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Susannah (Hayden) Drury (abt. 1711 - abt. 1777)

Susannah Drury formerly Hayden
Born about in Small Hopes Plantation, St.Mary's County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 10 Dec 1734 in St. Mary's County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 66 in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Jun 2012 | Last significant change: 18 Apr 2022
23:32: Charlie Powell edited the Father Status Indicator, Mother Status Indicator, Data Status (Father) and Data Status (Mother) for Susannah (Hayden) Drury (abt.1711-abt.1777). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Charlie for this]
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Her family descended from a long line of British and European royalty through the Hayden and Butler families.

She was born about 1711 in St.Mary's County, Maryland and her parents were William Hayden, Sr. and Elizabeth Thompson.

About 1732 she was mentioned in the last Will of her father, William Hayden, Sr. [1]

Susanna Hayden married about 1734 to John Drury. [2]

She passed away about 1777.


  1. Maryland, Calendar of Wills 1635-1743 on citing Land Office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA; v7 Wills from 1732 to 1738; Will book#20; p902; for William Hayden, Sr., occ: planter; dated: 14 Jul 1732 St.Mary's County, Maryland; d: c1733-1734; probate: 06 Mar 1733; Text: ...
    - to son, Charles, and heirs, plantation where he now lives
    - to William and heirs, plantation where he now lives
    - to daughter, Grace Herbert, and heirs, plantation where she now lives
    - to daughter, Thomasen Cissell, and heirs, residue of “Finehly”
    - to wife, Elizabeth, executrix, residue of estate during widowhood, to dispose of same as she thinks best; should she marry land to be divided among 8 children, viz: Francis, Susauna, James, George, John, Clement, Richard and Elizabeth, or the survivors of them and their heirs; should wife marry, sons to be of age at 18 & daughters at 16, or day of marriage.
    Test: Peter Garratt, Michael Quiset, James Thompson
  • Maryland Catholics on the Frontier: The Missouri and Texas Settlements p331 & 837 by Timothy J. O'Rourke & Brefney Press in 1973


  • Hayden-659 was created on 24 Jun 2012 by [[Pfiester-8 | Dennis Pfiester]

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Three of Susannah and John Drury's daughters were part of the "Maryland Catholics on the Frontier" migration from Maryland to Kentucky (and onward to Missouri) at the end of the 18th century. Son William also migrated, to Illinois.

posted by Hans Gerwitz

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