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« on: March 14, 2012, 07:05:39 PM »

This brief line of William 1 Drew of Oyster River is posted here with hope that one or more male descendants of any of William's sons or grandsons will submit a yDNA test so this Drew line will be available for comparison with other Drew families.

William 1 Drew born about 1623, possibly at Devonshire, England. Arrived by 1648 based on tax rating at Oyster River, NH.  His birth location is suggested by a deposition of his presumed brother, Thomas Drew, and William’s wife Elizabeth Matthews’ birth at Ottery, Devonshire on 17 Dec. 1628.  The descendants of William of Dover are fairly well documented through at least the first 2-3 generations. 

William and Elizabeth (Matthews) Drew were married about 1648 at Oyster River.
   Their children were:
Francis 2 [m. Lydia Bickford]
Elizabeth [m. 1st Abraham Clark, 2nd Thomas Phillips]
John 2 [m. 1st Sarah Delano Field, 2nd Rebecca Cook]
James [no further information]
Hannah [m. 1st Godfrey Brooking, 2nd Nicholas Follett, 3rd Abraham Haseltine]
Thomas 2 m. Mary Bunker.
   When William Drew died in April 1669, Elizabeth Matthews married 2nd William Follett. They had no children.

Francis 2 Drew was born about 1648/9. After he married Lydia Bickford, they lived at Drew's point on the South side of Oyster River. Francis and his son Benjamin were killed by Indians in 1694, and his wife Lydia and her son Thomas were captured, and later released. This event and Francis' estate is well documented.
        Their surviving children were:
Thomas b. abt 1672 [m. Tamsen (_)]
Mary b. 1678 [m. Samuel Green of Stratham]
John b. 1682 [m. Sarah Evans. both killed by Indians on 26 Apr. 1706. Their two daughters Mary and Joanna survived and married.]
Elizabeth b 1689 [m. Thomas Footman]

John 2 Drew was born about 1651, he died 27 Oct 1723, his detailed will is in NH probate records. He is identified as Sargent John Drew in many records.
m. 1st Sarah Delano Field
   Their children were:
Sarah b. abt 1677 [m. John Field]
Elizabeth b. abt 1678 d. before 1690
John b. abt 1680/83, d. abt 1711 [m. Elizabeth Hopley]
Francis b. abt 1682 [m. Ann Wingate]
Elizabeth b. abt 1690 [m. Love Roberts]

John 2 Drew m. 2nd Rebecca Cook on 31 Mar 1720
   Their children were:
Hannah b. 26 Feb 1709 [m. Henry Hill]
John b. 18 Oct 1712 [m. Patience Bunker]
Abigail b. 21 June 1714 [m. James Bibber]
Rebecca b. 24 Apr 1716 [m. Clement Bunker]
Francis b. 9 Aug 1720 d. 16 Feb 1726/7]
Zebulon b. 9 Nov 1721 [m. Sarah Chandler] probable maiden name
Lemuel b. 26 May 1722 [m. Anna Bunker]

Thomas 2 Drew was born  about 1665 at Drew’s Garrison on the south side of the Oyster River Estuary. Thomas and Mary Bunker were married in Sept. 1683 at Dover.
   Their children were:
James, b Sept 1683 d. young
Thomas b Apr 1689 [m. Tamsen Ham]
Marie Ann b abt 1690 [Captured by Indians in 1707 taken to Canada]
William b. Nov 1692 [m. Mary Huckins]
Clement b. 18 Mar 1694 [m. Mary Bunker a niece of Mary Bunker, Clement’s mother]
Lydia b. Dec 1697 [m. Francis Matthews]
Hannah b. Apr 1699 [m. 1st John Bunker, 2nd Joseph Jackson]
Meshach b. Jan 1702 [m. Abigail Davis]
Tamsen b. Aug 1704
Patience b. Nov 1707 [m. William Hill]
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