DRURY, Robert II (?1524-57).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Constituency

Dates

Oct. 1553
Apr. 1554
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. ?13 Feb. 1524, 1st s. of Sir William Drury by 2nd w. educ. ?L. Inn, adm. 30 Jan. 1543. m. settlement 20 Jan. 1541, Audrey, da. of Richard, Baron Rich, 4s. inc. Sir William 8da.2

Offices Held

J.p. Suff. 1554; ?esquire of the body in 1557.3

Biography

Robert Drury is said to have been born in 1524 and this, if true, helps to distinguish him from his several namesakes, although not in respect of the admission of a Robert Drury to Lincoln’s Inn in 1543. There is no indication that Drury pursued a legal career, although the committal of bills to him in the Commons is suggestive of such attainment. It was shortly after his marriage that his father settled on him and his wife two manors in Suffolk. He shared Sir William Drury’s Catholicism and loyalty to Mary Tudor: they made their submission together at Framlingha