On 11th October 1763, Henry and Hester were wed by Thelwall Salusbury at St. Anne's Chapel, Soho, London aged 35-39 and 22 respectively.
Hester Lynch Thrale
1741 - 1821
Hester Lynch Thrale owned several homes and properties in Wales inheireted from the Salusbury family. At various times, she also lived in leased or rented properties. She stayed in comfortable rooms in Regent's Terrace, Penzance for a few months from summer 1820 until March 1821.
So far I have discovered three English Kings to which have been distantly related to a Thrale.
Henry and Hester Thrale had 12 children most of which died in childhood. It was speculated by Hester that Jeremiah Crutchley was Henry's illegitimate son. However, modern historians think this unlikely.
On 7 January 1788, Hester wrote of a miscarried daughter.
Witty, vivacious and charming, In an age of Genius; She ever held a foremost place.
Written by Samuel Johnson in Skye on 6 September 1775. Published in [Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson by Hester Thrale, and also in Thraliana - December 1777 entry. On 6 September 1775 Samuel Johnson wrote a Latin Ode to Thrale whilst on a tour of the Scottish Shetlands. This is reproduced below on the left. On the right is an translation in English Sapphics by Jonathan B.P.J. Hadfield on 13 April 2004, who has very generously given Thrale.com consent to reproduce his work.
Written by Mr Pepys in December 1762. Thraliana entry dated June 1777.
Mr Pepys the Master in Chancery addressed the following Verses to Mr Thrale last October 1776—On his Wedding Day.