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Old Dartmouth Street Names   Land     Places and Streets 18thC 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 100128
Previous names of Dartmouth streets and roads. This list is still under development and subject to amendment. If you have any information that may help us please contact us.

Proposed Boundary for Dartmouth c1835   Documents     Maps     Maps of the Dartmouth Area 19thC
DHRG No. 100157
Report upon the proposed municipal boundary of the borough of Dartmouth c. 1835. Includes map.

Town’s Charter of Incorporation 1604   Documents     Historic Events     Social History 17thC
DHRG No. 102737
Transcription of the Charter of Incorporation granted by James I on 3rd August 1604.

Charters of the Borough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness   Documents     Historic Events     Social History 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC
DHRG No. 102738
Image of illuminated scroll listing the Charters granted to the Borough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness from 1341 to 1674.

Mayors of Dartmouth   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012     Social History 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC 20thC 21stC
DHRG No. 102741
Roll of Mayoralty - Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2006

Photograph of last Council of the Borough of Dartmouth, 1974   Social History 20thC
DHRG No. 102903
Photograph taken prior to abolition of borough following local government reorganisation.

Borough Coat of Arms and Seals   Documents 13thC 14thC 17thC 20thC
DHRG No. 102932
Short paper on Town coat of arms.

Town water supplies   Documents     Public Health     Social History 20thC
DHRG No. 102933
Report by Rofe and Rafferty, Engineers, on plans for town water supply, 1934.

Dartmouth Borough Council Minutes   Documents 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 102969
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Minutes of various council meetings Ref R9/1/C Nov 1930 to Oct 1931 Nov 1931 to Oct 1932 Nov 1934 to Oct 1935.
27a-b, 28, 29a-b, 30, 31a-b, Nov 40 – Oct 41 missing. Dartmouth Borough Council Minutes to 1974 at Devon Heritage Centre; also Dartmouth Town Council minutes 1974-2002. More recent records held by the Town Council.

Guildhall Documents 3.   Documents 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 102970
Index of documents found in “Miscellaneous Accounts” bundle, Corporation of Dartmouth, various dates 1852-1937, Guildhall. Many are accounts and receipts, 1850s. Documents now deposited with Devon Heritage Centre. Index compiled by Dartmouth History Research Group, 2007. See also Guildhall Documents 1, 103051 and Guildhall Documents 2, 102988.

Notes on Wills: J.H.Foale Bennett of Dartmouth 1852; Nathaniel Ellis of Blackawton 1885   Documents 19thC
DHRG No. 102971
Documents found in Wills Folder, Guildhall (July 2006) 1. Will of J.H.Foale Bennett of Dartmouth 7/5/1852, with 2 Codicils. 2. Abstract of Title of Freehold in Blackawton, by Trustees of Nathaniel Ellis deceased, 1885 No.331. See Guildhall Documents 1, 103051

Will of Mark Fox Esq 1889   Documents 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 102973
TO/Ad/LE/010 Will of Mark Fox Esq 18 October 1889, of Summerland Villa, Dartmouth. Original with Devon Heritage Centre. Death 13 June 1893, examined with probate 18 March 1911. Also mentioned Annie Austin – wife; James Fox – brother; Frederick Henry Whittle – nephew. See Guildhall Documents 1, 103051.

Chancery Case Attorney-General vs Corporation of Dartmouth 1880, schedule of papers   Documents 14thC 15thC 16thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102974
TO/AD/LE/015 Schedule of certain papers relating to 1880 case in Court of Chancery: For the plaintiff the Attorney-General, vs Corporation of Dartmouth, represented by John Bulley and William Neck, nominal defendants as surviving trustees. Case was about whether trust of 1599 was charitable and hence whether revenue from town property could be generally applied or was for certain specified charitable purposes. See Guildhall Documents 1, 103051.

Notes on Minutes of Evidence to Local Legislation Committee on the Dartmouth Bill, 1928   Documents 20thC
DHRG No. 102975
TO/Ad/LE/031 Notes on Minutes of Evidence to Local Legislation Committee on the Dartmouth Bill 13th March 1928. Original at Devon Heritage Centre. There were 93 Clauses, many passed without discussion; their content is not set out in this document. See Guildhall Documents 1, 103051.

Guildhall Documents 2   Documents     Family History     Named Families     Newcomen Family 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 102988
Index of documents previously held in the Guildhall by Dartmouth Town Council, now transferred to the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter. Index is a guide only to the content of the document and persons requiring further information should refer to the document. Compiled by the Dartmouth History Research Group, 2007. See also Guildhall Documents 1, 103051 and Guildhall Documents 3, 102970.

Vavasour Slip   Family History     Named Families     Places and Streets 17thC 18thC
DHRG No. 103007
Letter from Ray Freeman answering query about origin of street name Vavasour Slip.

Town Regalia: The Silver Oar   Documents     Historic Events     Social History 18thC 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 103031
Photograph of Capt. Maunder with Dartmouth Corporation's Silver Oar. In 1721 a Silver Oar was presented to the Mayor & Corporation of Dartmouth by the then Duke of Cornwall, later George II, as a symbol of their rights as holders of the Bailiwick of the waters of Dartmouth. Taken back in the 1870s, it was restored in 1911 in a presentation by the Prince of Wales.

Calendar of the Archives of the Borough of Dartmouth 1879-80   Calendar of the Borough Archives     Documents 13thC 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 103050
Images of introduction and table of contents to Stuart Moore's Calendar of the Archives of the Borough of Dartmouth, compiled 1879-80. Original held at Devon Heritage Centre.

Guildhall Documents 1   Documents 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 103051
Index of documents in the possession of the Dartmouth Town Council, compiled by the Dartmouth History Research Group, 2007. Documents have now been deposited with the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter.They are a guide only to the content of the document and persons requiring further information should refer to the document. See also 102988 Guildhall Documents 2 & 102970 Guildhall Documents 3.

Officers of the town   Documents
DHRG No. 103127
Names of Town Sergeants & others Officers from 1798. (Not complete)

A.G. Bourne   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102835
Sir Alfred G. Bourne. Mayor 1922 - 1923 Image

A.H. Holdsworth   Family History     Holdsworth Family     Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012     Named Families 19thC
DHRG No. 102836
Arthur Howe Holdsworth. Mayor 1821 and 1824. Image

A.J. Mashford   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102837
Albert J. Mashford.Mayor 1969 - 1970 Image

A.J. Yorke   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102838
Algernon Joseph Yorke. Mayor 1921 - 1922 Image

A.M.W. Chapman   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102839
Albert Montague William Chapman.Mayor 1951-53

B. Edgington   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102840
Brian J. Edgington. Mayor 1990-93

B. Lavers   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102841
Bertie Lavers. Mayor 1947-50 Image

B. Measures   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102842
Bryan Martin Measures. Mayor 1989-90 Image

Beryl Calder   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102843
Beryl Mary Calder. Mayor 1983 - 1985 Image

Brenda Breakwell   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102844
Brenda Bradley Breakwell. Mayor 1975 - 1976 Image

Brian Goss   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102845
Brian Alfred Goss. Mayor 1976-77 Image

C. Peek   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102846
Charles Peek. Mayor 1911-14 Image

Charles Peek   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102847
Charles Peek. Mayor 1911 - 1914& 1919 - 1921 Image

Charles Chalker   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102848

D. Holwill   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102849
Dorothy Holwill (1st Woman mayor) 1954-56 Image

D. Morris   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102850

D. Webb   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102851
Donald William Rablin Webb. Mayor 1986 - 1989 Image

Dennis Woods   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102852
Dennis Arthur Woods. Mayor 1978-80 Image

Dr. H. Campbell   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102853
Dr Henry J. Campbell. Mayor 1923-29 Image

Dr. J.H. Smith   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102854
James Harry Smith. Mayor 1929-32 Image

E.J. Cook   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102855
Eric J. Cook. Mayor 1968 - 1969 Image

E.A. Travers   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102856
Ernest Albert Travers. Mayor 1933-36 Image

Elizabeth Kennicott   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102857

E.S. Rimmer   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102858
Eric S. Rimmer. Mayor 1963-65 Image

F. Scardifield   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102859
1946-47 Frank Scardifield. Mayor 1946-47 Image

F.C. Mullet   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102860
Frank C. Mullett. Mayor 1971 - 1973 Image

Francis Charles Simpson   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102861
Francis Charles Simpson. Mayor 1882 - 1892

George Kennicott   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102862

G.H. Marshall   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102863
George Henry Marshall. Mayor 1932 - 1933 Image

H.C. Lloyd   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102864
Harold Charles Lloyd. Mayor 1958 - 1960 Image

Henry Paul Seale   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102865
Sir Henry Paul Seale, Bart. Mayor 1877 - 1880 Image

Henry Paul Seale   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102866
Sir Henry Paul Seale Bart. mayor 1842 -1846, 1845 - 1850, 1852 - 1853, 1856 - 1859, 1862 - 1865, 1877 - 1880. Image

Hercules Hoyles   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102867
Clerk of Dartmouth 1865 Image

H.G. Middleton   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102868
Herbert George Middleton Mayor 1945-4 Image

H.G. White   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102869
Harold G. White. Mayor 1966-67 Image

H.J. Adams   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102870
John Adams. Mayor 1954, Image

I. Pritchard   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 21stC
DHRG No. 102871
Iris Pritchard. Mayor 2006 Image

I. Scawn   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102872
Irene Ethel Frances Scawn. Mayor 1973 - 1974 Image

J. Brown   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102873
John Brown. Mayor 1906 - 1910 Image

J. Cutter   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102874
Jack Cutter. Mayor 1993 - 1995 Image

J. Stoneman   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102875
James Clifford S.R. Stoneman. Mayor 1950 - 1951 Image

John Morgan Puddicombe   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102876
John Morgan Puddicombe. Mayor 1873 - 1876 Image

J.W. Lee-Palin   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102877
James William Lee-Palin Mayor 1960 - 1961 Image

L. Savage   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102878
Leslie William Savage. Mayor 1985 - 1986 Image

M. Stone   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC 21stC
DHRG No. 102879
Melvyn Stone. Mayor 1999-2000 Image

Mrs. M.A. Roberts   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102880
Margaret A. Roberts. Mayor 1995 - 1997 Image

Mrs. M.V.N. Keane   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102881
Margaret V.M. Keane. Mayor 1965 - 1966 Image

N. Hewson   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102882
Norman Hewson. Mayor 1957 - 1958 Image

Robert Orme-Webb or Freake   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102883
Robert Orme Webb. Mayor 1894 - 1896 Image of Webb or possibly Freake?

P. Darby   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102884
Paul J. Darby. Mayor 1997 - 1999 Image

P. Norton   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 21stC
DHRG No. 102885
Peter Norton. Mayor 2005–2006 Image

Paul Allen   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 21stC
DHRG No. 102886
Paul Allen. Mayor 2012 - Image

R. Middleton   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102887
Robert Middleton. Mayor 1967 - 1968 Image

R.B. Seale   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102888
Richard Burford Seale. Mayor 1903 - 06 Image

Rev. John Flavel   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102889

R.F. Rendle   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 21stC
DHRG No. 102890
Richard Rendle. Mayor. 2000-2005,

Richard Hoare   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102891
Richard Martin Hoare. Mayor 1961 - 1962 Image

Robert Cranford   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102892
Robert Cranford. Mayor 1871-72 Image

Robert Mortimer   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102893
Robert Moysey Mortimer. Mayor 1866-68

Samuel Were Prideaux   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102894
Samuel .Were. Prideaux. Mayor 1859 - 1860

Sir Thomas Wilton   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102895
Sir Thomas Wilton. Mayor 1900 - 1901, 1914-1919 Image See also 102896 for image before Knighted

T. Wilton   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012
DHRG No. 102896

W. Smith   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102897
1892-94 William Smith See also 102900

W.G. Row   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102898
William George Row. Mayor 1938-45

W.G.H. Ellis   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 102899
William George Hellens Ellis. Mayor 1898-00

William Smith   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 19thC
DHRG No. 102900
William Smith. Mayor 1892 - 1894 Image. See also 102897

W.P. Ditcham   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102901
William Philip Ditcham, Mayor 1901 - 1902

W.T. PIllar   Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 20thC
DHRG No. 102902
William Thomas Pillar. Mayor 1936 - 1937

PO/HA/001 Coasting contract, Edwards Robertson and Co   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 20thC
DHRG No. 103035
Doc No PO/HA/001 -

Offer of tonnage to tender for contract of coal. Dublin 12,000 tonnes to discharge at Customs House Dock on Spencer Dock. Dundalk 10,300 tons in cargoes not over 350 tonnes in about equal monthly quantities. Document does not apparently refer to Dartmouth.

PO/HA/002 Dartmouth Harbour Authority   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 19thC 20thC
DHRG No. 103036
List of documents concerning Dartmouth Harbour Authority, Salcombe, Brixham, Torquay.

PO/HA/003 Dart Harbour Authority   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 19thC
DHRG No. 103037
Copy of summons convening meeting and agenda (business) 1892.

PO/HA/004 Forms of the declaration by receivers of Duchy dues, Date 1858   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 19thC
DHRG No. 103038
PO/HA/004 Forms of the declaration by receivers of Duchy of Cornwall dues, 1858. Original document at Devon Heritage Centre.

PO/HA-005 Extracts from account books relating to port dues.   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 103039
PO/HA-005 Brief summary of account books relating to port dues 1770s-1800. Originals now deposited at Devon Heritage Centre.

PO/HA/006 Letter to John Teage 1837   Documents     Harbour Activities     Harbour Documents (PO/HA)     Port of Dartmouth 19thC
DHRG No. 103040
Summary, letter from Sir John Tobin of Liverpool to John Teage of Dartmouth, 1837.

Dartmouth 1831 Parliamentary Boundary Commission Review   Documents     Maps     Maps of the Dartmouth Area 19thC
DHRG No. 103196
1831 report on the proposed boundary of the borough of Dartmouth as a parliamentary constituency, taking account of population. Includes map based on the commissioners' own survey. Used with permission.

Dartmouth 1868 Parliamentary Boundary Commission Review   Documents     Maps     Maps of the Dartmouth Area 19thC
DHRG No. 103197
At the 1867 Reform Act the Borough of Dartmouth lost its remaining Parliamentary seat. A further boundary review was undertaken in 1868 but no changes were made to the municipal boundaries established in 1835. Includes map (using OS map). Used with permission.

Calendar of Dartmouth Borough Archives 1879-80: transcript   Calendar of the Borough Archives     Documents 13thC 14thC 15thC 16thC 17thC 18thC 19thC
DHRG No. 103198
A transcript of introduction and table of contents to Stuart Moore's Calendar of the Archives of the Borough of Dartmouth, compiled 1879-80. Original held at Devon Heritage Centre.