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  1. Gerald Charles Drury: Birth: 15 JUL 1848 in Bremhill, Wilts. Death: 6 NOV 1876

  2. Amy Josephine “Effie” Drury: Birth: 1 DEC 1849 in Bremhill, Wiltshire. Death: 9 APR 1925

  3. Marion Frances Drury: Birth: 5 MAR 1851 in Bremhill vicarage, Wiltshire. Death: ABT 1938

  4. Emily Katherine Drury: Birth: 26 MAY 1852 in Bremhill, Wiltshire. Death: ABT 1939

  5. Henry Drue Drury: Birth: 6 NOV 1853. Death: 5 APR 1876

  6. Lilian Louisa Drury: Birth: 4 MAY 1855 in Bremhill, Wiltshire.

  7. Isabel Drury: Birth: 19 MAY 1856. Death: ABT 1945

  8. Francis Saxham Elwes Drury: Birth: 15 JUN 1859 in Bremhill, Wiltshire. Death: 1942 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA


Notes
a. Note:   N37871 Classical Lecturer, Caius College, Cambridge.
 Chaplain to the House of Commons.
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 Restored the church at Bremhill.
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 Dictionary of National Biography.
 Henry Drury (1812-63), ARCHDEACON of WILTS, eldest son of Henry Joseph Drury, (1778-1841) by his wife Caroline, daughter of A. W. Taylor of Boreham Wood, Herts., and grandson of Joseph Drury (1750-1834), he was born at Harrow 11 May 1812.
 After passing through Harrow with distinction he was admitted minor pensioner of Caius College, Cambridge 14 June 1831, and began residence in the following October. In 1833 he won the Brown medal for the Latin ode, and in 1835 that for the epigrams. An eye complaint prevented further academic successes as an undergraduate. In 1837 he took the ordinary B.A. Degree, proceeding M.A. in 1840.
 In 1838 he became classical lecturer at Caius College, but having been ordained, he left Cambridge in 1839 to take sole charge of Alderley, Gloucestershire, a curacy which he exchanged the following year for that of Bromham, Wiltshire.
 Drury, together with some friends, projected and published the Arundines Cami, a collection of translations into Latin and Greek verse by different Cambridge men. The first edition was published in a beautiful form in 1841, and four subsequent editions appeared during Drury's lifetime; a sixth, after his death, was edited by Mr. H. J. Hodgson in 1865. These successive editions contained several new pieces.
 Drury became rector of Alderley in 1843, and two years later of Bremhill with Foxham and Highway, Wiltshire, a preferment which he received from Dr. Denison, bishop of Salisbury, to whom, and his successor in the see, Dr. Hamilton, he was examining chaplain.
 In 1855 he was installed prebendary of Shipton in Salisbury Cathedral, was appointed Chaplain to the House of Commons by Mr. Speaker Denison in 1857, and became Archdeacon of Wilts in July 1862.
 He died 25 Jan. 1863, after two days illness.
 On Dec. 1843 he married Amelia Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Rev. Giles Daubeney, rector of Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts.
 His sole surviving son is Mr. F. S. E. Drury.
 [This was not true - tow other sons wrre sruviving, but both, it would appear, suffreed from epilepsy or worse.]
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 His wife’s 1st cousin twice removed, Charles Daubeny (1745-1827), had been Archdeacon of Sarum (Salisbury).
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 Adm. pens. (age 19) at Caius, Cambridge, June 14, 1831.
 S. and h. of Henry Joseph Thomas (1796), of Harrow.
 B. there [May 11, 1812].
 School, Harrow.
 Matric. Michs. 1831; Scholar, 1832-4; Prizeman; Browne Medallist, 1833 and 1835; B.A. 1837; M.A. 1840. Classical Lecturer in the College, 1838-9.
 Ord. deacon (Durham) Oct. 21, 1837; priest, 1838;
 P.C. of Alderley, Gloucs., 1839-40; R. there, 1843-5.
 C. of Bromham, Wilts., 1840-3.
 V. of Bremhill and Highway, Wilts., 1845-63.
 Prebendary of Salisbury, 1855-63.
 Chaplain to the House of Commons, 1857.
 Archdeacon of Wilts., 1862-3.
 Married Dec. 13, 1843, Amelia Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Giles Daubeny, R. of Lydiard Tregoz, Wilts.
 Editor of Arundines Cami, 1st edition, a collection of translations into Latin and Greek verse by various Cambridge men.
 Author, Faith and Patience, the Strength of the Church; Sermons, 1854, etc.
 Died Jan. 25, 1863, at Bremhill.
 Brother of Benjamin H. (1835).
 (Howson and Warner, Harrow Sch., pp. 40, 43; Venn, II. 215; Durham Ord.; Boase, I. 922; D.N.B.; G. Mag., 1863, I. 60, which gives date of birth, 1813.)
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 THB VEN. ARCHDEACON DRURY. Jan. 25 [1863] At Bremhill Vicarage, Wilts, aged 50, the Ven. Henry Drury, M.A., Archdeacon of Wilts., and Chaplain of the House of Commons.
 The deceased, who was born in 1813, was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, at which University he graduated in 1835, the year in which Mr. Henry Cotterill, now Bishop of Grahamstown, was the senior wrangler. Shortly afterwards he became classical tutor to his college, having, in 1843, been Brown's medallist for the Latin Ode, and in 1855 been Brown's medallist for the Latin Ode and Epigrams. He was editor of Arundinei Cami, a work which is held in high esteem.
 The late Bishop of Salisbury, to whom Mr. Drury was examining chaplain, appointed him, in 1845, on the resignation of the Rev. William Lisle Bowles, the poet, to the vicarage of Bremhill, which he held up to the time of his decease, and in 1855 he was appointed to a prebendal stall in Salisbury Cathedral. In 1857, when the Right Hon. J. Evelyn Denison was elected Speaker to the House of Commons, he appointed Mr. Drury Chaplain, in the room of the Rev. T. Gamier, now Dean of Lincoln. He was examining chaplain to Dr. Hamilton, the present Bishop of Salisbury, and preached the sermon on his consecration.
 He was a finished scholar, and a man of extensive acquirements and sound learning, and was an able and eloquent preacher; and his sermons in Salisbury Cathedral, when he took his turn as prebendary, always excited attention and drew a large audience. He was appointed to the Archdeaconry of Wilts, only in July last, on the death of the Ven. William Macdonald, of Bishop's Cannings; but he had held the office long enough to gain for himself the profound respect of the clergy and laity of the diocese.
 His death was very sudden, and without any previous illness. He was present at the meeting of the Diocesan Church Building Association, held at Salisbury, less than a fortnight before his decease, when, in a speech of much point and ability, he seconded the resolution proposed by Archdeacon Hony, giving a vote of thanks to the Rev. Prebendary Lowther, on his retirement from the office of secretary to the society, and to the Rev. Prebendary Fane, on his giving up the office of treasurer of the Association. He left Salisbury on January 24, but on passing through Chippenham in the evening, he complained of a slight indisposition; medical aid was procured the next morning, but be died shortly after.
 The "Devizes Gazette" speaks thus of the deceased: — " Guileless in his life, warm in his affections, faithful and earnest in his various duties, holy in all his labours for the good of Christ's Church and for the welfare of his fellow men, he was one of those rare characters who live in the world and yet are not of the world. Honours heaped upon him never unduly elated him. Whether us Chaplain to the House of Commons, or as foremost in the estimation both of his bishop and of his brethren in the diocese, or as preferred to preside over this archdeaconry, he bore himself with unaffected meekness, with rare wisdom, with a loving spirit. It has pleased his Heavenly Master to call him hence by one of those hasty summonses which perplex us with their mystery, and should qnicken our zeal in God's service by their awful solemnity. He is gone, full of honour, though not of years, and has left behind him many a loving heart that will never cease to cherish his memory."
 (The Gentleman's Magazine v. 214 (Jan. - June 1863) p 660)[S:2305]
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 Obit in Salisbury and Winchester Journal Jan 31 1863 .
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 Strange that his two eldest sons should both die in their twenties, in the same year, 1876.
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 From Winchester commoners. 1836-1890: A register of commoners who have entered ...‎ 189. Page 136:
 Rollestone- street, Salisbury Brasenose Coll. Oxon, 3 Hist.-
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 On the occasion of [the] death [of Archdeacon Macdonald], there was in that Archdeaconry [of Wilts], as in the Archdeaconry of Dorset, one man marked out, I rejoiced to know as his successor by the wishes and judgment of all its members, whether lay or clerical. This was Henry Drury, who had been associated with me as Examining Chaplain to my revered predecessor, and to whom I was united, not only by an unvarying appreciation of the refinement, gentleness, and vigour of his mind, the unswerving constancy of his religious principles, and the power and grasp of his sympathies, but by an intense affection which we entirely
 shared for our common friend and patron, the late Bishop of Salisbury.
 You know, my Brethren, the result of this appointment, and I cannot trust myself to speak of the weight of sorrow and anxiety which the death of one so dear to us all brought upon me.
 (CHARGE TO THE CLERGY AND CHURCHWARDENS DIOCESE OF SALISBURY, AT HIS TRIENNIAL VISITATION, IN AUGUST, 1864. BY WALTER KERR, BISHOP OF SALISBURY.)
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 Had 7 servants living in the house in 1851: Cook; House Maid; Nurse; House Maid; Nurse; Nurse; Groom & Gardener. (not listed in order of age or surname, so presumably in order of seniority.)
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 Another and fuller description [according to the Guardian after his death?] of the personality of Archdeacon Drury is as follows:
 "Picture to yourself a man about the meridian of life, say fifty, but looking at any rate at first sight several years younger; of the middle height, slender in figure, and latterly almost too thin for health; remarkable for the smallness of the hands, feet and head; the latter beautifully set on, and the whole man moulded in perfect symmetry and proportion, promising the greatest amount of bodily activity, though not perhaps denoting an enduring constitution; a fair complexion, a perfectly formed face which would possibly have been open to the charge of a certain effeminacy of beauty had not the thoughtful brow and a few slight marks, the effects of the smallpox, redeemed it from this danger, and given to it the vigorous look of manliness and strength; a lively expression, eyes sparkling with animation and lighted up with intelligence, a mouth showing firmness and decision, a prompt step, a frank and cheerful presence. Picture this, and you faintly see before you the editor of the Arundines Cami and one whom the Church of England and thousands of sorrowing friends have freshly mourned. Pursue the wearer of this outward form into his daily life, his occupations, his recreations, his work, and as far as we dare lift the sacred veil, into his friendships, his family, his retirement, his devotion, and you find a character and a man corresponding with the exterior which I have attempted imperfectly to describe. From his youth a scholar and a ripe one. Known far and wide for his literary attainments, for the elegance of this taste and his diligence in its pursuit, these things were yet after all but among the lesser claims upon his friends regard. He seems to have attained to the mastery of the three hinges on the gate of life – ‘self-reverence, self-knowledge, self control’, while his kindliness of nature and power of sympathy enabled him to enter in no common measure – into the feelings of others. Thus retaining the friendships of his school days at Harrow, and his later life at Cambridge, he made also new friends every year he lived, and though mixing with the highest class of English society, ever adorning, enlightening, and delighting it by his rare combination of social qualities, his fund of anecdote, his wit and humour, shrewd remark, and sound judgment, he never lost the playfulness and simplicity of early youth. While receiving fresh acknowledgements of his ability, and promotion to fresh posts of honour and usefulness, he yet escaped all unseemly self-exaltation and never relaxed in continuous patient work.
 A sound divine, an excellent and much admired preacher, a careful parish priest, who at great expense restored his parish Church from his private fortune, a good speaker and a man of such prominence and promise that it is no more than truth to say there was no eminence in the Church’s prizes and honours which he might not have reached, he was yet ever accustomed to value most, homely pleasures and old friends.
 In disposition most genial, in temper exquisite (I do not ever remember to have seen him ruffled in a friendship of twenty-five years): ‘He was a man, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.’ The name of Drury is a household word with half the intellect of the kingdom. Henry Drury inherited with the name, the pre-eminence as classical scholars of his family – a profound learning which was blended with buoyant wit and freshness. At school he obtained the Peel Medal, and nearly all the ‘blue ribbons’ of Harrow, and passed on to Cambridge with the fame of one equal to the high standard of his forefathers. There the failure of his health, and consequent loss of eyesight for a time, prevented him from going out in honours at the time required, but in token of his fame he was nevertheless selected to be classical lecturer of his College. As Chaplain of the House of Commons, he was thrown into close acquaintance and intimacy with the most distinquished members of the House, and we are bold to say that there was never a more popular Chaplain." [S:92]
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 On his death he was succeeded in his role as Chaplain of the House of Commons by his first cousin Charles Merivale, rector of Lawford, Essex. (born 1808, qv.)
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 A memorial service was held on the 24th ult [1864] at the parish church of Bremhill, Wilts, to “inaugurate” a window erected in memory of Henry Drury, late rector of the parish, and for a short time Archdeacon of Wilts.
 At 10.30 a procession was formed in the schoolroom and went to the church, the Bishop of Salisbury, attended by his Chaplains, the Hon and Ven Archdeacon Harris (rector of the parish), and the Rev J Daubeny bringing up the rear. It was a plain service, prayers being said by the Archdeacon, and the lessons read by the Rev C J Wynne, formerly curate of the parish, and the Rev J Lawrell, a personal friend of the late Archdeacon Drury.
 The sermon was preached by the Bishop, from Hebrews xiii.7. It was a most fatherly and touching discourse; it was a friend decanting on the life of holiness and earnestness of a deceased friend; it was the chief pastor of a diocese pointing out to the assembled clergy the example of one, whom god had called to his rest, as a model parish priest; of one who, moved by the holy ghost, had sought to serve his God in the faithful discharge of his duty to his parish. The late Archdeacon had, in addition to many other good works in his parish, restored his church, but the west window in the tower had been left undone, and it was known to many of his friends that his great wish was to have that part of the church completed. This has now been done, the architect who was called in by the committee being Mr Butterfield, who has done his work admirable, and the artists in glass were Messrs Hardman of Birmingham.
 The window is a rather large four light window; in each light is a subject, representing respectively (1) Christ cleansing the leper; (2) Christ feeding the multitude; (3) Christ giving sight to the blind; (4) Christ raising the dead – subjects which the bishop introduced into his sermon with much force and feeling, as illustrative of the ministerial life o him whom they were that day commemorating; who sought by the ministry of the word and sacraments to relive those who were suffering from the leprosy of sin, to feed those who were hungry with the word of God, which he spake unto them, by the same Word to give sight to those who were spiritually blind, and to quicken those into life who were both morally and spiritually dead.


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