The History of the Family of Drury

John DruryAge: 87 years17981885

Name
John Drury
Given names
John
Surname
Drury
Birth about 1798 23 24
Note: Johns birthplace has not been determined with complete certainty, the Parish register entry for his marriage to Alice shows him as being from Twemlow Parish in the Chapelry of Goostrey Barnshaw in Cheshire, other records show him as being from Gloucestershire or Cheshire. His marriage certificate to Nancy shows his father as Henry, a farmer from Gloucestershire, on balance I think I've got it right
Baptism January 13, 1799 (Age 12 months)
Address: St Lawrence
Birth of a son
#1
Charles Drury

Burial of a paternal grandfatherEdward Drury
July 31, 1799 (Age 18 months)
Address: St Lawrence
Baptism of a brotherCharles Drury
May 31, 1801 (Age 3 years)
Address: St Lawrence
Baptism of a sisterMary Drury
January 4, 1804 (Age 6 years)
Address: St Lawrence
Baptism of a brotherJames Drury
August 14, 1808 (Age 10 years)
Address: St Lawrence
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Byrd
August 29, 1811 (Age 13 years)
Address: St Lawrence
MarriageAlice BoothView this family
February 26, 1826 (Age 28 years)
Address: St Peter
Baptism of a sonCharles Drury
January 14, 1827 (Age 29 years)
Address: St Luke
Birth of a son
#2
Stephen Carter Drury
April 2, 1828 (Age 30 years)
Baptism of a sonStephen Carter Drury
May 13, 1828 (Age 30 years)
Address: Old Chapel
Baptism of a sonStephen Carter Drury
October 4, 1829 (Age 31 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Baptism of a daughterElizabeth Drury
October 4, 1829 (Age 31 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Burial of a daughterElizabeth Drury
April 9, 1830 (Age 32 years)
Occupation
Innkeeper
1830 (Age 32 years)
Address: The Astley Arms
Birth of a son
#3
Henry Drury
1831 (Age 33 years)
Baptism of a sonHenry Drury
May 8, 1831 (Age 33 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Baptism of a sonJohn Drury
May 5, 1833 (Age 35 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Story 1835 (Age 37 years)
Address: The Astley Arms
Note: He was named in a document titled Persons entitled to vote for MPs in the hundred of Macclesfield, township of Dukinfield which showed him as occupier of house & land as tenant. the rent in 1835 was £50
Baptism of a sonJames Booth Drury
February 15, 1835 (Age 37 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Birth of a son
#4
William Drury
July 28, 1836 (Age 38 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Byrd Drury
July 6, 1837 (Age 39 years)
Burial of a fatherHenry Byrd Drury
July 9, 1837 (Age 39 years)
Address: St Lawrence
Birth of a daughter
#5
Alice Jane Drury
January 19, 1840 (Age 42 years)
Note: Born 6pm
Baptism of a sonWilliam Drury
May 3, 1840 (Age 42 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Baptism of a daughterAlice Jane Drury
May 3, 1840 (Age 42 years)
Address: St Michael and All Angels
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 43 years)
Address: The Astley Arms
Occupation
Innkeeper
1841 (Age 43 years)
Address: The Astley Arms
Death of a sonWilliam Drury
about February 1844 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a sonWilliam Drury
February 19, 1844 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Rimell
February 8, 1845 (Age 47 years)
Address: St Lawrence
Marriage of a childStephen Carter DruryAnn HiggsonView this family
July 14, 1845 (Age 47 years)
Address: St Mary
Inquest December 19, 1846 (Age 48 years)
Address: Church Inn
Note: Witness
Marriage of a childCharles DruryEliza ShatwellView this family
March 20, 1848 (Age 50 years)
Address: St Mary
Note: publican of the Astley Arms, Dukinfield, Cheshire
Occupation
Innkeeper
1848 (Age 50 years)
Address: The Astley Arms
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 53 years)
Address: St Johns Wood
Marriage of a childHenry DruryEsther LeighView this family
January 22, 1855 (Age 57 years)
Address: St Mary
Marriage of a childJohn DruryAlice DobsonView this family
August 3, 1856 (Age 58 years)
Address: Stamford St Wesleyan Methodist
Marriage of a childJames Booth DruryMaria HorsfieldView this family
June 21, 1857 (Age 59 years)
Address: Christ Church
Note: blacksmith from Waterloo, Cheshire
Death of a wifeAlice Booth
March 18, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Address: Hyde New Rd (now Cheetham Hill Rd)
Cause: Bronchitis with no medical attendant present
Note: Registered 20 Mar 1860
Burial of a wifeAlice Booth
March 21, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Address: St John the Evangelist
Marriage of a childSampson HoylesAlice Jane DruryView this family
March 10, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Address: St George
Census April 7, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Address: Hyde New Rd (now Cheetham Hill Rd)
MarriageNancy WisemanView this family
June 24, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Address: St Mary
Note: publican
Burial of a sonJohn Drury
February 26, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Address: Christ Church
Death of a daughterAlice Jane Drury
about November 1862 (Age 64 years)
Address: Oxford Rd
Burial of a daughterAlice Jane Drury
November 15, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Address: The graveyard of St John the Evangelist
Death of a brotherSamuel Drury
May 25, 1868 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel Drury
June 1, 1868 (Age 70 years)
Address: St James
Death of a sonJames Booth Drury
July 17, 1868 (Age 70 years)
Address: Hollins St
Cause: Phthisis [tuberculosis]
Note: He was a blacksmith. Registered on 19 Jul 1868
Death of a sisterMary Drury
January 27, 1870 (Age 72 years)
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 73 years)
Address: Lyne Edge
Death of a sonStephen Carter Drury
March 18, 1872 (Age 74 years)
Address: Market St
Death of a brotherJames Drury
March 24, 1874 (Age 76 years)
Death of a wifeNancy Wiseman
between January 1876 and March 1876 (Age 78 years)
Death of a sonCharles Drury
between April 1876 and June 1876 (Age 78 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Drury
July 22, 1879 (Age 81 years)
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 83 years)
Address: The Liston Hotel, 33 Cheetham Hill Rd
Death of a sonHenry Drury
January 16, 1884 (Age 86 years)
Address: 55 Astley St
Burial of a sonHenry Drury
January 21, 1884 (Age 86 years)
Address: The graveyard of St John the Evangelist
Death November 27, 1885 (Age 87 years)
Address: Bark Lane
Cause of death: Chronic bronchitis & dropsy
Note: Registered on 28 Nov 1885
Burial December 1, 1885 (4 days after death)
Address: St John the Evangelist
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 16, 1795Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire, England
6 months
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
20 months
himself
3 years
younger brother
Charles Drury
Baptism: May 31, 1801 27 28Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire, England
Death: July 22, 1879Broadway, Worcestershire, England
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Alice Booth - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 26, 1826Swettenham, Cheshire, England
11 months
son
15 months
son
18 months
daughter
Elizabeth Drury
Baptism: October 4, 1829 31 35Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Burial: April 9, 1830Alderley, Cheshire, England
2 years
son
2 years
son
John Drury
Baptism: May 5, 1833 35 39Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Burial: February 26, 1862Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
21 months
son
17 months
son
William Drury
Birth: July 28, 1836 38 42Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
Death: about February 1844Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
4 years
daughter
Alice Jane Drury
Birth: January 19, 1840 42 46Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Death: about November 1862Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
Family with Nancy Wiseman - View this family
himself
wife
Nancy Wiseman
Birth: May 7, 1804Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Death: between January 1876 and March 1876Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
Marriage: June 24, 1861Stockport, Cheshire, England
William Drinkwater + Nancy Wiseman - View this family
wife’s husband
William Drinkwater
Birth: 1806Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
Death: between April 1860 and June 1860Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
wife
Nancy Wiseman
Birth: May 7, 1804Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Death: between January 1876 and March 1876Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

Birth

Johns birthplace has not been determined with complete certainty, the Parish register entry for his marriage to Alice shows him as being from Twemlow Parish in the Chapelry of Goostrey Barnshaw in Cheshire, other records show him as being from Gloucestershire or Cheshire. His marriage certificate to Nancy shows his father as Henry, a farmer from Gloucestershire, on balance I think I've got it right

Story

He was named in a document titled Persons entitled to vote for MPs in the hundred of Macclesfield, township of Dukinfield which showed him as occupier of house & land as tenant. the rent in 1835 was £50

Census

1841 England - Census transcript - John Drury - Household The Astley Arms, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Name AgeM AgeF Occupation BiC SIF
John Drury 40 Publican Y
Alice Drury 40 Y
Charles Drury 14 Y
Stephen Carter Drury 13 Y
Henry Drury 10 Y
John Drury 8 Y
James Booth Drury 6 Y
William Drury 5 Y
Alice Jane Drury 1 Y
Elizabeth Booth 40 House Servant Y
Mary Booth 20 House Servant Y
Jane Staly 10 House Servant Y
Inquest

Witness

Census

1851 England - Census transcript - John Drury - Household St Johns Wood, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Drury Head Mar 53 Ropemaker Gloucestershire
Alice Drury Spouse Mar 56 Cheshire, Alderly
Henry Drury Son Unm 20 Joiner And Cabinet Maker Cheshire, Dukinfield
John Drury Son Unm 18 Mechanic Cheshire, Dukinfield
James Drury Son Unm 16 Labourer Cheshire, Dukinfield
Alice Drury Daughter Unm 11 Scholar Cheshire, Dukinfield
Census

1861 England - Census transcript - John Drury - Household Hyde New Rd (now Cheetham Hill Rd), Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Drury Head Mar 28 Factory Mechanic Cheshire, Dukinfield
Alice Drury Spouse Mar 33 Lancashire, Wigan
John Drury Father Wid 62 Cotton Band Maker Gloucestershire
Marriage

publican

Census

1871 England - Census transcript - John Drury - Household Lyne Edge, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Drury Head Mar 72 Farm Labourer Gloucestershire
Nancy Drury Spouse Mar 66 Farm Labourers wife Lancashire, Blackburn
Death

Registered on 28 Nov 1885

Note

John Drury starts horse drawn coach service to Manchester - bets on horses

Quote from Dukinfield Past and Present

The Astley Arms, comparatively a modern hostelry, was built by John Astley, and at first was known as The White Horse. Its most famous landlord was John Drury, under whose management it acquired a wide reputation. During the summer months it wasmuch frequented by parties from Manchester and Stockport, and a coach service was established by Drury from his hotel, through Ashton, and on to Manchester.

The Wakes

On this hill the Dukinfield wakes were held [...] Races for saddles and bridles were often run between the Old General and the Globe Inn, Dukinfield Hall. Drury, of the Astley Arms, was wont to assert that he made a year's rent during these few days of festivity.

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InquestExtreme case of destitution - charge against a relieving officer
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Media objectReminiscences of dukinfield from 1837
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