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Proposed Boundary for Dartmouth c1835   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   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   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.

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

Town water supplies   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   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.   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   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   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   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   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   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.

Town Regalia: The Silver Oar   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 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   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   
DHRG No. 103127
Names of Town Sergeants & others Officers from 1798. (Not complete)

PO/HA/001 Coasting contract, Edwards Robertson and Co   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   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   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   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.   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   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   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   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 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.