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Hugh Drury

Also Known As: "George"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: July 06, 1689 (68-77)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Kings Chapel Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Drury's father and Hugh Drury's mother
Husband of Lydia Drury and Mary Drury
Father of Lieut. John Drury

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Stephen Edward Dickson
Last Updated:

About Hugh Drury

Notes for GEORGE "HUGH" DRURY:

From http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lpproots/Drury/george_hugh_drury.htm

Hugh DRURY, the immigrant ancestor, was, according to family tradition, son of Obed DRURY, of London England. [please note: there is no source for this attribution, it appears to be an Internet speculation]

It is believed that he came under the name of George DRURY, who was a passenger in the ship "Abigail" in July, 1635, aged nineteen years, for no further mention of a George DRURY is found. This ship brought a company of the younger Winthrop's settlers bound for Connecticut, but Hugh DRURY located at Sudbury, Massachusetts, as early as 1641 and was a proprietor of that town.

In 1646 he removed to Boston, selling his Sudbury place to Edmund Rice. He was a carpenter by trade.  In 1654 he was a member of the Artillery Company and afterward had the rank of lieutenant. He was admitted to the Boston church, April 16, 1654, and freeman, May 3, 1654. He was a town officer of Boston.

His will was dated November 1, 1687, and proved July 30, 1689. He bequeathed to Mary, widow of son John, to sister Lydia Hawkins, son Thomas, refers to deceased wife Lydia and to a daughter Mary.

He was buried in the Kings Chapel burying ground, Boston, and the grave is marked.

Family

He married

  • (first) Lydia Rice, who was born in 1627, died April 5, 1675, daughter of Edmund and Tamazin Rice. His wife Lydia was admitted to the church, March 12, 1648.
  • (second) October, 1676, Mary Fletcher, widow of Rev. Edward Fletcher.

His child by his first wife Lydia was John, born May 2, 1646, and recorded in Sudbury Vital records.

Notes

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. Although numerous secondary sources list Hugh Drury as born c 1616 in London, England, and Hugh's father as Obed Drury, we have found no evidence to support Hugh Drury's birth or parents. Until we find compelling evidence, we will not list his birth place as London or his father as Obed Drury. He became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1659 and was subsequently its Lieutenant."

Listed by

Children of first wife:

  • John, mentioned below;
  • Thomas, probably died young;
  • Mary, died 1680.

Child by second wife:

  • Hugh, July 19, 1677, probably died young.

Savage p 75 says:

Hugh, Boston 1640, carpenter, freeman 1654, 1655& 6, ar. co. 1659, lived some yrs at Sudbury, Lydia joined "our" 12 Mar 1648. 2 children 1. John b 2 May 1646 carpenter, freeman 1673 Thomas m Rachel Rice Hugh was a lt. in the colonial wars. Source: American Compend of Gen Vol 7

DRURY, HUGH, had a grant of land in Sud., 1640 or '41; 1642, occupied house and land mortgaged for debt by Wm. Swifte, of Sandwich; 1646, sold to Edward Rice his house and houselot. He was f. by w. Lydia, of 1. JOHN, b. in Sud., May 2, 1646, m. Mary (???), was a carpenter in Boston, and d. ab. 1678, f. of Thomas and John; 2. THOMAS.2 Hugh, a carpenter, d. in Boston, 1689; and his w. Lydia, d. 1675, ‘. 47, (both interred in the Chapel Burial Ground). Hugh names in his will, proved July 30, 1689, his brothers Henry, Joseph, and Edward Rice. Hugh m. in Boston, Mary Fletcher, 1676. (Suff. Deeds). Family History: 217 Genealogy Books

From http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lpproots/Drury/george_hugh_drury.htm

His [Hugh Drury's] will was dated November 1, 1687, and proved July 30, 1689. He bequeathed to Mary, widow of son John, to sister Lydia Hawkins, son Thomas, refers to deceased wife Lydia and to a daughter Mary. He was buried in the Kings Chapel burying ground, Boston, and the grave is marked. He married (first) Lydia Rice, who was born in 1627, died April 5, 1675, daughter of Edmund and Tamazin Rice. He married (second) October, 1676, Mary Fletcher, widow of Rev. Edward Fletcher.

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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.

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  • Edmund Rice (c. 1594 – 3 May 1663), was an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony born in Suffolk, England. .... etc.
  • .... He moved from Stanstead to Berkhamsted sometime in 1626, based upon the baptismal dates of his children Thomas and Lydia. .... etc.
  • Edmund Rice was married to Thomasine Frost (1600–1654) on 15 October 1618 in St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England 52.242431°N 0.717315°E and they had 10 children including:[71][72][nb 15]
    • Mary Rice, baptized 23 August 1619 .... etc.
    • Lydia Rice, baptized 9 March 1627/28 at St. Peter's Church, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, died 5 April 1675, at Boston, MA, married Hugh Drury 1645 in Sudbury.[85] Hugh Drury was a carpenter by trade and the family resided in Boston. Drury became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1659 and was subsequently its Lieutenant. [86][87]
    • Matthew Rice, baptized 28 February 1628/29 .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Rice_(1638)

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  • Lieut Hugh Drury
  • Birth: 1616 London, England
  • Death: Jul. 6, 1689 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • His first wife was Lydia Rice Drury, and his second wife was Mary ____ Fletcher Drury, the widow of Rev.Edward Fletcher.
  • His parents are not known at this time, but he is said to have arrived in New England on the "Abigail" in 1635 - apparently under the name of George Drury.
  • Children: John Drury, Thomas Drury, Mary Drury.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Lydia Rice Drury (1627 - 1675)*
  • Children:
    • John Drury (1646 - 1678)*
  • Burial: Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 26590112
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=drury&GSfn=hugh&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=26590112&df=all&

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  • A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice ... by Andrew Henshaw Ward
  • https://archive.org/details/agenealogicalhi00wardgoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00wardgoog#page/n19/mode/1up
  • Pg.1
  • Edmund Rice came from Barkhamstead, in the county of Hertfordshire, in England, and settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638 or 9 ; as he shared in the three divisions of land in Sudbury, the first of which was made in 1639, he was no doubt residing there at that time.
  • No record has been found of his embarkation for this country, nor in what ship he came, or at what place he first arrived ; there is not so much as tradition on the subject. The first we find of him is at Sudbury, with a wife and family of at least seven children that came over with him ; that place, called "the plantation lying near unto Concord," was incorporated in 1639 by the name of Sudbury. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00wardgoog#page/n20/mode/1up
  • Pg.2
  • His wife "Tamazine" died at Sudbury, June 13, 1654 ; the record of her death is the only one wherein her name has been found.
  • His 2d wife was "Mercie," wid. of Thomas Brigham of Cambridge ; whom he married, March 1, 1655. .... etc.
  • He died at Marlboro', May 3, 1663, and was buried at Sudbury. A deposition of his on the court files at Cambridge states his age, April 3, 1656, to be "about 62 years" — hence he was born about 1594, and about 69 years old when he died.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00wardgoog#page/n23/mode/1up
  • Pg.4
  • No. I. EDMUND RICE, b. about 1594, came from England, settled at Sudbury 1639, removed to Marlboro', and d. there. May 3, 1663. His chil. were—
    • 2. 1 Henry, -— , m. Elizabeth Moore. ( 2)
    • 3. 2 Edward, -— , m. Anna -— . ( 3)
    • 4. 3 Thomas, -— , m. Mary -— . ( 4)
    • 5. 4 Mathew, -— , m. Martha Lamson. ( 5)
    • 6. 5 Samuel, -— , m. Elizabeth King. ( 6)
    • 7. 6 Joseph, -— , m. Mercy King. ( 7)
    • 8. 7 Lydia, -— , m. Hugh Drury. . ( 8)
    • 9. 8 Edmund, -— ( 9)
    • 10. 9 Benjamin, May 31, 1640, m. Mary Brown. (10)
    • 11. 10 Ruth, Sept. 29, 1659, m. Samuel Wells. (11)
    • 12. 11 Ann, Nov. 19, 1661, probably m. Nathaniel Gary (Gerry) of Roxbury, Nov. 12, 1685, b. July 4, 1663, son of Nathaniel Gery and Ann Dugglas, who were m. at Rox. Oct. 14, 1658. Arthur Geary was one of the first settlers of Rox.
  • https://archive.org/stream/agenealogicalhi00wardgoog#page/n27/mode/1up
  • Pg.9
  • (8) II. HUGH DRURY m. Lydia Rice [8.7], and resided at Sud. and Boston. He was a member of the Artillery Company 1659, and subsequently its Lt. His wife, Lydia, d. April 5, 1675, " aged 47." His 2d wife was Mary, widow of Edward Fletcher, whom he m. Oct., 1676. She d. 1680, and he, July, 1689. By wife Lydia he had
    • 76. 1 John, at Sud., May 2, 1646, m. Mary -— . (60)

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Hugh Drury 1616

I found a link to whom his father is in a book called Descendants of John Gamage of Ipswich, Mass. Hathitrust

In case you have a private tree. I have shared my find with the owner of the profile and he refused to updated saying it's just a rumor. I just thought I would share what I found. I also found records of Obed's son born John calling himself George Drury.

John Drury was born in London in 1616 son of Obed Drury of London a descendant of John de Drury, whose father came with William the Conqueror. He came with Governor Winthrop Company, 1635. He called himself George, and was aged 19 years. He went with Dr. Elliott's Company to the mouth of the Connecticut, but, later, returned and settled in Sudbury, where he received a grant of land in 1641. In 1646, he went to Boston, where he engaged extensively in mercantile business, was very successful, and left a large property. He was a member of the First Church, Lieutenant of Artillery in 1659, Proprietor of Castle Tavern, and had lands near Mill Bridge. He married, 1645, Lydia Rice. He died in July, 1689. His wife died April 5, 1675. Both were buried in King's Chapel Ground, Tremont Street, Boston. 2. John, born in Sudbury, March 2, 1646. He was a house carpenter and moved to Boston. He was a member of Old South Church in 1672, Lieutenant in King Philip's War in 1675, and was considered a wealthy man for his time. He married Mary (the widow of Ed. Fletcher, who was a Nonconformist Minister of Dunsborn Rectory, Gloucestershire. Her maiden name is unknown). He died in 1678. Children: Thomas, Lydia, Mary, Mercy, Elizabeth, John. 3. Thomas, born in Boston, August 10, 1668. He settled in Fram- ingham, and was Town Clerk eleven years, from 1700; Schoolmaster, 1713 ; Lieutenant of Militia, 1713; and Captain, 1719. He married Rachel, daughter of Henry Rice, Dec. 15, 1687. Children: Thomas, Caleb, John, Mary, Rachel, Lydia, Elizabeth, Micah, Uriah. 4. Thomas. He was born August 29, 1690 ; married, June 10, 1719, Sarah, daughter of Capt. Isaac and Sarah (Stow) Clark, born August 5, 1701. He died April 10, 1743. Children: Thomas, Mary, Abigail, Rachel, Thankful, Sarah, Benjamin, Mary, Elizabeth. 5. Sarah. She was born in 1734, and, July 16, 1755, married Richard Rice of Natick. Morton, Arabella Lyman Gamage. Descendants of John Gamage of Ipswich, Mass (Kindle Locations 1246- 1253). Worcester, Mass. : Press of C.R. Stobbs. Kindle Edition. aned settled in Sudbury, where he received a grant in 1641.

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Hugh Drury's Timeline

1616
1616
England
1646
May 2, 1646
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1689
July 6, 1689
Age 73
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
July 6, 1689
Age 73
Kings Chapel Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts