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Joshua Drewry

1700 - 1762

Life History


Born in Lincoln


Christened in St. Peter at Gowts, Lincoln

13th Jul 1729

Married Hannah Burnett in St Benedict, Lincoln


Birth of son Joshua Drewry in Lincoln


Birth of daughter Hannah Drewry in Lincoln


Birth of son Thomas Drewry in Lincoln


Birth of son John Drewry in Lincoln


Other Children:

John Drewry, born 1735; buried July 20th 1736 at St Mary Le Wigford.
John Drewry, christened May 1737; buried February 1738, at St Mary Le Wigford.

The record of Joshua's birth/baptism, September 28th, 1700:


1716, Joshua_Drewry - Apprentice:


Joshua, probably nearing his 16th birthday, was apprenticed to a Peruke (wig) maker in St Clements Danes, London, near the Inns of Court in 1716.

The rest of the record shows that a fee of £12 was paid by a common indenture and counterpart. says that in 2009, £12 0s 0d from 1716 is worth:
£1,610.00 using the retail price index
£18,400.00 using average earnings

In 1730, Joshua is recorded as a Master Perukemaker taking on an apprentice:


Interestingly, in 1781, a Thomas drewry was a Master peruke maker in Lincoln. (Is this Joshua's son?)
On the same day that Thomas registered John Moss as an an apprentice, another Thomas drewry was registered as an apprentice to a Surgeon/Apothecary. (Is this Thomas's son? - Joshua's Grandson?)


It looks like Joshua's family were involved in Perukes.
Other apprenticeship records show:

1754 - John Drewry apprenticed to John Gee, Derby, peruke maker

The above would appear to be Joshua's son, but we know Joshua's son, John, became a well-known publisher.

And who is this?

"1717 - Samuel Drewry of Newark upon Trent peruke maker gave apprenticeship to ..."
[Newark is about 20 miles from Lincoln, just over the border in the county of Nottingham.]

Note: perhaps perukes went out of fashion and the family went into printing?

1729, the record of Joshua and Hannah's Marriage:


1762. This is probably the Burial Record of Joshua.