Drew of West Penwith and Beyond

A meeting place for researchers of the Drew family of West Penwith and Redruth areas, and their associated families. If you have come across this site during searches for Drew family history, and you feel you might be connected, please contact one of the members to have your name added to the members list.

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Yesterday, I refreshed the Robert Drew Line information on GenCircles to see what would come up in their Smart Matching system. Looks as if it is mostly just me, Adrian Eddy, and Thelma who have matches. Nobody else stands out as researching our mob in any great depth, although there are a few others that connect into the occasional name, with one that has some good Pentreath info.

In fact, I also put up my complete tree, and there appears to be very few, besides those I already knew about, researching my East Devon people as well. Absolutely nothing whatsoever on my Wiltshire, Essex or Fermanagh branches, which is disappointing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rev'd Julyan Drew

This from Richard:
"Do you have any information on a Nicholas John Care Drew born abt 1903 Penzance, or a Sidney John Drew born abt 1930 Mousehole.
The reason that I ask is they are the grandfather and father of Rev Julyan Drew who is the lifeboat Chaplin.
I was talking to him today, and he has told me that his sister was doing their family tree, but unfortunately she is not on the Internet."

I seem not to have either of these gents in the compilation tree, although there are some contemporaries from around Penzance and Mousehole. Has anybody recently collected info that might be of assistance is working out how Julyan fits into the picture?

I have sent an e-mail to Julyan.

A quick look at FreeBMD has Nicholas John C DREW registered in March Quarter 1904, Penzance, Vol. 5c, p.210. That birth certificate would give father's name, and not hard then to find out where he fits.