1717 These Channel Islanders, in this year, were involved with the Newfoundland trade and fish business, Seale, Patriarche, Chevallier (alias Knight), Chastray, Denton, Orengette, Janvrin, Carteret, Dean, Pipon, Lempriere, Auley (or Anley?), Le Bailly, Nicolle, Messervy, Marett, Maugier, Brown, Touzell, Martell, Seward and others.” (A. C. Saunders, co. Jersey Bulletin)

Letter received from Josue Pipon in Newfoundland of 22 October 1739, ready to sail, destination not given. Request for balance of bond to be paid to Mr. Seale. JS unable to reimburse Mr. S. at present. Balance of interest & all about £40


additional docs

Brothers Jean and David Pipon in debt to John Seale

– other names Poindextre, Maugher, Le Couteur

Seale 0023 Will of John Seale 3rd Oct. 1713 Dartmouth  document online

Will Beneficiaries – Mother, Elizabeth Seale (née Benest) – sisters Elizabeth Marett – Susannah Poindextre – Nephew John Seale, son of Thomas – Uncle & Aunt Seale & children – Brothers-in-law Edward Marett jnr., John Poindextre & children – sister-in-law Elizabeth Seale (née Pipon) & children



Seale 0033 Inventory 20 Oct. 1724

At Norton & Mount Boon.. Livestock Deadstock. eg. Hay, Clover Hay and Clover Husbandry. Household good at Norton. At the houses at The Higher Norton. At the Lime Kiln. Household goods at Mount Boon etc.
Signed by:- Elizabeth Seale John Seale Thomas Pipon
Witnessed by:- John Pipon Jo Russell Tho Pering.

Seale 0034 John Pipon re: Estate 20 July 1725

Writings concerning J.S’s Estate in Chancery were left with Mr. Russell. J.P’s other papers mostly copies of originals in Clerk of Chancery’s hands. Deeds were with Mr. Bennet. Mr. Durell told to let J.S. have papers concerning himself. Mr. Seale had to be asked what he had paid the Master of Chancery. J.P. hoped his Uncle & Mr. Russell would look after J.S’s interests.

Seale 0044 Philip Pipon to John Seale 30 June 1732

P.P. hoping for Cornish living. Presentation claimed by Mr. J. Coplestone & his heirs according to old deed, thought well of by Mr. Penfound. In Bishop Trelawny’s time J.C.’s father’s unseccessful nominee had an (illegitimate) child.: After 6 month’s delay the living lapsed to the Bishop. J.C. had entered a caveat in the Bishop’s Court, applying himself to Mr. Geare, P.P.uncles Proctor. There was no other application. P.P. hoped to travel to Cornwall from London & that J.S. & ‘Cousin John’ would accompany him. P.P. and J.S. would then go to Jersey from the west.

The Pipon and Seale families were both active with Letters of Marque and operating out of Guernsey.


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