Principally of Somerset and Norfolk, collected by Edward Jeboult of Taunton (1829-1893), author of The History of West Somerset (1873, 1893), probably for William Hippisley Seaman of Thurloxton House, Thurloxton, in 1891. Contents include:
p. 4 Photograph of Bleadon Cross.
10 Drawing of Shipley Manor House, Bleadon.
54 Engraving of Loxton Church, 1870.
64 Bird's-eye view of Burnham-on-Sea, late 19th. cent.
68 Engraving of Christon Church, 1870.
88 Abstract of will of Ann Seaman of Kelston, dat. & prov. 1615.
90 Abstract of will of Christopher Seaman of Bedminster, soapboiler, dat. & prov. 1714.
100 Drawing of Milverton Church.
102-14 Will of Aldred Seaman, sen. of Court Place, Milverton, 1686, pr. 1688.
118 Will of Aldred Seaman of Milverton, 1722, pr. 1723
142 Description of Milverton Court.
150 Will of Thomas Seaman, Sen. of Combe Florey, gent., 1715, pr. 1721.
158-190 Original (draft?) will of Sarah Seaman of St. James, Gloucester, wid., 1796.
194 Will of Samuel Seaman of Boulogne-sur-mer, France, 1830.
200-04 Births and deaths of Seamans of Norwich (from Quaker records).
212 Drawing of Bleadon Church.
214ff Description of Bleadon Church and parish.
222 Directory of Bleadon, 1880.
238 Description of Shipley/Shiplet manor house, Bleadon, with photograph, 1891, p. 246.
272 Account of reopening of Ston Easton Church, 1891
298 Leir family of Jaggards House, Wilts., and Ditcheat.
304 Seaman of Norfolk.
324 Drawing of Risdon House [now NALGO HQ], The Crescent, Taunton.
328 Drawing of Four Alls, Noak Ark, Crescent Field, Taunton.
336 Ground plan of same area, c.1820.
338 Drawing of Friends' Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton.
340 Original birth certificate of Samuel Hipsley Seaman, Diss, Norfolk, 1782.
372 Executors' accounts of Samuel Seaman of Diss, Norfolk, 1785.
376 Everard/Evered family of Somerset.
378 Will of Rob. Everard of 'Farme', Spaxton, gent., dat. 1663.
[The volume was used as the basis for The History of the Seaman Family of Shiplet Manor, Somerset, by Edward Jeboult, 1891: evidently reprinted newspaper articles. A bound photocopy is held in the office library.]
For biography see Robin Bush, Jeboult's Taunton (1983)