Details of CHARLES RONS DRURY

Born: 1823

Died: 1891

Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: CHARLES RONS DRURY was born at Pondicherry in 1823, being the son of George D. Drury, of the Madras Civil Service, and the grandson of Dr. Drury, Headmaster of Harrow. He graduated B.A. from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1846, and proceeded M.A. in 1850. He was Vicar of Leominster, Sussex, from 1852-56. During this period he married a daughter of the Rev. Robert Salkeld; her brother won the V.C. and lost his own life at the capture of Delhi. On the death of this lady Drury sought and obtained a Chaplaincy in his father's Presidency. He served at the Holy Emmanuel Church in Madras, 1856-64; St. Thomas Mount, 1864-72; Ootacamund, 1874- 75; Cathedral, 1875-81 . He was a moderate High Churchman; he was honorary secretary of the Church Building Society from 1857 to 1880; and served on the S.P.C.K. and S.P.G. diocesan committees for many years. He had many relations in the Company's Service, and was popular in society. He was at school at Eton with his Grace the Governor of Madras, who exerted his influence to get him nominated to the office of Archdeacon in 1875. After his retirement he became Rector of West Hampnett, in 1882, and there he died in 1891.