Charles Stewart Drewry Julia Fava Wood George Frederick Story Annie Isabel Drewry William C. F. Drewry James Sidney Drewry Vincent Harold Drewry Julia T. Drewry Alfred F. Vere Drewry June Isabella Stewart Story Mini tree diagram

Maude Mary Stewart Drewry

1878 - 1974

Life History



30th Mar 1912

Married George Frederick Story in St Peter's Church, Hammersmith.

3rd Jun 1914

Birth of daughter June Isabella Stewart Story.


Death of George Frederick Story.

13th Mar 1974

Died in Suffolk.


School Record

Maud_Annie_Drewry_school_recordSm.jpg 'M Mary Drewry' (aged 12) and her sister 'A Isabel Drewry' (aged 10) are registered at Goodrich Road School, Southwark, on the 24th February, 1890.

Their home address is given as 232, Barry Road.
The record shows that they have previously been educated privately for 6 and 5 years respectively.

Maudie and Bella (Annie Isabel) were both singers and members of the D'Oyley Carte Opera.

Maude Stewart Drewry engagement

Maude Stewart Drewry engagement finished

In 1903, 'The Stage (28th May, 1903), reports that Maude has changed her stage name and has an engagement with Horace Lingard.

In 1903, 'The Era (25th July, 1903), reports that Maude ended an engagement with Horace Lingard.

William Horace Lingard (1839–1927) "was a 19th century English comic singer" (Wikipedia).
Down Under In the 19th Century says: "A company that had been making an impression on New Zealand audiences at this time was [1880's] 'The Lingards' led by English actor-manager W. Horace Lingard and his wife Alice Dunning Lingard."

In 1904, a Playbill for 'The Girl Who Lost Her Chacter' at the Standard Theatre, 10 October, shows Maude Stewart Drewry in the cast.

1908 - Three postcards

Thora_sm.jpg Maude as Thora in 'The Prodigal Son' 1908

The card on the left, showing Thora full-length is a postcard. Similarly, the card near right is an ordinary postcard, on sale perhaps at performances of the play.

The card far right has Maude's name and address on the back and was probably a hand-out or part of her resumeé presented to casting agents. Perhaps the card was then stored in some way that required her name and address to be written on the front of the card. (The address on the front is actually wrong - showing 50 rather than 30, Lawn Crescent.)



1909 - Far East Tour

On the 13th October, Mr Geo. F. Storey, Gent. and Miss M. S. Drewry, Lady, sailed for Calcutta on the P&O ship 'Caledonia.

They were part of the 'Major Comedy Company' on its way to a tour of Singapore and possibly other countries.

Curiously, Maude is recorded as being Welsh!

1912 - Marriage

at St Peter's Church Hammersmith, 30th Mar 1912.
Daughter of Charles Stewart (Retired) and Julia Drewry nee Fava Wood, married George Frederick Story (Born in Leicester, 6th Apl., 1883; Actor, son of Edward J. Story, Actor.)

The marriage record has them both living at 21, Rivercourt Road.


The witnesses are:

Julia T. Drewry, Edward J. Story, Alfred F. Drewry, Charles S. Drewry

The Stage Yearbook, 1913 lists Miss Maude Stewart Drewry in the cast of 'The Girl From The Jam Factory' - " a domestic drama, in four acts, by Frank Dix", June 3, 1912, at the Royal, Stratford.

In the London Phone Books, from 1930 to 1944

Name: Miss M. Stewart Drewry
Address: 120, Castelnau S.W.13
Phone Number: RIVrside 6280

Is Maude using the address (with her maiden name as her stage name)?
It is actually the address of her parents and family.

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).

Drewry Family, 1928, click for larger picture Maude, 1928 GRO

Births Dec 1878, Drewry Mary Maud S, W. Ham, 4a 103
Marriage Mar 1912, Drewry Maude S, Story, Fulham, 1a 454

The Municipal Cemetery in Kirkley, Suffolk records:
Maud Stewart Story 1878-1974 Reference number: Su/KMC/LNA223 (grave 9487).



Maude_Stewart_Will Maude's Will

In her Will, dated 13th November, 1968, Maude leaves bequests of £100 to each of the children of her daughter, June McCallum and £200 to Muriel Vera Ambrose , who shares the same address as Maude. The rest of her estate goes to her daughter June.

1925 - An Interview and a Review

An Interview with Maude, 1925 Maude_Stewart_Drewry_theatre.jpg