Hugh Drury
(Abt 1616-1689)


Family Links

1. Mary Fletch

2. Lydia Rice

Hugh Drury 1411

  • Born: Abt 1616, England
  • Marriage (1): Mary Fletch
  • Marriage (2): Lydia Rice about 1645 in Boston, MA
  • Died: 6 Jul 1689, Boston, MA aged about 73

bullet  General Notes:

New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV
(The Drury Line).
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(I) Hugh Drury, the immigrant ancestor, was, according to family tradition, son of Obed Drury, of London. It is believed that he came under the name of George Drury, who was a passenger in the ship "Abigail" in July, 1635, aged nineteen years, for no further

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mention of a George Drury is found This ship brought a company of the younger Winthrop's settlers bound for Connecticut, but Hugh Drury located at Sudbury, Massachusetts, as early as 1641 and was a proprietor of that town. In 1646 he removed to Boston, selling his Sudbury place to Edmund Rice. He was a carpenter by trade. In 1654 he was a member of the Artillery Company and afterward had the rank of lieutenant. He was admitted to the Boston church, April 16, 1654, and freeman, May 3, 1654. He was a town officer of Boston. His will was dated November 1, 1687, and proved July 30, 1689. He bequeathed to Mary, widow of son John, to sister Lydia Hawkins, son Thomas, refers to deceased wife Lydia and to a daughter Mary. He was buried in the Kings Chapel burying ground, Boston, and the grave is marked. He married (first) Lydia Rice, who was born in 1627, died April 5, 1675, daughter of Edmund and Tamazin Rice. He married (second) October, 1676, Mary Fletcher, widow of Rev. Edward Fletcher. His wife Lydia was admitted to the church, March 12, 1648. Children of first wife: John, mentioned below; Thomas, probably died young; Mary, died 1680. Child by second wife: Hugh, July 19, 1677, probably died young.


Hugh married Mary Fletch.


Hugh next married Lydia Rice, daughter of Edmond Rice and Tamazin, about 1645 in Boston, MA. (Lydia Rice was born on 9 Mar 1627 in Barkhamstead Co. Harts, England and died on 5 Apr 1675 in Boston, MA.)

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