DRAKE FAMILY HISTORY in the UNITED KINGDOM
Burgesses in Parliament for Amersham
DRAKE, Sir Francis knt. 38 Elizabeth .
Chancery Inq. p.m. Ser.II. Vol.247 (82). Abstract. m.1. Writ dated at Westminster 23 May 38 Eliz. . Devon. Inquisition taken at Tavistock 3 Nov. 38 Eliz .
before John Blatchford esq., escheator after the death of Sir Francis Drake knt. Thankyou to Nellie Rich.
Drake took his Drum with him all around the world. That was why its beat could be heard all round the world today-in every land where Briton joined Briton to defeat the present menace of darkness and evil; in every distant station where the two or three were gathered together in common danger and in common hope. Excerpts from articles written in 1919, 1937, and 1940; plus Drakes Drum Photograph. Sent in by: Terry Madsen
Fatal Shipwreck in the Bristol Channel
- Cardiff & Merthyr Guardian - Saturday 19 July 1851. Francis DRAKE was drowned in the Bristol Channel in 1851. My gt.gt.grandfather William Dennis JONES, a boatman of Weston-Super-Mare and his partner George PURNELL, rescued two survivors from the ship-wrecked 'Joseph Anderson' on their boat 'The Ganymede', and were rewarded in May 1852, £1.10s from Shipwrecked Fishermen & Mariners Benevolent Fund. Sent in by: A Franklin
History of Fred Jacob Drake - By Edgar Leroy Drake
Fred Jacob Drake was born the sixteenth day of December 1874 at Malta, Idaho. He was the son of Richard and Lovina Beecher Drake. Sent in by: Terry Madsen
John Drake nephew of Sir Francis
- 1587 - John Drake declared his genealogy in the following from January 8, 1587 to Inquistor Licentiate Antonio Guttierez de Ulloa as: Father and Mother: Robert and Anna Drake natives of Tavistock
- 3 records which mention John Drake; This John Drake of the third item , and almost certainly of the other two, was son of William Drake of Wiscombe Park, Devonshire, a junior line of the prominent Drakes of Ashe of the same county. Sent in by: Fritz
Mark Drake: Founder of the Churchstanton family.
- removed to Churchstanton, possibly about 1630, but at any rate before 1641 when he signed the Protestation Roll for the parish, and is also referred to at " of Churchstanton" in the entry in Pitminister Parish Register which records his marriage there, on 24th January, 1641, to Grace Babb of Pitminister. ( Source : " The Drake family of Chuchstanton and Teignmouth" 1950 by Sophia Daphne Drake. ) Roy Andrews
The Drake Millions
- After the death of the 4th baronet Admiral Sir Francis Drakes' descendants in the male line were extinct, and the baronetcy came to an end. Over the years the "great estates" have dwindled, through successive inheritancesy death duties and taxation. Neither Buckland Abbey nor Nutwell Court, the two princpal Drake houses, now belong to the family.( Source : " The Drake family of Chuchstanton and Teignmouth" 1950 by Sophia Daphne Drake. P 57, 58 )Roy Andrews
The Drake Snuffbox
- From time to time there turn up in private collections very handsome tortoiseshell boxes inlaid with a gold monogram, and known as "Drake Snuffboxes". The origin of these boxes having been generally forgotten, possessors of them often think that they belonged to the great Admiral, Sir Francis Drake.(Source : " The Drake family of Chuchstanton and Teignmouth" 1950 by Sophia Daphne Drake. P 56 ) Roy Andrews
THE Sir Francis Drake Family
- Reference: "The Drake Family in England and America, 1360-1895 and The Descendants
of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, Mas 1635-1691," by Louis Stoughton Drake, Privately
Printed, Boston, 1896, Pages 275-283. Submitted by: Barbara Williams
Thomas Drake of Weymouth MA ; from English Records
The early 20th C US writers on the Drakes, Louis Stoughton Drake and Edwin H Drake, appear to have used few English records in their discussions on the identity of Thomas Drake. These records are now more readily available centrally and a fresh examination of his ancestry and close family may be made and a final identification attempted. There may also be additional information herein for researchers of ancestors of Devon origin, particularly those with connections to the Dorchester Company.
Thomas Drake, Waymouth, MA. Final data.
- The information below has been gathered over a period of years, primarily by
Elizabeth Howard, in England, who has done magnificient work on researching
and documenting the English Drake and related families. Elizabeth had the
assistance of a few others in England, in addition to some assistance by myself in the United States.
What is the origin of the surname Drake?
- Aside from the British and perhaps Irish Drakes, another source of Drake surnames exists: the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. These Drakes anglicized such name as De Raet(s), Dratz, and Driggs to Drake during a mass assimilation of the Dutch and the English around the time of the American Revolution. Thankyou Paul Brower
- by Ruth Everitt. Yarcombe manor was bequeathed to his well beloved cousin Ffrancis, son of Richard Drake of Esher ( formerly Ashe ), upon condition that within two years he should pay to Thomas Drake the sum of 2,000 pounds ( a bargain as Drake had paid 5,000 pounds for the manor ). Otherwise the legacy was to be null and void.
DRAKE FAMILY HISTORY in AUSTRALIA
- Glennies Creek , Singleton, NSW, Australia Home of Edward Drake (1829-1907 )
Drake family history in New Zealand
William John Drake
was born September 16, 1859 in Victoria , Australia, and died in Invercargill , Southland ,NZ. He married Annie Elizabeth Morton, daughter of Thomas Morton. Sent in by: Sonia Hendry
DRAKE FAMILY HISTORY in CENTRAL - SOUTH AMERICA
I just wanted to let everyone know, especially Charles and David that I have located the memorial to
Sir Francis Drake here in Arica. Russ Drake
DRAKE FAMILY HISTORY in the USA
A "Drake-through" -- The Identity of William Drake of Greene Co., NY - For the last few years, I have been trying to place "my" William Drake among the many William Drakes who lived in New York State ca.1750-1850. Michael B. O'Leary.
- Abraham DRAKE b. ca. 1762 PA d. 1840 Carter Co. TN - bur. Drake Cem. - Now Fitzsimons Carter Co. TN - married Elizabeth MURRAY.
He was the s/o Benjamin DRAKE and Sara BUCHANNAN. Sent in by: Gee Gee Hughes
Benjamin Drake; History and Descendents.
- Son, Thomas Drake was born 1724 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, and died 10 March, 1792
in Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey. He married
Dorothy VanKirk 1751 in Monmouth, New Jersey, daughter
of Henry VanKirk and Dorothy Morgan. - Also see lineage.
Submitted by:Sandra Paser
Capt. Friend Drake
- Capt. Friend Drake seems to have requested gun powder
for an event of one evening.
Daniel Chester Drake - family history as recalled by Daniel "Ducky" Drake
- Suffice it to say, with the death of my grandfather Daniel Chester Drake
(from the Vancover, Washington area) a couple of years ago;; a great deal of our family history left with him. He came from a large family. His father went by the name of Charles
- he died in the Seattle, Wa. area in the 1940's I believe.
Drake & Hamlin in once upon a time
- In the mid 1600's in England, we know that it is almost a certainty that the English Drakes were Royalist, most gentry families were. However the Hamlins may have been Puritans. So here we have a love story a bit like Romeo and Juliet, one family backing the king and the middle of the road Protestant religion, and the other family backing the hard line no frills Protestants. Earl
Drake Family History
- About the year 1770, there lived somewhere in Pennsylvania a family by the name of Drake. Mr. Drake was an Englishman. Written by Anna (Drake) Smith, November 1902. Thankyou to Stephen Drake
Drakes in History
- From: "Lynn" To: "DRAKE family genealogy list"
Date: Friday, 7 March 1997 8:29 PM
Drakes of the Northern Neck, Virginia.
- The first Drakes in Northern Virginia were Richard Drake and Phillip Drake. Richard Drake arrived in the 1660s and Phillip in the 1670s. As is often the case, there are gaps in the records that make tracing their descendants difficult. It seems likely that persons who later bore the name Drake in Virginia were descendants of Richard, rather than Phillip. Charles E Drake
Drakes Plaque a Joke
- This was in the Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper- Richmond Virginia February 19 2003.
- This is an article that was written for the Hendersonville North Carolina Historic Society, about the "Drake Sisters" who sang professionally during the 1930'-1940"s. One of the Drake Sisters was my Mother Doris Drake. We, through DNA testing have been proven to be from the Isle of Wight Drakes, that migrated to North Carolina. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
Thank you -
Cheryl Drake Dobbins Pujadas
EBENEZER DRAKE'S WILL: (1840)
- George William Drake
This biography is quoted out of a family book that David Drakes dad's cousin Joan (Drake) White wrote about her grandfather George William Drake, b)February 22, 1866, P.E.I., Canada d) December 14, 1946, Saskatchewan, Canada.
David has included photos of the fox farm that he built in Saskatchewan, Canada and some other photos that are appropriate. I found it quite interesting and informational about where and how our family moved out of P.E.I to the western region of Canada. David Drake
the files of Stephen M. Lawson - Silas married Catherine DRAKE; John HIGLEY married Hannah DRAKE daughter of John DRAKE, Jr. and Hannah MOORE. Use
your find function on your browser. URL dead
Jesse DRAKE ; History and Descendents.
Jesse Drake was born 1755 in Devonshire, England, and died February 10, 1825 in Howard Co, Mo. - He married Jemima - Wilhelmina Julianna Rose. - detailed history of 4 generations of Jesse's line - Database owner: Larry Hutchison
John Drake ; History and Descendents. 128 kb
John Drake, was born Abt. 1490, and died 1566. He married MARGERY COLE Bet.
1509 - 1539. Son Edmund was the father of the Admiral. - detailed history of 17 generations of John's line - Also see lineage
. 191 kb
Database owner: Larry Drake
John Drake of Windsor
- 2 Articles; 1) DRAKE REDUX by Robert Charles Anderson, F.A.S.G.
[EXTRACT PAGES 87-88] THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST; 2) Family and Heirs of Sir Francis Drake, 2 vols. (London, 1911), hereafter Eliott-Drake, 1:3-22, 52-53). Drake-L
Joseph Drake, the Long Hunter
- My story of Joseph Drake, the long hunter, begins on July 8, 1755, at Drapers Meadows, a new settlement along the New River in Virginia. On that morning Indians attacked, killed several white settlers and kidnapped some of the women. Among the killed was Colonel James Patton.- by Michael E.Drake
of Daniel S. Drake by Daniel S. Drake
My father, Capt. William S. Drake, came to Marlboro, now Waldo Township, Marion
County, in the year 1807, and entered 160 acres of land at $2.50 per acre, paying
one-third down and the balance in one and two year payments. Thankyou:
Michael Drake looks at the Drake Family Originating in New Kent County, Virginia
When I first began a serious search for the names of ancestors, I believed that someone had surely already found most of the answers, and that all I had to do was find the right book. But the book didn‘t exist. So here I sit with bits and pieces of seemingly unrelated documented facts trying to piece them together using common sense and calculated hunches. I have concluded that the best candidate for the progenitor of the Drake family whose names were recorded in The Parish Register of St. Peters, New Kent County, Va
. was Thomas Drake, who came into Virginia from England sometime prior to 23 April 1681.
Notes on the two John Drakes in New England in the 1630s
- David descends from John Drake, Windsor, CT through his daughter Elizabeth. "I understand that for many years learned researchers generally agreed that John Drake of Windsor, CT probably came to the colonies from England in 1630 on the Mary & John
and was the son of William Drake of Wiscomb, Southleigh parish, co. Devon, who was unquestionably a member of the royally-descended Drake family of Ashe, Musbury parish, co. Devon. The pedigree of that royally-descended family has been heavily documented." Submitted by: David Copus
Philip Drake and Ann Drake
- Philip Drake was born 1 Jan 1742 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ.; were two of the founding members of the Bracken Baptist Church when it was constituted in 1793 in the village of Minerva in Mason County, KY. - Sent in by:Michelle Rush
The Drake Estate
- The Journal Gazette: June 18, 1903, Logan, Hocking County, OH. Heirs Will Contest Property Worth Millions - Representatives Who Went to London for Ohio Heirs Tell The Story. Thankyou; Jim Anderson.
The Drake Heirs
- The Journal Gazette: December 6, 1906, Logan, OH. Information from English Courts That Vast Fortune is About to be Distributed. Thankyou; Jim Anderson.
THE DRAKE LETTERS Candee Lebrun's Website
- A brief explanation on my transcription is appropriate here. Many of the letters are so faded as to be illegible in part. In cases where there was a single letter missing I put the letter I believed it to be in brackets. If it was an entire word, I used brackets.
1864 5 letters from Theodore Drake
1865 11 letters from Theodore Drake
on 3 webpages
The Origin of the Drake Family of Isle of Wight County, Virginia:
- By Charles E. Drake
All Drakes everywhere seem to wish to connect themselves with the family of the famous Sir Francis Drake. The Isle of Wight County, Virginia, family of this surname is no exception. As early as the mid-nineteenth century, a fifth generation descendant of the family's seventeenth-century progenitor wrote to a relative, invoking the family legend:
THE SEARCH FOR THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF HENRY BRASATER DRAKE OF COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS
By Michael E. Drake, 1996, Heritage Books. NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE
There must be 300 DRAKE's in it. It states on the back cover that his research covers many DRAKE lines from the 17th Century English immigrants in Virginia to the Pioneer settlers of NC and KY and to the many DRAKE's in the Author's home State of IL. Greenberry Drake of Barren Co., KY, William DRAKE of Franklin Co., VA and John and Margaret Weldon DRAKE of England and Virginia, Jefferson Drake and Josephus Drake. Also the Great-grandfather, Henry Brasater Drake (Born 1862).
THE HISTORY OF THE ANNEKE JANS ESTATE FORTUNE
- Many Drake lines
became bewildered and confused because hundreds and perhaps thousands of
letters went out to members of Drake families and their descendents in both
the US and Canada, and perhaps further, encouraging them to trace back
their lines to the marriage of Magdalena Bogardus Brouwers and
one John Drake. Submitted by Karen Boland.
Westchester County Drake lineage
- From the "History of Westchester County": John Drake of the council of Plymouth, one of the original company established by King James in 1606, for settling New England, was a branch of the family of Drake of Ashe, several of whose sons came to this country. Submitted by: Trudy Bray
William Drury Drake (1867-1945) 77, dies
This double amputee was my grandfather. I knew him well; a FINE, honest, and generous man throughout life. His wife was Ida C. Roberts
(1876-1962). Grandfather always hoped to return to VA, but never had the means to do so.
Thankyou Paul Drake