Name: Roger DRURY , of Rougham, Sir
Birth: ABT 1356 in Rougham, Suffolk, England
Death: 1420 in Rougham, Suffolk, England
SIR ROGER DRURY, knight, succeeded Sir Nicholas at ROUGHAM as son and heir, Nicholas, the second son, founded the Hawstead line, and John, the third son, was of Wetherden, co. Suffolk.
Sir Roger Drury of Rougham was knighted in his father's lifetime, before 1381; he was party to a fine 1386, and 8 Feb. 1388/9 was witness to a quit-claim to Margaret, Countess of Norfolk, of land in Great and Little Livermere, co. Suffolk and the advowson of Great Livermere. He was Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, 1391, 1401 and 1407 and was summoned to the Privy Council 21 July 1401. Abstract of deeds follows:
"Ther be sondry dedes of divers dates which prove that this Sir Roger Drury Knight, married Marjory daughter and sole heire of Sir Thomas Naunton Knight etc. This Sir Roger removed his place from Nether place in Thurston to Drurys in Rougham wher the seatt is yet Remayninge. In which Churche he with his wife lie enterred wher their portraiturs are to be seene with a faire Tombe and the Armes of Sondry matches in the glasse windows."
Sir Roger was on a commission of Array 14 July 1402 for the defence of the sea coast against the King's enemies who intend invasion, and again 2 July 1405, and on Commissions of array for the resistance of the King's enemies of France, and others, at present assembled with no small force in the parts of Picardy, who propose to besiege and destroy the King's castles and towns in those parts and harm the King's lieges and to go to Wales to strengthen the rebels there: Roger Drury `chivaler' Andrew Butiller `chivaler' and two others in Suffolk.
Harleian M.S. 4205, which is an early 15th century book of mainly Suffolk heraldry depicting jousting with lances and swords by the knights of that period, contains a spirited drawing in colour of "Drwry" in the lists against "Botteler", and it is probable that the antagonists were Sir Roger Drury of Rougham and Sir Andrew Boteler of Waldingfield, knights; the latter married a sister of Sir William Phelip of Dennington, Co. Suffolk, K.G., Lord Bardolf; and died 1429.
There is a brass in Rougham church for Sir Roger Drury and his first wife (died 1405), and a window in Bardwell church has two effigies said to represent them, but in this case the female figure is more likely to be that of Joan, second wife of Sir Roger, possibly a Pakenham.
He married twice, 1. Margaret, daughter and sole heir of Thomas Naunton of Chavent in Rougham, and 2. Joan, whose will was dated 27 Oct. 1446 at Bury St. Edmunds, proved there 9 Nov. 1446. By his first wife he had issue, 1. Sir William, son and heir, 2. Roger, died without issue, 3. Nicholas, died 1445. 4. Thomas Drury of Candlers in Hessett (whose will dated 21 July 1444 names his children William, John, Thomas, Walter, Alice, Joan, Margery and Agnes), also four daughters, Margaret, second wife of Sir William Clopton, knight, Elizabeth, wife of John Baret of Bury, Margery and Joan.
In the name of God Amen. I Roger Drury, knight living at Rougham Thursday next after the feast of St. Michael the Archangel Oct 3, 1420 make my testament to the churches of Rougham, Thurston, Bacton, Tostock, Drinkstone, Hessett and Barton... four the souls of my parents...my executors to be William Clopton, James Andrews, Nicholas Drury, William Copinger, clerk, Thomas Pepye, Nicholas Webster clerk, and John Taylor clerk, Proved at Norwich Oct 24, 1420.
Sudbury's in Rougham
Chavents in Rougham
Father: Nicholas DRURY , of Rougham, Esq b: ABT 1339 in Thurston, Suffolk, England
Mother: Agnes de SAXHAM b: ABT 1340 in Little Saxham, Suffolk, England
Margaret NAUNTON b: ABT 1355 in Chavent, Rougham, Suffolk, England
- Margery DRURY b: ABT 1374 in Rougham, Suffolk, England
- Nicholas DRURY , of Rougham b: ABT 1380 in Rougham, Suffolk, England