Hester Lynch Salusbury's dowry

  • Posted on: 13 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

On 9 October 1763, Henry Thrale met with Sir Thomas Salusbury and they reached agreement on Hester Lynch Salusbury’s dowry on the occasion of her marriage to Henry Thrale. Hester received:

  • £10,000 to Hester from Sir Thomas Salusbury;
  • £700 a year from her father’s estate;
  • legacies from her mother and aunts worth £3,000;
  • £200 a year from Henry’s Crowmarsh Battle farm. The remainder farm income went to Henry. The farm would in future be administered by two trustees for a period of 99 years

On Henry’s death:

  • Hester’s income from Crowmarsh Battle farm would double;
  • she would get a lump sum of £13,400; and
  • provision would be made for trust and inheritances for any children that they may have1.
  • 1. Clifford 45-46.

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