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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2001 - 7:12 pm:   

I am researching my husband's Drake family and
am looking for connections both ancestral and descendancy. First the

My husband's grandfather was Edward Herbert Drake, he was born in 1910 in
Middlesex, London, England. In 1936 he married to Lillian Freshwater in
Islington and in 1937 he died leaving a newborn son (my father-in-law).

Edward Herbert's parents were: Herbert Paget Drake born 1867 in St. Pancras,
Middlesex and Lucy Louise Bagnall.

Herbert Paget was the son of Francis Smith Drake (born 1844 in Middlesex,
died btn 1869-1881 in Saint Pancras) and Mary Ann Franklin (born c1846).
Herbert also had a brother: Francis Robert born 1865 and a sister: Florence
Amy born 1869. In the 1881 census I found Florence as a patient in a women's
only hospital, haven't checked the 1891 census for this family yet.

From this point on, my info. is 95% certain but not confirmed. Francis Smith
Drake's father was a Francis Drake who was a pipe maker and a Margaret (this
info. is from their son's marriage certificate). On the 1881 census, I did
find one and only one Francis Drake born 1813 married to a Margaret born
1821 living in St. Pancras. The census says that Francis, Sr. was born in
Norwich, Norfolk and Margaret in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, it also noted Francis'
occupation as a Pipe Maker, so it looks like a good match so far.

Now for the difficult part, the descendancy {BG}. When Edward Herbert Drake
died, his wife and son never heard from the Drake's again. My
father-in-law's mother is now deceased and he has no idea if his father had
family left in the area or not. It was not a subject allowed in the house.
Anyway, the only thing we know is that Edward had a sister (born prior to
1910) who married a Canadian and moved to the Ottawa Valley area in Canada.
We don't know her married name or even her given name. My father-in-law who
nows lives in Canada as well, is quite eager to make contact with the family
of his father's sister. Because of privacy laws regarding census', etc. I am
left to put this plea in as many places as possible and hope someone
recognizes the information.
Diane Akenhead
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 1:34 pm:   

Hello there,
I have the sdame information as my GGGrandfather was Francis Drake born in Norfolk Kings Lynn and maried to Margaret Whitmore married 1843 One of their sons was William John Drake my GGrandfather another son was your Francis Smith Drake. I have the line of William John Drake. It is correct that Francis Smith Drake and Francis Drake were Father and son. Cant hlep you with Edwards sister, sorry.

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