THELLUSSON, Elizabeth Charlotte

1806 - 1840

As Elizabeth Charlotte Prescotte, she was born on 9 April 1806, daughter of Sir George Prescotte, 2nd Baronet. She married Sir James Duff and secondly on 5 June 1838, Frederick 4th Lord Rendlesham (1798-1852) with whom she had a son, Frederick William Brook Thellusson, later 5th Baron Rendlesham, and a daughter Anne Blanche Thellusson (died 26 March 1886). As Lady Rendlesham she studied art under Henry Bright [q.v.] in London around 1838-1840. She died on 31 December 1840. Lord Rendlesham survived her by twelve years and died in April 1852, aged 54, being succeeded by their only son, Frederick.