Drury Stith, Jr. (c.1695 - 1740) MP

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Birthplace: Brunswick, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Brunswick, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Justice, County Clerk, County Surveyor, militiaman
Managed by: Chris Shannon Daniel
Last Updated:

About Drury Stith, Jr.

http://stithvalley.com/ancestry/stith/rstithsr.htm

Lt Col Drury STITH, II (from notes in his file on my computer) Judy Canant

Drury STITH appears to have acquired a very considerable amount of land.

21 Nov 1724, "Mr Drury STITH, Jr, has surveyed for him 1,200a on Sappony Cr,.

And again, on 11th Feb, 1725/6, Capt Drury STITH has surveyed for him

including his old land, 3,496a (Prince Geo Co, Book 1, pp 816, 1025). A

Patent soon followed. 13 Oct 1727, there is a patent for 3,596 a on Sappony

Crk, Pr Geo Co, to Drury STITH Jr, of the same Co (VA Land patents, Book 13,

p 192). In this year his wife Elizabeth (Buckner) joins him in a deed. 5th

June 1727, Drury STITH, Jr, of Pr Geo Co, and elizabeth his wife, give to

Henry Harrison of the county of Surry, Gent, a mortgage of 600a on Sappony

Crk, part of a tract on which said Drury lives, and which was conveyed to him

by Robert BOLLING, of Pr Geo Co, Gent. (Pr Geo Co, Book I, p 1027). In 1726,

Drury STITH was a Justice of the Co (ibid. I 940), and also in 1720 (VA

Magazine XX, 90). In 1727, he was still Captain (Chamberlaine's Bristol Par,

p 35); but he was Colonel (or rather Lt Col) before 1735 (ibid, p 83). The

records of Brunswick Co show that he produced his commission as Clerk of the

Co and qualified for the position at a court held 11th of May 1732, and the

same year he was the Co surveyor, holding both positions until his death (Va

Magazine, XIII, 281). He was also interested in copper mining, and Col Wm

Byrd, in his "History of the Dividing Line" (II, 3), gives a humorous account

of Col Drury STITH and his mine. The Brunswick recds show that at a court

held on 6th June 1740, an attachment obtained by Drury STITH, Gent, and

Clement READ "abates by the death of the said Drury," and at this term

Sterling CLACK qualifies as clerk. At a court held 3rd July 1740, letters of

administration on the estate of Drury STITH, Gent, were granted to Drury

STITH, Gent, who entered bond and qualified. Lieut-Col Drury STITH married,

about 1717 Elizabeth, daughter of Maj. William BUCKNER (d 1716) of Yorktown

(Wm & Mary Q, VII, 57). Issue named in this record. (Genealogies of VA

Families, Vol IV, The Stith Family, pp 569-570)

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April 19 MDCCXXVIII

p. 16 Drury Stith inventory

made by Richard Burch, Nicholas Edmunds , Nicholas Lanier

Administrator Drury Stith

Aug. 7, 1740

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Mortgage Deed dated the 7th day of November, 1734, from Drury

Stith of Brunswick County to Robert Bolling of Prince George

County, for 86 pounds, 4 shillings and 3 pence, secured by 6

Negroes. Witnessed by Stephen Dewey, George Walton, and Moses

Dunkley. Presented in Court on November 7, 1734. Deeds and

Wills Book 1, page 132.

Mortgage Deed dated the 7th day of November, 1734, from Drury

Stith to Robert Bolling, Administrator of the Estate of Drury

Bolling, late of the County of Prince George, dec'd., for 38

pounds, 11 shillings, 9 pence and half penny, secured by 3

Negroes. Witnessed by Stephen Dewey, George Walton, and Moses

Dunkley. Presented in Court on November 7, 1734. Deeds and

Wills Book 1, page 133.

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Indenture made the 7th day of April, 1737, between William Walters of St.

Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 20 pounds, conveying 240 acres

on South side of Maherrin River. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Willm.

Jones, and Canduis Cargill.

Presented in Court and acknowledged on April 7, 1737. Deeds and Wills Book

1, page 313.

Indenture made the 7th day of June, 1738, between Thomas Loyd, Sr., of St.

Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 50 pounds, conveying 283 acres

on lower side of Sturgeon Run on the South side of Nottoway River. Witnesses

were James Parrish and M. Cadet Young. Presented in Court and acknowledged

on June 7, 1739. Deed Book 1, page 526.

Indenture made the 2nd day of August, 1739, between Thomas Couch, Sr., Thomas

Couch, Jr., and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 30 pounds, conveying 566 acres on

the Pine Lick Branch (John Stroud's corner, Thomas Lloyd's line, Talbott's

line, Morris's corner), same being granted to the said Thomas Couch, Sr., by

Letters of Patent at Williamsburgh, 1720. Witnesses were M. Cadet Young and

William Edwards. Presented in Court and acknowledged on August 2, 1739.

Deed Book 1, page 530.

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION - STITH, Drury - Court for July 3, 1740. On the

Motion of Drury Stith, Gent. who made oath according to law certificate is

granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of Drury

Stith, Gent., dec'd.

Order Book 1, page 328, Brunswick County, Virginia

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10 Sept 1722, Robt BOLLING, of Pr Geo Co, and Anne, his wife, convey to Drury

STITH, JR, of said Co, 892a of land on NS of Sappony Crk, the consideration

being 5 shillings and "the natural affection he bare unto the said STITH."

(Pr Geo Co Book 1, p 557) This expression implies close relationship and is a

valuable bit of evidence.

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21 Nov, 1724, Mr Drury Stith, Jrn'r has surveyed for him 1,200 a on Sappony

Creek. And again, 11th Feb, 1726, Capt Drury Stith has surveyed for him,

including his old land, 3,496a on Sappony Cr, Pr Geo Co, to Drury Stith, Jr

of the same co (VA land patents, Book 13, p 192). In this year his wife

Elizabeth joins him in a deed. 5th Jun, 1727, Drury Stith, Jr, of Pr George

Co, and Elizabeth his wife, give to henry Harrison of the County of Surry,

Gent, a mortgage of 600a on Sappony Crk, part of a tract on which said Drury

lives, and which was conveyed to him by Robert Bolling, of pr Geor Co, Gent

(Pr Geo County Book 1, p 1027)

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Indenture (Mortgage) made the 27th day of June, 1741, between William Stroud,

Planter, and Drury Stith, Gent., conveying 196 acres on both sides of

Sturgeon Run and 392 acres which was surveyed for John Stroud, dec'd. in

1729, to secure payment of 12 pounds, 12 shillings and 2 pence. Witnesses

were M. Cadet Young, Wm. Maclin, and Thomas Sadler. Acknowledged in Court on

December

3, 1741. Deed Book 2, page 125.

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(The following Bible records were sent to me by Patsy Fackler, cousin on the

Stith and Moorman line. She mailed them to me, and they were typed

[apparently long ago on an old typewriter])JPC.

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"In the summer of 1924 while visiting in Kentucky, I, Frances S Fast, visited

my Aunt, Mrs Thomas J Stith, (my mother's oldest sister, formerly Hannah

Williams) who showed me two old Bibles from which I copied the following

records. In William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol 6, no. 2, April

1926, printed at Williamsburg, Virginia may be found the record which I sent

to them. The Bible was dated 1828, New York; published by N. Bangs and J

Emory; Azor Howt, printer.

First Page

Drury Stith husband

Elizabeth (nee Buckner) wife

Son: H. Richard Stith b. Sept 30th, 1721

Wife: Lucy Stith (Nee Hall, d. of John and Ann Hall)

b July 1736

Married Dec. 28, 1756

Their youngest son, His Bible.

Richard Stith b Dec 8th 1778

married Dec 27, 1798

Elizabeth Jones b Jan. 1779 (dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones)

CHILDREN

Lucy Mar. 2, 1802

Elizabeth Oct. 6, 1803

Buckner May 31, 1807

Susan Dec. 10, 1808

John C. Oct. 3, 1810

William April 21, 1812

Edmund Mar. 25, 1814

Martha Ann May 14, 1816

Jesse J Mar. 14, 1818

Mary Ann Jan. 28, 1820

2nd PAGE OF OLD BIBLE

John Cain born Oct. 2nd 1797

married Nov. 30, 1820

Olive Dinsmore, born June 6, 1800

Lucinda, born April 10, 1824

Jesse J Stith and Lucinda Cain married Oct. 6, 1842

DEATHS

Hus. Richard Stith d april 13th, 1843

&

Wife Elizabeth Stith, d Aug. 24th, 1844

Elizabeth Saunders died June 7th, 1840

Susan Stith died Aug. 4th, 1847

Buckner Stith died Sept. 1st, 1856

Edmund Stith died Apr. 2nd 1860

Mary Ann Stith died Oct. 24th, 1873

Lucy Stith died Oct. 6th 1876

John C Stith died Mar. 1st, 1880

William Stith died July 17, 1880

John Cain died Dec. 3rd 1869

Olive Cain died July 21, 1884

Births of children raised by Jesse J Stith:

Charlie Lewis Dec. 1863

Mary E Atkinson Feb. 26, 1863

Mary Lee Wright b Dec 2, 1869 died

THIRD PAGE OF OLD BIBLE

Richard Stith and Lucy Hall married Dec. 29, 1756

BIRTHS

Ann Nov 12, 1757

Joseph Sept. 6, 1759

Lucy March 12, 1761

Elizabeth Buckner Oct 25, 1762

Mary Nov. 12, 1764

Benjamin Aug. 28, 1766

Thomas Oct. 8, 1768

John Oct 7, 1770

Catharine May 28, 1773

Martha May 8, 1775

William Oct 8, 1777

Richard Dec 9, 1778

DEATHS

Richard Stith, sen. Nov. 16, 1802

Lucy Stith, sen. Feb. 12, 1815

Ann Hightower Jan. 14, 1831

Joseph Stith Nov. 3, 1837

Lucy Jordan June 13, 1822

Benjamin Stith March 18, 1 837

Thomas Stith July 27, 1821

Martha Saunders July 1, 1843

John Stith Oct. 27, 1840

Elizabeth Buckner

Catharine

William Stith

Richard Stith

April 13, 1843

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Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia.

Article XLIV, on Brunswick County and St. Andrew's Parish.

At a vestry-meeting in 1755 the following entry is found:

"The vestry, being of opinion that the Rev. George Purdie has for some time

past neglected his duty, and behaved himself in a manner which is a scandal

to a person of his function, do order and direct Drury STITH, Edward

Goodrich, and Littleton Tazwell, or any two of them, to wait on the

Commissary and acquaint him as soon as possible with the behaviour and

conduct of said Purdie for some time past, and request him to make use of his

authority in silencing him, (if any such he hath,) and if not, that he will

join with us in a remonstrance to the Bishop of London, or such other person

or persons as he shall advise, to have the said Purdie removed from the

parish."

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Drury Stith, Jr.'s Timeline

1695
1695
Brunswick, Virginia, USA
1718
1718
Age 23
1718
Age 23
St Pauls, King George, Virginia, USA
1720
November 28, 1720
Age 25
Prince George, VA, Amer Col
1722
1722
Age 27
Rock Spring, Brunswick County, Province of Virginia
1724
March 20, 1724
Age 29
Prince George, VA, Amer Col
1726
1726
- present
Age 31
Prince George Co., Virginia
1727
September 30, 1727
Age 32
Brunswick, Virginia, USA
September 30, 1727
Age 32
Brunswick, ,Virginia, USA
1727
- 1735
Age 32
Virginia