Henry Thrale

Between 1724 and 1729 - 1781

Thraliana - The diary of Mrs Hester Lynch Thrale

  • Posted on: 11 October 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Written by Hester Lynch Thrale. Published 1951 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Edited by Katherine C. Balderston When Hester was thirty-five years old, her husband Henry gave her a set of six handsome quarto blank books, bound in undressed calf, each bearing on its cover a red label stamped in gold with the title Thraliana. This took place in 1776, a few weeks before their thirteenth wedding anniversary. Thraliana is a collection of Hester Lynch Thrale's thoughts, experiences and some of her verses from this period of her life. It was important because it was almost, if not quite, the first English Ana.

Streatham Park

  • Posted on: 26 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Streatham Park, or Streatham Place, was built in 1730 by Ralph Thrale (1698-1758) on 89 acres of land bought from the local Lord of the Manor - the fourth Duke of Bedford. It was rumoured that the sale price was a ten-year supply of ale and porter for the Duke's home

Henry Thrale (1724/9-1781)

  • Posted on: 24 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Henry Thrale Henry Thrale was the son of the rich brewer Ralph Thrale (1698 - 1758) and Mary Thrale née Dabbins, Dobbins or Dobbinson. His father was a rich and successful brewer, and Henry continued in this vein, and later becoming a Member of Parliament and host to the notable Streatham Worthies.