George Henry Durrie

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George Henry Durrie, 19th Century American Artist

George Henry Durrie (6 June 1820 – 15 October 1863) was an American artist whose rural winter scenes became popular in reproduction. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1820. His father was the son of an emigrant from England and his mother was a descendant of Governor William Bradford, a Mayflower pilgrim who became a leader of the Separatist settlers in Plymouth Colony.

There is more on his life and work at

The DFA is aware of possible connections for the Durie family to the early Durries in the USA. The late Jerry Durrie of Alberqueque researched his family and these are currently being explored. If you have any information to help us, such as history of the Durrie antecedents please make contact. Also if you know more about George Henry Durrie. If you do please contact us by e-mail:

George Henry Durrie 1820-1863George Henry Durrie 1820-1863

Father: John Durrie 1792-1857 b. 29 May 1792 Hartford, Conn. D. 04 Dec 1857 New Haven, Connecticut,

Mother: Clarissa Clark 1795-1887 b. 01 Dec 1795 Hartford, Connecticut d. 30 Aug 1887 Connecticut

Brothers:  John Durrie 1818-; William Augustus Durrie 1822-1903; Austin Gordon Durrie 1833-

Sisters: Jane Elizabeth Durrie 1825- ; Martha Clark Durrie 1828-

Wife: Sarah Perkins 1841-


John Durrie, b. 1760 Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England d. 17 Jun 1833, Hartford, Connecticut.

Two of George Henry's paintings:

Left: Going to Church Right: Red School House, Winter

Connecticut, USA, From the Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 for John Durrie, George Henry's Grandfather

Name:  John Durrie

Birth Date: abt 1760

Age at Death: 73

Death Date: 17 Jun 1833

Death Place: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Mary

FHL Film Number: 3337

We know nothing about this family further back. However, there are individuals named Dury (but not Durie or Durrie) in Buckinghamshire in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Research by Dr Bruce Durie.


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