Other Drudge Families in the U.S.

At this time we know there are two Drudge families, other than John's, in the United States.

1674 Maryland - Listed in the "Early Settlers of Maryland: Index Names Of Immigrants...Baltimore:" Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968 page 140. Mark Drudge arrived in Maryland in 1674.

Listed in a later edition of the Genealogical Publishing Co., 199? Page 392 of "Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts and Virginia Land Patents and Grants", vol II 1666-1695 by Cavalier. ROBERT HICKS (Hicks), 600 acs. Chas, City Co., in Bristoll Parish: S. side of Appamatuck River 20 Apr. 1694, P. 369. Beg. at John Evans; to Mr. James Cock; crossing the 2nd Sw., &c. Trans. of 12 pers: Roger Jones, Richard Griffith, Geo. Clayton, Jno. Prichard, Tho. Miller, Fra. City, Jno. Wright, Richard Bates, Jno. Binley, Wm. Kerney, Eliza. Clark, Wm. Drudge.

On page 600 of :The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660" Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Andrew Drudge, age22, of Southampton, England arrived in the Barbados in 1639. He was listed as a husbandman (farmer).

John Dradge, age 24, from London England, arrived at the port of Philadelphia aboard the Amelia. John is listed as a Weaver, Indented Servant. (This Is John Drudge, or John Dredge, as he is listed as one or the other in many places)

Just as John is listed as DRADGE, I am sure there are others listed with various spellings of their name. Many settlers could not write and were listed by whatever their name sounded like to the one doing the writing. Another possibility is the interpretation of ones own handwriting by someone else.