Sir William DRURY of Besthorpe, Knight
Born: 21 Jul 1597, Besthorpe, Norfolk, England
Baptized: 26 Jul 1597, Besthorpe, Norfolk, England
Died: 8 Nov 1639, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Buried: 15 Nov 1639, Besthorpe, Norfolk, England
Father: Anthony DRURY (Sir Knight)
Mother: Bridget SPELMAN
Married: Mary COKAYNE (b. 22 Jul 1610 - bur. 20 Jun 1688, Besthorpe) (dau. of William Cokayne and Eleanor Lloyd) 26 Nov 1633, St. Peter le Poer, London, Middlesex, England
1. William DRURY
2. Bridget DRURY (V. Kilmorey)
3. Jane DRURY
4. Anthony DRURY
5. Anne DRURY
William, who was baptized at St. Peter le Poer, City of London, 6 Oct 1634, and buried at St. Peter le Poer, City of London, 8 Oct 1634.Bridget, who was baptized at Besthorpe 21 Jan 1635/36, and who married first Charles Needham, 4th Viscount Kilmorey, second, Sir John Shaw, and third Sir John Baber.
Jane, who was baptized at Besthorpe 1 Apr 1638, and buried at Besthorpe 12 Jul 1638.Anthony, who was baptized at Besthorpe 17 Feb 1638/39, and buried at Besthorpe 14 Sep 1640.
Anne, who was baptized at Besthorpe 12 Jul 1640, and buried at Besthorpe 12 Jan 1678/79. At her baptism, it was recorded that William Drury, her father, was dead. Anne married Phillip Harbord of Stanninghall, Norfolk, who was buried at Besthorpe 13 Sep 1687.
|A Monumental Inscription in the chancel of All Saints, Besthorpe, refers to the burial. Sir William Drury's Will, dated 7 Nov 1639, and probated 20 Jan 1639/40, mentioned his brother, Anthony, and Anthony's oldest dau. (unnamed), his four sisters (unnamed), his dau., Bridget, his eldest son (unnamed), his child not yet born, and his wife, Mary, as his sole executrix, the overseers being his uncle, William Drury, his brother-in-law, Robert Wilton, and his father-in-law, William Cokayne, and the witnesses being Francis Vernon, James Tyrell, Thomas Cokayne, and Francis Mosse.||