William Drury, the only surviving son of Joseph and Edith, was born on the 27th December 1820 (Ref:01).
William Drury, the only surviving son of Joseph and Edith, would been 24 years old when the railway came to Kenilworth in December 1844. The railway was a spur line linking Coventry, on the Birmingham / London line, to Leamington spa. Prior to this event all goods had been bought to the town by road and it must have made a considerable difference to life in the small country town.
William, born on the 27th December 1820 (Ref:01), was a comb maker by trade. He married Hannah Eaves, a servant from Kenilworth on 13th. April 1846 (Ref:09) and they are known to have lived at Albion Row, Kenilworth.
They are shown in the Manor Court Rolls (Ref:56) and the census returns of1851, 1871 and 1881 (Ref:57/58)/59) and also in the rate books (Ref:75).
William died 3rd. September 1887 (Ref:15) and Hannah died in 1876 aged 52 (Ref:16). Their burials are also shown in the grave records in (Ref:72/73). It is suspected that Hannah was buried with James and Ann in grave 255, as the grave records show her buried separately from William and in an 'old Drury grave' (Ref:72). This view is supported by the fact that there is an addition to the head stone carving which is, unfortunately, too badly worn to read.
William married Hannah Eaves, a servant from Kenilworth on 13th. April 1846 (Ref:09)
They had four children shown below:
James b. 13th. June 1847 (Ref:01).
Little is known about him except that he died as a child at the age of about 7 years. I use the phrase 'about" because there is some confusion about his date of death. The entry in the parish register (Ref:16) has his date of death as 1st.February 1855 at age 8, but the gravestone, No. 882 (Ref:30), has his date of death as 28th. January 1854, age 7 years. Since the name was probably added to the gravestone some time after his death it is probable that the register entry is the correct one (Ref:72).
Catherine Emma b.1857.
She was not christened at birth but just prior to death at the age of 3 years, on 19th. May 1860 (Ref:01). She died on 29th. May 1860 (Ref:16) and is buried with her brother and grandparents in grave No. 882 at St. Nicholas Church (Ref:30). It is not known who erected the stone, No. 882, but it is interesting to speculate.
Ann b. 20th. November 1851 (Ref:62). c.23rd. Oct. 1859.
She is shown living at home with her parents in the 1871 census (Ref:58). She married George Mills on 10th. February 1872 (Ref:08). No other details are known.
Joseph b.1849 d.1904