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Drury Stith (1718 - abt. 1770)

Drury Stith
Born in Brunswick County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Brunswick Co., VA.map
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1763 [location unknown]
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Died about in Brunswick County, Virginiamap
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Biography

Drury Stith son of Lt-Col. Drury Stith & Elizabeth Buckner was born in 1718 and died in 1770. He was surveyor of Brunswick Co. Virginia (1740,1751), sheriff 1757, justice (1747, 1756, etc.) major of horse 1746, colonel of foot 1753, and colonel of the county militia 1759. He was a burgess for his county in 1748-1756. He died in 1770. He married (first) Martha ____, (second) Elizabeth Jones, widow of Thomas Eldridge. [1]

Will

Will proved in Brunswick County, 25th Day of February 1771[2]

Drury Stith of the Parish of St. Andrews, Brunswick County.
"I lay no claim to any part of the estate my wife was possessed of at our marriage." Devices: To son Buckner land on the south side of Sturgeon river, bounded by lands of Tho. Stith, Henry Moore, Drury Stith, John Loyd, Buckner Stith and...Merritt...1100 acres. To wife Elizabeth a tract of land on south side of Beaver Pond Branch, being land bought of Vaughan and Clayton...746 acres, at her death to son Thomas. To Robert Lawrence's heirs tract between Moore's and proctor's...210 acres. To wife Elizabeth another tract on Beaver Pond Branch. To son Buckner negroes. To daugher ELiza(beth) negroes, "being the same mentioned in my letter to her Uncle John". Lands lately purchased of Tho. and Wm. Griffin on Sturgeon River...part to Wife, and part to son Edmunds. To Wife slaves and personal estate..."during her life, after her decease to be equally divided among children I have had by her." Executors: John Coleman, Sterling Edmunds, and wife Elizabeth. Wit: Nath, Roberson, Chas. Sadler, Wm. Parsons. Dated 25 or 26 of June 1770. Recorded 9, 19, 1770 and Feb'y 25, 1771.

Codicil: Bequests of more lands to children already named and to Richard Littlepage Lawrence. Wit: Tho. Lundie, Henry Simmons, Tho. Edmunds. (Will Book 4, p. 40, Brunswick Co.) [3]

At a Court held for Brunswick County the 25th Day of February 1771 by the Oath of William Parsons, one of the Witnesses thereto and the said Codicil (This was dated 19 Sept 1770) was also proved by the Oaths of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Lundie and Henry Simmons two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.[4]


Deeds and Records

Lunenburg Co. VA Deed Book 1, p. 101.
20 Feb 1746. Drury Stith of Brunswick and Martha his wife to Robert Jones Junior of Surrey Co. attorney at law 556 acres on the Northside of Roanoak river. Bounds; Beginning at the mouth of the First great Creek above the Sappon[ ]y Fort thence up the Creek as it meanders to a forked branch--to the creek next below the Indian Fort. The tract was granted to Drury Stith father of the above named Drury Stith by a patent d. 27 Sept 1729. Wit; Clemt. Read, William Hill, Thos. Lanier, Nicho. Lanier. Recorded 3 March 1746. [5]

Brunswick Co. VA Deed Book 5, Page 138.
We Drury Stith, Littleton Tazewell and John Clack are held and firmly bound unto King George the second in the sum of £500, we bind ourselves, etc., dated 31 December 1751; Condition of obligation is that whereas the above bound Drury Stith is Commissionated Surveyor of brunswick county now fi the said Drury shall truly and faithfully execute and perform his said office, then obligation to be void. Signed Drury Stith, Litt. Tazewell, John Clack. Court 31 December 1751, Bond acknowledged by Drury Stith, Littleton Tazewell and John Clack[6]

Sources

  1. Virginia Genealogies & Biographies Stith, pg 330 Virginia Biography
  2. page 163, "Notes and Queries [from the records of Brunswick County]," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 1920), pp. 161-175 (Virginia Historical Society). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243767
  3. William D. Hall, M.D. Selma, Alabama. AN INTIMATE STUDY OF THOMAS ELDRIDGE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR. RootsWeb. [1]
  4. Wanda, Stith-Hagen. The Stith Family Part 1 Virginia. Access Laserpress, Phoenix, AZ, 1994
  5. The Southside Virginian, Volume VI No. 4 Oct. 1988. https://archive.org/details/southsidevirgini61988/page/168/mode/2up
  6. http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vabrunsw/deeds/brundb5.htm

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I don't want to change my prior note without explanation but the previous "source 1" for the will of Drury appears to be mistaking the date of his final Codicil for when his will was actually proven. From the fully transcribed records by Wanda Stith Hagen [Wanda Stith Hagen. The Stith Family Part 1 Virginia. Access Laserpress, Phoenix, AZ, 1994] ...At a Court held for Brunswick County the 25th Day of February 1771 by the Oath of William Parsons, one of the Witnesses thereto and the said Codicil (This was dated 19 Sept 1770) was also proved by the Oaths of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Lundie and Henry Simmons two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
posted by Honi Kleine
sorry - just realized I have a <ref name=StithValley /> in that post with no other clues. Pretty sure it was this reference, from Stith-361:

Descendants of John Stith Sr, StithValley Genealogy (accessed Nov. 1, 2016)

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi! I added a research notes section to Stith-15 you might find of interest.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
update: this comment doesn't quite make sense with this profile anymore. The Lucy referred to is apparently Lucy (Nicholson), the wife/widow of Drury (b 1746), son of Drury (b 1718). Not sure whose profile it had been posted to originally. ~ Liz, 28 March 2017

Drury Stith died 1772, Brunswick County; Lucy died after 22 July 1796.<ref name=StithValley />

1772 is probably his father's death date. Brunswick County records show a 1775 inventory for Col. Drury Stith of Brunswick County

p 164, "Notes and Queries," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 1920), pp. 161-175 (Virginia Historical Society). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243767

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
p 221 has info on his will & his 2nd wife's will (listing children):

Historical and Genealogical Notes The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan., 1915), pp. 220-221 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1914721 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914721

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
in a list of wills, there's an entry for a will proved September 19, 1770 for a Drury Stith (p 163, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243767 - same ref as previous post)
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
see p 163, Notes and Queries

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr., 1920), pp. 161-175 Published by: Virginia Historical Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243767

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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