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Are there any traditional Thrale forenames?

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

The most common Thrale male forename is Ralph and Thomas, closely followed by John and William.

Of the 15 direct male ancestors of David Thrale - owner of this website - five were called Thomas, three were Richard two were Robert, with one each of Ralph, Kenneth, Herbert and John. Other common Thrale forenames include, Richard, Alban, Norman and Peter.

Female genealogical records are less readily available. However, common Thrale female forenames during the same period include Elizabeth, Anne, Sarah and Mary.

Stillborn Thrale son - August 1779

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

In 1779 Hester Thrale wrote in the Family Book…

I think I am again pregnant.

She had a difficult pregnancy, which she prayed was a son. During most of the pregnancy she was confined to the house.

On 10 August 1779, she was a few days away from being full-term, but problems with the clerks had arisen at the brewery. In Thraliana, she wrote1

James Child : owner 1670-1693

  • Posted on: 20 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

James married to Ann Minnie at St. Botolph's, Aldersgate on 27 December 1659. An entry in the public records in April 1666 states:

The King to the Brewer's Company, and recommends James Child, merchant of London, who has done faithful service in supplying the navy with beer, and has bought a brewhouse in Southwark to brew for the household and navy, for admission as a free brother of the same company, for the same fee as the late Timothy Alsop the king's brewer paid.