James Fava Wood Jane Easton Isabella Wood Laurence Wood Margaret Wood Charles Stewart Drewry James Wood Frederick Wood Mary Fava Wood Vincent Wood Ann Wood Alfred Wood Maude Stewart Drewry Annie Isabel Drewry William C. F. Drewry James Sidney Drewry Vincent Harold Drewry Julia Theresa Drewry Alfred F. Vere Drewry Mini tree diagram

Julia Fava Wood


13th Mar 1849 - 4th Feb 1941

Life History

13th Mar 1849

Born in Edinborough, Scotland.


Married Charles Stewart Drewry in Marston, West Ham.


Birth of daughter Maude Stewart Drewry.


Birth of daughter Annie I. Drewry in London, Clapton.


Birth of son William C. F. Drewry.


Birth of son James Sidney Drewry in London, Clapton.


Birth of son Vincent H. Drewry in London Walworth Rd.


Birth of daughter Julia T. Drewry.

16th Jan 1888

Birth of son Alfred F. Vere Drewry in Finsbury Park.

4th Feb 1941

Died in London Middlesex.


Buried in East Sheen Cemetery.


From IGI

Birth: 13 MAR 1849 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Julia 1925 Family Notes:
"Charles Drewry m Julia Theresa Favar (Italian for wood)"
"Lived Castlemain Barnes"

"Julia was cremated in Barnes "

Favar is not Italian for 'wood'. Julia's name is 'Fava' which is a type of bean in Italy.
(See notes on 'Fava' in James Fava Wood's page.
The name Theresa is known in different branches of the family but does not seem to appear in the official name.

Julia Theresa Fava was born in Edinburgh. Her mother was Scottish, Born Edinburgh.

Drewry Family, 1925

The photographs are courtesy of Malcolm Stewart Easton, grandson of James S. Drewry.

Julia, date unknown Was Julia a singer?

The following cuttings could refer to Julia or one of her sisters.

The first cutting was found in a paper called 'The Era', December 20, 1868
(there was a similar appearance in a 'Ballad Concert' reported in The Era on March 1, 1868.
In 1868, Julia would have been 19.
The second cutting is from 'The Chelmsford Chronicle', January, 15, 1869



"Stratford was one of three ancient wards in the large parish of West Ham, in the Becontree hundred of Essex."
In the 1871 census, the Wood family are living in West Ham.

In the 'South London Chronical', 1883


The cutting above gives the same address as that for the birth of Charles and Julia's son, Vincent H. Drewry in 1884.

In the 'Empire News & The Umpire, February,1886 - Buckhurst Hill


Charles and Julia's daughter, Julia T. Drewry was born while the family were resident in Buckhurst Hill in 1886.

In the National Register of September 29th, 1939, four people are shown living at 120 Castelnau, Barnes:

Julia F. Drewry, aged 90; living on Private Means
Maude S. Story, 50 (incorrect !); Unpaid Domestic Duties
June I. S. Story, 25; Teacher of Pianoforte & ?Dance?
and a further person whose details are hidden (probably because they might still be alive when the records were released).

Julia's daughter Annie and Annie's daughter are at this time living at 131 Castelnau - just across the road.

Julia's Grave

Julia was cremated in Barnes, but she is recorded as buried in the same plot (54) as her husband.
The grave is in the East Sheen Cemetery in Richmond. It is an unmarked plot (see picture below). The unmarked plot next to it (53) is the grave of Fred Knight, her son-in law.

East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond

The Burial Register

Burial Register


Death: Mar 1941, Drewry, Julia F, 91, Surrey N.E. 2a 256