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John Drewry

1696 -

Life History


Born in Lincoln


Christened in St Martin, Lincoln


5th Feb, 1696, St Martins Parish, Lincoln, record of John's Baptism


1711, John Drewry - Apprentice


It looks like young John Drewry, aged 15, was sent off to Kingston upon Hull (45miles from Lincoln) to be an apprentice as a shipwright with Ben Blaides. (An apprenticeship would last for 7 years.)

John Drewry's father (deceased) is noted as 'Carr' which must be short for Carrier.

The apprenticeship is curious, in that I had thought this John Drewry became a well known printer in Lincoln. It is probable that the John Drewry, printer in Lincoln, is John's nephew (son of Joshua) who later moved to Derby.

William, John's brother, is also apprenticed as a shipwright 3 years later to a William Blaides who must be some relation to Ben.

Additional notes

MS 11936/395/616308, 28 June 1793, of the Sun Fire Office, 1710-1891 (Sun Insurance) records:

"..Yarmouth, Norfolk .. Quay Mill Row (Drury, shipwright)"

Apprenticeship records:

"1724 Jno Drewry of Kingston upon Hull, Marriner, gives app. to ... "

"1772 Jno Drewry of Kingston upon Hull , Cabinet Maker gives app to ... "

James Drewry, Master Mariner is recorded in the 'History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York ..' in 1822 and 1823.