There is something mythical - at least in my bit of the Thrale family - about Nomansland. Thrale family legend is that Nomansland in Sandridge really belongs to the Thrale family. However, the problem was proving this as the deeds proving Thrale ownership were lost. This is the story that my late father Kenneth Thrale told me as a child. Even today my Uncle Brian still recounts this injustice!
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All Thrale's owe Richard a debt of gratitude for the authoritative work that he has done to document our history.
Alan Cristall identified that in the mid-1700s, a woman called Sarah Fox was married to a wealthy brewer named Thraile, who, for the benefit of his health took his wife to live in France and died shortly afterwards, leaving her a wealthy young widow. So far no one has been able to identify who Mr Thraile was and which brewery he owned.
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The Thrale business of restaurants and cake shops started when Hannah Maria Thrale (1867-1920), wife of Ernest Norman Thrale (circa 1866-1909), placed sweets in her St Albans parlour window for sale: these were soon sold and a business was born in London Road, St Albans.
We know that the first US Thrall was William Thrall. He was born in 1605 - apparently in Sandridge, Hertfordshire. The problem is that no one can directly link the English Thrales or Thrall family tree to the US Thrall family tree!
Leaving directly for Florida, he was enlisted by the Navy to serve as a spy. He was listed as correspondent by the New York Daily Telegram and worked from the flagship which lead the blockade off Havana. He was put ashore on four occasions, his primary mission was to evaluate gun placements.
The first mission went smoothly. On the second mission, he rescued a woman news correspondent serving as a spy who had become suspect. As a result; he became suspect, and a reward for his capture dead or alive was set at 2,000 pesos.
During the mid nineteenth century, Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin, USA had two banks. One was N. R. Usher & Co. also known as Usher & Thrall. It was not a bank of issue, and after three or four years of trading, it closed in 1864, probably as a response to the National Banking Act which gave incentives for banks to submit to Federal supervision.
Private 5340010 4th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on Sunday 26th May 1940. Age 21. Louis Bloch is the grand-uncle of David Thrale the author of Thrale.com.
In cruce confido - I trust in the cross.
I wonder if you have in your archive any mention of this property which was where the Anchor Brewery building now stands. The piles are still in the Thames, 100ft east of the old horseleydown stairs.
I would like to tie this George Marsh in with Marsh's Dock if possible; maybe a son of the George Marsh who set up the dock? I understand Thrale and Courage had dealings with Russia at that time. IanMacDonald.