Drury Stith son of Lt-Col. Drury Stith & Elizabeth Buckner was born in 1718 and died in 1770. He was the county surveyor of Brunswick (1740,1751), sheriff of Brunswick 1757, justice (1747, 1756, etc.). In his military career he was Major of Horse in the Virginia Militia in 1746, Colonel of Foot in 1753 and Colonel of Brunswick Co. Militia in 1759. He served as burgess for Brunswick county in 1748-1756. He died in 1770. He married (first) Martha ____, (second) Elizabeth Jones, widow of Thomas Eldridge. 
He married (1) Martha (?). He married (2) Elizabeth Jones, the widow of Thomas Eldridge.
At a vestry-meeting in 1755 the following entry is found: "The vestry [St. Andrew's Parish], being of opinion that the Rev. George Purdie has for some time past neglected his duty, and behaved himself in a manner which is a scandal to a person of his function, do order and direct Drury STITH, Edward Goodrich, and Littleton Tazwell, or any two of them, to wait on the Commissary and acquaint him as soon as possible with the behaviour and conduct of said Purdie for some time past, and request him to make use of his authority in silencing him, (if any such he hath,) and if not, that he will join with us in a remonstrance to the Bishop of London, or such other person or persons as he shall advise, to have the said Purdie removed from the parish."
Indenture made the 13th day of January, 1756, between Drury STITH and Thomas STITH, for 100 pounds, conveying tract on North side of Sturgeon Run. Witnesses were Buckner STITH, Matthew HUBBARD, and William STROUD. Presented in Court on June 22, 1756. Deed Book 6, page 62.
Bond of Drury STITH, Jas. MACLIN, and Hugh MILLER dated the 28th day of February, 1758, bound unto Thos. TWITTY, Isaac Row WALTON, William THORNTON, and John PETWAY, Gent., Justices of the Said County, for 1,000 pounds, as Drury Stith having been appointed collector of the levy, to well and truly collect the tithable. Signed by Drury STITH, Jas. MACLIN, and Hugh MILLER. Acknowledged in Court on February 28, 1758. Deed Book 6, page 240.
His will was written on 25 June 1770 and proved in Brunswick County on 25 Feb 1771
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 the children I have had by her.".
Executors: John Coleman, Sterling Edmunds, and wife Elizabeth..
Wit: Nath, Roberson, Chas. Sadler, Wm. Parsons. Dated 25 June 1770. Recorded 19 Sep 1770 and 25 Feb 1771.
Codicil: Bequests of more lands to children already named and to Richard
Wit: Tho. Lundie, Henry Simmons, Tho. Edmunds..
(Will Book 4, p. 40, Brunswick Co.) 
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.
Accounting of Estate of Col. Drury Stith, 1771-1778 by Thomas Stith, Admn., recorded Brunswick Co. VA Will Book No. 5. pgs. 230 thru 240.
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. 
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 
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Descendants of John Stith Sr, StithValley Genealogy (accessed Nov. 1, 2016)
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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
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
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