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Joshua Drewry

1730 - 1812

Life History

20 Nov 1730

Born in Lincoln


Baptised in St Mary Le Wigford, Lincoln


Married Mary Savage in St. Botolphs, Lincoln


Birth of son Joshua, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Birth of son John, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Birth of son John, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Birth of daughter Elizabeth, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Birth of daughter Mary, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Birth of son William, Christened at St Botolph, Lincoln.


Baptism Record


In the St mary Le Wigford record, Joshua's name is spelt 'Drury'.
In his marriage record and later, his name is 'Drewry'.


In 1754 Joshua Drewry, Junior was a Chamberlain in Lincoln - in a year when his uncle Robert was mayor.

Marriage Record, 1772


Both Joshua and Mary signed the record. Mary Savage signed below the line.

Footer in the Derby Mercury, 1790


The above footer suggests that in 1790 Joshua Drewry was a printer in Lincoln and worked with his brother John in Derby. But are these Joshua junior and his brother?

It looks like Joshua was still in Lincoln in 1794:


Land Tax Record, 1798
Proprietor: Joshua Drewry, Householder, Tenant: Joshua Drewry, East Ward, Lincoln

Where do the following records fit in?

" STAFFORD - Drewry's Circulating Library 1795 [Joshua Drewry] - 1804."

" NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME - Chester & Drewry's Circulating Library 1800? [Charles Chester & Joshua Drewry]."
(See marriage certificate of Ann Drewry and Charles Chester in Thomas Drewry's page.)

" STAFFORD - Drewry's Circulating Library 1813 [Miss Drewry] - 1814.."

Joshua_Obit_1812.jpg Joshua's death - Recorded in the Bury & Norfolk Post.

And also in

Joshua Drewry, born 1730, buried 12th May, 1812, Lincoln.


The following month, the 'Gentleman's Magazine' records Joshua's death - but gets his age wrong:


Is the following a mistake too?

In A dictionary of printers and printing:

"1812, May. Died John Drury printer and bookseller Lincoln, aged seventy two years. He was postmaster of the city of Lincoln and father of Mr Drury printer at Stafford."

Is it really a reference to Joshua? Was Joshua a postmaster in Lincoln or is the writer confusing Joshua with John Drewry 1757-1815?

Death of Mary?


William, son

Articles of Clerkship:


Clerk's Name:William Drewry
Clerk's Father:Joshua Drewry
Attorney:James Mander
Filing Date:18 Jun 1792

When he was 'articled' William had not yet reached his 10th birthday.