'Drury01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Drury of Horningsheath, Drury of Livermere, Drury of Rougham, Drury of Thurston

'The History of the Family of Drury' starts with 3 brothers: Peter of Horningsheath (a 1086), Burchard of Bardwell (3rd son who had a son Warin of Bardwell who had issue) and ...
Drieu (?) of St. Edmund
1. Walter of Livermere (a 1086)
  A. Robert FitzWalter of Livermere (a 1114)
  i. Robert of Horningsheath (a 1197)
  B. Richard FitzWalter (a 1121)
  C. Drieu FitzWalter de St. Edmund of Horningsheath (b c1080)
  i. Sir Richard FitzDrieu de St. Edmund of Horningsheath (a 1186, 2nd son)
  a. Humphrey FitzDrieu de St. Edmund of Horningsheath (a 1208)
  m. Matilda
  (1) Robert FitzDrieu of Livermere (a 1215)
  (A) Thomas de Livermere of Horningsheath
  (i) Robert de Livermere (a 1302)
  (2) Richard FitzDrieu (a 1233)
  (3) Alice FitzDrieu
  m. Henry de Nekton of Fornham
  b. Walter FitzDrieu de St. Edmund (5th son)
  (1)+ issue - Richard, Nicholas of Fornham
  c. Robert FitzDrieu de St. Edmund (d 1200-3)
Campling appears to suggest that the name Drury was not used until the 14th century at least, although FitzDrieu gradually became FitzDruri. We use Drury as the family name for generations from here on largely for the sake of simplicity.
  m. Matilda (dau of Anselm FitzOsard de Thurston)
  (1) John FitzRobert Drury of Thurston (2nd son)
  (A) John Drury (a 1280)
  (i) John FitzJohn Drury of Thurston
  (a) Alice Drury (a 1305)
  m. Henry Le Lomb of Thurston
  (ii) Henry FitzJohn Drury (a 1286, 1325)
  Muskett shows a different ancestry for Henry compared with Campling, whom we follow. Muskett shows this Henry as younger brother of Roger (dap having married Cecylie, dau of John (Repenes?)), and son of John son of Henry son of John son of John son of "Drury, a nobleman of Normandy came into England wt King William Conqueror".
  m1. Havise Green (a 1297, dau of Richard de la Grene of Barkway)
(a) John Drury of Thurston (a 1291, 1345)
  m. Amabilia Newton (dau of Thomas Newton)
  ((1)) Sir Nicholas Drury of Thurston & Rougham (a 1381)
  m. Agnes Saxham (dau of Sir Simon de Saxham)
((A)) Sir Roger Drury of Rougham (d before 24.10.1420)
  m1. Margaret Naunton (dau of Sir Thomas Naunton of Chavents)
  ((i)) Sir William Drury of Rougham (d 1450, 2nd son)
  m. Katherine Swinford (d 1478, dau of Sir Thomas (not Hugh) Swinford)
  ((ii)) Thomas Drury of Hessett (d 1444)
  m. Joan
  ((a))+ issue - William, John, Thomas, Walter, Alice, Joan, Margery, Agnes
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Drury (d 1467)
  m. John Baret of Bury
  ((iv)) Margery or Margaret Drury
  m. William Clopton of Long Melford (d 08.1446)
  ((v))+ other issue - George (dvpsp), Roger (dsp), Nicholas (dsp), Joan
  m2. Joan (d 1446)
((B)) Nicholas Drury of Saxham in Thurston (d before 02.09.1456)
  The following is supported by 'Suffolk Manorial Families' (Joseph James Muskett, 'Drury of Hawstead', p354).
  m. Joan Heath (dau of Thomas Heath of Mildenhall)
  ((i)) Henry Drury of Ickworth (dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Haton (a 1475, dau of George Haton)
  ((a)) Henry Drury (dvpsp)
  ((b)) Joan or Jane Drury (dvm)
  m1. Thomas Hervey of Ickworth (d 1477)
  m2. Sir William Carew of Bury St. Edmund
  ((ii)) Roger Drury of Hawstead (d before 20.01.1493)
  m1. Felice Dunston (dau/heir of William Dunston or Denston of Besthorpe)
  m2. Agnes Hanningfield (dau/coheir of William Hanningfield of Lawshall)
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Drury
  m. _ Monk
  ((C)) John Drury of Wetherby or Wetherden
  ((i)) Roger Drury
  ((2)) Roger Drury (a 1362, rector of Great Barton or Beckerton)
  (b) Nigel Drury, Sheriff of London
  m. Margery
  ((1)) Edward Drury of London
  ((2)) Sarah Drury
  m. Thomas de Spayne of London
  (c) Alice Drury
  m. William Sweeting of Suffolk
  (d)+ other issue - Roger (rector of Bradfield), Matilda (a 1302)
  m2. Cecily Reyner (dau of John Reyner)
  (iii) Roger FitzJohn Drury of Groton (a 1318)
  (2) Jordan FitzRobert Drury
  m. Matilda
  (A) William FitzJordan Drury (a 1249)
  (3)+ other issue - Richard (dsp before 1249), Nicholas
  d.+ other issue - Drieu, Geoffrey, William
  ii.+ other issue - Humphrey of Livermere (dsp), Drieu

Main source(s): 'The History of the Family of Drury in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk from the Conquest' (Arthur Campling, 1937) with some input/ support from 'Suffolk Manorial Families' (Joseph James Muskett, 'Edited with extensive additions', vol 1, 1900, 'Drury of Thurston', p346) and as reported above
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