Seale Family Papers     1791-1793
Seale 1215 J. Seale to Mr. Jones Atty. 5 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101376
J.S's search of the Corporation Records of Dartmouth. If needed could Mr. J. spend a few days helping J.S. Concern that Mr. Gibbs was retained before the Committee on the other side, G.S. he had told J.S. that 2 counsels only were permitted in confidential discussion; (crossed out:- Mr. Dallas was retained by J.S. not Mr. Gibbs.)

Seale 1216 A.M.Seale to John Seale 7 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101377
Reply to J.S's letter of 3 Jan. delayed as (young) John (Fanshawe) had a cold & inflamed eyes. A.M.S. rather unwell, would enquire about vacancy (at hospital). Unable to take the Gallenas till the night before they were to be taken away. (age not yet available) Stormy weather. Mr. Fanshawe mainly in Exeter, Sessions following week. Glad Seale family were well. Maria & Harriet went to Chandos Street with Kitty to celebrate her birthday. Mr. Fanshawe had just returned. He had a vacancy for J.S's invalide.

Seale 1218 J. Seale to William Drewe Jones Atty. 10 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101378
J.S. reading records till almost blind. Mr. Gibbs said to have accepted a retainer against J.S. 2 counsels only accepted on one side of a petition. Mr.G was giving opinion to one side & aid to the other. J.S. could not understand the Common Law. Letter enclosed to Mr. Gibbs with request to send the Case with his opinion on it.

Seale 1217 J. Seale to Coun’r Gibbs 10 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101379
Dartmouth papers received with Mr. G's opinion. J.S. hoped it was untrue that Mr.G. had been retained on the hearing of J.S's petition against him. No disrespect that J.S. had not retained Mr.G. but that other opinions were more favourable to J.S's claim. Regulation of Parliament admitted but 2 counsels. Powerful evidence to support J.S. who was very hurt. He hoped the members & inhabitants of Dartmouth would be favoured by Mr. G's assistance.

Seale 1219 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 13 Jan. 1791 Hope things go in J.S.’s favour   18thC
DHRG No. 101380
Letter just received. Hopeful all going in J.S's favour. Jahn(Fanshawe's) eyes getting better. A.M.S. unwell; long tempestuous wet weather, scarcely able to go to church. Bill for £49 received, would pay J.S's insurance. Girl for hospital not heard of. Mr. Fanshawe gone to Sessions. Gallenas roosting hard to catch; cages made. Mr. F. promised Lady Buller a pair. Lady Rogers passed through en route to meet Sir F.Rogers.

Seale 1220 J. Seale to Paul Treby 15 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101381
The Corporation books shewed that Mr. Treby had weight in the Borough. J.S. would like to borrow papers in his possession.

Seale 1221 J. Seale to Mr. Fanshawe 21 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101382
Plans for J.H.S's journey. J.S. presumed that Mr.F. would not set off till morning 21 Jan'y. Mr. F. to take expenses out of money sent. Request for Mr. F. to inform Mr. Gretton at Hitchen when J.H.S. arrived at Maidenhead Bridge and to ask Mr. G. to send his servant there to collect him.

Seale 1222 J. Seale to Dr. Gretton 21 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101383
J.S's opinion of the beares (J.H.S.?) might be due to his partiality . J.H.S.? left his last school with good character. Backward in learning. J.S. had great confidence in Dr. G. Paper of Dr. G's found & enclosed. Need to recompense Dr. G. for educating J.H.S?

Seale 1223 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 23 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101384
Mrs. Tilly would tell C.F's mother about J.S's visit(?) Mrs. T had delivered J.S's letter & £107 bill. C.F. had written to Dr. Gretton & hoped to deliver J.H.S? to Mr. Clay safely.

Seale 1224 J.Seale to Mr. Bridgeman Att’y at Law 29 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101385
Mrs.B -- presumed to have informed Mr.B of the report about him, & he had sorted it out & had been advised by Counsel when the B-y affair was to be tried etc. Actions for dues begun probably hearing next assizes. Mr B to find out about Mr. V(illier)'s affairs if possible. J.S's searches expecting to be nearly complete by Mr. B's return. Mr. B's 'widow' pretty well.

Seale 1225 J. Seale to Wm. Drewe 31 Jan. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101386
Letter of 27 Jan. received. J.S. presumed answer from Counsel about Quo Warranto against the Mayor had come. No use sending up cases with former opinions. Need to form judgement when research was complete to help Mr. Gibbs to found his motion with the affidavits etc.

Seale 1226 J. Seale to Wm. Drewe 2 Feb. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101387
Previous letter sent on Monday under cover to Sir F.Rogers at Bates and one to Mr. Bruce. The Corporation were pressing on with the action for Town dues. J.S. feared the Prince payed their costs so it was an unequal contest for him. Need for Mr. Shore Douglass etc. to apprise the Prince's people of what was contended. Mr. Drewe was to enquire about Mr. G.Gillard, a freeman, said to have had the grant of a Renewal of a corporation Lease if he did not vote for J.S. and to find if an act of Bribery would be liable for a conviction.

Seale 1227 Mrs. Gretton to Mrs. Seale 2 Feb. 1791 Whooping Cough in Dartmouth   18thC
DHRG No. 101388
Mrs. G pleased with Elzabeth Maria's & Harriet's visit. Mrs. Buller escorted them to Queen's Street. Most friends away in Town, poor weather. A gentleman & his son expected that day. Little John S a great favourite with Mrs. G's boys. J.S. had whooping cough, much of it in Dartmouth.

Seale 1228 J.Seale to Mr. Jones Attorney 16 Feb. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101389
J.S. studies of the Corporations books and charters completed, details of which & opinion of the Case would be given to Mr. J. so he could support the petition. J.S. would be at the Assizes. Had Mr. J. heard of the great default of Mr. Newman Holdsworth?

Seale 1229 J. Seale to Mr. Jones Attorney? 16 Feb. 1791 ?   18thC
DHRG No. 101390
J.S. hoped Mr. Jones was better, Mr.Bridgeman of London had written to say that he would consult Counsel about moving for 'Quo warranto' against the Mayor & that Mr. Dallas would be glad to see Mr. Gibb's opinion.

Seale 1230 Dr. G.Gretton to J.Seale 17 Feb. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101391
John H.Seale's cough better, kept off animal food given 1 grain of pecacuanha. Little Davenport, the 2 Gratton infants & according to the Miss Seales, the Seale infants were not well. If Mrs.S was successful with her medicine, Dr. G. would be grateful to know details. Master S. wrote the destination address to avoid alarm.

Seale 1231 Chichester W.Bruton to John Seale 24 Feb. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101392
Rev.Polwhele of Kenton was about to publish 'History of Devonshire' . Subscriptions needed. Mr.Trewman of the Fore Street, Exeter would give a receipt.

Seale 1232 J.H.Seale to John Seale 3 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101393
Cough better, reading Phaedrus. The last fable being of the Fox and the Crow.

Seale 1233 Dr. G.Gretton to John Seale 3 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101394
Hope that J.S. was satisfield with J.H.S's recollection of his fables. J.H.S's cough was improving. Prescription received from Dr. Austin concerning extract of hemlock with instructions about doses etc.

Seale 1234 J.Seale to J.H.Seale March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101395
Two letters from J.H.S. received one with a very nutty fable of the Fox & the Crow & also letters from both his sisters.

Seale 1235 C.Fanshawe to John Seale 6 March 1791 Holdsworth Newman’s Failure   18thC
DHRG No. 101396
C.F.'s work in Town was complete. Hope for quiet time before the Assizes. Sorry J.H.S. had been unwell at Hitchen. He travelled well - high spirits, excellent disposition etc. Journey Exeter to Maidenhead Bridge not more than 3½ guineas. No one from Hitchen to meet J.H.S., impatient mail driver, need for C.F. to hurry on. He saw the Miss Seales, who might be soon to return to Devonshire. C.F. against their long stay in the country not good for their education & proficiency. C.F. thought he recognised symptons of gout in Mrs. A.M.Seale. Holdsworth Newman's failure a great shock to merchants in Dartmouth. An impending storm over Tremlett's case; others would suffer etc. Mr. Gretton hoped C.F. would attend the Commission: Unable to.

Seale 1236 J. Seale to Dr. G. Gretton 8 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101397
Reply to Dr.Gretton.
Thanks for letters. A good account of J.H.S. Letter of thanks to J.H.S. for 2 of his letters enclosed. J.H. hoped Mrs. G. no longer apprehensive about her children's safety. Little (Charles)S had the disorder, but hopeful of recovery. Mr. Waltham would give Dr.G. Dartmouth news.

Seale 1237 J.Y.Fownes to John Seale 16 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101398
J.Y.F just joined the 'Asia', delayed joining due to Capt.Foulkes being in the country. J.Y.F. & one other supernumerary officer, not yet 5th mate. Free Mariner's Licence, when available would allow J.Y.F. to stay in India. Scotch cousin Mr. Burgess promised to get letters of recommendation from Harry Dundas. J.Y.F. had thought of getting them through Mr. Palk & his father Sir Robert, but Lady Mary Palk had just died. Determined to stay in the 'Asia' Frank Luttrell might procure a 4th mate's berth for J.Y.F's next voyage. Mr. Bruce in London, better health, hoped to go to London that Sunday and to visit Miss Hebden. Mr & Mrs John Luttrell had left Powis Place the last Saturday; their daughter Charlotte's life despaired of. Hopes that the Seale family had passed the whooping cough stage. J.Y.F. spent a few days at Bristol & a week at Bath. One evening his partner was John Sweet's intended. She & her sister both sweet. Pilgarlick destined to cross the line many times without a messmate. Dined with Prideaux Brune, his bedfellow not equal to the lovely Fanny, Cousin Southcote might stand for Okehampton if void.

Seale 1238 J. Seale to J.Y.Fownes 26 March 1791 Reply to 1237 (16 Mar 1791)   18thC
DHRG No. 101399
J.S. uncertain about applying for letters without being certain of J.Y.F's intentions. Mr. Dundass ' letters the most effective; having applied to Sir R.Palk on behalf of Bruce it was awkward to apply again. J.S. had bought a very fast cruiser; He hoped to see J.Y.F. in the first week of March so needed to know from Capt. Foulkes when his ship sailed. Mr Luttrell had lost a daughter? Mary Southcott was unlikely to recover. Dimensions of the 'Asia' required so J.S. could build a dock suitable for Indiamen. J.Y.F's little niece recovering from innoculation. Rest of Kittery friends well.

Seale 1239 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 22 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101400
Glad J.S. got home safely & Mrs. S. Robert well & Charles nearly well. Received £20 bill. A.M.S. not quite well so consulted Mr. Luscombe. Said farewell to Betty Pearce & niece off to Plymouth. Inclosed 'Ticket for J.S. - - £11 - 15 - 6 ' unpaid to my mother

Seale 1240 J.H.Seale to John Seale March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101401
Glad J.S. & Robert were well & hoped Charles would soon be as well. Europe, Asia, Africa & America, the 4 quarters of the World. Detailed account of Europe. Duty to Grandma & Uncle Fanshawe & Love to Counsin John.

Seale 1241 J. Seale to J.H.Seale Reply to 1240 26 March 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101402
J.S. very busy, so answer delayed: still some weeks before J.S's journey towards J.H.S. His fluent account of a journey through Europe. Great progress in Geography but J.H.S. needed to know about trade, customs & manners of different countries. Mr. Stern's (alias Yorick) 'Sentimental Journey' in which he stated that they order things better in France, but he had never been to France, though so near, so he was ridiculed and hurried off immediately to France. Sufficient for J.H.S. just to learn about distant countries. Mrs. Gretton had taken Sam's wife as a servant. J.S. turned Sam away for drinking. Compliments to Dr. & Mrs Gretton & Mrs. Clay.

Seale 1242 J.H.Seale to J.Seale 26 May 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101403
Glad J.S. was in London, leaving Mother & Brothers well.

Seale 1243 G.Gretton to J.Seale 26 May 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101404
G.G. hoped J.S. would spend some time with the Gretton family

Seale 1244 Dr. G.Gretton to John Seale 22 July 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101405
Circumstances pointed out in J.S's letter attended to. Much concerned by his letter to Mr. Clay that J.S.'s visit had been changed. Mr. G. hoped to see the Miss Seales. Monthly speeches fixed for the next Monday, vacation to begin the Thursday following. Mr. Clay engaged by Lord Musgrave to spend his holidays with Master Dillon. Thank's for George's invitation to Mt. Boon, Dr. G. hoped to bring him another year. Walthall's removal to Cheshire, very good prospect.

Seale 1245 J. Seale to Dr. Gretton Reply 1244   18thC
DHRG No. 101406
Ridiculous to plead being too busy to see his friends but it was so with J.S. for the few days left in Town. Request for John to be sent to Maidenhead Bridge where J.S. would be at about 10pm that Friday. Sorry that Mr. Clay preferred eastward to west, but that was where the wise came from.

Seale 1246 W.Clay to J.Seale 24 July 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101407
Dr. Gretton would inform on the time of holidays. Thanks for invitation to Mr.C. & George but unable to be in Devonshire that summer. Unable to see J.S. unless he stayed a few days with Dr.& Mrs.Gretton. Mr.C. staying with friend in Hants before going north to attend Lord Mulgraves nephew.

Seale 1247 Geo.Gretton to John Seale 26 July 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101408
Unless told otherwise J.H.S. would be at the Orkney Arms, Maidenhead Bridge at 6 o'clock. Invitation, including the Miss Seales if possible to dine, drink tea or sleep (at Hitcham). Horses ready on the Saturday morning as required.

Seale 1248 Dr. G.Gretton to J.Seale 29 July 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101409
Dr. G. freed from gout, servant to take J.H.S. (to Maidenhead) Dr.G. wrote to Wood to look after him till J.S. arrived:- School Report:- A good disposition, learning Latin & English - not industrious but will study if watched. Backward in reading, but should soon improve. Inattention. Homework suggested.

Seale 1249 J. Seale to Dr. G.Gretton 17 Aug. 1791 Reply to letter 29 July (1248)   18thC
DHRG No. 101410
J.S. & J.H.S. had good 2 day journey home. J.S. was glad that Dr.G. liked his disposition. J.H.S's deficiencies would soon improve. Dr.G.'s brother Thomas & J.S. had planned to resist the threatened fight, but the opponents retreated. No chance to engage them that campagn.

Seale 1250 (Miss) E.Coryton to Miss Seale 7 Aug. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101411
Maria's letter received a month previously. E.C. had been at Dock for 10 days with the Miss Fanshawes; at the Duke of Clarence's birthday ball, danced with Mr. Dering. Letter from Jane Curteis, returning in a week to Queen Square. E.C. considered a prophetess, brother expected in a week. Sorry Harriet had been ill. Louise Bridges' 3 elder sisters soon to marry rich gentlemen but Sir Brook was very poor. Mrs. Mascal had a daughter 3 weeks old. Thursday week they were all going to Mrs. Helyar's ball. While at the Commisioner's they went aboard the 'Illustrious'. A large party. E.C. was ill. They gave her brandy, teased ever since. Susan F(anshawe) much grown, but too talkative, 3 older sisters & mother, and generally disliked. Sorry to hear by Harriet's letter that Miss Hering did not return.

Seale 1251 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 20 Aug. 1791 Purchase of Little Dartmouth   18thC
DHRG No. 101412
Received bill for £100. Soon after Mr. Fanshawe & his boy returned from Coal House. He dined that day at Tray Hill with the Legs, so sent thanks for the bill. Pleased at purchase of Little Dartmouth. Glad all were well. Attending sister out in the carriage.

Seale 1252 Ph.French & Co. to John Seale 6 Sept. 1791 Re Gun Carriages (Wrongly inscribed 9 September.)   18thC
DHRG No. 101413
J.S. said he would send particulars of the Gun carriages by penny post; height of lower part of port from platform & if all of oak. Parents had returned from Manchester & joined in compliments.

Seale 1253 J.Seale to Messrs. French & Co. Re Gun Carriages Reply 9 Sept. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101414
Carriages to be of oak:(height left blank on draft). Not decided about initials & crest on gun. Guns expensive.. Initials 'J.H.S.' with crest over on top of gun. J.S. & Mrs S. sent respects to the parents & family.

Seale 1254 Ph.French & Co. to John Seale Re Gun Carriages 14 Sept. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101415
Letter of 9 Sept. received. J.S. thought expense of name & crest on the guns might be included. Iron founder stated the cost of engraving would not be less than half a guinea each. Decision by return of post to prevent delay.

Seale 1255 J. Seale to Ph. French & Co. Re Gun Carriages Reply 16 Sept. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101416
If the name & crest on the guns could not be included in the general charge. J.S. was willing to pay the extra.

Seale 1256 Mr. French to J.Seale Bill for Gun Carriages no date 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101417
Bill for guns & carriages. Crest & cypher cast on guns. 3 Pounder Guns Woolwich Proof, Carriages made of oak, also elm sided & oak axles quoted. Cast Iron Trucks, Painting etc.

Seale 1257 S.Savage to Seale Esquire 20 Sept. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101418
Samuel Bully said he was 17 years in J.S's service, married & kept a shop, but had to return to service. Request to know as soon as possible if he was sober, honest, cleanly, good tempered & a good servant. Orderly man required. S.B. brought a few lines from Mr. Fownes of Lincolns Inn, but he omitted sobriety.

Seale 1258 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 27 Sept. 1791 Lost Dog   18thC
DHRG No. 101419
On 26 Sept. A.M.S. went into town to fetch Sister Fanshawe for dinner. A.M.S's dog Frisky got lost between Dock & Plymouth. She wondered if the dog had returned to Mt. Boon.

Seale 1259 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 27 Sept. 1791 Lost Dog Reply   18thC
DHRG No. 101420
The dog had not returned home. In 8 days time the young folks would sleep at Ashburton &, if A.M.S.had returned home, would join dinner on the Thursday leaving on the Saturday but this should not hasten her return.

Seale 1260 Dr. Geo.Gretton to John Seale 5 Oct. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101421
Alarmed that J.H.S's long absence was due to sickness, but feel J.S. would have let him know. The suphurous waters of Harrowgate promised to clean the surface of J.S's law-scribe.

Seale 1261 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 17 Oct. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101422
Matrimonial scheme between Parson Newcombe's daughter & Mr. White, who rented the Rope Walk. Mr. W. asked Mr. N. to apply to J.S. She would sometime be worth over £1000 to Mr. W, part to be received on marriage.

Seale 1262 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 19 Oct. 1791 Reply to 1261   18thC
DHRG No. 101423
Mr. Henry White had rented the Rope Walk for 3 years. J.S. knew him before this & had confidence in him; a good character. He had just formed a partnership with a man of great property. Good prospects. Much rain. The young travellers had reached Hitcham. A good account of them.

Seale 1263a Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 1 Nov. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101424
Thanks for £50 bill & woodcock. Sorry for the loss for the people of Dartmouth who lives lost. Dreadful storms; cold E. Wind. Parson Newcombe settled his daughter. AMS hoped that advancing more money than expected would not spoil the match. AMS glad that grandchildren were safely back at school - Mr. Fanshawe sent love.

Seale 1263 J. Seale to Arthur Holdsworth 7 Nov. 1791 Animosities raging between Seale and Corporation   18thC
DHRG No. 101425
A.H's opposition to JS & the sense of the Town had brought against him a strong party. He had lost the confidence of the people & had exhausted the public resources & exposed the weakness of his constitution etc. He should consider if divisions & animosities should rage to a more inveterate height than ever before. A new Election would show if his opposition to JS would continue. An answer expected.

Seale 1264 J.H.Seale to John Seale Inscribed 9 Nov. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101426
J.H.S. glad to be seeing J.S. & Mama in Town soon and that his brothers and friends were well. Lessons much harder after long holidays. Dr. Gretton & Mr. Clay sent compliments.

Seale 1265 J. Seale to J.H.Seale 9 Nov. 1791 Reply to 1264   18thC
DHRG No. 101427
Letter to JHS's mother received, but addressed to J.S. without date. Glad all were well at Hitcham. J.S. hoped to find JHS had followed the rules in the little book given him & that he had attended to lessons & manners. His mother had had a good account of his sisters in London.

Seale 1266 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 10 Nov. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101428
JS's letter to Mr. Poterhols delivered by Williams to Exminster. Mr. Newcombe not seen concerning W's character, delighted about his daughter marrying Mr. White & Miss N - sat in AMS's seat in church & about town together. Hannaford's lying letter an imposition saying she wished to have 'her' ? income! whom AMS had supported for many years at great expense, given 8 guineas on her departure by AMS. Hannaford was paid 5 Guineas towards Sally Mead's burial & AMS also paid towards her tomb & inscription, all for their own good not Betty Pearce's. What they decided to do, no concern of AMS. Wet dirty weather. Overleaf JS has written Fanshawe returned. Children pretty well. D.Yand came up Tuesday.

Seale 1267 Capt. John Cooke to John Seale Thursday 17 Nov. 1791   18thC
DHRG No. 101429
JS's name picked for Sheriff for another year. Capt. JC applied to be Captain of the Troop. Premium not chief pursuit. His mother was long a tenant of JS in Ashburton. Capt. J.C. served the last 3 sheriffs:- M. Parks, P.Pering & W.Palk.

Seale 1268 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 8 Jan 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101430
Thanks for £100 bill for Mr. Fanshawe & £85-2s. for self. Insurance would be paid & receipt obtained. Glad to hear all were well, & would see them as arranged. Mr. Fanshawe joined AMS in love to family.

Seale 1269 Robert Lemon to Seale Esqr 1 March 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101431
Copies of Dartmouth writs & returns of 26 Edw 1 & 19 Edw 1V. No writ for 14 Edw.111 found, but in the 'Clause Roll' 14 Edw 111 in Prynne's Parliamentary Writs. King's writs to the Mayors & Sheriffs of counties to pay expenses of those elected & sent to Parliament. William Bacon was elected etc. 14 Edw 111: no writ found.

Seale 1270 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 18 April 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101432
Thanks for £50 bill. AMS poorly, glad JS & family were well. & little Robert recovered. AMS's apothecary ill, so consulting Dr. Oke. Previous week AMS & John in carriage over taken & knocked Into ditch by Mabel Perrings coach with novice driver & Mrs. Manning, Mrs. Catsford & Mrs. P.inside. William's horse broke loose leaving W. on saddle on side of ditch. No one hurt. They went to Mr. Gundrys, had hartshorn & water. then taken to Franklyn in Mr. P's carriage. Mr. P. begged to pay expenses, carriage mended. C.Fanshawe in Town attending sessions. John with Robert Fanshawe for week of holidays, back at school on Monday. AMS took him to Chudleigh. Charlotte sent for but she had chilblains. Mrs. Fowner's said.

Seale 1272 Sir Fred’e L. Rogers to John Seale Dartmouth Petition & Motion to abolish Slave TradeTuesday Noon 24 April 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101433
Mr.Pitt put off hearing of petitions that year such as that of Dartmouth. Harry Dundas' motion to abolish the Slave Trade in 1800, too long to continue an infamous trade. C. Haynes's vigour increases. Committee likely to be very tedious. Request of Ougier & Newman would be attended to that Thursday on Newfoundland.

Seale 1271 J. Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 19 April 1792 Reply to 1270   18thC
DHRG No. 101434
JS anxious to hear AMS had recovered from fright, he supposed she had not accepted payment from Mr. Perring. Image from AMS placed on battery in the wood.

Seale 1273 J. Seale to Sir Fed’e.Rogers 26 April 1792 Reply to 1272   18thC
DHRG No. 101435
Thanks for information. JS tired of suspense; deep in mud & mortar. He hoped that Sir FLR would attend to the Dartmouth delegates of commerce. C.Hayne a novice in Town needed watching. FLR's friend for the County much cut up, too adventurous; JS told him hardship of being turned over constantly. FLR's servant to request Reu to forward JS's letters by penny post.

Seale 1274 J. Seale to Mr. Somerville 26 April 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101436
Mr. S (F) asked to forward the letter to his brother without delay. No doubt his friends at Kittery told him all the news. The Minister had kept JS in the County.

Seale 1275 John Seale to Mr. Polwhele April 1792 Family Tree   18thC
DHRG No. 101437
Mounte Boone & the Seale family tree with the descent from Robert S. & his ancestor Richard S., bard of the Battle of Cherry Chase - described. (No evidence of this or of Robert settling in Jersey) Robert's arms described. (JS was descended from the brother of Thomas S. who married Anne de Carteret not from that Thomas as stated by JS) Hayne of Fuge & Lupton, Fownes of Nethway, Rogers of Blachford & Fanshawe. A 'triplet' of the Balad of Cherry Chase quoted.

Seale 1276 J. Seale to Mr. Polwhele Author of a History of Devonshire18 May 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101438
Mr. P. asked to make the above account suitable for his publication but to show JS first.

Seale 1277 J.H.Seale to John Seale 21 May 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101439
Mr. Dillon believed he was going to Town. Not certain that France would declare war with Germany. Letter to French boy from home stating France was beaten. Tippac defeated more than once with great loss. French ship loaded with ammunition & disguised as a ??????

Seale 1278 June 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101440
A semblance of the Medal Engraved & placed under the Foundation Stone of the Dock. 4th June 1792.
Two damaged printed paper discs.

Seale 1279 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale July 1792 Monday night   18thC
DHRG No. 101441
Just back from Chudleigh having taken Kitty on her way home. Great concern of news of Charlotte. AMS hoped Sarah S would bring her (to Franklyn) & meet the children. Sall Mead took Godbolds medicine. AMS was better, some Luscombes medicine beneficial. Mr. Fanshawe & Kitty came the previous Friday in the Bath stage coach. Kitty left Maria & Harriet well. Maria had not quite lost a sty. Mrs. Walcot would be leaving Dartmouth, a great loss. AMS asked when the children would be in Exeter so she could send chairs. Mr. Fanshawe had gone to Coal house. (Arithmatical calculations by JS on the letter)

Seale 1280 (J. Seale) to A.M.Seale July 1792 Reply to 1279   18thC
DHRG No. 101442
Thanks for invitation to Charlotte, but too much for her. JS supposed Mr. F(anshaw) was in the heat of business. JS unable to come but sent £200 for AMS & Mr. F. Account could be settled with AMS if she came to stay when the children were down. JS would send 2 horses to Newton to help with hills. Poor T.Full expected that evening or next day, had lost his trial. Mr. Fanshawe's bill drawn 7 days forward.

Seale 1281 J.Seale to Mr. Study Monday night July 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101443
Corporation relinquiched their action against the Inhabitants for Town dues. Congratulation! JS hoped the season was agreeable at Sidmouth. Much storm & contrary winds for JS's captain preventing JS sailing round the coast. When ready Yacht at Mrs. Studay's service if needed.

Seale 1282 (E) M. Seale Addressed to John Seale Written to Sarah Seale July 1792 Charlotte Sick   18thC
DHRG No. 101444
Remiss in answering letter, very busy at school the previous fortnight. Bad account of Charlotte, hopeful of improvement in Mt. Boon air. Arrived at Exeter 10pm. previous Tuesday: taken to Franklyn that night from the London Inn by AMS's servant. Incessant rain since then prevented getting chip-hats in Exeter so AMS sent her servant with a note to Mrs. Hull. Hopeful of meeting part of the family at Newton -Receipts £100 for AMS, £100 for C.Fanshawe

Seale 1283 (Mrs)A.M.Seale to J.Seale July 1792 On the same sheet as 1282   18thC
DHRG No. 101445
Thanks for 2 bills of £100 each for AMS and Mrs. Fanshawe deeply engaged at the Sessions. Continuous rain since the children came. They were due to leave the next day with the agreeable Mrs. Johnson's help. Was Mt. Boone air too sharp for Charlotte? AMS offered to have her.

Seale 1284 Henry Studdy to Jn. Seale September 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101446
Mr. Studdy glad to accept use of yacht for 2 or 3 days. If on return from JS's excursion she could call in at Sidmouth & collect Mr. & Mrs. Studdy. Very full and more amusement there than at Dartmouth, though little bathing.

Seale 1285 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to (J.Seale) 6 Sept. 1792 Death of Charlotte   18thC
DHRG No. 101447
Great concern to hear of the death of Charlotte. Submission to the will of God our great Duty. Company all left. Mr. Fanshawe sent his love.

Seale 1286 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to John Seale 10 Oct. 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101448
Glad JS arrived home safely & found the family well. 2 dry days but rain had returned.

Seale 1287 (Mrs) A.M.Seale to Mrs. (S) Seale 20 Nov. 1792   18thC
DHRG No. 101449
Thanks for letter. £20 bill arrived safely. Thankful for Mrs. Seale's safe arrival after fears & fatigue. Letter from John (JHS?) enclosed. JS left his waist-coat. Instruction needed for sending it. Letter from Dock, Capt. Fanshawe better. Thanks for caution, an inocent medicine.

Seale 1288 Walt. Prideaux to John Jones Atty. At Law 4 Feb. 1793   18thC
DHRG No. 101450
Enquiry about voters for the Petition etc. Daniel not John Sowden voted, probably for Edmund Bastard but WP had not entered hjim on the list being doubtful JJ could enter him if correct. Thanks when Poll is signed by JJ & returned.

Seale 1289 C.Fanshawe to John Seale pm Saturday 6 July 1793   18thC
DHRG No. 101451
Mr. Full brought £200 to satisfy bills on the house of Ladbroke. Speedy attention needed due to inaccuracy of the London correspondants.

Seale 1290 Councillor Chas. Fanshawe to Thomas Full at John Seale 11 July 1793   18thC
DHRG No. 101452
Received letter from JS enclosing bills amounting to £95. All unobjectionable except one drawn 9 July by Mrs. Hannah Hutchins for £10 on the House of Baring, payable to Mr. John Cornish to be placed to the account of the Devonshire Bank, Exeter, indorsed by John Cornish & Thomas Petherbridge. CF knew nothing of these people, so begged to be excused from any investigation or possible loss.