GEORGE CLARIDGE DRUCE
A man from Yardley Gobion who from very humble beginnings became nationally known for his knowledge of plants. He wrote books on the flora of Northamptonshire and nearby counties. He moved from this county to Oxford where he set up his chemist shop and lived for the rest of his life. On Saturday last, April 28th 2018 at his chemist shop a blue plaque was mounted outside in his memory.
Between 2009 and the present day I have had contat with two ladies both with Drue interests Sylia and Susan.
Sylia was asked to Yardley Gobion a few years ago to open our poket park, naed Drue‘s Orhard whih was on land left to the hurh by George Claridge Drue in eory of his other. Sylia has written out the George Claridge Drue story fro her notes used when giing talks on his life, lik on Sylia aboe.to see it.
Susan wrote to e to see if I ould find out if her father was related in any way to George Claridge Drue as he was the son of Edward Drue of Holly House Potterspury. In the proess I was to find out that Sylia, Susan and y husband were all desended as was George, fro Willia Drue born 1730.
Susan had isited the Drue HerbariuxDrue, she has passed this on to e with Stephen Harris’s perission, allowing e to add it to the website, you an find it under Stephen Harris aboe.
1861 Census This house is known as the White House opposite the chapel
|YardleyGobion||.||Ann Blunt||Head||Widowed||63||Fundholder||.||Buckinghamshire Wollstone|
|.||.||Jane Druce||Niece||Unmarried||33||.||.||Buckinghamshire Woughton|
|.||.||George Claridge Druce||Nephew||.||10||Scholar||.||Northamptonshire Potterspury