Thomas Drury (1668-1723) Conflicting Mother

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Thomas Drury (1668-1723) Conflicting Mother, needs to be resolved before merge.
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in Policy and Style by Living Lechner G2G6 Mach 6 (69.4k points)

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You could still merge the two Thomases, and then the two fathers, leaving the mothers separate until the conflict is resolved. From what I can see online, it's all the same family, just disagreement about the maiden name of John's wife, Mary.

The Shrimpton surname appears to derive from the fact that widow Mrs Mary Drury left a bequest to a cousin Shrimpton. (Per Pope)

William Richard Cutter, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV, page 1713, does not provide a surname for her on page 1713, but does claim on 2282 that she was a Shrimpton.

Weare as her surname comes from:

 Andrew Henshaw Ward, Supplement to The Rice family : descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice by Andrew Henshaw Ward, 1858 : a supplement to 1858

* Torrey, New England Marriages to 1700

* Other Rice association publications

I spent a couple of hours on this and could not find any substantive argument about her surname. 

by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (926k points)
selected by Living Lechner
I found a Drury researcher online who seems to know his stuff, and I've emailed him to see what he knows.
Thanks Jillaine, since this line affects quite a few will wait and give everyone a chance to input their thoughts. Will clean up the profiles now and get ready for what ever.
FYI: no response from the Drury researcher. :-(

I have found the same problem on ancestory. However I will double check but I think I resolved by find  a previous marriage. ever found a record to prove it I cant attach the screen shot her but I found it on ancestory. it was a short marriage. hope this helps. She was born Mary Weare married henry shrimpton in england and then John. according to the records i have.

  • ID: I5436
  • Name: John Drury 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 02 MAY 1646 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Title: Lieut.
  • Death: 1678 in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Note:
    Lieut. John Drury1,2,3
    b. 2 May 1646, d. 1678
    Pop-up Pedigree

    Lieut. John Drury was born on 2 May 1646 at Sudbury, MA; (also recorded in Boston).4,5,2,6,7,8 He was the son of Lieut. Hugh Drury and Lydia Rice.9 Lieut. John Drury was christened on 19 March 1648 at First Church, Boston, MA; (literally 1st month) aged 1y 3/4 7 weeks.6,10 He married Mary Weare, daughter of Peter Weare and Ruth Gooch, in 1667 at York, ME.1,2,11,10,7 Lieut. John Drury died in 1678 at Boston, MA; at age 32.12,7 He was buried at Kings Chapel, Boston, MA; location in question.
    He was in the military between 1675 and 1676 in the Indian War.12

    Children of Lieut. John Drury and Mary Weare:
    Capt. Thomas Drury+ b. 10 Aug 1668, d. b 11 Nov 1723
    Lydia Drury b. 11 Jul 1670
    Mary Drury+ b. 10 Jul 1672, d. 11 Feb 1727
    Daniel Drury b. 19 Jul 1674
    Elizabeth Drury b. 9 Jul 1676
    Mercy Drury b. 25 Oct 1677
    John Drury Jr b. 26 Dec 1678, d. 2 Nov 1702


    1. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, pp. 9, 43, 223.
    2. [S3] Rice Gen'l Register, p. 4.
    3. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, pp. 5, 6.
    4. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, pp. 9, 43.
    5. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 5.
    6. [S100] William S Appleton, Boston, MA, Vital Records.
    7. [S152] Drury Family.
    8. [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records.
    9. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 9/43.
    10. [S148] Winifred Lovering Holman, Stevens - Miller Ancestry - 2.
    11. [S2] Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Rice Family - Supp 1, p. 6.
    12. [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, The Rice Family, p. 43.


John Drury's wife was Mary Weare.  I also remember reading in the Early Drury Line of New England written by Linda L. Kmiecik that Hugh's second wife, Mary's maiden name was Shrimpton.  Before she married Hugh her previous husband was Edward Fletcher.
Kim, thanks for responding to this very old post.  Looks like it never got resolved.  What's your source for confirming her maiden name? As you see from above, there are as many sources supporting Weare as Shrimpton and none of the sources are particularly strong.

Also, what's the source for the name of Hugh Drury's second wife?

My source is the Early Drury Line of New England which was written by Linda L. Kmiecik.

This is what it says in the book about Hugh's second wife:

Hugh married, October, 1676, his second wife, Mary, widow of Rev. Edward Fletcher of Boston.  Also in another book, Drury Family by W.L. Holman, 1952, it states Mary Fletcher, second wife of Hugh Drury, filed in court to live apart from Hugh, saying she had never been his wife, through no fault of hers, despite the fact that the courts ordered her to do so.


Then for John Drury it says in the Early Drury Line of New England that he married Mary Weare.  And it even mentions about Shrimpton but according to this source that is an error.  And this is where it says that the maiden name of Hugh Drury's second wife, Mary, widow of Rev. Edward Fletcher was Shrimpton and an Aunt to John's wife, Mary Weare.  This could account for the mix-up of the names.

So I hope this helps.

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