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Travels of Captaine John Smith Volume I (Page 258 of the book which tells the story of Pocahontas)
" The Names of the Adventurers for Virginia, Alphabetically set downe, according to a printed Booke, set out by the Treasurer and Councell in this present yeere, 1620." In the list: Sir Drew Drewry, the Elder, Sir Robert Drewry, Sir Horatio Vere.


The Abigail of London sailed from Plymouth, England on June 4, 1635 arriving in Boston October, 1635.
She carried about 220 passengers including:
156 -George Drewry, aged 19, from East Grinstead, Sussex - also known as Drewrie - BUT
correspondence in that page states:
"I am a descendant of George Drewrie, who was in fact Hugh Drury of Sudbury, MA and later Boston. I am interested in John Freeman (not related to Edmond) as he traveled with George and is found in Sudbury records with Hugh. Court records show that Hugh's birth date and George's overlap. It was the genealogist C.E. Banks (a Hugh Drury descendant) that stated George Drewrie is from East Grinstead, but now that birth records are available for the parish, it is clear he is not. (Michael Drury)"
See also: Edwin Drury
The history of the Drewry Family in America

Some names found in web searches:
Robert Drewrie/Drewry in Virginia (1630's) is this the 'Sir Robert Drewry' listed by John Smith.
Elizabeth Drury, Virginia (1650's)
Richard Drury, Barbados (1680)
John, Patrick, Michael, Owen in Philadelphia (1840-1865)

The 1871 Ontario Census
In the 1871 Ontario Census I find: 9 Drewrys, 1 DRUORY, 1 DREWAY, 3 DREURYs, 7 DREWERYs, 1 DROWRAY, 1 DRUERY, 2 DRURIEs, 1 DRURRY, 21 DRURYs and also 50 DREWs. See brief notes on the Ontario Census (on revisiting the census site -March 2006- I note that information is now shown in a different format)

The Canadian Archives have:
Arthur Malcolm Drewry, regimental no. 3036978, file loc. 2667-4;
Henry Brown Drewry, regimental no. 434958, file loc. 2667-8;
William Starkey Drewry, file loc. 2667-13.

A Drewry family in Canada

The city (or town) of Drewry is located in Monroe County, Alabama.
Drewry Lake is in the South Cariboo area of British Columbia

Drewry's Bluff is in Virginia.
Interestingly the Fort at Drewry's Bluff, on the James River protecting Richmond, was known as Fort Darling. Is this coincidence or a reference back to the original meaning of the word drewry/druery.
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Elizabeth Simpson Drewry - 1950, the first African-American woman elected to the West Virginia Legislature.


Belle Drewry, "The Woman in Blue" (In 'The Bloody Town of Arland'.)
The painting is called "Belle Drewry" by the artist L. D. Edgar.

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DREWRY and related familes - England Virginia Tennessee
Drewry 'is the 14,348th most popular surname in the United States' (my italics)
Drewry Family Cemetery Spring Grove, Virginia
Whittle and Drewry Histories
Drewry Family Cemetery , Drewryville, Southampton Co., Virginia
Drury Research Interests
Drewry Genealogy Message Board
Drewry Plot, City Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia
John Drewry York County, Va. (c.1644-1714)
Will of John Drewry (1797) (rootsweb.com)
Map showing Drewry Surname Distribution in US.
Some American Lineages
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Found on the Web.
Tom Stevenson's Drury Genealogy Page has links to information about the Drury families of Maryland, Illinois and Missouri.  

Following lineage derived from Sherri Hessick's essay on Edwin Drury and augmented with information from the much more comprehensive list of Hugh Drury's Descendants provided by Michael Drury. (That list has all the branches, sometimes down to the 11th generation. Hugh Drury is believed to be the ancestor of most of the Protestant Drury lines in America.)
1. Hugh Drury
(George Drewrie)
(b. 1616/17, d. 1689); sailed from England in the 'Abigail' (1635) aged 19 yrs; m. 1645 Lydia Rice.
2.
Lt. John Drury
(b. 1646, d. 1678); m. 1667 Mary Weare (b. 1645)
3.
Thomas Drury
"farmer of Framingham, Massachusetts"
b. 1668, d. 1723; m. 1687 Rachel Rice (b. 1664, d. 1730) Children: Caleb, Thomas, Mary [d. young], Mary [b.1694, d. 1729; m. 1713 David Bent (b. 1691, d. 1729/30)], Rachel [b.1696, d. 1780; m. 1718 George Fairbanks (b. 1685, d. 1717)], John
4.
Caleb Drury
"lived and died in Framingham, where he reared a large family"; (b. 1688, d. 1760); m. 1706 Elizabeth Eames (b.1685) Children: Josiah, Daniel, John, Caleb, Asenath [b. 1714 d. young], Seuill (Seville) [b. 1715 d. 1715], Zedekiah, Ebenezer [b. 1718, d. bef.1733], Joseph, Elizabeth [b. 1721; m. 1743 Thomas Winch (b. 1725)]
5.
Zedekiah Drury
(b. 1716, d. 1776 in Rev. war); lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; m. 1738 Hannah Axtell (b. 1721, d. 1740); m2. 1741 Hannah Wooley (b. 1722)
6.
Ebenezer Drury
"About 1790 Ebenezer Drury moved to Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York"
(b. 1743) m. 1768 Miriam Goodale (b. 1748)
7.
Jonathan Drury
m, Sophia Cole; "was a manufacturer of old-fashioned wooden clocks, some of which are still keeping time at Litchfield" (b. 1784, d. 1862) m. 1807 Sophia Cole (b. 1787, d. 1864)
8.
George Albert
Drury
(b. 1813, d. 1871); m. 1842 Mary Elizabeth Heald (b. 1815 d.1871) Children: Edwin, Persis, Maria Amelia, Daniel, Horace Greeley, Lyman Albert; cousins: Leonard and George Gage
9.
Edwin Drury
(b. 1842, d.-) m. Hannah Augusta Howard [b.1849, d.-]

In his Drury Family History, Don Drewry discusses the origins of his family, starting with 3 Drurys found in:
"The Early Settlers of Maryland, 1633-1680" by Skordas:

Richard Drury, Immigrated from Virginia 1663
Robert Drury
, Immigrated 1670
William Drury
, Transported 1663


Kathleen Elizabeth Bowen has an amazing collection of data on American Drurys/Drewrys in Anne Arundel County, MD, starting with: Charles Drury, d. 1740.

Amanda Driver in her Drury Genealogy starts with Joseph Drury 1751 - 1806
1. Joseph Drury (b. 1751 in Maryland (?) d. 1806) m. Libby Wiggington [1751 - 1838] Children: Isaac, Rebecca, John
2. Isaac Drury (b. 1777)
2. Rebecca Drury (b.1779, d.1855) m. Sanders Brown
2. John Drury (b. 1781, d.1858) m. Rachel Dorris [b. 1792, d.1858]
  more  

James M. B. Drewry links his Drury line back to Joseph Drury (b. bef. 1630) in Kenilworth, England
1. Joseph Drury (b. bef. 1630, in Kenilworth, England, d. 1730) m. Alice Cheslin; Children: John, Joseph [b. 1656/57], Ann Drury [b. 1660], Richard Drury [b. 1662, d. 1729], Mary Drury, Patience Drury [b. 1663/64 d. 1688/89], James Drury [b. 1667, d. 1668]
2. John Drury (b. 1656/57, d. 1730) m. Lydia Hill; Children: Joseph, John Drury, Patience Drury, Ann Drury [m. John Roberts], Daniel Drury, Benjamin Drury, Elizabeth Drury [m. William Garlick], Robert Drury, Joanna Drury, James Drury [m. Sarah]
3. Joseph Drury (b. 1687, d.1745/46, Kenilworth) m. Doris; Children: James, Joseph
4. Joseph Drury (b. 1773 Kenilworth, d.1823, Ontario, Canada); m. Ann Heath [1780-1843]; Children: Joseph [1798 - 1852, m. Edith]; James [1799-1859, m. Ann (1801-1876)]; William Drury [1801-]; Thomas Drury [1803-1883; m. (i) Elizabeth Stretton (abt. 1810-1877); m. (ii) Sophia Streeater (abt. 1810-1877)]
   

Derived from The Steele family Pages - Descendants of Charles Drury
1. Charles Drury ( b.Abt. 1715, and died abt. 1760 in Edgecomb County, North Carolina) m. Martha [d. abt. 1780] Children: Henry Drury [m. Martha]; Sarah Drury; Charles Drury, jr.; Peggy Drury; Elizabeth Drury [b. 1745; d. aft. 1820; m. Major Duke]; Mills Nevel Drury
2.
Mills Nevel
Drury
(b. 1757, and d. 1819 in Camden County, Georgia) m. Delilah Duke; Children: Charles Nevel Drury; Margaret Nevel Drury [b. 1788, m. (i) John Fleming, bef. 1808; m. (ii) Daniel Atkinson, bef. 1836]; Mills Drury, [b. 1794 m. Martha Edwards];. Mary Drury, [b. 1798, d. 1855, m. John Matthews]; Delilah Drury [b. 1804, m. Henry Miller]; Priscilla Drury [b. 1806, d. 1846, m. John L. Taylor]
3.
Charles Nevel
Drury
(b. 1785, d. 1842) m. Elizabeth Rachel Mills (b.1790, d. 1862) Children: Charles Nevel Drury, Jr.; George Thomas Drury [b. 1813, d. 1882; m. Sarah Ann Taylor, 1849]; Samuel Mills Drury [b. 1815, d. 1880; m. Sarah Ann Harrell (b. 1823; d. 1911)]; Rachel Drury [b. 1817, d. 1901; m. Jeff Nobles, 1842]; Joseph Lemuel Drury [b. 1819, d. 1889; m. Sarah Sykes, 1847]; Easter Jane Drury [b. 1821, d. 1852; m. Isreal Fleming, 1849]; Julia Ann Drury [b. 1827, d. 1903; m. Cader Clark, 1852]; David Alexander Drury ; William Joshlyn Drury [b. 1830, d. 1888; m. Lavinne Townsend, 1865]; Elizabeth Drury [b. 1832, d. 1856]
4.
Charles Nevel
Drury, Jr
(b. 1811, d. 1887) m. Elizabeth Harris, 1837 ; Child: John F. Drury [b. 1856]
4.
David Alexander
Drury
(b. 1827, d. 1888) m. Susannah Sykes [b. abt. 1836] Children: William Amory Drury [b. 1856, d. 1887]; David Sylvester Drury [b. 1858; d. 1923]; Mary Ellen Drury [b. 1861; d. 1950]; Issac Newton Drury [b. 1862, d. 1937]; Alexander Drury [b. 1867; d. 1929]; Joseph Lemuel Sephas Drury [b. 1869; d. 1945]; Austin Robert Wesley Drury [b. 1870; d. 1945]; Rosa Lee Drury [b. 1876; d. 1938]; La Rilla Drury [b. 1880; d. 1943]
Farmhands/workers: Susan Drury, William Drury; David Drury Jr.; Issac M. Drury; Mary; Alexander; Joseph.
   

"Nathaniel Robertson, Sr., (abt 1680-1711) and Mary Drewry (1688-1718) had three Sons: Nathaniel, Jr., John, and Christopher Robertson, b. abt 1710, Surry County, Virginia, d. bef 1791, Warren County, North Carolina, m. (1) Isham, and m. (2) Winnifred Gilliam, b abt 1733, New Kent, Virginia". (source)
"The Pittsylvania Historical Society recently (1996?) received copies of two significant collections of genealogical material related to the Whittle and Drewry families.
The first .. compiled by Ruth Drewry Whittle .. contains information of a number of of families in the Whittle line including: John Rolfe and Pocahantas; Bolling; Kennon; Sinclair; Davies (Daves); Redd; Drewry; and many others.
The second collection is .. letter and diary excerpts involving the Drewry and related families including Redd, Williams, Staples, Davis, McNair, Hatcher and many others." (source)
"James River search for Virginia Navy fleet sunk by Benedict Arnold during Revolutionary war, 1781, and the Civil War ships, Drewry, Commodore Jones, and Greyhound. June, 1985." (source)
"25 April 1702 - Charles Drewry, Nansimond County" (Virginia Sheriffs, 1699 to 1702)
"Husband: Humphrey Drewry
Born: 13 AUG 1761 at: York, Virginia
Married: 8 FEB 1787 at: Southampton Co., Virginia
Died: 17 OCT 1844 at: Southampton Co., Virginia" (source)
"Richard Drewry 1762-1850 was born in Southampton Co. Virginia, served in the Rev War, married Nancy Harwood of Sussex Co., VA" (source)
"Drewry..138A" - 1820 Census Index: Surry County, Virginia (source)
"August 17, 1782 - Captured slave (Wilson) advertised by James Drewry " (source)
" John Drury, Sr., d. 1750, Norfolk Co., VA.
daughter Elizabeth Drury, d. Abt. March 1751/52, Norfolk Co., VA - m. (John ?) WARREN; - chiefest part of her Estate... to Mary FISHLEY, her Sister's daughter; and John Drury, her brother's son.

Other Drury/Drewry wills from Virginia Norfolk:
Thomas Drewry, 1772, etc.; Drury , John Sr., 1750
York: Edward Drewry, 1687 etc.
Southampton: Thomas Drewry, 1777, etc.
Henrico: Wm Drury, 1703
Rappahannock: Jno. DREWITT ?,1674
"her uncle Walter Drury talking about the Drury kin in Virginia and that the connections went back to when they all immigrated form England - proximity to the Potomac - Drury relatives south of Alexandria"
"Nansemond, Virginia .. Charles Drury and Jurningham Drewry"
"In the book- Heirs and Orphans: AA Co, Md Distributions 1788-1838 by Walter Arps, Page 15: 'Mr. Charles Drury administrator of Hester Drury late of AA Co. deceased. 26 Jan 1797. Surieties: Juningham Drury + Abel Hill. Ninths of the estate balance to: Sarah Hodge, William Drury, etc."
"Jurningham Drewry;Spouse: Sarah HILL Marriage: 1790 Anne Arundel, Maryland;Batch number: M533511"
(source)
Mary DRURY - BIRTH: ABT 1694 [S1173] - Father: Thomas DRURY - Mother: Rachel RICE (source)


Tony Drewry March 2006