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Capt John Drurylowe Who Marry Miss Penelope Editorial Stock Photo - Stock  Image | ShutterstockMajor John Drury Boteler Packe-Drury-Lowe (16 October 1905 - 1 June 1960) was an English aristocrat, part of the Bright Young Things crowd of the 1920s.

John Drury Boteler Drury-Lowe was born on 16 October 1905, the son of John Alfred Edwin Drury-Lowe, High Sheriff of Derbyshire, and Dorothy Drury-Lowe. He attended Eton College and Oxford University. At Eton his contemporaries were Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne, Harold Acton, Michael Parsons, 6th Earl of Rosse, Henry Yorke, Robert Byron, Brian Howard.[1] At Oxford Drury-Lowe was part of the Railway Club, which included: Henry Yorke, Roy Harrod, Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath, David Plunket Greene, Edward Henry Charles James Fox-Strangways, 7th Earl of Ilchester, Brian Howard, Michael Parsons, 6th Earl of Rosse, John Sutro, Hugh Lygon, Harold Acton, Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne, Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross, Mark Ogilvie-Grant.[2] He was one of the most popular students at Oxford and later became a distinguished military man.[2] In 1930 John Drury Lowe married Rosemary Marguerite Hope-Vere, daughter of Lt-Col. James Charles Hope-Vere of Craigie Hall, and had one son Patrick John Boteler Drury-Lowe (1931–1993). In 1936 he married Penelope Mary Packe, daughter of Edward Packe, and assumed as additional surname Packe. They had one son, Simon Jasper Packe-Drury-Lowe (born 1938). With the marriage, Prestwold Hall passed to the Drury-Lowe family and his son, Simon Jasper Packe-Drury-Low, inherited the house and estate in 1938.

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Railway Club at Oxford, conceived by John Sutro, dominated by Harold Acton. (Left to right) Back: Henry Yorke, Roy Harrod, Henry Weymouth, David Plunket Greene, Harry Stavordale, Brian Howard. Middle row: Michael Rosse, John Sutro, Hugh Lygon, Harold Acton, Bryan Guinness, Patrick Balfour, Mark Ogilvie-Grant, Johnny Drury-Lowe. Front: porters.


The Hon. Lady Mary Sydney Packe (née Colebrooke, 1890 – 1973) by the painter Glyn Philpot RA


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