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Obituary for Richard William Thrale

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

A DESCENDANT of one of the oldest St Albans families, who devoted half-a-century to the city and its people has died aged 76. Richard William Thrale, whose ancestors are known to have resided in St Albans since 1480, died on October 28. His family were bakers and cater­ers and restaurateurs, with the business hub being the Waterend Barn in the city centre which they operated for 25 years.

Herts Advertiser 8 November 2007, page 4.

George Marsh 1806

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.