I am looking for valid sources to cite for the the generations preceeding Sir Robert Drury and for all generations after Robert, starting with son William. . I haven't been able to confirm any of the sources I've seen listed on the web. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it. As it stands now the generations from Sir Robert to William Barsham Jr. and Annabella Bland are unconfirmed and should be taken as such. I can cite no usable sources.

     SIR ROBERT DRURY, b. abt. 1470 Eng., d. 5 Mar. 1535/36. He was buried in St. Mary's Churce in Bury St. Edmunds. .Sir Robert was an M.P., a Speaker of the House of Commons in 1495, Privy Council 1526 & later.[1:168, line 257, gen 38]

     Robert m. (1) ANNE CALTHORPE about 1483 in Eng., she was b. abt. 1463 in Eng., the dau. SIR WILLIAM CALTHORPE and ELIZABETH STAPLETON of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolkshire, Eng. She was the mother of his children.[ibid.]

     After her death Sir robert m. (2) Anne Jenningham, the daughter of Edward Jerningham of Somerly. She was the widow of Edward Lord Gray., no issue.[ibid] [note 1]


1. Anne Drury, b. abt. 1490, of Hawstead, Suffolkshire, Eng., m. George Walgrave abt 1499, Hawstead.[ibid, gen. 39] They were the ancestors of the Rev. George Burroughs who was executed for witchcraft at Salem, Essex Co., MA. on 19 Aug 1692.[ibid: p. 127, line 200, gen 44] Ann m. (2) Sir Thomas Jermyn.ibid. [note 2]

2. Elizabeth Drury, b. abt. 1496, d. 11 Dec. 1574; m. Philip Boteler

3. William Drury, b. abt. 1525

     WILLIAM DRURY, b. abt. 1515 Suffolkshire, England,  He married ELIZABETH SOTHILL abt. 1535 in Suffolk., she was b. abt. 1516 in Suffolk and d. 19 May 1575, the dau. of HENRY SOTHILL and JANE EMPSON.


1. BRIDGET DRURY, b. abt. 1537, Hawsted, Suffolkshire, Eng.; m. HENRY YELVERTON


  1. Frederick Lewis Weis, "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists", 5th ed., with add. & Corr. by W.L. Sheppard, Geneal. Pub. Co. Baltimore, 1979.
  2. http://www.weymouthtech.com/Genealogy/ps52/ps52_097.htm. This is the Sir Robert Drury page at Don Weymouth's site. Don still isn't posting any kind of source for most of his pages.


  1. Wies cites Dictionary of National Biography (English) ; Norfolk Arch. IX, fac. p. 1
  2. Suffolk Manorial Families, vol. 2,  354 (Ann Drury)

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