Thomas Durfey was baptized 26 MAR 1639 at St Andrew, Holborn, London, England, the son of Severinus Durfey and his first wife, Ann. I discovered the entry first in FamilySearch as I entered creative spellings of Durfey. Then when it popped up, I found this marvelous entry on the image at Ancestry.com, pg 1 of 14 for Christenings, 25 March 1639 through 25 March 1640. The entry is beautifully clear, but notated as "Tho. Sonne", a glitch, but Severinus and Ann "Duriffy" are easily seen. Found by JRD, 3/25/2013.
"Seauerinus Durifie and Ann Wright married 1626, East Barnet, Hertford, England. Severinus (jr) baptism 24 JUL 1627, St Andrew, Holborn. Severinus JUNIOR was the father of playwright Tom d'Urfe/Durfey, born 1653, so our Thomas of Portsmouth, RI was his uncle. Elizabeth Durifie baptism 17 AUG 1629, Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England, but buried 10 NOV 1633, at Andrew, Holborn. William Durifie baptized 27 AUG 1632, Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England. FRANCIS DURFFEA baptism 11 DEC 1634, parents Ceverimus Durffea, Ann, St Andrew, Holborn. FRANCIS Durfey of 1660, York Co,VA, was therefore the older BROTHER of Thomas of Portsmouth, RI.
Edward Durffey baptized 4 MAY 1637, St Andrew, Holburn. Our THOMAS DURIFFY baptism 26 MAR 1639, parents Severimus, Ann, St Andrew, Holburn. BURIAL: Ann Duriffey, wife of Severims Duriffey Gent out of Robbert ?Dandow's? house in chancery Lane, was buried the 14 of June, 1639, St Andrew, Holbourn.
Marriage: Severinus Durfey and Magdalene Feron. 20 SEP 1640,
Saint Margaret, Westminster, London. Phillip Durffey baptism 13 SEP 1641, parents Severinus Durfey, "Maudlin", St Andrew, Holborn, but burial Phillip "Dursley" 17 SEP 1641, St Andrew, Holborn. Baptism, Elizabeth Durffey, 23 AUG 1642, parents Severinum Durffey, Maudlin, St Andrew, Holburn. Severinus (sr) died 10 SEP 1645 as LTC in Cromwell's New Model Army in the pre-dawn assault on Bristol, England, leaving "widow, Magdalen", source:"The Original List of the New Model Army", Robert Temple.
British historical publicatins have long listed a Severinus Durfey as the father of playwright, Tom, in 1653, but now we see that Severinus (Sr) died in 1645, and son Severinus (jr) was his father, and his mother the British Frances, perhaps related to dramatist Shackerly Marmion. Another child, a Durfey daughter born in 1652 did not survive, likely their first child. Severinus (jr) married Judeth Masservy, 5 APR 1662, Saint Katherine By The Tower, London, England. Exciting, eh?
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