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Thomas Drury

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. John Drury and Mary Drury
Husband of Rachel Drury
Father of Caleb Drury; Thomas Drury, Captain; Mary Bent; Rachel Fairbanks; John Drury and 5 others
Brother of Lydia Drury; Mary Alden; Hugh Drury; Elizabeth Drury; Mercy Drury and 1 other

Occupation: Town clerk, rep. to Gen. Court, selectman
Managed by: Stephen Edward Dickson
Last Updated:

About Capt. Thomas Drury

     Capt. Thomas Drury was born on 10 August 1668 at Boston, MA.4,3,5,6 He was the son of Lieut. John Drury and Mary Weare.7 Capt. Thomas Drury married Rachel Rice, daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore, on 15 December 1687 at Sudbury, MA.8,2,3,9 Capt. Thomas Drury died before 11 November 1723 at Framingham, MA; (not found in the published records).10,11,6

He was the first Town Clerk and first Representative to the General Court (Massachusetts legislature), also Selectman at Framingham, MA.12,13

Children of Capt. Thomas Drury and Rachel Rice

  1. Caleb Drury+12
  2. Thomas Drury+
  3. John Drury+
  4. Mary Drury+
  5. Rachel Drury+
  6. Lydia Drury+
  7. Elizabeth Drury+
  8. Micah Drury+
  9. Uriah Drury+


From Descendants of Edmund Rice person page 11:

"Your authors note that Savage says Hugh had a son Thomas, but Thomas was actually a grandson, son of Hugh's only known son John. ...."

Listed with incorrect parents in

  • New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter GoogleBook
  • Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of ... By Ellery Bicknell Crane GoogleBook


From Geni member William Henry Drury:

"Hugh Drury's will (1689) is very confusing, as it is combined with the estate of his deceased son, John and that of his decased wife, Lydia. The best source that I know of for all this is The Stevens & Miller Ancestry, vol. 2, by Winifred H. Lovering-Holman, 1953, pages 53-71. Mrs. Holman was a well-known genealogist."

  • Lydia Hawkins was Hugh's wife Lydia's much younger half-sister who was raised as their daughter.
  • John was Hugh's only child.
  • Mary was John's wife.
  • Thomas was Hugh's grandson
  • Daughters-in-law were often called daughters.
  • Hugh had no known siblings.


  • Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1630-1699 "Thomas of John & Mary Drury born Aug. 10. [1668]"
  • Descendants of Edmund Rice person page 11
    • 1. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 5, 13, 14, 43, 223.
    • 2. [S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 2.
    • 3. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, pp. 1, 6.
    • 4. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 43, 223.
    • 5. [S100] William S. Appleton, Boston, MA, Vital Records.
    • 6. [S152] Sarah Drury Rice, Drury Family.
    • 7. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 43.
    • 8. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 13, 43, 223.
    • 9. [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records - Marriages pp. 190 "DRURY, Thomas and Rachel Rice, Dec. 15, 1687. MR". Also page 260.
    • 10. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 14, 223.
    • 11. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 1.
    • 12. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 14.
    • 13. [S301] William Barry, Framingham, MA, History (Barry), p. 222 as cited by WARD.
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Capt. Thomas Drury's Timeline

August 10, 1668
Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
December 15, 1687
Age 19
East Cambridge, Middlesex , Massachusetts
October 5, 1688
Age 20
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
August 29, 1690
Age 22
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 25
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 27
Framingham, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 28
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
June 22, 1701
Age 32
Framingham, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
May 2, 1704
Age 35
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA