Henry Thrale

Died aged c. 57

Henry Thrale (1724/1730?–4 April 1781) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1765 to 1780. He was a close friend of Samuel Johnson. Like his father, he was the proprietor of the large London brewery H. Thrale & Co. Born at the Alehouse in Harrow Corner, Southwark, he was the son of the rich brewer (1698–1758) and Mary Thrale. He married Hester Lynch Salusbury on 11 October 1763; they had 12 children, and she outlived him. He was MP for Southwark 23 December 1765 – September 1780, an Alderman, and Sheriff of the City of London: a respected, religious man who was a good hunter and sportsman with a taste for gambling.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Immediately to the south of this building stood the house occupied by Hester and Henry Thrale where Samuel Johnson and Fanny Burney were frequent visitors

78 West Street, Brighton, United Kingdom where they lived

Site of the Anchor Brewery. List of brewers: The Monger Family 1616-1670 Josiah Child 1670-1693 Edmund Halsey MP 1693-1729 Ralph Thrale 1729-1758 Henry Thrale 1758-1781 Barclay, Perkins & Co. 1781-1955 Courage Ltd. 1955-1986

Park Street, SE1, London, United Kingdom where they worked (1758-1781)