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  • ID: I10246
  • Name: Bernard Drury
  • Given Name: Bernard
  • Surname: Drury
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 7BE5240ED2531B4388B21BD6AFB3AFE536A1
  • Change Date: 24 Jul 2008
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    Does anyone have information on the children of Bernard Drury and Catharine Wimsatt? Bernard was born in St Marys County Maryland June 16, 1771 the eldest son of Philip Drury and Ann Newton. He married Catharine Wimsatt, daughter of Robert Wimsatt and Dorothy Abell, 7 November 1796 in St Marys County Maryland.
    The St Marys county census of 1810 lists Bernard with three males under 10 years old in his household. The family moved to Washington County Kentucky by 1813. Bernard died in Washington County in 1819. Tthe Washington County Kentucky will index has no entry for Bernard. The family was Catholic but I have not been able to find any birth or baptismal records. If anyone can help thanks much. Send replys to

    Melissa Alexander,
    Always good to here from someone searching for Bernard Drury ancestors. As you have probably found out there are several Bernard Drurys. My ancestor is Bernard Drury married to a Catherine Wimsatt who came to Marion County KY and died there. His son Ignatius came to Union County, KY married Lydia O'Nan. I can document back to Philip Drury and Ann Newton in Maryland. My Ignatius is documented in his family bible which has proved the ancestors from which I descend. Bernard is documented by Philips will, Philips marriage record, Maryland Census and Marion County Census.
    Jeannine O'Nan

    Dear List.
    I have exhausted all my resources in trying to find the parents of Bartholomew Miles b. 1760-1770. He gave his permission for my ancestor and his daughter Mary Ann Miles to marry Benedict W. Drury (son of Bernard Drury and Catherine Wimsatt of St. Mary's Co., MD) 1823 Washington County, Kentucky.
    Mr. John Hughes,
    Sir you are hereby authorized to grant marriage license to my son Benedict given under my hand and Seal this 18 of Janery 1823 (((Seal))) Catherine Drury Test: John W. Drewry Walter Wimsatt
    Catherine (Wimsatt) Drury, widow of Bernard Drury (son of Philip Drury and Ann Newton) who died 1819, Washington Co., KY. Bernard left St. Mary's Co., about 1812 for Kentucky.
    Mr. John Hughes Clerk of Washington County
    Sir you are here by authorized to grant My daughter Anny marrying lisons and By so doing you will oblige your friend. Given under my hand and Seal this 22 day January 1823 (((Seal))) Bartholomew Miles Test John Miles Test Walter Wimsatt
    Transcribed from a photocopy of original court record from Washington County, Kentucky Courthouse by Judith A. Burger, May 22, 2000.
    The only record I can find to date that has the name of Bartholomew Miles that fits his age group is the Census below.
    1830 Census Washington County, Kentucky, p. 181
    Bartholomew Miles
    White males White Females Male Slaves Female Slaves Total
    0000110010000 0001000010000 421000 102000 15
    1 WM of 20 and under 30 (born between 1800-1810)
    1 WM of 30 and under 40 (born between 1790-1800)
    1 WM of 60 and under 70 (born between 1760-1770)
    1 WF of 15 and under 20 (born between 1810-1815)
    1 WF of 60 and under 70 (born between 1760-1770)
    I have found Tax records for Washington County KY for the years of
    1796=Barton Miles
    1797=Bartin Miles
    1799=Bouton Miles
    Washington County, Kentucky Taxpayers 1792-1799, 1990, 1992, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL,
    These tax records may not be of Bartholomew Miles as Philip Miles is said to have had a son named John Barton Miles who would have been in this age group.
    I THINK Bartholomew Miles may be the son of Philip Miles (son of John Miles,d bef 1761 and Elizabeth Gardiner d 1772) and Eleanor O'Bryan/Bryan d. 1806 Washington Co., KY who left St. Mary's County Maryland for Kentucky in abt 1788, but can find no documentaqtion whatsoever to support this theory.
    Judith Burger

    Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:00:58 -0700 (PDT)
    From: donald drury <>
    To: Norma Lundgren <>
    Subject: Bernard Drury
    Dear Norma,
    I was browsing and found your website. I'm writing because I think you have the wrong Bernard Drury married to Catherine Wimsatt. Bernard and Catherine are my direct ancestors (3rd great grandparents) and he was born in 1771. I have him as the s/o Philip Drury (d. 1995) and Emerentia "Ann" Newton (Philip's will is pasted below). My line is through Bernard's son James Wimsatt Drury (1803-1852). I have included information on all 12 of Bernard's children for you as I noticed you only had Ignatius listed on your site.
    Jeannine O'Nan, a descendant through Ignatius, has obtained D.A.R. approval for this line back to Philip as the revolutionary ancestor.
    I also have the earlier Bernard but do not have any idea at present where he belongs.
    Thanks for your work on all our families.
    Don Drury
    Will of Philip Drury - 1795
    State of Maryland, Saint Mary's County, _________ in the name of God Amen. I Philip Drury of Saint Mary's County being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do order this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following ________. I give and bequeath my soul to God and my body to the earth to be decently buried by my executrix hereafter mentioned. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Drury all my lands and living until my youngest son John Drury comes to the age of 17 years, except if he marys, and in that case my will is that he shall have one third part of my estate, and that the other two thirds be equally divided between my nine children. I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife Ann Drury and my son Barnard Drury totally executors of this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this ninth day of January Anno Domini 1795.
    Signed. Sealed, published and declared in the presence of Jeremiah Ford, ______ Jarboe, Eleanor Jarboe.
    Will Bk. JJ2 pgs. 122 & 123
    Saint Mary's County the ninth day of June 1795. There came Jeremiah Ford, ______ Jarboe, and Eleanor Jarboe, the three (subscribing witnesses??) within the last will and testament of Philip Drury late of Saint Mary's County, deceased, and severally made oath on the Holy (Evangels??) of Almighty God, that they did see the testator therein named, sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be his last will and testament. That at the time of so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding, and that they respectfully subscribed their names as witness to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.
    Certified by Jeremiah Jordan, Reg. Of wills for St. Mary's County
    NAME: Philip Drury Will of 1/9/1795; Timothy O'Rourke - Southern Maryland Catholic families:
    Birth of first son, Bernard.
    NAME: Edwin Beitzel - Jesuit Missions of St. Mary's County, p88: Marriage record.
    BIRTH: O'Rourke, Timothy J. - Colonial Source records: Southern Maryland Catholic families - Rent rolls Beaverdam Manor Mar 1768.
    BIRTH: Calculated from stated age recorded on rolls.
    DEATH: Will of Philip Drury dtd 1/9/1795 Prob: 6/9/1795 - St. Marys County Will Book JJ pages 122 & 123.
    Children of Bernard Drury and Catherine Wimsatt
    This census interpretation by Judith Burger lists his children. She and I worked on this together before her unfortunate passing two years ago. We both agreed on her listing. Information on the girls who became nuns came from the archivist at the Sisters of Loretto Convent.
    1810 Census St. Mary's County,Maryland Page 166
    Drury, Bernard 31010 3101000
    (from a scan of the original image), my interpretation below. Judith A. Berger
    Bernard Drury
    3 free white males below 10 years of age
    Benedict W. Drury born 1802 proved to be the son of Bernard
    James Wimsatt Drury born 1803 proved to be the son of Bernard
    Ignatius Drury born 1806 proved to be the son of Bernard
    1 free white male of 10 and below 16
    (Could this be Robert born about 1796 ?)
    1 free white male of 26 and below 45 years of age
    Bernard Drury born 1771 - 39 years old
    3 free white females below 10 years of age
    Marie Drury born about 1801 (Sr. Francisca, SL)
    Sarah Drury born about 1802 (Sr. Susan, SL)
    Catherine Drury born about 1804
    1 free white female of 10 and below 16 years of age
    Rebecca born about 1798 (Not proved to be a daughter of Bernard)
    1 free white female of 26 and below 45 years of age
    Catherine Wimsatt Drury born 1775 - 35 years old
    Born after 1810 census was taken:
    Elizabeth Drury born about 1810 (Sr. Marceline, SL)
    William W. born about 1814
    Ann Clare born about 1815
    Joseph W. born about 1816
  • Birth: 16 JUN 1761 in St Mary's County, MD
  • Death: 26 JUL 1819 in Washington County, KY

    Father: Phillip Drury b: 1750
    Mother: Anne Newton b: ABT 1750

    Marriage 1 Catherine Wimsatt b: ABT 1778 in St Mary's County, MD
    • Married: 7 NOV 1796 in St Mary's County, MD
    1. Has No Children Ignatius Drury

    1. Abbrev: Kentucky Catholic Pioneers, Volume 1, The Rolling
      Title: Kentucky Catholic Pioneers, Volume 1, The Rolling Fork Settlement by Gerald Thompsonrald Thompsonrald Thompson.
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