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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.