Welcome to this contribution to Drewry/Drury genealogy. So far it contains a
family tree based around the following individuals from the
and some notes on:
All contributions (and corrections) welcome.
If you have a page which you would like to have
linked from these pages, please let me know.
brainydictionary.com gives Druery (n.) Courtship; gallantry; love; an object of love
"The name signifieth a precious jewel" (Muskett)
Arthur Campling in his introduction to 'The
History of the Family of DRURY
' (1937), says:
"The two most prominent knightly families in the county
of Suffolk from medieval days onwards were the Wingfields and the
Drurys .. For in that period Drury has a roll of eighteen Knights,
five of whom were Sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk, and four Knights
of the Shire. Wingfield, seated in East Suffolk, had perhaps the slightly
better record, especially in Parliamentary representation. From Sir
Nicholas Drury, knighted by Richard II, to that day in 1603 when in
the Royal Garden at Whitehall no fewer than four of the name received
the accolade from King James; their kin had been typical (and from
even earlier times) of all that was best in their division of the
country, loyal and capable, they were active in the service of the
Crown and prominent among the knightly families of the realm."
Tony Drewry, May, 2009 upd 2022