Frances Anna Thrale

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

Born on 4 May 1775 at Streatham, she was named after Mrs. Thrale's niece, daughter of Mrs. Plumbe, Frances Plumbe Rice.

Sadly, Frances died of influenza at Streatham on 9 December 1775 aged seven months. At the time, most of the Thrale family had come down with the sickness but all recovered except Frances and her wet nurse who also died a few days later. Mrs. Thrale took the death as being normal in that during the time, infant mortality was high and death was always half expected with birth.

She was buried in St. Leonard's Church, Streatham without any monument.