Seale Family Papers     1788-1790
Seale 1125 J. Seale to C. Fanshawe 1 Jan. 1788 Reply to 1123 2nd Draft   18thC
DHRG No. 101287
Very thankful for C.F's letter. J.S. spoke to C.F's friend A on the subject. A was greatly indebted to C.F. He had nothing unpleasant to communicate. Unfriendly to load C.F. with his private concerns, satisfield with the propriety of C.F's reasons. A had then abandoned his intentions and burnt the letter. Suggestion alluded to was founded on false grounds. A's duty to check growth of a power inimicable to his House. Mr. Gretton and the governess accepted C.F's invitation and would call en route to Exeter.

Seale 1126 J. Seale to A.M.Seale1 Jan 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101288
C.F's stay at Mt.Boone prolonged due to snow. Part of J.S's family, invited by CF would have called on their way to London. Had the medicine JS had recommended been beneficial? Weather evidently better.

Seale 1127 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 5 Jan. 1788 Wrongly inscribed 5 June   18thC
DHRG No. 101289
C.R. much better in health & spirits. Pleasing account of J.H.S's birthday. Mr. Gretton & the governess came & left at 2am next day. Much wet weather. AMS had been very poorly & complaining. Her mother found Tar water beneficial. A.M.S. asked for information about its preparation.

Seale 1128 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 6 Jan.1788 Reply to 1127 Wrongly inscribed 1787   18thC
DHRG No. 101290
Receipe for making Tar Water (not complete due to damage by mouse). Sending a bottle of it. Prince of Wales & Duke of York in Plymouth, visited Miss Winnie. A.M.S.'s nephew likely to be in the parade.

Seale 1129 C. Fanshawe to John Seale 11 Jan. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101291
J.S. had said that no one was willing on purchasing - so M - of - M- was as before. C.F. asked for bidders names & amounts bidden etc. If C.F. knew he might help J.S. with a loan. Just back from Nutwell & Exmouth. Receipt for £100.

Seale 1130 A.M.Seale to John Seale 11 Jan. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101292
Received bill of £100 from J.S. in C.Fanshawe's letter. AMS had begun taking Tar Water. Royal brothers going to a play that evening.

Seale 1131 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 16 Jan. 1788 Reply to 1130   18thC
DHRG No. 101293
A.M.S.'s letter enclosed with C.Fanshawe's. Glad A.M.S. had begun her medicine. J.S. read Stern's letters. A.M.S's nephews at Plymouth were soon relieved of ceremonial duties. Hard frost. J.H.S. had asked for a humming top. J.S. promised one. Sarah S's varying health. Mrs. Charles Barter had another boy. J.S. sending a few salt fish. A.M.S. asked to pay Eales. Zelly very uneasy in her place, otherwise good. Sarah S. asks A.M.S. to look out for a replacement..

Seale 1132 Henry George Fownes to Abr’m F.Welland 31 Jan. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101294
H.G.F. asks A.P.W. his contemporary at old Garrelds, to introduce the bearer, Mr. Bruce to his acquaintance. Mr. B's good character: a long friendship. A.P.W.'s brother, the clergyman, said A.P.W. was in Bengal. Fortunes not easily obtained there since Lord Cornwallis (became Governer-gereral) A.P.W. was still in the Navy, unlucky over promotion prospects, badly off while peace lasted. Brother James well settled with prominent attorney in Berkshire.

Seale 1133 A.M.Seale to John Seale 3 Feb. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101295
C.F's letter to A.M.S. enclosed if frank with one to be forwarded to J.S. A.M.S. seldom out of pain. John F's eyes better but very weak. Mr. Eales had been paid £2 - 7s - 4d. Left out of £15 sent by J.S. Foggy wet weather.

Seale 1134 Jas Lott (Hatter) to John Henry Seale 22 March 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101296
Receipt for 2 white Beavers. Ribbon & Box.

Seale 1135 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 11 April 1788 Friday   18thC
DHRG No. 101297
C.F. missed seeing J.S. since arrival in Town: met Thompson who offered ticket to C.F. thinking he might wish to hear Arstruther's summing up. C.F. offered it to J.S.

Seale 1136 A.M.Seale to John Seale 11 April 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101298
C.F.set off for London previous Monday. Summer weather, cold at times. Williams had gout, so A.M.S. had to hire a driver. A.M.S. was not writing to Sarah S. Request for A.M.S's guinea subscription to the Propogation of the Gospel in foreign parts. The young man was discharged from hospital. John F. better and going to school.

Seale 1137 (J. Seale) to A.M.Seale 24 April 1788 Reply (Notes) to 1136   18thC
DHRG No. 101299
J.S. often heard from C.F. Subscription paid. Sorry about Coachman. C.Fanshawe's party? went well but a little tedious at times. C.F. talked of quitting. Glad Jo was well ……?

Seale 1138 E.M.Seale to John Seale 16 April 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101300
J.S's letter relieved anxiety after not hearing (for some time). Sarah S. distressed at having no letter. Thanks for advice after sparing no expense for education: Harriet felt the same. Sorry that Miss Mervin had been ill. E.M.S. had new piece of music. Patience needed to hear it after apparently indifferent concert. The next was said to be very good. Sarah S. had just received J.S's letter. She had a bad cold.

Seale 1139 J. Seale to E.M.Seale 16 April 1788 Reply to 1138   18thC
DHRG No. 101301
J.S. had heard excellent music in London. E.M.S. was not expected to play like professionals but more like young ladies of her own class & age. He had put her name down to a Subscription of new music among a very respectable list of personages. He called in Queen's Street the previous Friday and saw Miss F(Fanshawe?) and 2 Miss Rogers. J.S. very busy but hoped to see the family the week after that one.

Seale 1140 John Henry Seale to J. Seale 17 April 1788 at School   18thC
DHRG No. 101302
J.H.S. had a book of Fables such as the Fox and the Raven. He was learning Geography and would like a little Globe from London.

Seale 1141 M. Hayne to John Seale 19 April 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101303
Previous day at Mt. Boone. Sarah S. was better, pain in side relieved by bleeding, but cough troublesome. Mr.Hunt and Mr.Walcot both said she was pregnant. Need to consult Dr.Birdwood if any alterations, not Messrs H or W. Charles H. asked if J.S. could enquire of Mr. Pitt's age for there was a Rump & Dozen depending.

Seale 1142 J. Seale to Mary Hayne 24 April 1788 Reply to 1141   18thC
DHRG No. 101304
A spirit of conviviality reigned with M.H. In that gambling age, ladies should participate with bets. M.H. should plan for this with Charles H., the manager on most of these schemes in that part of the Country. Wm.Pitt was born 28 May 1759. J.S. often wrote to Mt. Boone but seldom heard from thence, he expected to leave Town within a fortnight. J.S. wished Mr. M---? was in London, he would get him to give an account of ladies' fashions.

Seale 1143 J. Seale to J.H.Seale 27 April 1788 Reply to 1142   18thC
DHRG No. 101305
J.S. received a very gentlemanly letter from J.H.S. but with no day. Foolish to listen to flattery like the raven in the fable. J.S. would not forget the little globe. J.H.S. should pay attention to his studies. Apologies for writing on half a sheet, but J.S. had many letters to send under the same frank. If not made up small and weighing little, J.H.S. might be charged a week's pay. Compliments to Mr.Mrs & Miss Gretton. Another letter from J.H.S. that week would be very welcome.

Seale 1144 H.A.Seale to John Seale 24 April 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101306
H.A.S. had not heard from J.S. but was mentioned in her sister's letter. She would try hard to improve her learning, but feared it would be long before she could amuse J.S. on the harpsichord. She had learnt Maria's Service to the Virgin & another song since J.S. had gone. The last concert was very good. She had begun Ancient History in French & read a French book for amusement and hoped to finish translating a play. Sarah S. very poorly. J.H.S. & E.M.S were well. 24 April - no letter for Sarah S. in post, very uneasy , none received since the previous Friday.

Seale 1145 J. Seale to Harriet Seale 27 April 1788 Reply to 1144   18thC
DHRG No. 101307
J.S. was extremely pleased with H.A.S.'s unexpected letter. J.S. had been rather a niggard in not paying attention to her. She had equal rights to expect. Glad she pays attention to music etc. Miss Mervin and Miss Mercer sent love. Another letter expected before J.S. returns the week after that one.

Seale 1146 Chas.M.Pole to John Seale 18 May 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101308
Twilight was to be collected any day after the next Monday week.

Seale 1147 A.V.Fownes to Mrs. Seale 23 May 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101309
Regret on leaving Mrs. Seale so unwell. Hope for better news of her from Mrs.Walcott & Miss Fawcett. Missed J.S. at Exeter through dining at Wells. Arrived at Cullompton the previous week, found A.V.F's daughter & Mr Carew well. Very pleasant Vicarage & Gardens. The next Monday week A.V.F. was going to Dunster Castle and later to near Taunton with Mrs. Lethbridge. 22 May Mrs.Drewe of Grainge came, leaving Kitty, returning her to Honiton the following Sunday. That night Mrs. Drewe, Mr. Fownes, Mr. Drewe etc.etc. went to the Beggar's Opera. Henry Fownes was soon to go on his tour, but first would be in the Mt. Boone area. Mr. Fownes was going to Kittery, but back soon.

Seale 1148 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 1 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101310
Sorry Mrs. Seale so unwell & the frequent bleeding. A.M.S. thought Mr. Hunt was safe. J.S's headaches:Cooling physic, valerian tea & rosemary tea recommended. J.S. congratulated on the much wanted fine rain.

Seale 1149 J. Seale to A.M.Seale 6 June 1788 Reply to 1148   18thC
DHRG No. 101311
Mrs. S. no better. Mr.Hunt bleeding her under Dr. Birdwood. J.S. much better, keeping cool; hot weather, hoped to get rid of headaches. J.S. sending A.M.S's duplicates of Society Books and a Guitar book. Southcote had gone to attend his Sale.

Seale 1150 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 10 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101312
Bridgman brought J.S.'s settlement so C.F. could certify Mrs. S's dower barred. 11 June leaving for London after new Chief Justice takes his seat. No prospect of promotion for C.F. so he looks forward to retirement. Health & spirits fairly good.

Seale 1151 J. Seale to Mr. Handcock 12 June 1788 letter sent 11 June.   18thC
DHRG No. 101313
List of 28 tunes in two sets of 12 & 16 tunes repectively, the first set to be put on one barrel of the hand organ, the second set on another barrel after J.S. has selected the right number of tunes.

Seale 1152 C Fanshawe to John Seale 13 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101314
Home via Bath, much fatigued, with J.S's deed (of settlement); forgot to speak to Mr. Chalmers. On 14 June C.F. would certify Mrs. S's dower barred; returning deed to Bridgman. Fortescue, Collector of Exeter, vice Charter..

Seale 1153 J. Seale to C.Fanshawe 20 June 1788 Reply to 1152   18thC
DHRG No. 101315
J.S. thanks C.F. for writing to Chalmers. Not shy about contents of settlement. Lord Kenyon had taken his seat on the King's Bench, appointing his brother Marshal of the Court. He had not heard yet of promotion to Mr. Justice Buller nor to Mr. Fanshawe. Assizes very late in 1788. Mrs. Seale much better. Hay harvest good. C.F's little boy had inflamed eyes. Was Baron de Wenzel coming to Plymouth & when?

Seale 1154 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 15 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101316
Thanks for letter of 6 June & guitar book, but had a copy already. Trusted J.S. would get rid of headaches. Hoped Mrs.S. soon brought to bed. Mr. Fanshawe returned previous Thursday well. Sessions put off till after assizes. Capt & Mrs.Fanshawe coming the next week. Mr.Justice Fortescue purchased the Collectorship of Customs at Exeter, gave £2500 to Mr. Charter. Good wishes for races. Buckland still advertised.

Seale 1155 J. Seale to A.M.Seale 24 June 1788 Reply to 1154   18thC
DHRG No. 101317
Mrs. S. better, not brought to bed. Family all well except J.H.S. with eye inflammation. Totnes Races, great gaiety. J.S. not there. A.M.S's nephew headed party down the River. Southcote not sold Buckland.

Seale 1156 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 23 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101318
Certificate enclosed for Mr. Chalmers. C.F. keeping deed sealed up. J.Bullers good fortune more than C.F. can say. C.F's son ailing. No preferment. Worzel in London, not expected at Plymouth..Hay saved, rain benficial.

Seale 1157 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 26 June 1788 Thursday   18thC
DHRG No. 101319
Thanks for £20 bills. Mrs. Fanshawe & 3 daughters staying with A.M.S. Capt. F. expected, but filling vacancy of 3 aldermen at Plymouth. Glad (Sarah) S. was better. Sir George Baker's receipt good for eyes. Col.Berkly's recommended cold water - Rain had been much needed, but A.M.S. etc. were caught in it 24 June when at Nutwell & Exmouth. A.M.S's old friend Mrs. Baker had died.

Seale 1158 Birth of Robert Hayne Seale Reply to 1157 1 July 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101320
Mrs. Seale had a baby son 1 July. (Robert Hayne Seale) morning both well.

Seale 1159 J. Wolcot? Dr. W.Wokot to J. Seale 28 June 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101321
J.W. pressing Opie to complete picture for (Cornworthy) church; Opie much pestered by Print advertizers. The King was to write the 'History of the Garter' West painting for it. Order of Percy Nicholson should be next.

Seale 1160 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 28 Sept. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101322
No answer to last letter. A.M.S. safely conveyed bills to C.F, who gave note for the amount to the person concerned. Thanks for kindness to C.F's child.

Seale 1160b J. Seale to C.Fanshawe Sep 1788 Reply to 1160   18thC
DHRG No. 101323
Crossed out... J.S. would pay expenses. Regards to Mrs. A.M.Seale & to little John Fanshawe. Grapes & peaches sent with letter.

Seale 1161 R.B.Prideaux to John Seale 13 Nov. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101324
R.B.P.had interview with Mr. Gennys, little success. Mr. G. hoped J.S. could complete his purchase even if not paid by Christmas. Mr. Lewis said Mr. Vivian had paid Mr. Harris. R.B.P. had written to Mr. Babb. Mr. Farwele of Totnes enquired about missing deeds relating to Mr. Wolston Tille, especially a deed of Release of 1747. R.B.P. took memorandums of J.S's houses in Plympton. He ordered late occupier of orchard to repair gate & fence.

Seale 1162 J. Seale 13 Nov 1788 reply to 1161   18thC
DHRG No. 101325
Result of interview with Gennys as expected & possibly with others too. Shortness of time . Possibility G's client might accept part of the purchase money. Shapley's debts not above 9000 so he might leave money with J.S. Had R..B.P. spoken to Walker of Plymouth re debt?

Seale 1163 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 26 Dec. 1788   18thC
DHRG No. 101326
Thanks for 2 bills for £50; John in darkened room for his eye inflammation, much relieved after Mr. Luscombe applied blister. Mr. Fanshawe joined in love. Mr. Youlden sent sail cloth. What was the cost?

Seale 1164 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply 5 Jan. 1789   18thC
DHRG No. 101327
J.S. sorry Franklyn had been a sick house. Mr. J.(master J.Fanshawe?) would have liked to have had his cousin & other school fellows with him for the holidays. Not yet seen Youlden. Continuous cold E.wind bad for shipping; great privations; London coaster under Muggridge lost in the Downs, probably with all hands; wreckage at Deal. J.S. planned to take the children to school following Monday, possible delay. Hoped to spend a day at Franklyn.

Seale 1165 M. Hayne to Charles Hayne 4 March 1789 1 H.P. 2 11   18thC
DHRG No. 101328
C.H.leaving Bath so letter directed to Trist's. Bad weather that week had stopped work on hedges, but workmen were now busy & the mason about the pillars. Cocks sent to Totnes as Creed thought the worst ought to go. Elm trees blown down. Southcote was to set out for Town 3 March. Mrs. Wood's affairs made up. Mr. Seale leaving Town that week; he enquired of C.H. C.H. to ask Trist about M.H's dyed petticoats. Dolly sent love. Creed had nothing to add.

Seale 1166 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 3 July 1789   18thC
DHRG No. 101329
C.F. out when J.S. called. Mr. Adams delivered J.S's letter & contents. J.S's number in Russell Street forgotton. C.F. leaving Town 4 July.

Seale 1167 J.H.Seale to Miss Seales 5 July 1789   18thC
DHRG No. 101330
J.H.S. too busy at school to write before. The organ in the wood, pretty effect. J.H.S. been on the water several times. Father building fortifications in the wood. J.H.S. drank tea on a Vessel, danced till 11 pm, large company; many plays: Mother always reading his sister's letters. Measles in Dartmouth. Little brother cutting his teeth.

Seale 1168 Rev. W.Gretton to J. Seale1 Sept. 1789   18thC
DHRG No. 101331
Receipts for Master Seale's School fees & for the Shoemaker's and Taylor's bills. Apologies for the delay.

Seale 1169 J. Opie to J. Seale 22 Dec. 1789 Crucifixion picture.   18thC
DHRG No. 101332
Crucifixion picture. Nothing done to picture since J.S. was in Town. Thought J.S. did not like it. Scenery could be brightened. J.O's friends appreciated it. J.S.'s critical friends. Serpent not seen in any good picture (of the Crucifixion) by old masters worth up to 3 or 4 thousand pounds or more. Ground level not shown in the picture, no place for a serpent unless flying in the air. Surprise at being recommended to a 2 pence print. He had intended finishing the picture by summer. Now very busy on Boydell's picture and other things. He should finish the Crucifixion picture in 6 weeks or 2 months.

Seale 1170 J. Seale to J. Opie Dec. 1789 Reply to 1169 Picture for Cornworthy Church   18thC
DHRG No. 101333
Picture wanted to fill space in church (Cornworthy)_. Twopenny print might be taken from a good picture. Good effect with the serpent. Satisfield if J.O. had just said there was no room. Letter from paper enclosed, possibly useful. Picture to be sent by Coaster from Gray's Warf. Important to keep it dry.

Seale 1171 Mrs. R. Rennell for Rev. J. Rennell to John Seale 3 Jan. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101334
Favour just received. Husband unable to reply, like that for many years. He cannot comply with J.S's request. He would not vote against J.S. Not ungrateful for many kind favours received.

Seale 1172 George Yarde Spark to Seale 11 Jan. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101335
Mr. GYS's brother would call at Mt. Boone 14 January. Conversation:- Mr. G.Y.S's brother would give J.S. his vote, but he would rather not side against the Holdsworth family.

Seale 1173 G.Bridgman to J. Seale 14 Jan. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101336
Lieut.Smith would call at Mt. Boone at 7pm 14 January. Conversation:- J.S. unable to interfere in Lieut. S's favour, but had his interests at heart. He would give J.S. his vote.

Seale 1174 John Seale to Electors of Dartmouth 10 March 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101337
Electors urged not to use up both their votes before Parliament was dissolved.

Seale 1175 J. Seale to Sir. J.Duntze March 1790 On the same sheet as 1174   18thC
DHRG No. 101338
A man named Churchill had applied to be a butler. If Sir J.D. had decided to part with him, could he send J.S. an account of his character.

Seale 1176 J. Seale to Capt. J. Smith 14 March 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101339
Glad Capt. S. had arrived safely in London: request for his friendship and vote in the next election at Dartmouth.

Seale 1177 Sir Francis Basset to (J Seale) 24 March 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101340
Sorry to find Mr. Sandys cannot give J.S. his support.

Seale 1178 Wm. Sandys to J Seale 21 March 1790 Enclosed with 1177   18thC
DHRG No. 101341
Unwilling to break promise to Mrs. Holdsworth: friendship for nearly half a century; under many obligations.

Seale 1179 A.M.Seale to John Seale 23 March 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101342
Thanks for £40 & cards from Sarah S. Mr & Mrs Fownes had set out. Ticket sent to Mrs. Cath Fownes. Kittery family not expected by her till following week. J.S's subscription paid to Hospital. Mr. Fanshawe arrived in London with Mr. Hayne in less than 24 hours from Exeter. A.M.S. much confined but better thanks to Mr. Luscombe & warmer weather. Glad J.S. & family were well.

Seale 1180 Lieut. John Smith to John Seale 13 May 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101343
Capt. Gardner enquired at agent's house after J.Smith. J.S.'s disappointment at no immediate appointment at the beginning of the armament. Grateful to J.Seale & Mr. Bastard.

Seale 1181 J. Seale to J. Smith 22 May 1790 Reply to1180   18thC
DHRG No. 101344
J.S. glad at prospect of J.Smith's appointment.

Seale 1182 J. Seale to Mr. Fanshawe May 1790 On the same sheet as 1181   18thC
DHRG No. 101345
J.Seale had heard that Capt.Gardner had called on J.S's agent with plans for J.Smith's appointment at the beginning of the armament. J.Seale sent thanks to Mr. Fanshawe.

Seale 1183 Thomas Gretton to Seale Esq. 1 June 1790 Tuesday morning   18thC
DHRG No. 101346
T.G. did not find J.S. at Mt. Boon previous evening. Son of Lord Clement's proposed as candidate by the Corporation. All the aldermen present supported him, a friend of Pitt.T.G. was going to an appointment out of Town that morning.

Seale 1184 R. Fanshawe to John Seale 1 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101347
Possible mistake concerning Lt. Smith's Christian name. Name, date of 1st commission, by whom made & with whom he served was required.

Seale 1185 John Seale to R. Fanshawe June 1790 Reply to 1184   18thC
DHRG No. 101348
2 short rough drafts. Appointment for Lieut. John Smith the second desired. He had served with Capt. H.Duncan.

Seale 1186 J. Seale to Sir Tho’s Carew 2 June 1790 Dissolution of Parliament Soon   18thC
DHRG No. 101349
Dissolution of Parliament expected soon. Hon.Mr. Villiers nominated & also M.E.B.(Bastard) for Dartmouth. J.S. considered standing & requested Sir T.C's support.

Seale 1187,1188,1189 & 1190 J.Seale to Tho’s Taylor 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101350
Letter from Mr. E.Bastard recommending the nomination of himself and the Hon.Mr. Villiers to represent Dartmouth in Parliament. J.S. hopeful of being supported by T.T. in opposition to them.
1188 & 1189 as for 1187.

Seale 1190 J.Seale to Lieut.J.Smith 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101351
Hopeful that Mr. Bastard's attempt to help Lieut.Smith had been succesful, but Mr. Brooking had it was not so, J.S. had written to his friend to find employment for Lieut.S. Then as above. J.S. hopeful of vote.

Seale 1191 J.Seale to Mr. Smith 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101352
Hopeful for Mr. Smith's vote. The opposition had no property or interest in Dartmouth.

Seale 1192 J.Seale to Mr. French 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101353
Hopeful for Mr. French's vote.

Seale 1193 J.Seale to Mr. J.Winsor 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101354
Mr. Hopkins not offering himself as candidate for Parliament. Mr. Villiers named only as a friend of the Minister. J.W.'s promise to J.S. on Mr. Hopkins' secession so hopeful for vote.

Seale 1194 J.Seale to Rev’d Mr. Neil 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101355
Hopeful for Mr. N's vote. Mrs S. sent her compliments & so did Miss Hayne, Mr N's Goddaughter.

Seale 1195 Sir T.Carew to John Seale 2 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101356
Sir T.C. very sorry at dissolution of Parliament. Unable to grant J.S's request; having asked Messrs. Holdsworth & Newman to support H.Carew unless they do not support him.

Seale 1196 Major P.Taylor to John Seale 2 June 1790 Wednesday evening   18thC
DHRG No. 101357
Major T. would follow Mrs. Holdsworth's wishes & vote for the person recommended by her. Mr. Villiers had her good wishes. Ready to serve J.S. in any other pursuit.

Seale 1197 Lieut. Smith to John Seale June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101358
Mr. Bastard had tried very hard to help Lt. S. Regret of at Lt. S's lack of success. Lt. S. would refrain from voting against J.S. but hoped to be able to do something positive for J.S..

Seale 1198 Robert Fanshawe to John Seale 10 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101359
Gapt. Gardner in reply to CF said he would do his best to get Mr. Smith appointed to a ship at Plymouth if possible.

Seale 1199 John Seale to Robert Fanshaw June 1790 reply to 1198   18thC
DHRG No. 101360
J.S. had not seen or heard from Mr. Smith. At the Election Mr. Bastard, Mr.Villiers & J.S. had polled 35, 23, & 48 votes respectively. The Mayor would not accept J.S's votes.

Seale 1200 Rev. William Naylor to John Seale 12 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101361
Mr. Naylor declined an immediate positive answer to J.S. due to very important reasons. Mr. & Mrs.N. sent respects to Mr & Mrs S. with Mr. N's blessings to his God-daughter.

Seale 1201 A.Holdsworth Brooking to John Seale 13 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101362
A.H.B. had news from London that Mr. Villiers was recommended to the Corporation of Dartmouth. As a mere nominal friend of the Minister he had no influence with A.H.B.

Seale 1202 Thomas Taylor to John Seale 14 June 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101363
T.T. had returned from Bath. If he attended the Election he would vote for Mr. Villiers, recommended by the Minister, the True interest of the Holdsworth family. No objection to hearing what J.S. might wish to relate.

Seale 1203 John Seale 14 June 1790 Address to friends at the Castle Inn   18thC
DHRG No. 101364
Address to the Merchants etc. of Dartmouth. Acknowledgements of their confidence & esteem. Hopes of their support against the canvass of J.S's opponants.

Seale 1204 Mrs. A.M.Seale to JohnSeale 18 Aug. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101365
Thanks for bills of £25 & £20: A.M.S. glad that Mrs. Seale was better. Sorry Maria had an ugly cold brought from London. J.S's box found at St. Sidwells sent on by mail. J.S. no doubt surprised to see Mr. Fanshawe & son, both enjoyed water excursions. Sister Fanshawe & Ridout visited A.M.S. 17 & 18 August respectivly.

Seale 1205 Wm. Churchill to John Seale 3 Sept. 1790 Friday morn   18thC
DHRG No. 101366
Mr. C short of cash after buying furniture. Request to borrow £8 to £10.

Seale 1206 J. Seale to W.Churchill 5 Sept. 1790 Reply to 1205   18thC
DHRG No. 101367
J.S. gave Mr. C. 5 guineas, more than intended.

Seale 1207 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 21 Sept. 1790 War Likely   18thC
DHRG No. 101368
Congratulation to Mr & Mrs Seale; glad mother & child & all the children were well. Mr. Fanshawe unwell, gone to Coal House. AMS lost a coach horse through staggers, so borrowed one, fine weather for airing. War likely. Compliments to Miss Hayne.

Seale 1208 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 21 Sept. 1790 Birth of Charles Henry Reply to 1207   18thC
DHRG No. 101369
Infant Charles Henry & family well. Mr. Fanshawe's letter implied all well at Franklyn. When Children would be at school J.S. would bring a pair of horses to A.M.S. & she could dispose of her other horse.

Seale 1209 Mrs. Ilbert to John Seale 22 September. (inscribed) 1 Oct, 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101370
Mrs. I's nephew Roger Prideaux told her Mrs.S. had another son: request for news. Preparations for wedding at Kingsbridge next day. Bridegroom seen first time previous day, a tempting £1200 a year. Mrs. I wrote to Mrs.S about Grand Gala at Powderham with request to ask Mr. Churchill the organist if he had received Lessons for harpsichord for daughter Fanny Ilbert, who feared he had forgotton. Good account of the Misses Seale musically etc. Mt. Boon rather far from Horswell. Peregrine very ill at Totnes under Dr. Birdwood. Complaint in breast-bone, the faculty believed all complaints gouty; much loss of weight: hopes for visit to Bath.

Seale 1210 J. Seale to Mrs. Ilbert . (inscribed1 Oct,) 22 September 1790 Reply to1209   18thC
DHRG No. 101371
Mrs. I's nephew Roger Prideaux told her Mrs.S. had another son: request for news. Preparations for wedding at Kingsbridge next day. Bridegroom seen first time previous day, a tempting £1200 a year. Mrs. I wrote to Mrs.S about Grand Gala at Powderham with request to ask Mr. Churchill the organist if he had received Lessons for harpsichord for daughter Fanny Ilbert, who feared he had forgotton. Good account of the Misses Seale musically etc. Mt. Boon rather far from Horswell. Peregrine very ill at Totnes under Dr. Birdwood. Complaint in breast-bone, the faculty believed all complaints gouty; much loss of weight: hopes for visit to Bath.

Seale 1211 J. Seale to Mr. Roger Prideaux 18 Dec. 1790 Election Transactions   18thC
DHRG No. 101372
JS assumed RP. as Town Clerk, had seen the account of the Petition against the return for Dartmouth. JS hoped for R.P.'s support though he & his sons lived some way away. J.S. gave Mr. Roger a book with old handwriting which he needed to borrow. J.S. recently had seen part of R.P's family settled in London.

Seale 1212 J.Seale to Mr. R. Prideaux att’y 20 Dec. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101373
J.S's complaint to R.P. as Town Clerk of the Bord that his deputy had treated him with indignity because of his Petition to Parliament, nor should papers be removed from the books which by Order of the Speaker, J.S. had a right to see.

Seale 1213 J. Seale to Rt.Hon Earl Fortescue 22 Dec. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101374
In case J.S's Petition to Parliament should have altered Ld.F's opinion of J.S's former sentiments, he would point out the strong support he had in Dartmouth. He thanked Ld.F. for relieving him from the office of Sheriff which would have made him ineligible for appointment if the Election was void.

Seale 1214 Rd.Radford (Trumpeter) to John Seale 31 Dec. 1790   18thC
DHRG No. 101375
J.S. appointed Sheriff for 1791. R.R. for many years trumpeter to the Castle of Exeter for the Sheriff of Devon. The previous year a gentleman promised him great things & sent R.R. & family to London. This was evidently a failure so R.R. asked if he could be trumpeter for J.S. Counsellor Fanshawe might recommend him.