Drury Family History

Marjorie

Marjorie Phyllis HughesAge: 73 years19241998

Name
Marjorie Phyllis Hughes
Given names
Marjorie Phyllis
Surname
Hughes
Type
birth name

Marjorie Phyllis Drury

Name
Marjorie Phyllis Drury
Type
married name
Given names
Marjorie Phyllis
Surname
Drury

Marjorie Phyllis Mary Drury

Name
Marjorie Phyllis Mary Drury
Type
religious name
Given names
Marjorie Phyllis Mary
Surname
Drury
Birth December 8, 1924 32 24
Note: Witness: Mary Ann Collins
Immigration April 15, 1926 (Age 16 months)
Address: 26 Tonsley Rd
SS Otranto II
SS Otranto II

Note: Orient Steam Navigation Company. Built in 1925 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England 20026 tons, 192.63m long x 22.91m wide (632ft x 75ft), 2 propellers, 2 masts, geared turbine, 6 double and 2 single ended boilers which gave a speed of 18 knots. Passengers 1700 and a crew of 420. Jan 9 1926 Maiden voyage to Australia from London via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In her first year she ran aground off the Greek coast. In 1939 she was converted to a troopshipand in Nov 1942 was fitted out as an assault ship. She was present at the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. In 1948 she was refitted as a one class ship by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, initiating Orient Line's post-War single class service. On July 14th 1949 she resumed her service to Australia and made her final sailing to Sydney via Capetown on 13 Feb 1957. In June 1957 she was sold to be broken up at Faslane, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Birth of a brotherKelvin Golden Hughes
June 10, 1926 (Age 18 months)
Address: 26 Tonsley Rd
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Agnes Prendergast
1928 (Age 3 years)
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 14 years)
Address: 31 Tonsley Road
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane Wright
March 10, 1943 (Age 18 years)
Address: 26 Tonsley Rd
Cause: Coronary thrombosis & arterio sclerosis
Note: Registered on 10 Mar 1943
Birth of a son
#1
Michael Drury
June 14, 1948 (Age 23 years)
Address: Charing Cross Hospital
Death of a sonMichael Drury
June 14, 1948 (Age 23 years)
Address: Charing Cross Hospital
Agency: Registered on 17 Jun 1948
Cause: Tentorial tear & cerebral haemorrhage
Burial of a sonMichael Drury
June 17, 1948 (Age 23 years)
Address: The Municipal Cemetery
Death of a maternal grandfatherGolden Barrell
February 18, 1949 (Age 24 years)
Address: 26 Tonsley Rd
Adult christening May 13, 1965 (Age 40 years)
Address: The parish church of St Faith
Note: Service conducted by the Rev. John Presswell.
Confirmation May 16, 1965 (Age 40 years)
Address: The parish church of St Faith
Death of a fatherAlfred Prendergast Hughes
December 31, 1971 (Age 47 years)
Will 1982 (Age 57 years)
Address: Corsellis and Berney, East Hill
Death of a motherWinifred Mabel Barrell
November 21, 1984 (Age 59 years)
Address: 36 Reading St
Cause: Senile myocarditis
Cremation of a motherWinifred Mabel Barrell
November 25, 1984 (Age 59 years)
Address: Thanet Crematorium
Story July 1989 (Age 64 years)

Note: Marjorie Drury (nee Hughes) demonstrates that detective work is in the genes as she traces her long …
Death of a brotherRoyston Stanley Hughes
March 23, 1992 (Age 67 years)
ProbateDoris Sybil Elsie Muriel Wickens
1995 (Age 70 years)

Death of a husbandEric Drury
October 18, 1996 (Age 71 years)
Address: Epsom General Hospital
Cause: Ruptured aorta
Note: Registered on 21 Oct 1996
Cremation of a husbandEric Drury
October 25, 1996 (Age 71 years)
Address: Randalls Park Crematorium
Occupation
director
November 1, 1996 (Age 71 years)
Address: Drury Consultancy Ltd, 32 Court Farm Avenue
ProbateEric Drury
1997 (Age 72 years)

Illness January 12, 1998 (Age 73 years)
Address: Epsom General Hospital
Note: Admitted when her condition at home deteriorated to the point where she needed professional medical care
Death February 27, 1998 (Age 73 years)
Address: Epsom General Hospital
Cause of death: Metastatic squamous carcinoma [primary unknown]
Note: Registered on 2 Mar 1998
Cremation
Ashes spread in the garden of remembrance.
March 6, 1998 (7 days after death)
Address: Randalls Park Crematorium
Probate September 1998 (6 months after death)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 14, 1919Wandsworth, London, England
11 months
elder brother
Ronald HughesRonald Alfred Hughes
Birth: April 11, 1920 27 19Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 17, 1999Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Roy Hughes with childRoyston Stanley Hughes
Birth: September 11, 1922 30 22Davistown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 23, 1992Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
MarjorieMarjorie Phyllis Hughes
Birth: December 8, 1924 32 24Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 27, 1998Epsom, Surrey, England
18 months
younger brother
Mother’s family with Thomas Arthur “Sandy” Day - View this family
step-father
mother
half-sister
Private
Family with Eric Drury - View this family
husband
herself
MarjorieMarjorie Phyllis Hughes
Birth: December 8, 1924 32 24Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 27, 1998Epsom, Surrey, England
son
Michael Drury
Birth: June 14, 1948 25 23Westminster, London, England
Death: June 14, 1948Westminster, London, England
son
Private
son
Private

  1. Generation 1
    1. Marjorie Phyllis Hughes

      Marjorie Phyllis Hughes, director (on November 1, 1996), daughter of Alfred Prendergast Hughes and Winifred Mabel Barrell, was born on December 8, 1924 in Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia and died on February 27, 1998 in Epsom, Surrey, England at the age of 73. She married Eric Drury, son of Ernest Drury and Sarah Ann Pearson.

      Children of Marjorie Phyllis Hughes and Eric Drury:

      1. Michael Drury (19481948)
      2. Private
      3. Private
  2. Generation 2back to top
    The details of this generation are private.
  3. Generation 3back to top
    The details of this generation are private.
Birth

Witness: Mary Ann Collins

Immigration

Official record of Winifred and Marjorie's entrance into the UK

Record of British Citizens entry into the UK.After her first marriage apparently failed, Winifred (who was about 7 months pregnant with Kelvin) returned to England on the SS Otranto II with daughter Marjorie. Her two eldest children [Ronald and Royston] stayed with their father in Australia. All contact with both husband and sons was lost. In later life she refused point blank to discuss this part of her life feeling that 'the past is gone and should be forgotten', it has therefore proved impossible to determine what occurred in Australia between 1919 an 1926. [See also Tracing her brothers ...]

Census

1939 England - Census transcript - Thomas Arthur ‘Sandy’ Day - Household 31 Tonsley Road, Wandsworth, London, England RG101/0608I/005/9 Letter Code: AXVP

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
70 1 Day, Thomas Arthur M 4 Apr/1907 Mar House painter & decorator
70 2 Day, Winifred Mabel F 15 Apr/1900 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
record locked
70 4 Hughes, Marjorie P F 8 Dec/1924 Unm Jnr Clerk Est Agents Office
70 5 Hughes, Kelvin G M 10 Jun/1926 Unm At school
Adult christening

Service conducted by the Rev. John Presswell.

Story

Marjorie Drury (nee Hughes) demonstrates that detective work is in the genes as she traces her long lost brothers in Australia

Tracing her brothers ...

Following the death of her mother and stepfather, Marjorie decided to try and trace her brothers Ronald and Royston [It must be said with very little hope of success]. In July 1989, at New South Wales House, London, a Royston S Hughes was located in the electoral rolls for Malabar. She wrote and received a reply establishing without doubt that this was indeed her brother. Fate was really on her side as Royston had moved to Nambucca Heads, NSW some time previously, but an old neighbour in Malabar was able to pass Marjorie's letter on to him. Royston was then able to put her in contact with Ronald who was living at Woy Woy, NSW. Marjorie was re-united with her elder brothers in Feb/Mar 1990 when she and husband Eric made the trip to Australia.

Illness

Admitted when her condition at home deteriorated to the point where she needed professional medical care

Death

Registered on 2 Mar 1998

ImmigrationSS Otranto IISS Otranto II
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Note: Orient Steam Navigation Company. Built in 1925 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England 20026 tons, 192.63m long x 22.91m wide (632ft x 75ft), 2 propellers, 2 masts, geared turbine, 6 double and 2 single ended boilers which gave a speed of 18 knots. Passengers 1700 and a crew of 420. Jan 9 1926 Maiden voyage to Australia from London via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In her first year she ran aground off the Greek coast. In 1939 she was converted to a troopshipand in Nov 1942 was fitted out as an assault ship. She was present at the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. In 1948 she was refitted as a one class ship by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, initiating Orient Line's post-War single class service. On July 14th 1949 she resumed her service to Australia and made her final sailing to Sydney via Capetown on 13 Feb 1957. In June 1957 she was sold to be broken up at Faslane, near Glasgow, Scotland.
ImmigrationThe official record of Winifred and Marjorie's entrance into the UKThe official record of Winifred and Marjorie's entrance into the UK
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Adult christeningBaptism certificate for Marjorie Phyllis Mary DruryBaptism certificate for Marjorie Phyllis Mary Drury
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Note: Orient Steam Navigation Company. Built in 1925 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England 20026 tons, 192.63m long x 22.91m wide (632ft x 75ft), 2 propellers, 2 masts, geared turbine, 6 double and 2 single ended boilers which gave a speed of 18 knots. Passengers 1700 and a crew of 420. Jan 9 1926 Maiden voyage to Australia from London via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In her first year she ran aground off the Greek coast. In 1939 she was converted to a troopshipand in Nov 1942 was fitted out as an assault ship. She was present at the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. In 1948 she was refitted as a one class ship by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, initiating Orient Line's post-War single class service. On July 14th 1949 she resumed her service to Australia and made her final sailing to Sydney via Capetown on 13 Feb 1957. In June 1957 she was sold to be broken up at Faslane, near Glasgow, Scotland.