Bampfylde/Bamfield/Bampfield Drake

Abstracted from:
John Bennett Boddie, HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES; Redwood CA, 1957, Vol
VII
Submitted to Mr. Biddie's work by Laura D.S. Harrell

Thomas Drake, son of Edmund and brother of the Navigator, married
Elizabeth Gregorie and their children were: 

1. Elizabeth Drake who married John Bamfield, son of Sir Amias Bamfield.
2. Sir Francis Drake, first Baronet of Buckland Monachorum, baptized   
Sept 16, 1589, made first baronet on Aug 2, 1622.  Married Jane,
daughter of Sir Amias Bampfylde.  She died in 1613 and in 1615 Sir
Francis married Joan Strode, daughter of Sir William Strode.  Sir
Frances and his 2nd wife had four daughters and five sons:
	l. Sir Francis Drake, second Baronet of Buckland Monachorum who 	  
married Dorothy Pym in 1640 and died without issue.
	2. Thomas who married Susan, daughter of william Crimes in 1641. 	  
(Son Francis) 
	3. John of Ivybridge, baptized July 28, 1624, married Prudence 	   	  
daughter of Savery of Slade, died 1681.  Left issue.
	4. William married- no issue
   	5. Joseph, born 1630 married Margaret Crimes, daughter of 	  	  
Ludovic Crimes in 1668/9.  They had two sons:
		1. Reverend Bamfield (Bamfylde) Drake, baptized Apr 12,1670
		2. Francis Drake, baptized April 24, 1675
("Little was known about this branch of the family; their descendants ,
it is said, went to America")
The Rev. Bamfield Drake and his wife, Katherine had the following
children: 

	1. Joan who married Samuel Kay in 1722
	2. Eleanor married William May 1720
	3. Joseph, baptized at Buckland Monachorum, 1694	
	4. Francis, baptized at Farway 1701; married Mary BUCKINGHAM 
	5. Bamfield, baptized at Farway 1704.
	6. William, baptized at Farway 1705.
	7. John, baptized at Farway 1709, Married Ann Spicer in 1736, died 1753.
"Francis Drake, son of the Rev. Bampdylde Drake with two of his
brothers, Joseph and Bampfield; his wife, Mary Buckingham, and their
son, James, then six years old (1733), came first to Virginia.  Francis
and his family settled in North Carolina. (Buckland Registry,
Devonshire, England; will of Rev. Bampfiylde Drake, proved in the
Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter on July 9, 1729, Devonshire,
England; Drake family Bible; M.A.Nash papers, NC; Drake Collection and
J.H. Arrington Papers."  "This Francis Drake is not to be confused with
Francis Drake, son of Richard who owned land in Orange & Chatham
Counties in NC."  
	"James Drake, son of Francis and Mary Buckingham Drake was born in
England and baptized on May 8, 1725/6.  Mary Buckingham Drake died and
Francis Drake, a widow with one son, married as his second wife the
widow of Samuel Bridgers, nee Sarah Douglass."  
	"James Drake the son of Francis married twice.  His first wife was
Sophia Valentine (ca 1752); his second wife was widow, Heartwell
(Hodges) Davis, daughter of Benjain and Constance (Goodrich) Hodges.  He
died 1792.  His will is dated 9 July 1792, Richmond, Va, proved 1st
August 1792, Hemrico Co., VA, and recorded Nash Co., NC."

Children of James & Sophia Vakentine Drake:
1. Albrittain, born 1755
2. Sarah, born 1756/7
3. Silas, born 1765 went to MS
4. James, born ca 1758, died 1820
5. Lydia, married Mr. Hadley
7. Milbery, married Mr. Wheless
8. Elizabeth, Married Mr. Collins

Children of James & Heartwell (Hodges) Davis Drake

1. John Hodges Drake, born 1767, died 1859, married Frances Williams.
2. Benjamin Drake, married Cecelia Taylor. Named a son James Bamphylde
Drake. 

Bamfield, Bampfylde, & Bamphylde, and Heartwell are spelled as they were
in the book.

Enjoy
JADyer