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Joseph J.E.D. Drury

Also Known As: "JED aka JOE aka Joseph E. Drury"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 24, 1823 (50)
Crown Hill, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Drury and Hannah Wood - Drury
Husband of Ann Heath - Drury
Father of Joseph Drury; James Drury; William Drury; William Drury; Thomas Drury and 4 others
Brother of William Drury; Dorothy "Dority" Drury - Rollason; Elizabeth Drury and Hannah Drury

Managed by: Susan Lynne Schwenger
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About Joseph E. Drury aka J.E.D. of Kenilworth Farm

Joseph Drury

BIRTH 29 Jun 1773

Kenilworth, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England

DEATH 24 Dec 1823 (aged 50)

Crown Hill, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

BURIAL Saint James Cemetery Crown Hill, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada MEMORIAL ID 99369833

JED aka JOE aka Joseph E. Drury KENILWORTH FARM 1819 - 2019

Descendants of Joseph Drury

Generation No. 5

    26.Joseph5 Drury (Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1)172 was born June 29, 1773 in Kenilworth, England173,174, and died December 24, 1823 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada175,176,176.He married Ann Heath177 July 12, 1797 in St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, England178,179.She was born 1780 in Warwick, England180,181, and died 1843 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England182,183.

Notes for Joseph Drury: Emigrated to Canada in 1819/1820. More About Joseph Drury: Christening: St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, England184 Family Record #: DR1123185 Occupation: Farmer/Woolcomber186 Place of Burial: St. James Anglican, Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada187 More About Ann Heath: Family Record #: HE188 Place of Burial: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England189

    

Children of Joseph Drury and Ann Heath are: + 29 i. Joseph6 Drury, born 1798 in Kenilworth, England; died 1852 in Kenilworth, England. + 30 ii. James Drury, born 1799 in Kenilworth, England; died 1859 in Kenilworth, England.

	31	iii.	 	William Drury190, born 1801 in Kenilworth, England191,192; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England192.
	More About William Drury:

Christening: November 8, 1801193 Family Record #: DR11233194 + 32 iv. Thomas Drury, born December 18, 1803 in Kenilworth, England; died April 29, 1883 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada. + 33 v. Richard Drury, born 1805 in Kenilworth, England; died December 19, 1862 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada.

	34	vi.	 	Ann Drury195, born May 22, 1808 in Kenilworth, England196,197; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England197.
	More About Ann Drury:

Christening: May 22, 1808198 Family Record #: DR11236199

	35	vii.	 	Edmund Drury200, born June 17, 1810 in Kenilworth, England201,202; died Unknown in Canada202.He married Eliza Hickling203 Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
	Notes for Edmund Drury:

Emigrated to Canada in 1831.

	More About Edmund Drury:

Family Record #: DR11237204

	36	viii.	 	Elizabeth Drury205, born October 18, 1812 in Kenilworth, England206,207; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England207.She married William Smith208 Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
	More About Elizabeth Drury:

Family Record #: DR11238209

BROTHERS/SISTERS Dority c.18/03/1772 m.n/k d.n/k Joseph* c.29/06/1773 m.12/06/1797 d.24/12/1823 Elizabeth c.26/07/1775 m.n/k d.24/09/1775 Hannah c.12/10/1776 m.n/k d.02/06/1777

  • Joseph was the only son of Joseph and Hannah and after marrying in Kenilworth,

o Ann Heath on 12th. July 1797 (Ref:31), he spent several years in jail and eventually departed for Canada in 1819,

taking with him two of his sons. 

Having set up home in Canada he was to send for the rest of the family,

however, he was killed in a blizzard before he had chance to send for the remaining family.

Without any money to obtain a passage to Canada, his wife and family had to remain in England.

http://www.drury-family.co.uk/JD_1773_1823.html

THE STORY

Joseph, the son of Joseph and Hannah, was born on 29th. July 1773 (Ref:01) and married Ann Heath at St. Nicholas church Kenilworth.

Joseph was a wool comber by trade and was apprenticed on 29th. July 1773, at the age of 20, to Robert Warrington of Coventry (Ref:63). The wool industry was changing rapidly at this time as more and more machines were being introduced to do labour intensive work and when Joseph completed his apprenticeship the future must have appeared bleak. There was a large amount of unrest in towns and villages around this time as the work force rebelled against the relentless progress of the machines which were effectively putting them out of their jobs.

Joseph was probably caught up in some of the rioting that took place around this time and is known to have been convicted in 1807 of 'Larceny' and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. He is shown in the Kenilworth Manor Suit Rolls of 1807 to be in 'gaol'. In addition he was convicted again in 1812 and sentenced to 7 years Transportation, however, it appears he served out his sentence on various prison ships (hulks) until he received a full pardon in 1817. (Ref:98). To add to his problems when he was released his wife, Ann Drury, was pregnant with a child of Samuel Bishop (Ref:97).

A convicted criminal his future employment prospects would have been severely impaired and with his family life clearly in a mess he took the decision to emigrate to Canada. His exact date of departure is not known but, from land petitions, he is know to have been in Canada by 1819 and he is known to have taken two of his sons with him, Richard and Thomas. In the Kenilworth Manor Suit Rolls Joseph is shown paying his fines and attending court between 1808 and 1811. In 1812 the entry changes to 'Ex' meaning he had left the parish and in 1814 the entry changes to Ann Drury, his wife, presumably because he was in prison at this time. Assuming he departed around 1818/19 his sons, Richard and Thomas, would only have been 13 and 15 at this time and so would have been quite young to go on such a trip.

Whatever date they departed, and for whatever reason, they are know to have been in York (now Toronto), Canada, by 1819. The journey was hazardous and they almost didn't make it when the ship they were on which was taking them from New York to York sank and they had to complete the trip by wagon via Niagara to York.

Canada in those days was divided into two parts, namely Upper and Lower Canada. Upper Canada was the area around the head waters of the St. Lawrence River and is now known as Ontario; Lower Canada is now known as Quebec

The land was divided into Counties and then again into Townships which , in turn, were divided into Lots. It was these Lots which were given to settlers after they had sworn an oath of allegiance to the King and paid a small fee. The settler did not choose his Lot he was merely given a 'location ticket" and would have to fulfil certain conditions before he could claim title to the land. The Lots were almost 200 acres in area and in order keep his Lot a settler would have to begin settlement duties within one month and clear and fence 10 acres of land, build a house at least 16 feet by 29 feet with a shingle roof and clear at least half his road allotment (33 feet) in front of his Lot. Only when this was done was he able to claim title to the land and pay his tax of £3:5s:2d.

In 1819 Joseph, having reached Toronto, was given a 'location ticket' for Lot 30, Concession 1, Oro Township, Simcoe County. This he settled with his two sons but the land turned out to be rather poor and in 1820 Richard and Thomas took a further Lot, Lot 12 Concession 1, which they split in two, Richard settling the northern half, Thomas the southern half. This land is still being farmed by descendants of Joseph today.

Joseph had left England to start a new life and once he had settled it was, so the family story goes, his intention to bring all his family from England to Canada. During a blizzard on 24th.December 1823 Joseph lost his way in the bush and perished. The money he had raised to help him and his sons settle in Canada had been hidden by him and the knowledge of its location died with him. Whether the intention was for the the rest of the family to go over to Canada it never happened and part of the family remained in England, thereby producing the two branches of the same family.

CANADIAN LAND PETITIONS - http://www.drury-family.co.uk/JD_1773_1823.html

Joseph married Ann Heath on 12th. July 1797 at St. Nicholas Church Kenilworth. (Ref: 31)

Joseph c.01/07/1798 m.n/k d.02/08/1852

James c.29/09/1799 m.1801 d.15/02/1859

William ** c.08/11/1801 m.n/k d.n/k

Thomas *** c.18/12/1803 m.1826 d.29/04/1883

Richard *** c.04/05/1806 m.04/04/1831 d.19/12/1862

Ann c.22/05/1808 m.n/k d.n/k

Edmond *** c.17/06/1810 m.n/k d.26/01/1874

Elizabeth c.18/10/1812 m.n/k d.n/k

  • * William was convicted at Warwick Assizes and deported to Australia for life in 1819.
He later married and there is a branch of the family now resident in Tasmania.
  • ** Thomas, Richard and Edmond all emigrated to Canada during the early 1800's
together with their father Joseph.

This resulted in two families, one English and one Canadian. The Canadian Adventure is told in Joseph Drury (b.1773) details.

At home, in England, there remained the eldest son of Joseph and Ann, Joseph, and he became the head of the family in England in his father's absence,

eventually carrying on the English line of the Kenilworth Drury Family.

http://www.drury-family.co.uk/JD_1773_1823.html

Joseph Drury b.1773 who sailed to Canada in 1819 ... he is from a long line of Drury family from Kenilworth, UK

i, susan lynne schwenger have the trunk he used to relocate to canada with in near perfect shape - the initials of : JED

Joseph Drury was born June 29, 1773 in Kenilworth, England and died December 24, 1823 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada He married Ann Heath June or July 12, 1797 in St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, England She was born 1780 in Warwick, England and died 1843 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England

Notes for Joseph Drury: Emigrated to Canada in 1819/1820.

More About Joseph Drury: Christening: St. Nicholas Church, Kenilworth, England Family Record #: DR1123185 Occupation: Farmer/Woolcomber Place of Burial: St. James Anglican, Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada

More About Ann Heath: Family Record #: HE188 Place of Burial: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England

     

Children of Joseph Drury and Ann Heath are: + 29 i. Joseph Drury, born 1798 in Kenilworth, England; died 1852 in Kenilworth, England. + 30 ii. James Drury, born 1799 in Kenilworth, England; died 1859 in Kenilworth, England.

	31	iii.	 	William Drury, born 1801 in Kenilworth, England191,192; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England192.
	More About William Drury:

Christening: November 8, 1801193 Family Record #: DR11233194

+ 32 iv. Thomas Drury, born December 18, 1803 in Kenilworth, England; died April 29, 1883 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada. + 33 v. Richard Drury, born 1805 in Kenilworth, England; died December 19, 1862 in Crown Hill, Ontario, Canada.

	34	vi.	 	Ann Drury, born May 22, 1808 in Kenilworth, England196,197; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England
	More About Ann Drury:

Christening: May 22, 1808 Family Record #: DR11236

	35	vii.	 	Edmund Drury, born June 17, 1810 in Kenilworth, England; died Unknown in Canada. He married Eliza Hickling Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
	Notes for Edmund Drury:

Emigrated to Canada in 1831.

	More About Edmund Drury:

Family Record #: DR11237204

	36	viii.	 	Elizabeth Drury205, born October 18, 1812 in Kenilworth, England206,207; died Unknown in Kenilworth, England207. She married William Smith208 Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
	More About Elizabeth Drury:

Family Record #: DR11238209

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/r/u/James-Drury/BOOK-0...

saw someone else elsewhere trying to do this tree- and; had spelling as Drewry (which is NOT right)

c.29/06/1773 m.12/06/1797 d.24/12/1823

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Joseph E. Drury aka J.E.D. of Kenilworth Farm's Timeline

1773
June 29, 1773
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1798
1798
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
1799
1799
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
1800
1800
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
1801
1801
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
1803
December 18, 1803
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1806
May 4, 1806
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1808
May 22, 1808
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1810
June 17, 1810
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK