Anne Drury

Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

Anne Drury was born in 1540, in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. She married John Thornton on 15 July 1568, in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in England.

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John Thornton
Anne Drury
Marriage: 15 July 1568
Roger Thornton

Spouse and Children

15 July 1568
Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom


World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 9

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 18

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 31

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norman) and French: nickname from Old French druerie ‘love’, ‘friendship’, a derivative of dru ‘lover’, ‘friend’ ( see Drew 3). In Middle English the word also had the concrete meanings ‘love affair’, ‘love token’, ‘sweetheart’.2 English (Norman) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German triuwa ‘truth’, ‘trust’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.3 Irish (County Roscommon): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh ‘son of the druid’. Compare Drew 6.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Anne Drewry, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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