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Eddie Jensz
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 6:48 pm:   

My grandmother, Gladys Gabrielle DRAKE came to Australia as a war-bride in 1919 married to my grandfather Edward Martin JENSZ. Her brother Francis DRAKE also emigrated to Australia and lived out his days in Murtoa Victoria. He had three sons Leonard, Kenneth and Jeffrey (maybe Geoffrey).
My grandmother was born in London in 1900 and lived in Brixton until her journey to Australia. She died in Queensland in 1979 and is buried at Springvale, Victoria. My great grandmother Charlotte Emily DRAKE also came to Australia after my great grandfather's death. She died in the mid-1950's and is buried at Narrawong, Victoria.

My grandmother corresponded with her cousin Jim Drake until the mid 1960's. I am unsure where he was in England. I would appreciate any information regarding our links to the Drake family in England.
Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 6:37 am:   

Hi there Eddie,
have added you details to the Drake website at;
Roy Andrews
Du Cros
Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 7:48 am:   

Posted by Du Cros on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 7:48 am:

My girlfriend was born at the Royal Childrens Hospital in 1965. Her
mother was Carol Frances Drake, and Carol's father is the Leonard that
you refer to above. Leonard was married to a Miriam and they had four
children, Maureen, Carol, Terry and Jeffrey. Carol gave birth in 1965
and named her daughter Penny Anne Drake but put her up for adoption. I
am trying to find out who her father was.

Roy Andrews
Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 7:54 am:   

Don't know how to help you. Must be websites or agencies that can point you in the right direction. No clues on Penny's birth certificate???
yvonne clothier
Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 2:04 pm:   

i am Penny Anne Drake on birth certificate. My name was changed at adoption to Yvonne Hulleman now Yvonne Clothier. I would like to find out more about my brother and sister which i believe were born after me. Very desperaste to make contact.
Eddie Jensz
Posted on Friday, April 10, 2009 - 1:52 pm:   

After further research I have found my great grandfather's details. He was Frank Drake and lived in London. He was born in Lambeth England in 1871 and died in London in 1918. I have no further information. He married Charlotte Emily Parsons Born Bristol 1872. She arrived in Australia as Charlotte Emily Drake in 1919 on the "Berrima" which was the ship which brought my grandfather and grandmother to Australia. Charlotte Drake died in February 1955 and is buried at the Narrawong cemetery. I am unsure when Francis Drake my great uncle from Murtoa came to Australia but he had three sons Leonard, who is buried at Murtoa, Jeffrey, who is also buried at Murtoa and Kenneth whose other details I don't know. Leonard's wife Lorna is also buried in Murtoa. I went to see a few years ago and she told me that her son David was still under care as he had been in a care home since he was a child.
I do not know anything about the rest of the family.
Jeff Drake
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 7:56 pm:   

Hi Eddie, you have your facts messed around, i am Jeff the son of Leonard. My grand Father who's name is spelt Frank no middle name, came to Australia in 1926 and setteled in Murtoa, Len was 4yrs old Ken was 1yr old and Geoffrey was born here in Australia.Frank died in 1975 then Geoffrey and then Ken all are buried at Murtoa Ken was married to Lorna not Len, Len was married to my mother who,s name was Miriam both lorna and my mother are deceased, lorna is buried in Murtoa, Len and Miriam are buried at Horsham lawn cemetery. ken and Lorna have 2 children Allen and David, Allen is the one who is in care, Len and Miriam have 4 children, Maureen, Carol, Jeffery, and Terry for more detailed information you can contact me.
yvonne clothier
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:39 pm:   

if anyone has any knowledge of whom my birth father is or of any other sibblings please forward any information.regards yvonne
Eddie Jensz
Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:33 am:   

Frank Drake was born in London in 1897 and was named Francis Drake not Frank Drake. These details are directly from the register of Birth Deaths and Marriages. He Married Ethel Maude Hackett in Dec 1922 in Lambeth, London England.

Frank was my great uncle and his father was simply Frank and was born in Lambeth England in 1871. Frank senior was a house painter and his father John Drake was a journeyman carpenter and builder and his sons were all in the building trade. John was born in Devon in 1843. Uncle Frank's mother was Charlotte Emily Parsons and she was born in Bristol in 1872. She was a lovely lady who was bedridden when I was a child and, as my parents lived with her and my grandparents, I was close to her before she died when I was just 4 years old. Despite my young age I remember her and her lilting West Country accent when she read stories to us whilst we sat or lay on her bed.
Jody Stephens
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 2:40 pm:   

I am the son of Maureen Judith Stephens, nee DRAKE. My grandfather was Len F Drake of Murtoa - I would be grateful to hear if any other relatives are attempting to 'do' the family tree. I am also in contact with the Radford lineage from the Jensz family. Also have information on Miriam 'Bub' Drakes' lineage.

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