHS very pleased with little boy who fed them.

Seale 1078 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 31 Dec. 1786   18thC
DHRG No. 101242
JS had vacancy for in-patient at the hospital. He had only an out-patient there at that time. AMS could send the man with a servant there. Mr. Fanshawe & John were well. John continued bathing.

Seale 1079 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 3 April 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101243
Richard Kemp, given 2/-, sent by carrier with letter. Mrs. Pearse returned guinea JS sent to the master, not usually done.

Seale 1080 S.Savery to John Seale5 April 1787 Music Master   18thC
DHRG No. 101244
Bill put up in coffee house. Only ONE application from Italian asking not less than £100 a year. Many women applied, one recommended by Cannon of Windsor. One man played harpsichord, violin & guitar. Could teach singing, writing & figures but not Italian.

Seale 1081 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 6 April 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101245
Steward brought enclosed particulars of JS farm at Aller, long suspense. Thanks for offer of purchase by CF, must decline, only possible by sale of stock. Idea of CF being uncivil unfounded. Time in country short due to much work.

Seale 1082 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 7 April 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101246
Received £5 per Mr. King. AMS paid him for slate brought previous summer. She asked for more. Received by post pot & pudding, had some for dinner. Heard boy not arrived hope suitable. Thanks for very good cider put in half hogsheads.

Seale 1083 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 18 April 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101247
AMS very poorly. Poor little Cocu killed by great black dog. Much loved lap dog. Williams at home with gout so AMS much confined. Sam the cobbler already lame fell from horse, broke his leg in hospital, perhaps crippled. Jonas Commins shot himself. Mr. Newcombe said, Father unlikely to survive shock. Mrs Woodley & niece called.

Seale 1084 John Seale to A.M.Seale 21 April 1787 Reply to 1083   18thC
DHRG No. 101248
Not surprised AMS was out of spirits - JS's & Bishop's consolations not likely to save old Mr. Commins. Glad Miss Woodley was with AMS. Hoped someone else could drive AMS's carriage. Air & exercise very beneficial. JS in hopes of seeing Miss Caly when AMS would be at Mt. Boone.

Seale 1085 Mr & Mrs Vivian Junior to Mr & Mrs Seale 15 April (1787)   18thC
DHRG No. 101249
Formal acceptance of Mr & Mrs Seale's invitation the following Tuesday.

Seale 1086 J. Seale to Rev.G.Gretton 24 April 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101250
Congratulations to Rev.G.G. on being made King's Chaplain, as informed by G.G's brother. In the low countries struggling after loaves & fishes. Larger fleet than ever sent out in spite of losses. G.G's 2 brothers well. WE a close neighbour. Accounts of Governor not good.

Seale 1089 Mary Hayne to Charles Hayne 26 April (1787) HP Vol 2 P29   18thC
DHRG No. 101251
Glad CH had good journey. Mrs Jarvuise recommened Mrs Lane's former cook. Good report also from Mrs Pearce. Hoiland to begin papering , Drew painting the parlour. Hine's men laying sleepers. Dolly & MH busy with curtains. Bind for curtains needed, also a Manchester. Andrew told Mr. Creed Mr. Thomas had been drinking forbidden ale. He should go.

Seale 1090 (E) Maria Seale to John Seale no date 1787?   18thC
DHRG No. 101252
Happy to write letter to JS. Hopes JS found AMS & CF both well when passing through Exeter, and also friends in London. EMS's study not neglected, particularly music. Visit to Fuge previous Wednesday on horseback with SS & Mrs Walcot.

Seale 1091 Harriet Seale to John Seale no date 1787?   18thC
DHRG No. 101253
Glad of JS's safe arrival in London. Hopes he enjoys the concerts. H.A.S. has begun a new song, improved her French, & hopes to read a little play to JS. She had begun Geography. Pet rabbit died after being worried by dog.

Seale 1092 Geo Gretton to John Seale 15 May 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101254
GG. Called at St. James's previous Thursday unaware JS was in Town. Hopes JS will visit him at home. Thank's for good news of W.G.

Seale 1093 John Creed to Charles Hayne 17 May 1797 HP Vol2 p 26   18thC
DHRG No. 101255
Totnes Fair disappointment? JC sold cattle & mare. S. Lakeman sold 2 steers for JC. Cock Fights at Ham arranged. Mr St.Strode against having them on Wednesday(Race Day) No fight then if CH disapproved. Alterations in the house. Trees cut down & rinded. Little rain, Geese scarce locally. Blossom plentiful. Miss H & Dolly evidently not at Brixham request to buy 2 glasses. Measurements of Chimney

Seale 1094 Mary Hayne to Charles Hayne 19 May 1787 HP 2 13   18thC
DHRG No. 101256
R.Penny & Pearce were working on CH's rooms; plaster bad. Box not yet arrived. Kingdom had not sent stoves. The new Cook. Thomas said to be settling at Brixham Quay; his visit to London and possible partnership with Dotting. Oldrieve's cock fight postponed till after the races. MH asked for cap with ribbons & a dress handkerchief. Governor very weak, Major Taylor reported to be next Governor, & Mr. Bastard the M.P. Mr. Southcote talked of going to the music party in his yacht. If CH came down with Sir. Fred'k Rogers it would be the Ivybridge Races.

Seale 1095 Mary Hayne to Charles Hayne 28 May 1787 HP 2 27   18thC
DHRG No. 101257
Thomas might get a puff but not any hair for MH. Southcote went by land to the music party. Mrs.Southcote & John to dine with MH. Cook then ill; no good. Mrs.Southcote offered Racheal instead, 10 guineas a year. Mr.Seale returned with several horses. Request for gauze or crape apron to wear at the Races.

Seale 1096 John Creed to Charles Hayne 28 May 1787 HP 2 27   18thC
DHRG No. 101258
Glad CH approved sale of horse etc. Recent rains. Plaster ready for papering, slate slob for chimney, coal pit ready etc. Penny,Pearce & J.Hine busy, waiting for timber etc. Governor Holdsworth's good appetite. Feslic's eye better, other horses well. J.C. had bought fighting cocks. Oldway said match not yet fixed.

Seale 1097 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 30 May 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101259
AMS hoped JS got home safely & family well. Forced to borrow money, request for remittance; had been very poorly. Mr. Fanshawe sent love.

Seale 1098 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 1 June 1787 Reply to 1097   18thC
DHRG No. 101260
Draft of £50 sent. Weather getting hot. Request for Hooper to be sent to Exeter. Coach Offices to enquire if there was a deal box for J.S.

Seale 1099 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 1 July 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101261
Receipt for £200 bill of exchange drawn on Messrs. Ladbroke Rawlinson, Parker & Watson. CF at Exeter after attendance at Westminster. Intends not to be absent from home above 2 weeks before Michaelmas term. Circuit in 3 Eastern Counties given up. Might go to Cornwall or Somerset.

Seale 1100 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 3 July 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101262
Key received safely. J.S's papers safe. Apologies for mistake about money. Fload's & Granger's bills paid; 2 bills sent with papers to J.S. Mr. Fanshawe sent love. Request for Mr. Allard to send twine net.

Seale 1101 W.Gretton to Mrs. Seale 30 Aug. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101263
Formal. Monthly school bill? enclosed. Unable to join Mr & Mrs S. that evening. Any directions concerning Master John would be carried out.

Seale 1102 W.Gretton to Seale Esq. 30 Sept. 1787 Tuesday evening   18thC
DHRG No. 101264
Enclosed monthly school bill? Intended to go to Exeter; sent to Mt. Boon instead. Master Seale's good conduct. Attending Mayor to church so unable to accept invitation.

Seale 1103 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 2 Oct. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101265
Thanks for letter from Teignmouth much altered for the worse. Mrs. Seale's letter brought after J.S. left. John (Fanshawe) taking salt water, ordering more from Mr. S.Looke. Mr.F. gone to St. Sidwells for Sessions. Capt.F. continuing as Mayor of Plymouth. A.M.S. forwarding clothes, toothbrush etc. left by J.S.. Concern about his health. Valerian tea & horse-riding good. J.S. too sedentary. A.M.S. ordering things for dinner party.

Seale 1104 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 7 Oct. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101266
Master Popham, en route to Saltram, enquired about J.S.; he was told J.S. had offered himself for Dartmouth. Electors previously engaged for Mr. Bastard. Appointment of Col.Hardy in return for seat being filled without consulting people concerned. County Sessions irksome. C.F. soon to quit them. Thanks for sea-water. John F. had complaints in his side. C.F. intended to take him to London to see Dr. Warren.

Seale 1105 J. Seale to C.Fanshawe 9 Oct. 1787 Reply to 1104   18thC
DHRG No. 101267
Invitation to C.F. Mrs. AMS and young John F. to stay at Mt. Boone. Mrs.Eyre optimistic about JF's health. Offer of cottage in wood to Wills the 2nd Bailiff; J.S had no intention of luring him away from C.F. Cuttings of Sir F.Drake's willows required, also Lombardy poplar cuttings. Request for A.M.S. to order horses to go to Mr. Beague jun'r at Dulverton on Monday 22nd October to fetch a load of beech plants.

Seale 1106 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 12 Oct. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101268
Unable to accept invitation. Little John F very puny, neck swelling, salt water ineffective. Dr. Warren a sheet anchor.Wills was industrious, free to go. Thanks for offer of Lombardy poplars. CH would get willow cuttings from Nutwell. Glad Mrs. Seale was now well.CF invited Seale family for the winter. Wills decided to continue his trade.
J.S. decides to alter impression about Wills .

Seale 1107 Mr & Mrs Full to Mr & Mrs Seale Thursday morning No Date Before 20 Oct. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101269
Formal invitation to accompany their Cornworthy friends to Downton.

Seale 1108 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe 20 Oct. 1787 Written on back of 1107.   18thC
DHRG No. 101270
CF would receive letter with bundles of cuttings & strawberries. JS probably not in London in term time so request for 5 guineas to be paid to Mr. Follett. Wills offered himself for place in wood. No attempt to lure him away. Sorry CF was not coming to Mount Boone.

Seale 1109 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 26 Nov. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101271
CF's last journey to London as a professionalist. Hopes of a week's visit to Mt. Boone before Christmas. Thanks for poplars. Written to Sir F. Drake about willows, no answer. Hurt at JS's disappointment about trees from Dulverton. The benefits of fattening pigs with potatoes. John F. to set out following week if possible.

Seale 1110 J. Seale to C.Fanshawe 8 November 1787 Reply to 1109   18thC
DHRG No. 101272
Letter (from AMS) at Franklyn. CF set out 1 November without John F. Much rain, hoped not delayed by floods. JF's illness since then, hope that draining of abscess would relieve him. Term to end 28 November. Vacancy of Regent of Ireland filled. Vacancy in higher order of the Church, the paper stated Ld. Mumsfield's choice would prevail. Advertisement of washing Machine at 27 Beetham Fleet St. CF should inspect it.

Seale 1111 16 Nov. 1787 Reply to 1110 letter of 8 November 16 Nov. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101273
Little John F's illness getting worse. Weather bad. Dr. Warren absent from London. No convenient lodgings. Fortunate that J.F. did not go to London. C.F. glad JS's family were well. Lord Mansfield expected to live some years. Sir Elijah Impey had resigned. J.S's friend was one of those considered for seat on the bench. C.F. hoped to see J.S. after the term.

Seale 1112 21 Nov. 1787 Reply to 1111 16 Nov. 1787 21 Nov. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101274
J.F. mentioned J.S's friend likely to go to India in spite of risks.(much crossings out)

Seale 1113 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 25 Nov. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101275
No letter for some time from J.S. A.M.S. collected John from school that morning; since his illness John had not been taken to school in the afternoon while J.S. way away. Horse dealer Burrows found one of the horses sold by J.S. to Sir W.Leman was not sound. J.S. urged not to go to law about it. Coachman knew beforehand it was unsound.

Seale 1114 (J.Seale) to (A.M.Seale) Reply to 1113 Nov 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101276
J.S. ashamed of not writing before. Agitation for a month about horses. Stephens not to blame. Sir W. Lemon intended to return horses as unsound. J.S. expected Sir W.L. to apply to him. Late coachman said that the horses were sound J.S. agreed with him, he did not believe Burrows' opinion. No need to fear a trial.

Seale 1115 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 3 Dec. 1787 Monday night   18thC
DHRG No. 101277
Seen nothing of Burrows. Hope for satisfactory conclusion. (C) Fanshawe's bad cough & cold. Venison received from Mr. J.F., Part sent on to J.S.

Seale 1116 J. Seale to A.M.Seale 8 Dec. 1787 Reply to 1115   18thC
DHRG No. 101278
Thanks for venison. Confinement not a hardship for C.Fanshawe; J.S. hoped that he could come to the country. John not doing well at Mr. Grettons, so JS, had thoughts of moving him to Mr. Woods at Tiverton. Mrs. Wood very clever & attentive. Confidential till plans are sorted out.

Seale 1118 J. Seale to A.M.Seale 17 Dec. 1787 Reply to 1117   18thC
DHRG No. 101279
JS did not know the efficiency of Tar Water. Mr. Gretton concerned about young John Henry being moved, his inattention attributed to his age and the inflammation of his eyes, so JS decided he should stay. Unknown ship wrecked in Bigbury Bay no survivors. John Henry to have his friends with him on 27 December to celebrate his birthday.

Seale 1119 Rev. G.Gretton to J.Seale 15 Dec. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101280
G.G. sending boy's home. Glad misunderstanding about the pulpit and his brother's absense from Mt. Boone had been cleared up. Mrs. G. said Mrs. S. was not to write till she was well enough. G.G. was leaving Mrs. G. for a fortnight's holiday in Suffolk, spending part of it with Lord St. Asaph.

Seale 1120 John Henry Seale to John Seale 17 Dec. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101281
J.H.S. liked ''Sandford & Merton'' (by Thomas Day), Looking forward for the holidays beginning following Saturday.

Seale 1121 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 17 Dec. 1787 Monday night   18thC
DHRG No. 101282
C.F. about to set out for Plymouth returning to Ashburton on Thursday & coming to Mt. Boone on Friday. A.M.S. had bad cold. John (F's?) eye less bloodshot.

Seale 1122 G.Gretton to (J. Seale) 19 Dec. 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101283
G.G. in Town attending dying relation, Mr. Whitehurst. G.G. had gout: glad that all suspicion (misunderstanding) was removed. G.G. & Mrs. G. sent best wishes for Mrs. S's recovery.

Seale 1123 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 28 Dec.1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101284
C.F. felt better after a brisk ride, taking 3 ¼ hours from Mt. Boone to Ashburton. He hoped Mrs. Seale felt no more ill effects after sitting up so late previous night. CF called on Miss Kitty. Mr. Peter left estate to younger brother who farmed it, charged with annuity of £40 to brother at Topsham. Halshanger freed from incumbrancy. Whole debt soon discharged. Bad effects of JS's anxiety about Borough Politics. If Col. Hardy was to vacate Mr. B (astard?) would succeed him. CF requested complete disclosure, always ready to help.

Seale 1124 J. Seale to C.Fanshawe Dec.1787 Reply to 1123 1st Draft   18thC
DHRG No. 101285
A very cryptic letter. Draft re-written below. J.S. admitted that C.F. might find the letter difficult to decipher.

Seale 1117 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 12 Dec. 1787 Reply to 1116   18thC
DHRG No. 101286
C.F. still not quite well. Damp and Wet weather. A.M.S. suffering from stone & gravel; thinking of trying Tar Water. C.F. hoped soon to come to Mt. Boone. A.M.S. hoped that both boys (J.H.S. and J.F.) could go to the same school. Thanks for hare just received. C.F. joined A.M.S. in love to J.S. & family.