Lt. Col. Drury Stith, Sr.

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Drury Stith, Sr.

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia
Death: January 1741 (67-75)
Charles City County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Major John Drury Stith, I and Jane Gregory / Parsons / Stith
Brother of Capt. John Drury Stith; Ann Bolling; Jane Llewellyn and Agnes Jane Wynne
Half brother of Agnes Jane Wynne

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About Lt. Col. Drury Stith, Sr.

LIEUT. COLONEL DRURY STITH (John) had a patent, 24th April, 1703, for himself and Samuel Eale, for 680 acres in Charles City County (Patents, Book 9, p. 539). He was one of the Justices of the county in 1714 (Va. Magazine, II., 3), was High Sheriff 1719, 1724-1725 (Palmer's Cal., I., 195-6; VA. Magazine, III., 251), and was commissioned county surveyor 1st March, 1720 (Palmer's Cal., I, 198). He married, probably about 1694 or earlier, Susanna, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of New Kent County, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England. Susanna's brother, Lawrence Bathurst, mentions in his will (dated 29th December, 1704, proved 11th February, 1705) his three brothers-in-law William Tomlin, Francis Meriwether and Drury Stith.

The Order Book of Charles City County has the following: "January Court 1741:--The last will and testament of Lieut. Col. Drury Stith, deceased, was presented in court by Susanna Stith and William Stith two of the executors therein named, and was proved by the oaths of the witnesses" etc. Evidently the two executors were the widow and a son of the testator. Unfortunately the will no longer exists, having been lost through the destruction and spoliation of the Charles City County records during the Civil War. Mrs. Susanna Stith is mentioned in the Charles City records in 1744 and in 1745 (Order Book, 1737-1750, pp. 310-352). Lieut. Col. Drury Stith and Susanna (Bathurst) his wife had issue: (See Genealogical Charts.)

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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Lt. Col. Drury Stith, Sr.'s Timeline

Charles City County, Virginia
January 1741
Age 71
Charles City County, Virginia