Origins of DrewSearching for
The family line of Tony Drew
(Anthony Eric Drew)
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Tony writes -

"I have been looking for some of my antecedents for some time now ... Newbury [the birthplace of Sarah Nias who married into the Drew family] is quite close to the birthplace of my great grandfather, Henry Drew in Chilton Foliat, Wilts. (about 12 miles away) in 1827, but I cannot see any relationship, and he moved to London in about 1854.

There are, though, numerous families of Drew in that general area - through North Wiltshire to Berkshire and Oxfordshire ..."

Anyone with information that might assist Tony Drew in his line search is invited to make contact through this site.

Tony's line begins with - (Generation 1)
Robert DREW  b. about 1790  d. 1849 (buried 21.9.1849) Chilton Foliatt, Wilts  married Ann  MILLS m. 22.11.1812 Little Bedwin, Wilts  d. 1838 (buried 17.7.1838) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
 
Their children were - (Generation 2)
2   Rachel DREW  b about 1813 (c. 14.2.1813) Little Bedwin, Wilts.
2   Robert DREW  b about 1819 (c. 2.2.1819) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
2   Jane DREW  b about 1821 (c. 24.3.1821) d. about 1821 (buried 26.6.1821) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
2   Eliza DREW  b about 1823 (c. 15.6.1823) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
2   Thomas DREW  b about 1824 (c. 25.6.1824) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
2  Mary Ann DREW  b about 1825 (c. 9.10.1825) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
2  Elizabeth DREW  b about 1827 (c. 28.4.1827) d. about 1832 (buried 28.10.1832) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.
Their son - 2   Henry DREW  b. about 1829 (c. 25.1.1829) Chilton Foliat, Wilts.  d. about 1895 Mile End  maried Mary Elizabeth SPARKES  b. about 1836 (c. 25.9.1836 Stepney)  m. 23.12 1854 Bethnal Green  d. ( ...)

Their daughter - (Generation 3)

3   Sarah Rachel DREW  b. 3.11.1858 (c. 17.3.1859 Stepney) Mile End married Horace Edward BEDFORD  b. about 1858 Mile End,  m. 14.4.1879 Mile End O.T. - The son of Horace Edward Bedford and Sarah Rachel Drew was - (Generation 4) Walter BEDFORD  b. about 1881 Bermondsey.

Other children (Generation 3) of Henry Drew and Mary Elizabeth Sparkes were -

3    Thomas DREW  b. about 1862
3    James DREW  b. 20.4.1865 Mile End.
3    William DREW  b. about 1868
3    Alfred DREW  b. 2.12.1870 Mile End + Elizabeth HOGSDEN  m. 13.3.1892 Old Ford.
3    Elizabeth DREW  b. about 1875
3    Frederick DREW  b. about 1876
3    Charlotte DREW  b. about 1879 +Henry William ELLWOOD  m. 28.1.1900 Bow.

The youngest son of Henry Drew and Mary Elizabeth Sparkes was -

3    Robert DREW  b. 31.12.1880 Mile End  d. 6.4.1940 Bow. He married Eliza Emily TYLER  b. 26.11.1883 Hoxton Old Town  m. 4.5.1903 Limehouse  d. 14.11.1918 Poplar.

Their children were - (Generation 4)

4    Eliza Ellen DREW  b. about 1904 +Alfred BARTLETT
4    Robert DREW  b. about 1907 +Mary MANN
4     James George DREW  b. 14.10.1913 Poplar  d. 24.5.1981 Grimsby married Kathleen Mary BURTON  b. 19.4.1914   m 1935 ?  d. 8.12.1949 Kirton, Nr. Boston. (This is Tony's family)
4    Herbert Samuel DREW  b. about 1916 Poplar d. about  1924.

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