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About William Drury, Sir, MP

Sir William Drury (c. 1500 – 11 January 1558) was the son and heir of Sir Robert Drury (before 1456 – 2 March 1535), Speaker of the House of Commons. He was a Member of Parliament and a Privy Councillor. His name appears in the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.[1][2]

William Drury, born about 1500, was the elder son of Sir Robert Drury (before 1456 – 2 March 1535), Speaker of the House of Commons, and Anne Calthorpe, daughter of Sir William Calthorpe of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.[3] He had a younger brother, and four sisters:[3]

  • Sir Robert Drury (c.1503–1577) of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, who married Elizabeth Brudenell, the daughter of Edmund Brudenell of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, by whom he was the father of Sir Robert Drury (1525–1593), Sir William Drury (2 October 1527 – 13 October 1579) and Sir Dru Drury (1531/2–1617).[4]
  • Anne Drury, who married firstly George Waldegrave, esquire (c.1483 – 8 July 1528) of Smallbridge, Suffolk, and secondly Sir Thomas Jermyn (c.1500 – 1552) of Rushbrooke, Suffolk.
  • Elizabeth Drury, who married, in 1510, Sir Philip Boteler.
  • Bridget Drury, who married Sir John Jerningham.
  • Ursula Drury, who married Sir Giles Alington of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire.

Drury was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn on 12 February 1517,[5] and entered the service of King Henry VIII before his father's death. In 1521 he accompanied Cardinal Wolsey to Calais. He was knighted in 1533 at the coronation of Anne Boleyn.[6] In 1536 he was High Sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk, and in the same year equipped 100 men to accompany the King's forces under Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, at the time of the Pilgrimage of Grace. In 1539 he was a commissioner for the defence of the coast of Suffolk. In the following year he was appointed a Groom of the Privy Chamber when Anne of Cleves arrived in England as Henry VIII's fourth bride. In 1544 he was again appointed High Sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk.[7][8]


During the succession crisis after the death of King Edward VI, although he had been expected to aid Northumberland in his attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne, Drury instead threw his support behind Princess Mary, and was appointed to the Privy Council early in Mary's reign.[8][9]


As noted in the Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library, Drury's name appears on folio i verso of the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales:

  • On f. i verso, s. XVI2/4, “Robertus drury miles [space], William drury miles, Robertus drury miles, domina Jarmin, domina Jarningam, dommina Alington,” referring to Sir Robert Drury (mentioned above as executor; speaker of the House of Commons in 1495 and a member of Henry VIII’s Council), to his sons William and Robert, and to his 3 daughters: Anna, married first to George Waldegrave, and after his death in 1528 to Sir Thomas Jermyn; Bridget, married to Sir John Jernyngham (Jernegan, of Somerleyton); Ursula (d. 1521), married to Sir Giles Alington.[1][2]

Drury made his last will on 26 December 1557, a few days after the sudden death of his eldest son and heir, Robert. He died at Hawstead on 11 January 1558. His will was proved 29 April 1558.[5] His widow, Elizabeth, died 19 May 1575, leaving a will proved 7 November 1575.[5] Drury was buried in All Saints Church, Hawstead, where he is commemorated by a memorial brass and an inscription:

  • Whilst he lived here was loved of every wight.
  • Such temperance he did retain, such courtesy,
  • Such noble mind with justice joined, such liberality,
  • As fame itself shall sound for me the glory of his name.[8]

Drury's heir was his grandson, Sir William Drury.[10]

Drury married firstly, before 7 February 1516, Jane Saint Maur, daughter and heiress of Sir William Saint Maur of Beckington, Somerset, by Margaret, daughter of Sir Richard Edgecombe. She died in childbirth in 1517, and there were no issue of the marriage.[11]


Drury married secondly, before February 1521, Elizabeth Sothill (c.1505 – 19 May 1575), one of the twin daughters[12] and co-heirs of Henry Sothill, esquire,[13] of Stoke Faston, Leicestershire, and Joan Empson, daughter of Sir Richard Empson,[14] by whom he had four sons and thirteen daughters:[15]

  • Robert Drury (13 February 1524 – 7 December 1557),[16] esquire, who married Audrey Rich, daughter of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England, by whom he had four sons, including Sir William Drury, and eight daughters.[16][17]
  • William Drury.
  • Henry Drury (born 6 April 1539), who married Elizabeth Isaac.[16]
  • Roger Drury (born 24 March 1540).[16]
  • Anne Drury (19 August 1523 – 5 September 1561),[16] who married, by 1540, as his first wife, Sir Christopher Heydon (1518/19 – 10 December 1579) of Baconsthorpe Castle, Norfolk.[18] by whom she had three sons, Sir William Heydon (d.1594), Henry, and Christopher, and four daughters, Mary, who married Thomas Blennerhasset, esquire, of Barsham, Suffolk; Ursula, who married Sir Roger Townshend; Elizabeth, who married Sir John Wentworth of Mountneys, Essex; and Jane.[19]
  • Mary Drury (30 June 1526 – c. 16 June 1594),[16] who married firstly Sir Richard Corbet (May 1524 – before 24 June 1565) of Assington, Suffolk, and secondly, on 24 June 1565 at Hawstead, John Tyrrell, esquire, of Gipping, Suffolk. Mary Drury was buried at Cotton, Suffolk on 16 June 1594, and left a will proved 29 June 1594.
  • Elizabeth Drury.
  • Frances Drury (born 29 June 1532), who married James Hobart, esquire, of Hales Hall.[16]
  • Bridget Drury (born 11 September 1554), who married Henry Yelverton, esquire, of Rougham, Norfolk.[16]
  • Winifred Drury.
  • Ursula Drury.
  • Audrey Drury.
  • Dorothy Drury.
  • Margaret Drury.
  • Katherine Drury.
  • Dorothy Drury (again) (born 4 March 1537 – 1602), who married Robert Rookwood (d. 17 February 1600) of Coldham,[16] by whom she was the mother of four sons, including Ambrose Rookwood, one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot.[20]
  • Elizabeth Drury (again), who married Sir Robert Drury of Rougham, Suffolk.[16]

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Drury_(died_1558)

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  • Sir William Drury, Sheriff of Suffolk & Norfolk1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • M, #77005, b. circa 1500, d. 11 January 1558
  • Father Sir Robert Drury, Speaker of the House of Commons10,11 b. c 1455, d. 2 Mar 1536
  • Mother Anne Calthorpe10,11 b. c 1460, d. b 1531
  • Sir William Drury, Sheriff of Suffolk & Norfolk was born circa 1500 at of Hawstead, Suffolk, England; Age 36 in 1536.12,1,2,6 He married Joan Seymour, daughter of Sir William Seymour and Margaret Edgecombe, before 7 February 1516 at England; They had no surviving issue.12,1,2,6 Sir William Drury, Sheriff of Suffolk & Norfolk married Elizabeth Sothill, daughter of Henry Sothill, Esq., Attorney-General to King Henry VII and Joan Empson, before February 1521; They had 4 sons (Robert, Esq; William; Henry; & Roger) & 13 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir Christopher Heydon; Mary, wife of Sir Richard Corbett, & of John Tyrrell, Esq; Elizabeth; Frances, wife of James Hobart; Bridget, wife of Henry Yelverton, Esq; Winifred; Ursula; Audrey; Dorothy; Margaret; Katherine; Dorothy, wife of Robert Rookwood; & Elizabeth, wife of Sir Robert Drury).1,13,2,4,5,6,8,9 Sir William Drury, Sheriff of Suffolk & Norfolk died on 11 January 1558 at Hawstead, Suffolk, England; Buried there.12,1,6 His estate was probated on 29 April 1558.2,6
  • Family 1 Joan Seymour b. c 1500, d. 1517
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Sothill b. c 1505, d. 19 May 1575
  • Children
    • Robert Drury, Esq.+14,2,6 b. 13 Feb 1524, d. 10 Jan 1558
    • Mary Drury+15,2,3,6,7 b. 30 Jun 1526
    • Bridget Drury+1,16,17,2,5,6,9 b. 11 Sep 1534
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 276.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 93.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 239.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 371.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 399.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 473.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 220.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 391.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 443.
  • 10.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 92-93.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 472.
  • 12.[S10974] Unknown author, History of the Family of Drury, p. 100, 101.
  • 13.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 669-670.
  • 14.[S10974] Unknown author, History of the Family of Drury, p. 100, 101., p. 100-101.
  • 15.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 277.
  • 16.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 791.
  • 17.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 289.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2563.htm#i77005
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  • William DRURY of Hawstead (Sir)
  • Born: BEF 1500, Hawstead, Suffolk, England
  • Died: 11 Jan 1557/58
  • Buried: Church of Hawstead, Suffolk, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: Robert DRURY of Hawstead (Sir)
  • Mother: Anne CALTHORPE
  • Married 1: Joan St. MAUR BEF 7 Feb 1515/6
  • Married 2: Elizabeth SOOTHILL (b. ABT 1505 - d. 19 May 1575) (dau. of and co-heir Henry Soothill and Joan Empson) ABT 1535, Suffolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth DRURY
    • 2. Mary DRURY
    • 2. Robert DRURY of Hawstead
    • 4. Henry DRURY of Lawshall
    • 5. Anne DRURY
    • 6. Dorothy DRURY
    • 7. Frances DRURY
    • 8. Bridget DRURY
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/DRURY.htm#William DRURY of Hawstead (Sir)2
    • The details in this biography come from the History of Parliament, a biographical dictionary of Members of the House of Commons.
  • Born by 1499, first son of Sir Robert Drury of Hawstead by his first wife. Educ. ?Eton; ?King's, Camb. 1511; Lincoln's Inn, adm. 12 Feb 1517. Married firstly, by 7 Feb 1516, Joan, dau. of William St. Maur, who died in childbirth; and secondly, BET Aug 1518 / Feb 1521, Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Sothill of Stockerston Leics., by whom he had four sons and nine daughters. Kntd. 30 May. Succceded family 2 Mar 1535. J.p. Suff. 1529-d., q. 1554; ?esquire extraordinary of the body by 1533; sheriff, Norf. and Suff. 1536-7, 1544-5; commr. benevolence, Suff. 1544/45, relief 1550; other commissions 1534-d.; PC by 1 Nov 1553.
  • Until the accession of Mary Sir William Drury shared in the normal duties of a local magnate while appearing at court on important state occasions. In the autumn of 1536 he and his brother Sir Robert assisted Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in quelling the northern rebellion called the Pilgrimage of the Grace, and he was called upon for similar action in 1539 when appointed a commissioner to search and defend the Suffolk coast, and again in 1542 when named by the King as one of those whom Norfolk should take on his expedition to protect the Scottish borders in Sep. During his second term as sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk he returned his nephew Sir William Waldegrave to the Parliament of 1545. Drury's post in the Household, even if he held it until the death of Henry VIII, was not renewed under Edward VI, but he was sufficiently in favour with the Council of the time to be recommended as knight of the shire for Suffolk in the spring of 1553.
  • Drury and his fellow-Member Sir Henry Bedingfield, likewise a Council nominee, were included in Cecil's list of gentlemen who were expected to transact 'affairs for Queen Jane', but in the event both rallied to Mary. He was the second person sent for by Princess Mary in Jul 1553 when she heard the news of her brother, Edward VI's death. Drury swore allegiance on 17 Jul. Mary ordered all captains to bring their men to muster under Sir William Drury and Sir William Waldegrave. William took 100 men to Kenninghall to assist Mary, who was proclaimed Queen. He became a Privy Councillor some time in the autumn and was one of those charged to survey the ordnance and stores. He was not given office, but under new administrative arrangements in Feb 1554 he was appointed with Sir Robert Rochester and Sir Thomas Cornwallis to order victuals for Calais and Berwick. His position gave him a lien on one of the Suffolk seats and in each of his remaining four Parliaments his partner, who took the junior place in all save the last of them, was his kinsman Sir Henry Jerningham. There are only two references to Drury in the Journal, one to a privilege case in Oct 1553 concerning one of his servants, and the other to the unsuccessful bill for distresses and replevins committed on its second reading in Apr 1554 to him and John Mawdley.
  • A key player in Queen Mary's bid to restore Catholicism in England, Sir William Drury was ordered to search the house of Thomas Pooley of Icklingham who was leading a Protestant revolt against the Queen's proposed marriage to King Felipe of Spain. Sir William had been previously appointed in 1552 as a commissioner of Suffolk to investigate the question of pensions for dispossesed members of religious houses during the previous reign.

Drury augmented his inheritance of seven Suffolk manors by grant, marriage and purchase. Two of his acquisitions, Lawshall and Whepstead, Suffolk, were confirmed to him by Mary to hold in chief on his surrender of an annuity of 100 marks awarded him in Nov 1553 for his services during the succession crisis.

  • Sir William had six daugthers, including Anne who married Sir Christopher Heydon of Baconsthorpe, who would later serve as a magistrate in the recuscancy trial of her fourth cousin, John Drury of Godwick. Another dau. was Elizabeth who married Sir Robert Drury of Rougham, her fourth cousin twice removed.
  • By his will of 6 Dec 1557 his wife and executrix was to have specified lands and rents for ten to 13 years towards the performance of the will and testament. Provision for other members of his family included £200 towards the marriage of his dau. Dorothy. Sir William's son, Robert Drury of Hawstead, died two days before the making of the will and the estate passed to Robert's son, William Drury, aged seven. Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, the young William Drury's maternal grandfather, was appointed supervisor of the will. He hosted Queen Elizabeth at Hawstead Place during her Progress of Suffolk in 1578. His uncle, Henry Drury (the second son of Sir William, and brother of Robert) lived at Lawshall Manor where he was arrested that same day by Elizabeth.
  • Sir William died on 11 Jan 1558. The inscription on his monument in Hawstead church says of him:
    • Whilst he lived here was loved of every wight.
    • Such temperance he did retain, such courtesy,
    • Such noble mind with justice joined, such liberality,
    • As fame itself shall sound for me the glory of his name.
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/WilliamDruryofHawstead(Sir)1.htm
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  • DRURY, Sir William (by 1499-1558), of Hawstead, Suff.
  • Family and Education
  • b. by 1499, 1st s. of Sir Robert Drury I by 1st w., and bro. of Sir Robert II. educ. ?Eton; ?King’s, Camb. 1511; L. Inn, adm. 12 Feb. 1517 m. (1) by 7 Feb. 1516, Joan, da. of William St. Maur; (2) Aug. 1518/Feb. 1521, Elizabeth, da. of Henry Sothill of Stockerston Leics., 4s. inc. Robert II 9da. Kntd. 30 May suc. fa. 2 Mar. 1535.2
  • Offices Held
  • J.p. Suff. 1529-d., q. 1554; ?esquire extraordinary of the body by 1533; sheriff, Norf. and Suff. 1536-7, 1544-5; commr. benevolence, Suff. 1544/45, relief 1550; other commissions 1534-d.; PC by 1 Nov. 1553.3
  • Biography
  • Until the accession of Mary Sir William Drury shared in the normal duties of a local magnate while appearing at court on important state occasions. In the autumn of 1536 he assisted the 3rd Duke of Norfolk in quelling the northern rebellion, and he was called upon for similar action in 1539 when appointed a commissioner to search and defend the Suffolk coast, and again in 1542 when named by the King as one of those whom Norfolk should take on his expedition to protect the Scottish borders. During his second term as sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk he returned his nephew Sir William Waldegrave to the Parliament of 1545. Drury’s post in the Household, even if he held it until the death of Henry VIII, was not renewed under Edward VI, but he was sufficiently in favour with the Council of the time to be recommended as knight of the shire for Suffolk in the spring of 1553.4
  • Drury and his fellow-Member Sir Henry Bedingfield, likewise a Council nominee, were included in Cecil’s list of gentlemen who were expected to transact ‘affairs for Queen Jane’, but in the event both rallied to Mary. Drury swore allegiance on 17 July and with four others was immediately appointed to muster forces on her behalf. He became a Privy Councillor some time in the autumn and was one of those charged to survey the ordnance and stores. He was not given office, but under new administrative arrangements in February 1554 he was appointed with Sir Robert Rochester and Sir Thomas Cornwallis to order victuals for Calais and Berwick. His position gave him a lien on one of the Suffolk seats and in each of his remaining four Parliaments his partner, who took the junior place in all save the last of them, was his kinsman Sir Henry Jerningham. There are only two references to Drury in the Journal, one to a privilege case in October 1553 concerning one of his servants, and the other to the unsuccessful bill for distresses and replevins committed on its second reading in April 1554 to him and John Mawdley II.5
  • Drury augmented his inheritance of seven Suffolk manors by grant, marriage and purchase. Two of his acquisitions, Lawshall and Whepstead, Suffolk, were confirmed to him by Mary to hold in chief on his surrender of an annuity of 100 marks awarded him in November 1553 for his services during the succession crisis. By his will of 6 Dec. 1557 his wife and executrix was to have specified lands and rents for ten to 13 years towards the performance of the will and testament. Provision for other members of his family included £200 towards the marriage of his daughter Dorothy. His eldest son Robert had died two days before the making of the will and the heir was Robert’s son William†, aged seven. Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, the young William Drury’s maternal grandfather, was appointed supervisor of the will. Drury died on 11 Jan. 1558. The inscription on his monument in Hawstead church says of him:
    • Whilst he lived here was loved of every wight.
    • Such temperance he did retain, such courtesy,
    • Such noble mind with justice joined, such liberality,
    • As fame itself shall sound for me the glory of his name.6
  • Ref Volumes: 1509-1558
  • Author: M. K. Dale
  • Notes
  • 1. Huntington Lib. Hastings mss Parl. pprs.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from age at fa.’s i.p.m., C142/57/24. Vis. Norf. (Norf. Arch.), ii. 219; A. Campling, Fam. Drury, 43-49, 100; PCC 32 Hogen; Vis. Yorks. (Harl. Soc. xvi), 290; LP Hen. VIII, ii, iii, vi; Add. 19127, ff. 179, 231.
  • 3. LP Hen. VIII, ii, iv-viii, xi, xiii, xvi-xviii, xx, xxi; CPR, 1547-8, p. 89; 1553, p. 358; 1553-4, pp. 24, 27, 29, 243; E371/300 m. 48.
  • 4. LP Hen. VIII, vi, ix, xi, xii, xiv, xvii, xix-xxi; Chron. Calais (Cam. Soc. xxxv), 98; APC, ii. 375, 390, 404; iii. 394; CPR, 1550-3, p. 141; J. Gage, Thingoe Hundred, 434-5; Campling, 47; Lansd. 3, f. 36.
  • 5. Lansd. 103, f. 2; APC, iv. 300, 398, 432; v. 105, 289 et passim; vi. 85 et passim; CPR, 1553-4, pp. 243, 302; CJ, i. 28, 34.
  • 6. LP Hen. VIII, xii, xv, xxi; CPR, 1547-8, p. 202; 1553-4, pp. 52, 243; 1555-7, p. 525; 1557-8, p. 363; DKR, ix. app. ii. 102; PCC 16 Noodes; E150/652/1; C142/114/51; Campling, 48; Pevsner, Suff. 233.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/drury-sir-william-1499-1558
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  • from "Suffolk manorial Families", Vol. 1, pt. 9, 1899 by Joseph James Muskett.
  • http://www.genealogysource.com/muskett346.htm
  • Pg.346
    • Drury of Thurston
  • John Drury of Thurston, in Com. Suffolke, Esquier, sonne and heire tempre Kinge Edward first, 19, 1291. = Amabell daugh. of Thomas Newton, Esquier. Sables, too shanke bones in Salter argente.; ch: Sr Roger, Nicholas (m. Agnes Saxham) Drury.
  • Nicholas Drury of Thurston in Com. Suffolke, esquier, sonne & heire, died 3rd 13 of Kinge Edw. 3d ao 1339; Will 7 Rich. 2, 1381, Cullum. = Agnes, sole daughter and heire of Sr Symond Saxham, Kt.Joane??, Joan in his will. Oullum.; ch: Sr Roger (m. Margarett Naunton), Nicholas (m. Joanne Heathe), John Drury.
  • *Nicholas Drury of Saxham's in Thurston in Suffolke, 2d sonne, & of Hawsted, buried with his wife. Will, Gage, p. 428, Arch. Sudh., 4 Jan. 1454, proved 2 Sept. 1456. See note above. = Joanne, daugh. to Thomas Heathe, esquier, of Mildenhall. ch: DRURY OF HAWSTEAD.
    • *This Nicholas and Thom Heathe for love of John a Gaunte theire Captayne they tooke their voyage wt him into Spayne and theye have assumed to them Sellefs the Crosse Tawe in the Cheffe of there Armes ever since that tyme for the Howse of Hawsted. Whilste he Florished at Thurston in the Auweiente house of Saxhams, which lande wt others Came by his Mother beinge heire to her father to him allso did desende the Mannor of Hawsted wt others: he lyeth Buryed wt his wyfe in Thurston Church in a Chapell over aganst his fathers chap: where his Armes doeth appeare wt his Crosse Tuny. See below, Nicholas Drury.
  • http://www.genealogysource.com/muskett354.htm
  • Pg.354
    • Drury of Hawstead.
  • Nicholas Drury of Saxham's in Thurston, made will, Arch. Sudb., at Bury St. Edmunds, 4 Jan. 1454, proved 2 Sept. 1456. To be buried near his parents in Thurston church. Names Sir Roger Drury, his late brother; Felice, wife of his son, Roger Drury, &c. = Joan, dau. of Thomas Heath, Esq., of Mildenhall.; ch: Roger (m. Agnes _ & Felice Denston & Agnes Hanningfield), Elizabeth (m. _ Monk), Henry (m. Elizabeth Eaton) Drury.
  • Roger Drury, Esq., bought Hawstead, 3 Edw. 4. Will, Cur. Ep. Norw., 20 Jan. 1493. Inq. p.m. 13 H. 7. Ob, 31 Jan. H. 7. = Agnes, named in husband's M.I. = Felice, dau. & heir of William Denston of Besthorpe, co. Norfolk.; ch: Felice (m. Jas. Andrews), John, Roger, William (m. Margaret Briggs), Sir Robert (m. Anne Calthorpe & Anne Jerningham), Katherine (m. Sir Henry L'Estrange & Sir Robert Ratcliff) Drury.
  • Sir Robert Drury of Hawstead, of the Privy Council of King Henry VII. Will, P.C.C. 32 Hogan, 8 Feb. 1535. Inq. p.m. 27 H. 8, Altar tomb in St. Mary's, Bury. = Anne, 1st wife, dau. of Sir William Calthorpe of Burnham Thorpe, co. Norff., who made will, Cur. Ep. Norw., 1491. Harl. MS. 10.; ch: Bridget (m. Sir John Jernegan), Sir Wm. (m. Joan St. Maur & Elizabeth Sotehill), Anne (m. Sir George Waldegrave & Sir Thomas Jermyn), Elizabeth (m. Sir Philip Boteler), Sir Robert (m. Elizabeth Brudenell), Ursula (m. Sir Giles Allington) Drury.; = Anne, 2d wife, dau. of Edward Jerningham of Somerleyton; widow of Lord Edward Grey and of . . . Berkeley. She m. 4th Sir Edmund Walsingham of Scadbury. Her will, P.C.C. 17 Chaynay, is dated 1 Mar. 1568.
  • Sir Wm. Drury of Hawstead, of the Privy Council of Queen Mary; aet. 36, 27 H. 8. Brass at Hawstead. Will, P.C.C. 26 Dec. 1557. = Joan, 1st wife, dau. and heir of Sir Wm. St. Maur; buried in Hawstead chancel; d. 1517.; = Elizabeth, dau. and coh. of Henry Sotehill of Stoke Faston, co. Leic. Ob. 19 May 1575. His Inq. p.m. 20 H. 7. His mother a coheir of Plompton. Her will, P.C.C. 42 Pyckering, proved 1575.; ch: Anne (m. Sir Christopher Haydon), Mary (m. Richd. Corbet & John Tyrrell), Robert (m. Audrey Rich), Henry (m. Elizabeth Isaac), Frances (m. James Hobart), Bridget (m. Henry Yelverton) Dorothy (m. Robert Rokewood), Elizabeth (m. Sir Robert Drury of Rougham) Drury.
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  • DRURY, Robert II (?1524-57).
  • b. ?13 Feb. 1524, 1st s. of Sir William Drury by 2nd w. educ. ?L. Inn, adm. 30 Jan. 1543. m. settlement 20 Jan. 1541, Audrey, da. of Richard, Baron Rich, 4s. inc. Sir William† 8da.2
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/drury-robert-ii-1524-57
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Drury_(speaker)
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1499
1499
Suffolk, England
1523
August 19, 1523
Age 24
Hawstead, Suffolk, England
1524
February 13, 1524
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Halstead, Suffolk, , England
1526
June 30, 1526
Age 27
Hawstead, Suffolk, England
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1537
March 4, 1537
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1539
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1540
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