THELLUSSON, Elizabeth Charlotte

1806 - 1840

As Eliza Charlotte Prescott, she was born on 9 April 1806, daughter of Sir George Beeston Prescott (11 February 177525 October 1850), 2nd Baronet and his wife Catherine Creighton Mills (died 6 April 1832). Eliza married on 22 December 1827, Sir James Frederick Duff of Kinstair and secondly on 5 June 1838, Frederick Thellusson, 4th Lord Rendlesham (1798-1852) and was the mother of Eliza Georgiana Tollemache; Louisa Brooke; Alfred Alexander Duff; Major James Duff and, Frederick William Brook Thellusson, later 5th Baron Rendlesham, and 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.