Seale Family Papers     1798-1801
Seale 1448 J.Seale to Undersheriff 18 February 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101601
Request to know when relieved from office & the Act of Parliament relative to assessed Taxes. Postage could be saved if sent on His Majesty's Service. Undersheriff evidently recommended by JS with congratulations sent to the new Sheriff. JS hoped to be in Exeter soon.

Seale 1449 Wm,.Sarell (Jaylor) to John Seale10 April 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101602
Balance due to W.S. during J.S's Sherrifalty £42 - 18 - 4½

Seale 1450 Henry Jodrell to Sir Paul Jodrell 30 June 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101603
H.J. enclosed Report of East Indian Directors. Evidently the Nabub had paid nothing. Deputy Director, Sir Stephen Lushington sympathetic to Sir P.J. Lord Bayning gave hope of Lord Mornington's support. H.J. trying hard to get George J. a licence to depart for Madras. Capt. Cleland offered a passage on the Exeter, leaving too soon? ??? Miss Lyttons ill - Judged marriage to Mr. Bulmes. Paulina's shoulder better.

Seale 1451 Henry Jodrell to Sir Paul Jodrell August 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101604
In Town for a fortnight before seeing Lord Hobart. Nothing new from him; Hobot unlikely to pay. Meeting with Bosanquit, the Director. Memorial pressed in the strongest terms. Sir Stephen Lushington too ill to be seen Bosanquit said it was impossible to put Bond on the consolidated fund. Lady J. & Paulina were about to leave for Close House. Lord Bayning strongly pressed Sir. PJ's case on Lord Mornington.

Seale 1452 The Manor of Stokefleming 1798?   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101605
Abstract of the Manor. or Lordship of Stokefleming in several parishes of Stokefleming & Townstall or elsewhere … Devon etc.

Seale 1453 J.H.Seale to Mrs. Seale November (1798)   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101606
Journey to London Sunday Dinner with Grandmother at Exeter then London Inn, accompanied Capt. Berkley to Axminster. Slept there. Monday with JS in post chase to Ringwood, much rain. JS's fear of Ague so ordered pipes Z tobacco for 2. Tuesday to Southampton, dined with Mr. Bentley met Mrs. Batesworth called on Mrs. Dumcresq & Dr. Hackett. No time to see Miss Bayard or Johnson. Mail Coach to London in the evening. Far enough for JS. JHS going on to Edinburgh in 2 or 3 days. Called on Mr. Bruce.

Seale 1454 J.H.Seale to Mrs. Seale 14 November 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101607
Father left in Town, JHS 2 days & 3 nights on the mail coach to Edinburgh, arriving morning of 13 Nov. 10-11am, the French master came; 11-12noon Dr.Robinson on natural philosophy. 12-1pm Mr. Playfair on mathematics; 2-3pm Mr. Tytler on history; 4pm dinner; after which the man with JHS explains things not understood; 8-9pm a private tutor on arithmetic etc.

Seale 1455 J.H.Seale to Mrs. Seale 28 November 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101608
Glad that Aunt & Miss H. were with mother & sisters. JHS was with Mr. Manners Keeper of the Advocates Library Enlightened Scots very agreeable, the others extremely disagreeable, the students were blackguards. Dinner & evening parties, a very pleasant dinner at Baron Nort....'s? Miss Bruce very civil, affluent niece. Edinburgh romantic, Old Town dirty, New Town fine. Count d'Artois held his Court at Holyrood House.

Seale 1456 J.H.Seale to Mrs. Seale 12 December 1798   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101609
JHS was with very hospitable people, but he did not intend staying more than 1 year. He intended to visit the Highlands, he hoped to see family & friends before this autumn. Astonished Dr. Birdwood etc. lived in Scotland instead of England, New Town in Edinburgh the finest in Gt. Britain. Card Assemblies had begun, no balls till the birthday: Ld.Ashburton in Edinburgh. Bluebeard proposed at the theatre - Mr. Dougan's marriage. JHS had honest older servant. Mrs Bruce very civil. Hope to meet Ld.Murray.

Seale 1457 J.H.Seale to Mrs. Seale 27 December 1798 Death of Will Hall   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101610
Scotch people took no notice of Christmas (also JHS's birthday) so JHS celebrated alone. Mr & Mrs Manners in great trouble on account of his brother. Letters from Mr. & Mrs Adams expected. Mr. A was to tell Jeff to look after the spaniels & pointers. Very sad about Will's death. Sorry if unable to see Lord Murray. Lord Ashburton said to be stupid. Scotch gentlemen ignore ladies at dinner etc.

Seale 1459 E.M.Seale to J.Seale 4 January 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101611
Intention was to come home on Saturday then Monday- Lund's chaise but Grandmother wished to have the girls to stay with her. They said they had no clothes to wear so she had them washed. They could not leave without causing offence. The Fanshawes used to stay 3 weeks. Silver cup & ring sent to Adam. Not yet called on Mrs. Grainger.

Seale 1460 E.M.Seale to Mrs. Seale 4 January 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101612
Unable to get shoes with fur for Mother but will get soles to be sent next day with the dirty clothes, also 2 pairs for Aunt & Betty. Request for the half-finished drawing & board, the small print Mrs. Band gave & the sponge. Instructions to Elliott about stays. Thanks for Linen. EMS's linen sent to Miss Shipton.

Seale 1461 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale January 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101613
Glad AMS was continuing her recovery. Prospect of fair weather. At her request happy to let daughters stay a few days longer. The carriage would be sent to Newton to collect them.

Seale 1462 (Lord) Fortescue to J.Seale 17 Jan 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101614
Ld. F. left internal arrangement of the Regiments of County Milities to their respective colonels. Vacancies in the S.Devon not known. Only Subalterns.

Seale 1463 J.H.Seale to John Seale 20 January 1799 Part written on the 27th   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101615
JHS glad that family were well including Mrs. AMS. JS right to speak to G.Kekewich. Connection with EMS - impossible. GK still visiting Belle Monte often. Glad Carterets were well, regard to Philip. Mr. Duncan very agreeable, writer to the Signet. No reply from Mr. Taylor. Presumably JS had the Manor of Stoke. J.Southcot cringing, sorry gang beat overset. Nothing from Ireland. Thanks for looking after colt. JHS's petition into the speculative Society rejected:more hope on Mr. Mannors return.

Seale 1464 Harriet Seale to John Seale 20 February 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101616
The enclosed letters came 19 February. One HAS recognised, very curious about it. If contents would make her happy she knew JS would tell her. She hoped JS had a good journey. Would he pay Miss Hart's bill or bring it home?

Seale 1465 John Seale to Harriet Seale 25 February 1799 Reply to 1464 JHS to Join Regiment   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101617
JS enclosed the letter HAS was curious about for her to see it herself. JS had to be in London so did not go to Southampton. Lord Rolle wrote that JHS could not join the Regiment immediately. JS answered that he would join as soon as possible after his College broke up.

Seale 1466 H.A.Seale to John Seale 1 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101618
HAS was not surprised at Mr. Lister's letter. He hoped to visit Belmont, not, she was sure, to enjoy savage pleasure contemplating her unhappiness. Lord & Lady Ribblesdale had a higher opinion of her than she deserved. She hoped Mr. Lister had not forgotton her, she would neither seek or shun him if he came.

Seale 1467 J.H.Seale to John Seale 3 March 1799 Commission in Sth. Devon Millitia   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101619
JHS pleased at unexpected nomination for a commission in the S.Devon Militia: The regulars preferable. College breaking up in just over 6 weeks. Miss Bentley's brother expected JS soon. Presumed JS had Stoke Manor. JHS wished to go abroad but not to Ireland. EMS's unhappy attachment to G.Kekewich bad for Harriet, JS should not be harsh, but not consent.

Seale 1468 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 5 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101620
A letter forwarded to GKat Fuge. Bridge nearly finished. Grant attentive, JS right to discharge Smith. Goodridge an excellent maid, much better than Elliot. Nanny Lavender seldom needed to iron now. JS presumably called at Peamore & Northbrook. Glad JS heard from Lord Rolle. Isle of Wight better for JHS than Ireland. Miss Savory came & played well. Churchill accompanied JS's daughter. Young Maddick on Violincello. Dining at Norton that day. Mr. Shepherd had come. Mr. Rospes property difficulties. Mr. Stowes was off. Old Thomas afraid of arrest. Dr.Puddicombe thought Mrs. Mordount had few days to live. Mr. Fanshawe's insolent letter.

Seale 1469 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 6 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101621
SS very unhappy since sending on (Mr. Fanshawe's) letter. She begged JS not to send a provoking answer to an inveterate revengeful man. Mrs.AMS to be considered.

Seale 1470 J.Seale to E.M.Seale 6 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101622
Unjust to say JS was an obstacle to EMS's happiness. He would give a cordial consent to a happy marriage. Convinced that Harriet believed his attitude right to EMS and herself.

Seale 1471 E.M.Seale to J.Seale March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101623
Written on the inside of that from S.Seale dated 6 March 1799.
Letter not worth postage if sent separately. Mr. Fanshawe's letter very impudent. She hoped JS was not be hindhand with him. A hasty answer would make matters worse. Bell Savery staying Monday to Saturday. Music on Friday with Mr. Mason. Maddisk & Churchill Dinner at Norton 5 March. Mr. Sheppard there. Grant was taking the garden so had not yet dismissed Pearce who EMS believed was not dishonest. Only White could replace him.

Seale 1472 J.Seale to Mrs. S.Seale & Miss E.M.Seale 14 March 1799 Reply to 1470 &1471   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101624
JS wrote to Mr. Fanshawe the sort of answer he was entitled to without dread. He told the old lady (Mrs. AMS) all that suited his purpose.-------- Why did EMS think her letter not worth the postage? Mr. F. got the answer from JS that he deserved.

Seale 1473 J.Seale to Miss E.M.Seale 12 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101625
Warning to EMS not to do anything against JS's will or against her own happiness what she imagined would not happen as she expected. (Mr. G.Kekewich) could not possibly succeed in business sufficiently to maintain himself & family creditably.

Seale 1474 H.A.Seale to John Seale 13 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101626
Uneasy about JS having not heard of him for some time. HAS hoped she was forgiven for opening letter Mr. Lister hurt at JS, reverting to the post. HAS's opinion of him remained the same. She would not accept his hand unless convinced of his regard for her. She entreated her father not to be unhappy because of her.

Seale 1475 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 13 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101627
Much disturbed at Mr. Roe not bringing a remittance, as JS said, to AMS. She wished JS would let her have her income.

Seale 1476 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 16 March 1799 Reply to 1475   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101628
Unfortunately money due to AMS could not be paid till Lady Day. Hopeful JS's affairs will enable regular payments in future - ''every thing swallowed up in enormous taxes''.

Seale 1477 J.H.Seale to John Seale 15 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101629
JS very cool about JHS joining the Militia & doubtful of Lord Rolle's sincerity. JHS could join in a month when ready. He could leave College immediately. History finished. Mr Robinson's Philosophy so mathematical it was unintellible. Mr. Lister in the 3rd Stafford Militia. Nothing to say about Mr. Bruce & Margaret. Bankdrafts totalled £160. All debts cleared except Mr. Manner's bill. Well written letter from Robert. Advice needed about reply to Mr. Kekewich, his poor prospects. Lightening damage in Torbay & Totnes.

Seale 1478 J.Seale to J.H.Seale March 1799 Reply to 1477   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101630
JS not cool about the Militia, Mr. Manner's bill must be paid before JS left Edinburgh. No need to write to Mr. Kekewich JS had sent a decisive negative. JS had not heard of the lightening damage in Torbay. All well at Bellmont. Pitt Jones spending Easter holidays with cousin at Temple, much grown but very thin. Father ill. Compliments to Miss Bruce & Margaret.

Seale 1479 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 16 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101631
EMS & HAS went to see Miss Savory & to a play on 15 March. SS's sister & DH? came. Sister approved of JS's letter to Maria, who was much attached to G.Kekewich. She had 2 letters from him. GK very sly & artful. Plans for sending letters to Maria. Mr. Barter sent a young SOW with 2 identical cryptic letters, JS owed 3 years subscription fot the SPCK. JHS's letters very sensible. Message for Grant.

Seale 1480 J.Seale to Miss Seale March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101632
Postscript written on the back of the letter from Sarah to John Seale Esq. dated 16 March 1799.
A few words to be added to JS's last letter to Miss S. ''find letters think it ungen(er)ous & mean''. Printed letter from SPCK & letter enclosed of little consequence.

Seale 1481 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 18 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101633
Grant had JS's letter. Time for SS's opinion - Harriet had been told not to answer letter (from T.Lister), she determined to write to JS. His affectionate letter to Maria after a late Dinner, Aunt & Dolly? H.Present. They returned to Fuge 17 March glad to escape. Maria excessively violent & determed silence. She said she would never give GK up. JS should write to GK & his father; Amazed at GK's conduct leaving Belmont & meeting Maria at the Dartmouth Assembly. GK was leaving Cambridge 19 March. C.Hayne said G.Taylor was in Town. The Coachman had gone. Jeffrey busy. The big Horses had Glanders.

Seale 1482 (Miss) E.M.Seale to J.Seale 21 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101634
EMS had a very aggrevation to her distress, she paid the strictest attention to duty. The insinuations in the letter were unjust to G.Kekewich & herself. Common principles of justice might influence JS not to reproach GK so unjustly. EMS refused to communicate with GK without the consent of her friends. JHS had insinuated many unjust things. She had long given up happiness in this world etc. etc.

Seale 1483 J.Seale to Miss E.M.Seale 21 March 1799 Reply to 1482   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101635
Maria's letter precise & affectionate with a little irritation. Her conduct very precipitate at the Assemby & altogether imprudent & against the consent of her friends. JHS had given her his most sincere impartial & disinterested sentiments. Mr. K. did not act that liberal part expected from a gentleman of honour, after JS had spoken to him in the most candid manner. Maria should give up a connection so inapplicable to her future welfare & happiness etc.

Seale 1484 Mrs. A.M.Seale to John Seale 20 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101636
Mr. Roe had been & had not sent the money. AMS greatly in need of it, asked JS to send it by return of the post, otherwise she might have to part with her carriage & horses to raise money.

Seale 1485 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 28 March 1799 Reply to 1484   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101637
Much vexed that AMS had to write. She certainly should not drop her Carriage though JS had dropped his. Grant was ordered to deliver to AMS the first money after Lady Day. JS hoped that by now AMS;s money had been delivered.

Seale 1486 T.Lister to John Seale 29 March 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101638
T.L. concealed his true feeling in his first letter. There was no secret design. He begged that his openess would not affend JS who sent a kind letter in the summer. TL would do nothing without JS's consent. Expensive education. He had £2500. He entered the Militia & years before he could begin his legal profession. Lord Stafford could help. Lord Ribblesdale might get him into Parliament. His inheritance from his Grandfather & Mother could be £200-500 a year. Delicacy almost forbade him to hint at Ld. Ribblesdale.

Seale 1487 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 31 March 1799 Easter Day   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101639
No hint of Mr. Roope quitting C.Hayne's house in Dartmouth. S.S. & family preferred to go to Mt. Boone as it was, need to stop the rat's holes, whitewash & clean the paint. Intended alterations could be done any time, or go to Little Dartmouth. Maria promised to write a dutiful submissive letter to JS; very angry with SS for what she had told JS. She also blamed JHS. SS told JS what she had heard from her sister & Dolly. Maria looked very ill, she eats very little - Mr. Grant had received JS's letter. C.Hayne would return in a week. SS's sister would speak about Smith. Little boys home, holidays.

Seale 1488 Letter came from Trevillion Rawle & Ann Holditch 30 March to Sarah   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101640
Quoted by Mrs. S.Seale & forwarded Annual rent due 25 March for - Downes & Charlescombe of £13 - 13s - 0d

Seale 1489 J.H.Seale to J Seale 4 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101641
Eager to hear what Ld. Rolle answered to JS's letter. Mr. Manner's bill £60 - 10/- JHS gave compliments to Miss Bruce & Margaret. Glad that JS had put a stop to GK's affair with Maria. Any harsh measures would strengthen her attachment to G.K. Mr. Manners had been ill £20 in the Bank: forced to buy clothes. Famous news from Lord Rolle.

Seale 1490 J.Seale to J.H.Seale 7 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101642
If JHS had a partiality for Margaret B - he should not conceal it from JS, who would put no impediment in his way. Civility shown by her uncle to JHS; a considerable fortune possible. On coming of age JS would give JHS Mt. Boone & £1000 a year in the event of a connection. Miss Margaret might wait a few years before marrying. An aimable & sensible woman. JHS leaving college soon his heart in Edinburgh etc.

Seale 1491 Mrs. S.Seale to John Seale 8 April 1799 Mount Boone Repairs Important   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101643
Mrs. Somerville Fownes came to Kittery then on to Horswell, papers for him remembered: inquest for the lovely Fanny? Dining at Fuge 9 April. SS spoke of Smith. Major Hayne would vote for him when the summer route was decided. How could T Lister think of writing after his bad conduct. Harriet's strange attachment. Robert had epistolary talents. Visit from John expected before joining regiment. Commissr. Duncon in London, his eye better. Jeffrey said farrier could cure John's horse. Mr. Grant gave dimensions of the iron gate. Mt. Boone repairs important. Churchill to marry Knowles.
Whebles bill for candles £7 18s 11d

Seale 1492 J.H.Seale to J.Seale 11 April 1799 JHS Does Not Wish To Marry   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101644
Thunderstruck by JS's letter. No partiality for Miss MB, her birth not so agreeable. Her uncle might marry, & hopes of inheritance. £1000 a year & Mt. Boone were no inducement to marry. She was extravagent, spoilt & a high spirit. Supper that evening with them. Had JS received Mr. Manner's bill. Care needed over T.Lister. Good letter to Ld. Rolle. Jeff old, not careful with the horses.

Seale 1493 Mrs. S.Seale to J.Seale 17 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101645
Message given to Mr. Grant, gone to Cornworthy to collect what he could. Maria very unhappy. JS indifferent to SS's happiness, not SS to JS's Lord Fortescue's letters handed to Mr. Somerville Fownes, not well, under Mr. Hunt's care. Leaving Kittery 18 April. Fanny accepted his offer at Aldrswell. SS dined at Kittery previous Saturday. Maria needed a prudent friend such as Mrs. Tollet, Mr. Lister was a sensible man. Hope he would satisfy JS.

Seale 1494 Miss E.M.Seale to J.Seale 18 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101646
Arguments about EMS's relationship to Mr. Kekwich. He had great abilities in his profession. EMS's sentiments would not change. Her family were subjecting her to evils they were little aware of etc. She begged her father not to sacrifice her in a vain search for advantages etc.

Seale 1495 J.Seale to E.M.Seale 20 April 1799 Saturday Reply to 1494   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101647
JS not at all pleased with Maria's determined letter against all reason & her friend's consent. Nothing more than personal attraction fired up by imagination. JS had been at great pains & expense bringing Maria up. He had Phil.Carteret in his eye as a suitable match.

Seale 1496 J.Seale to Miss E.M.Seale 20 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101648
Regrets her 'passion' - hoped she would marry Phil Cartaret.

Seale 1497 Jn. Jones to J.Seale Before 20 April 1799 Fri. Morning   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101649
Crossed out (by J.Seale?) Regret that JS's note arrived late. Pitman & JJ accepted JS's kind invitaion. That evening the last that Pitman would likely be able to have any amusement before term prevented JJ going abroad at night.

Seale 1498 J.H.Seale to J.Seale 20 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101650
A child would have understood JS's letter of 17 inst. If JS felt it would be good for the family JHS would pay himself out to the best advantage & marry (Margaret S). College rising before 1 May. If staying at Edinburgh after that Mr. Manners would expect more pay. Anxious to be present at meeting of JS & T.Lister. Sam Fownes to marry Fanny Ilbert. Servant needed for the Militia.

Seale 1499 Harriet Seale to John Seale 22 April 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101651
Mr. Lister's friends were trying to dissuade him from marrying Harriet. His regard was not to be doubted. His domineering mother & imbecile grandfather without her favour. TL just had his own fortune. He implied that his mother would relent. So Harriet had hope.

Seale 1500 E.M.Seale to J.Seale 11 June 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101652
Mother very unhappy, all uneasy since return, at no news from JS. Grant had heard. Mr. Lister staying a week longer. Letter from JHS asking that the one sent on by EMS already to JS be not sent. EMS would transcribe the letter from Hammersley. Hope that JS would visit the Carterets with EMS & HAS instead of going to Jersey. TL said packets from Weymouth to Jersey were frequent. Grant sending remittance due to Pawley.

Seale 1501 Hammersley & Co. to J Seale (Copied by EMS) 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101653
Copied at the end of E M Seale's letter of 11 June 1799 (1500).
Received JS's letter of 6 June 1799 enclosing a bill on Down & Co.

Seale 1502 S Seale to J Seale 28 June 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101654
SS was prepared for the contents of JS's letter. She would not add to the unpleasant feeling about JS's comment. She had been a stranger to his schemes. Family well in health, low in spirits. Little boys came from Kingsbridge that Wednesday, brought by Jeffrey in the gig.

Seale 1503 Reply to 1502 J Seale to S Seale. Marriage Separation 3 July 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101655
Living together more & more unpleasant, much better apart, faults on both sides. Unpleasantrys in almost every house. Dr. Johnson's reflection on the death of Miss Thrale. Scolding letter from SS's sister for not saying when he was going. Mr. Adams would do what he could in JS's absence. No letter from Hariett.

Seale 1504 H.A.Seale to John Seale14 September 1799 Saturday night   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101656
HAS presumed Mr. Adams had told JS about the unpleasant situation they had been in JS apparently Exeter the following day. She begged JS to write to poor Full, in a miserable state, stung to the heart by JS at loss of his stewardship. His last letter had been ignored by JS. JS was not to speak of arbitration. EMS very unwell with fatigue & fright. Mr. Lister in Bodmin expected 20 Sept,

Seale 1505 E.M.Seale to John Seale Received 17 September 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101657
Impossible to clear up the mystery of EMS's letter to Mr. Fanshawe till she saw JS. It concerned Morice & Mr. Full. Morice transacted the business when Mr. Full broke his leg. Tom Full got Morice away saying he was a dangerous man. SS was not to say why he was discharged except the affair of Kitty. JS had declared Mr. Full was honest. Thousands of pounds unaccounted for in the accounts. Full gave account of his life & stewardship to EMS & HAS. JS should keep this secret.

Seale 1506 Robt. Hayne Seale to Miss Seale 5 October 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101658
Just received a letter & parcel with paper & wafers. Some of it enclosed? Papa intended RHS to go to Eton after Christmas not Tiverton. Thanks for Book. Mrs. Wilcocks said breaking up Thursday before Christmas. Love to Aunt & Miss Hawkins. Thanks for looking after gardens, rabbits & guinea pigs. RHS presumed JS & Mr. Bond had taken the landscape. Harriet's fruit piece.

Seale 1507 Mrs A.M.Seale to Mrs (S) Seale 5 October 1799 Re. Pecuniary difficulties   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101659
Thanks for letter, glad the family were well. Shaked at JS's embarrassment about his affairs. Mr. Fanshawe though at times displeased, was also much concerned. How could Mr. Pincent have been so base to Mr. Seale after all the civilities from Mt. Boone?

Seale 1508 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 8 October 1799 Reply to 1507   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101660
Sorry an affair of treachery & deceit should have caused so much concern to JS's friends and difficulty to himself. Good that he could distinguish his friends from a parcel of sycophant rascals. Hope of reconcilling JS to those sometimes at variance. Thanks to Mr. Fanshawe. JS in Exter following Friday.

Seale 1509 Written By J Seale 24 October 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101661
Stricture on Boswell's Life of Johnson:- James Boswell a vain pragmatic fool etc. etc.

Seale 1510 J.Seale to T.Lister 3 November 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101662
Letters from Lord Ribblesdale to T.Lister JS had brought from Franklin recommends Mr. Oddie to advise TL. JS did not know Mr. O and thought Mr. Jones in his night cap equally qualified. JS agreed that the £2000 to be paid TL should carry interest from his marriage etc. Letter from Col.Elliot; TL was to go to his regiment before going to Staffordshire. TL would find the letter on returning from Cornwall. Rain, rain, rain, JS would swim to Stoke Cliff. A kiss to Harriet.

Seale 1511 E.Damaresq to Thomas Lister 23 November 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101663
Congratulations & good wishes for a happy marriage to TL & Harriet. Hopes to see them in Hampshire. TL's friendship proved in regard to Augustus. She complained about her brother having lent him money relying on him repaying part at Christmas. Could TL pay her £100 to be repaid with interest in instalments? She would go to London in the Spring to dispose of property. Health not equal to the journey.

Seale 1512 J.H.Seale to J.Seale Received 21 December 1799   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101664
JS had mistaken Kerwan's letter. JHS wrongfully accused. Very busy. Captain of the week, drill 9.30 - 1.00 then inspecting barracks, hospitals, men's dinners, cook rooms etc. dress parade, reports etc. Kerwan was to arrange JHS's accounts only not due to be settled til 24 Dec. Not played German flute for a month good opportunity for learning languages, foreign travel. JHS liked Col.Fisher though very strict: Col. Hull not a gentleman? Next destination Ireland. Any news of Harley?

Seale 1513 J H Seale to Mrs Kekewich 10 January 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101665
EMK apparently moving from Featherstone Buildings to New Milman Street. SS wrote that Harriet had nearly recovered. JHS thought a nurse was needed. Very mild weather. EMK's Greenhouse flourishing, fruit on one orange-tree. Last of her pigs sold. Jeffrey famous for bargains. Uncle expected at Fuge. Pianforte & music sent to EMK. Had it arrived? Cooke seen drunk in Dublin theatre. Brothers played 3 handed whist with Will Woocot. No reply from Father.

Seale 1514 J.H.Seale to Mrs (S) Seale 29 January 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101666
Glad Father was reconciled with EMK. Mistake to think JHS was learning the violoncella. Mr. Churchill was to have got one but had heard nothing more so damping musical ardour. Glad SS went to the opera. The Ilberts would tell of the Ball at Tor Abbey. All the County there the Cliffords & Courterays & 120 at supper. There would be a masquerade that night but JHS had no dress so would not go. Love & congratulations to both sisters.

Seale 1515 J.H.Seale to J.Seale (1801?)   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101667
Mr. Walford sent 3 barrels of pickled oysters to Charlette; 2 for Mr. Lister and 1 for Mr. Bruce & intends to send some to SS. He sent congratulations on EMK's wedding. Only John Steed & F.Boovey working in Bellmont garden. Grant in the country for a day. Request for £20 to pay company in 32nd Rt.

Seale 1516 From Mrs. A.M.Seale 23 February 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101668
Received £25 on account of her annuity. Witness Sarah Ball.

Seale 1517 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. S.Seale Monday   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101669
Glad SS arrived safely at Belmont. EMK believed she was in the family way, no troubles except sickness. Dining in Charlotte Street that day. Harriet poorly previous Saturday, the child had been very unwell but now better, had tea with the Fownes's. Mrs & Miss Ilbert were leaving soon. EMK's gown from SS was admired. Miss Mervin had just been after her bilious attack? Mrs. Fownes was soon to come with Mr. Luttrel, while the girls stayed with father.

Seale 1518 J. Puddicombe to John Seale 1 March 1801 Friday afternoon   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101670
Terms of JS's note singular & insinuation unpleasant. Need to compare the accounts with the vouchers.

Seale 1519 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 9 March 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101671
The Baby improved daily, cried very little, slept at 7pm regularly & woke about 5am. The nurse took him up to suckle him the last thing before she went to bed about 10pm. He hardly slept in the day. Harriet's cold better. Mr.L.had just gone to Lichfield. Sister expected for dinner she had a bowel complaint Mrs. Mervin's recipe made her better. Miss Rolle & Frerick Rogers had both called. Mrs. Fownes at Islington was on her way. Sorry to hear Aunt looked unwell.

Seale 1520 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale saturday   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101672
Thanks for box of hams. EMK's health very good. Much indebted to Miss Mervin for prescribing for her when unwell & also for her jelly of tent & Isinglass. Sorry that SS was uneasy about EMK being in the family way. She wondered what Mrs. Taylor said to Uncle about her to make him so cool towards her. She saw Mrs. T. as little as possible. The Fownes drank tea with EMK. Old Mrs. F. very down in her spirits. SS's tongues & pickles much appreciated by EMK.

Seale 1521 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 31 March 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101673
HAL's child had great irruptions:feared it was measles or small pox. It was red gum and was cured.Inoculated for cow pox, matter taken from Mrs. Carr's little girl. She had recommended the clever, honest apothecary. Mrs. Mervin called; Robert had come safe and well. Charles expected, walking with school friends. EMK was very poorly. Note came addressed to Father announcing the safe arrival of oysters & mango from Orswell. Many thanks to Father. Mrs. Fownes looked much better.

Seale 1522 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale 1 April 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101674
EMK's sickness increasing, no worse than others in her condition. Harriet said all well at Belmont. Riots mentioned not very alarming. Prices rising. Mrs & Miss Ilbert just left Town. Mrs. Fownes leaving in a fortnight much better thanks to Mr. Pennington, the apothecary. Maundy Thursday so boys & Miss Mervin went to see purses & bread given to the Poor. Got a violent headache after a Play,'' Deaf & Dumb'', an interesting comedy. The tongues sent excellent but the hams stank, not cured in time. Extra room for Father 21 April.

Seale 1523 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale 8 April 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101675
Health much better. Just seen Harriet, Charles not fit to be seen, his clothes dirty & stained, & Robert, good on his own, noisy with Charles. The Landlady was asking when JS was wanting a room & if he was bringing a man. If so she would have to get an extra maid. She would give notice to her present lodger to quit. EMK needed 2 servant's sheets, Harriet might lend. Cold weather. Unable to come to Devonshire till July. Thanks for thinking of the little frocks etc.Glad if Father could bring the red prayer book & old Bible & gooseberries & currents.

Seale 1524 H.A.Lister to Mrs. Seale 14 April 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101676
Robert's fever gone - 15 April too soon to go to school so the Apothecary wrote a certificate to give to Dr. Heath. Harriet & Elliott just had sore throats. Baby was well, inoculated a second time as the first did not take. Nurse's little girl came 13 April. Baby would be ''tucked'' in May & have laun frocks & shirts. EMK looking much better. 15 April going together to a concert at the Savery's. Then Harriot drove? to an opera concert. She also went with the Rolles to them, Dr.Birdwood very ill.

Seale 1525 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J.H.Seale 18 April 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101677
Receipt for £50 by AMS. Witness Sarah Ball.

Seale 1526 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 27 April 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101678
Robert had left that Thursday with a note to Mrs. Roggereax, about his illness. Harriet told him to write to SS (from Eton). Little Tom was so heavy Harriet had to give up nursing him for more than a few minutes at a time. Laun bought for his frocks etc. He had a beaver jockey cap with a cadade. Maria looked better. Harriet felt weak. Mr. Croft came & ordered bark & vitriol for her & recommended her to drink the Spa waters of Islington. Mrs. & Miss Carteret called. Mrs. C. was regretful of Maria's marriage. The girls were lodged in the Feathersborne buildings. Mr. Silvestor's house being full. The Kekewich's were in Town. Melonchony news of the Walcots

Seale 1527 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 3 May 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101679
Sorry SS was unwell. Hopeful that Mr. Puddicombe or Mr. Hunt had been consulted. Harriet much better after taking bark & vitriol. Account of Mrs. Wolcot very affecting. William W's conduct the effect of a degree of insanity. Little Tom well & happy. Maria poorly but dined with Harriet to meet Mr. Bond & the Carterer's. Mrs. C. had heard that Mr. Kekewich had illtreated Maria at Southampton circulated evidently by the unscrupulous Mrs. Taylor. Thoughts of buying a house in C???? St.

Seale 1528 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale sunday 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101680
Extremely sorry SS.s fright caused by the insane or wicked William Wolcot. Dined with the Carterets & Mr. Bond. He also breakfasted with EMK. Looking forward to seeing SS and Mrs. Bond in the Summer. With the Kekewich's to seeing Cock in ''Richard 111''; good but not superior to Nemble. Declining Miss Rolle's invitation to the Anniversary of the Sons of the Clergy at St. Pauls. Thanks for Bible and Prayer Books & Bottled of Gooseberries. Father broke a Box of them? in Bath.

Seale 1529 E.M.KeKewich to Mrs. (S) Seale   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101681
Father unwilling SS should remain in London during the summer. JHS anxious to be in the profession he wanted rather than idleness. He would be welcome with EMK in the winter. Impossible to visit Devon that summer. Expected to be confined in October. Impossible to have the baby at Mrs. K's house in Exeter as the family were all going to Dawlish, EMK would have 2 maids, one to cook & JS could bring Gillard. Harriet etc. were well. Father talked of seeing Robert & Charles. Father was sending John's watch by Mrs. K. Received excellent Hog's Pudding.

Seale 1530 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101682
All well at Belmont & EMK well. Spent a day at Hornsey with Mrs Mervin, who was afflicted with giddiness & others. Harriet, not well & Mrs. Lister stayed 3 days with Dr. & Mrs. Swabey in the country. JHS impatient to be in the Army, not EMK'd wish for his future.No sign of his letter to JS. Going to tea that evening with the Carterets in Featherstone Buildings. Hopes of visiting Devon end of June or beginning of July till September. Confinement expected in October. Harriet's wet nurse engaged by EMK. Mr. Douglass preferred to Mr. Croft by EMK as doctor. Parry at the Fownes's. ????& JHS's watch sent to SS. Father's trial etc.

Seale 1531 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale Saturday   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101683
Father had no objections to SS sending for Mr.Puddicombe but did not want to see him himself/ Term had begun that Friday so Father's cause might be decided within a week. Term would end the 25th and a day or two later EMK etc. would come to Devon & hoped to stay with SS till Harriet etc. came in July. Mrs. Templar & Miss T with Mr. Lyn her betrothed had just called with Mrs. Mervin. Dining that day with the Listers. Mr. L. just off to Oxford. Mrs. SK, the Miss Fownes & old Mrs. K. giving material or making clothes for EMK's (baby?) Acceptance of the Bond's invitation.

Seale 1532 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101684
Just settled in their new home, very satisfied. Tea the previous day with EMK. Mr. Lister was off to Oxford the next day with a chance of taking his doctor's degree. EMK talked of leaving Town that Thursday. Harriet hoped that they would leave for Devonshire before the middle of July, best of all to Dartmouth with everyone there. Nurse recovering from bad Lumbago. Tom alright Robert in Town for a day or two. JHS with Aunt & Fuge. Miss Rolles called.

Seale 1533 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale July   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101685
Leaving London the following Monday week, could stay with Aunt if not convenient. Hoped that EMK was well after her journey. Mrs. RK was told by HAL of their arrival. Harriet was going to Charlotte Street to check if the woman was taking care of the house, glad the windows were open, it being a fine day. Little Tom was eating broth & beef tea. Mrs. S. Fownes' little daughter very ill but recovering fast. There had been a tremendous fire in Guildford Street, 12-1 are not a coach-makers. John & Mr L. checked that the Fownes's & Kekewiches were safe. It was soon extinguished.

Seale 1534 J.C.Fanshawe to J.Seale 8 July 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101686
Grandmother (A.M.Seale) was unable to write herself.Had asked JCF to write that she would be grateful of a remittance as soon as possible. He sent good wishes to his aunt (SS) & the other part of the family with Mr. & Mrs. Kekewich. (Note to say Bills of £50 were sent.)

Seale 1535 J.Seale to J.C.Fanshawe reply to 1534 July 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101687
JS talked at Franklin the previous week but Mother was not in a state to manage bills. £50 enclosed. Hope to make a further remittance soon and to pay CF his interest at the assizes which commenced on July 27.

Seale 1536 J.C.Fanshawe to J.Seale suday morning   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101688
Thanks for £50 for Grandmother in part of her annuity.

Seale 1537 Jane Oliver to Mr. Richd.E…… 10 August 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101689
JO had a copy of (Richard Honey's) will. J.Seale was 1st Guardian so must settle the business without Loss or Chancery (otherwise JO would be ruined, & bring Mr. Puddiscombe, who had kept too much money, to account. JO had proof of silver & clothe embezzled out of the house probably by the servant, who should be brought upon oath with Mr. P. JO's health has been bad since leaving Dartmouth so had not much time left. Correspondents were on the spot so could talk to J.Seale.

Seale 1538 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale 15 August 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101690
Heat oppressive. The Misses Lister seen every day. Mrs. L. a very pleasant chatty woman. Letter from Harriet with a good account of little Tom. Mr. L & his aunts very impatient to see him. EMK hoped that Elliott would send her 2 shifts, black silk & silk pelisse & gown. Hoped to see SS in the second week of September. Cooks unavailable,too much in demand. Lodging next door suitable for Miss Bond at a guinea a week.

Seale 1539 E.M.Kekewich toMrs. (S) Seale (friday in August 1801)   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101691
Called on the Jones's. Pitman Jones due to set off by the mail the following Tuesday Robert was to go with him. Mrs. Jones wanted Robert to stay at their house on Monday night. EMK hoped he would ciome to her at Peasemoor on the Sunday. If he came on Monday he should call at Peasemoor if not pay one at the Inn or Pitman could direct him to Mrs. K's house at Southernay. Unable to find a servant for Harriet. When was SS moving to Mt. Boone? Was a little child's basket available at Dartmouth or did one have to get it in Exeter? EMK was dressing for dinner at Admiral Dod's.

Seale 1540 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs (S) Seale (friday in august1801)   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101692
Arrived that evening at Southernay, 6pm. SS not to expect EMK on Saturday, Monday instead. Mrs. Kekewich expected on Saturday against EMK's wishes. EMK was most anxious to have news about Harriet by return of post. If bad EMK would go that Sunday.

Seale 1541 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale (Thursday August 1801)   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101693
Arrived Wednesday evening: parting from SS etc. made Harriet feel very unwell. Mr. Lister, Tom, Mrs L. & the Misses L were all well. Harriets stomach was not quite well so she had not bathed. Mr. Puddicombe was to be asked, pills could be taken while bathing and the same quantity each night. Anxious about Maria. No fruit available, so acceptable if John brought some when he should come. Sorry to have missed seeing Mrs. Roe.

Seale 1542 J.H.Seale toMrs. (S) Seale Sunday 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101694
Arrived that morning, returning the next day with sister who was better than expected. Expected to arrive at Mt. Boone that Tuesday. Mr. Lister quite well.

Seale 1543 Charles H.Seale to J.Seale 6 September 1801 Fell overboard   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101695
Board gave way as CHS was going up from supper & he fell in the sea. Unable to swim, he paddled on his back as Robert had taught him for 10 minutes. Rescued by Marine sho saw bubbles and jumped in - Surgeon's mate sat up all night. Capt. Buller very kind.

Seale 1544 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J.Seale 9 September 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101696
Thanks for letter & brace of partridges. Sorry to hear of Harriet's misfortune. Not seen Maria for a long time. AMS's health as well as could be expected Thank God.

Seale 1545 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale 27 September 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101697
Hoped to see SS Thursday of the next week. Charles/ miraculous escape. Capt. Buller's account. Evening of 14 September began C steppingover the gunwale the plank gave way, and C. fell into the sea. The ship was going at about 5 knots. It was quite dark, lieut. & purser Mr. Stewart & Mr. Fitzgerald lept from the wardroom window & swam for 20 minutes without success. The boats were ordered out. C could not swim but Rpbert had taught him to float. He ''Sang out'' and a marine lept overboard and c aught him as he sank. He had swallowed much sea waterl The surgeons were very attentive to him.

Seale 1546 H.A. Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale16 October 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101698
Bathed for the first time that Saturday, suited Harriet well, but had to stop due to bad complaint: another violent expected complaint the first after the miscarriage. Intention not to leave till after the next Tuesday week. Anxious about Maria. Hopeful John would come to Dawlish. No news of Father. Request not to send potatoes unless already sent by sea: carriage of apples by sea had been so expensive. Hopeful that Mrs. Walcot's son was better. Little Tom back from walking, very lively: nurse had a bad cold. News of poor Mrs. Twisdon wanted. Good wishes fom Mrs. & the Misses Lister.

Seale 1547 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 18 October 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101699
Mild return of stomach complaint. That & the other complaint were abating; prospect of good health, no bathing till well. Expecting John 19 Oct. for as long as possible. Mrs. Lister had no bed for him in the house so would find one for him nearby. Weather still warm. The Library was very good. Harriet was reading ''Letters supposed to be written by a Hindoo Rajah'': by Eliza Hamilton, better that a manual. News of dear Mrs. Walcot & poor Mrs. Twisden wanted. Mr. Lister dined at three.

Seale 1548 J.H.Seale to J.Seale 20 Ocober 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101700
JHS carried out JS's orders, note sent to Mr. Fownes & Somerville had come that morning to drink wine. The Manors not yet sold according to Mr. Prideaux, but Abraham of Ashburton had applied. JHS told Grant to write to JS about it. Jeffrey paid 3/8 for the parcel from Cornwall. Grant was to send money to JS. JHS's great need to apply to Ireland for a coat, having discharged his taylor Brewen. Maria's imminent delivery of a young Kekewigian: Mr. Puddicombe in attendence. JS right to have a tooth out. Apples to be sent by sea to Mrs. Maclane. Benneit's cattle were damaging JS's plantation. Chestnuts croped (for sale) as people stole them. The ??? horse worse. Mother needs cutlery.

Seale 1549 G. Kekewich John Seale 22 October 1801 Thursday   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101701
Glad to announce that Maria was safely delivered of a boy about 8pm Wednesday 21 October. Her 48 hours labour.

Seale 1550 J.Seale to G. Kekewich reply to 1549   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101702
Great pleasure at news of Maria's safety & the birth of a boy. Ordered JHS to send off Mr. Seale with the Gig Horse ie/ Mr. Crop, so he might reach Mt. Boone that Friday evening. JS had bought a new gig & harness so Charles would ride up & stop at the hotel.

Seale 1551 H.S. Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 23 October 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101703
Sincerest pleasure that Maria was as well as expected. Mistrusted the cause of John's delay but thankful she did not know till all was well with Maria. Mrs. Lister's excellent receipt for piles. Mr. Lister wrote that they would be in Town the Sunday week, so Father had decided to stay a bit longer to see them. Harriot had a bad cold, which prevented her bathing. Mrs & Miss Lister sent congratualtions. Sorry that John would leave so soon, having hoped he would stay with them. Harriet etc. going to Peasmore the next Tuesday & London the next day.

Seale 1552 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 25 October 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101704
Harriet wrote to the Rogers about Maria & her little boy. They called that morning with Mary Southcote. She hoped the receipt she had sent would be beneficial. Harriet etc. were to set off for Peasmore 26 Oct. & the next day continue their route. Nurse would put little Tom to bed & he would go to sleep without breast feeding-(end of letter badly damaged) A good account in SS's letter - Father, Bath 2 Sisters referred to.

Seale 1553 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 31 October 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101705
Arrived previous night 30 Oct. Little Tom travelled well, he had a cough & cold when they left Dawlish, much better since. Happy to hear the good news of Maria & baby. Harriet still had a bad cold. They had dined with Uncle Hayne in Dorchesters he expected to be in Devon when the Regiment was to be disassembed Rumours that Sir Francis and Lady Buller had parted. Lord Ribblesdale called that morning, he would leave Town in a few days returning with Lady R & staying 2 months before going to Stoke Cliff. Sorry not to have seen Father before he left town.

Seale 1554 H.A.Lister to Mrs (S) Seale 2 November 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101706
Tom better, not measles as thought; Mr. Hall said it was only a rash with his cold. Mr & Mrs. S. Faulks called 1 Nov. Mrs. F. looked extremely ill. They gave a sad account of Mrs. John F. Lord Ribblesdale dined with the family l. Nov. They were not going to Stoke Cliff till early in the spring. Thanks for good news of Maria and Babe. Was Charles a midshipman and home because of peace? At Franklyn Grandmother appeared quite lost but well. Harriet was afraid she would not be able to visit Mr. Boone till the summer after next.

Seale 1555 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J. Seale 13 November 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101707
AMS's health continuing very tolerable. Previous few days cold. Mr. Fanshawe left about 6 Nov. Request for some remittance. £80 owed to her. No news.

Seale 1556 J.Seale to Mrs. A.M.Seale Reply to 1555   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101708
All pretty well (at Mt. Boone). Balance due to AMS at Michaelmas for the previous half year was £35. Bill for £35 enclosed. (Figures included to show this was correct.)

Seale 1557 Mrs. A.M.Seale to J.Seale November 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101709
Thanks for letter & £35 in Bank Bills. Letter received from Mrs. Fanshawe in the Dockyard who saw little Charles, courage unabated after accident.

Seale 1558 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 26 November 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101710
Tom weaned by the nurse, who left the previous Sunday. He had broth every day & meat & pudding alternately. He preferred pudding:: walking better , he could say ''Mama'' & ''Papa''. On 24 Nov. HAL etc. saw ''The Duenna'' a play all the rage, and heard Mrs. Billington sing at Drury Lane. Mrs. Mountain sang ''Had I a heart for falsehood framed.'' Miss Pope was the Duenna & Quick was Isaac. Harriett called on Mrs. Luttrell & Mrs. Silvester. Mrs. Adams much recovered. Had Father been to Dawlish? Mrs. Lister looked after SS's watch while Harriet was in DAwlish. Told to hand it to Father so that Maria could bring it to Harriet.

Seale 1559 E.M.Hekewich to Mrs. Seale Sunday May? 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101711
Arrived that Friday evening: Babe slept most of the way on the Dartmouth chaise & horses, horse to be shod in Newton, so Mrs. K. had to wait till 6pm for dinner. Many visitors; Robert arrived 11pm Saturday & called with Father in the morning. They then went to Dawlish via Franklyn & Peamore. Unable to get a small enough ivory pin for SS. Forgot to give to Father SS's stockings & netting noules, told Charles to call for them, but he did not. G K could bring them before going to Town or they could go by carrier. A. monster had appeared in Exeter similar the the one in London some years before who attacked women with a knife. Mrs. K's cook saw a crowd round a woman cut in the face. He had not been caught.

Seale 1560 H. Jodrell to Sir Paul Jodrell 7 June 1802 December 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101712
Received letters & newspapers from PJ by Dr. Thomas recording the illness & death of the Nabob. HS's firend Mill had replaced Scott as Chairman of the India Direction. No arrangement before a strict examination of claims. HJ called twice at Lady Clive's, Dover Street, Lord C. was out of Town. Lady J. was near her sister, Mrs. Bond in Dartmouth, more desirable than Urpeth was. Her gouty rheumatick indisposition, but getting better. Lord Clime's attention to PJ good. Lord Chatham soon to replace Marquis Westlesley. Mr. Addington Chancellor of the Exchequer instead of Mr. Pitt Ld. Cornullius Windham & Dundass out. Ld. Cormullis to notify the Head of Amiens.

Seale 1561 H.A.Lister to Mrs. (S) Seale 12 December 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101713
HAL found book containing ''The Agreeable Surprise'' & ''The Fair Perurian'' but not ''TheDuenna'' nor any of SS's music. She would send songs from the ''The Duenna etc'', if not found EMK & babe had a good journey Exeter after leaving SS. Little Tom -another tooth:Birthday next Wednesday - wetted himself less than Mrs. Fownes little girl; both healthy etc. Went with Mrs. F. to Islington. She was looking large. Called on Mrs. Duncan. Mrs. Twisdon in low spirits. Former nurse came to dine, lost her last little girl a cripple. Mrs. Wolcot's son, a hopeless case. Mrs..Mervin well, feared her nephew was dead. Tom often ill at Westminster.

Seale 1562 E.M.Kekewich to Mrs. (S) Seale 30 December 1801   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101714
EMK and Babe were well. She saw Sheriden (who she has seen at Southampton)as Justice Woodcock in ''Love in a Village'' also ''The Turnpike Gate'', the best ever. Miss Rogers & Jane were staying at Peamore. All were to meet at Admiral Dod's 31 Dec. Mrs. Kekwich's rout the next Tuesday. Bagles (kind of Bead) wanted, white to spot muslin to make a turban & black to go round a chip-hat & a very small white feather for that evening. Mr. K. had received his gun. EMK was enquiring about SS's cook.

Seale 1563 R.Hayne Seale to Mrs. Seale Thursday   18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 101715
More things were in the inventory than in the box, which did contain a pair of silk breeches & only 10 neck clothes; things probably at Exeter in Robert's room; hurried packing, no news of the shirt left behind. JS's letter given to Mrs. R & Mr. Gate's, certificate to Dr. Goodall. Robert's leg quite well. Hopeful Charles was still at Mt. Boone & that JS gets there that Saturday. Hard frost & snow at Eton, the boys skating. News of the rabbits wanted. Robert had a good writing desk. Tutor asked after John. Robert hoped to spend Easter with JS in Town. Hoped John had good sport.