![[Header#^header-embed]] ## 1. Thrale family of the City of St Albans ![[thrale-coat-of-arms.png]] <div class="caption">Arms of the Thrale family of the City of St Albans.</div> Richard Thrale's 1973 book [A New Thraliana](https://www.thrale.com/sites/all/libraries/tng/showmedia.php?mediaID=475) shows the arms of the Thrale family of the City of St Albans in the County of Hertfordshire. The [Blazon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazon) comprises a [Shield](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escutcheon) [per fess](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fess) [azure](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_(heraldry)) and [paly](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_%28heraldry%29) of ten [or](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Or_(heraldry)) and [gules](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gules), in chief a [saltire](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltire) [couped](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heads_in_heraldry) between two [pheons](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_arrow) points upwards or, and the [crest](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crest_%28heraldry%29), between two [tuns](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel) an oak tree [proper](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_(heraldry)#Proper), fructed or. ## 2. Monument to John Thrale in St Albans Cathedral 1704 ![[thrale-coat-of-arms-st-albans-cathedral.png]] <div class="caption">Thrale coat of arms on John Thrale’s 1704 monument in St Albans Cathedral.</div> The extravagant monument of John Thrale of [Hammonds](http://www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/data/answers/answers-2003/ans-0364-eylotts.htm) in the south wing of the St. Albans Cathedral includes a colourful coat of arms at its summit. This is the oldest Thrale coat of arms known to this website. This comprises a paly of ten or and gules, with the crest, out of a [Ducal Coronet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke) an oak tree [vert](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vert_(heraldry)). It has been adopted by other members of the family and can be seen in Streatham Church on the [[Thrale burial vault#Henry Thrale|mourning tablet for Henry Thrale]]. John was an ambitious and ruthless merchant, whose career commenced as a manager of a plantation in the West Indies that exploited enslaved Africans as a young man. The [Marshalswick](https://www.thrale.com/sites/all/libraries/tng/placesearch.php?psearch=Marshalswick%2C+Sandridge%2C+Hertfordshire%2C+England&tree=tree01) branch is descended from John Thrale. John was also the owner of [Fairfolds Farm ](https://www.thrale.com/sites/all/libraries/tng/placesearch.php?psearch=Fairfolds+farm%2C+Sandridge%2C+Hertfordshire%2C+England) which he left to his daughters, whose descendants sold the farm to Thrale relatives. ## 3. John Threele of Arundel died 1465 A similar coat of arms, for which no image is known to this website was used by `John Threele` of Arundel; who died in 1465 and was Marshall of the Household to [William, 9th Earl of Arundel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Fitzalan,_9th_Earl_of_Arundel), and in this case, the coat of arms was described as a Paly of ten, or and gules. ## See also - [[Thrall coat of arms]] ![[thrale🔎#^thrale-infoblock]]![[st albans 🔎#^st-albans-infoblock]] #history/person/THRALE/john-died-1704 #history/person/THREELE/john-died-1465 #history/place/england/hertfordshire/sandridge/hammonds #history/place/england/hertfordshire/sandridge/marshalswick #history/place/england/hertfordshire/st-albans #history/place/england/surrey/streatham/st-leonards-church ![[Footer#^footer-embed]]