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John Drake nephew of Sir Francis
From: "Ralph Heading"
To: "'Roy Andrews'"
Subject: RE: John Drake nephew of Sir Francis
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:45 PM
Got your e-mail thank you for a thoughtful reply I was very impressed with the depth of your data base .The quote you sent me is from Zelia Nuttal's book A NEW LIGHT ON DRAKE published in the early 1900's.

The piece I have enclosed is from the same book, it should interest you. I would like to continue to ask some questions about Drake. I am in no way a member of your blood line, but I spend a considerable amount of my time researching the most famous of your brethren Sir Francis. I hope this is of some help and anticipate hearing from you in the near future.


Pacific Coast Exploration Society
John Drake

From: Roy Andrews [mailto:roy@xroyvision.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 2:31 PM
To: Ralph Heading
Subject: Re: John Drake nephew of Sir Francis

Hi there Ralph and thankyou for the email, apology for not getting back to you sooner, have been so busy with work and family.

All I have on John Drake (assuming its the same) is;

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; that his father was dead, that he left his mother alive, father was gentlman and lived on his farm in the said place. Paternal Grandparents: John Drake Margery Drake lived Tavistock had lived on farm. Maternal Grandparents: not know but were from Tavistock Uncles His father's brothers: John1, John 2, Edmond. His cousins: Sir Francis, Thomas. Brothers and sisters: Dorothy, John 1 who was died, Isabbel who was died John 2 was not married but later married a spanish wife

I (plus many others ) would love to shed more light on this John Drake.


Roy Andrews

----- Original Message -----

From: Ralph Heading
To: drake@xroyvision.com.au
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 2:27 AM
Subject: John Drake nephew of Sir Francis


Researching your ancestor or at least his family, I encountered in the Zelia Nuttal book A NEW LIGHT ON DRAKE a reference to his cousin John who had shipwrecked in the River Platte Delta, and was captured by the Spanish. The statements that he made to the Inquisition are significant in the historical review of the voyage of circumnavigation.

What is significant is that a senior [ Drake ] (age approx. 80) is accused of reverting back from Roman Catholicism and that his location is Cartegena (Panama), . This port while Spanish was the scene of numerous Eng. Attacks.

My question to you is - does your research show any descendents from a John Drake that was in the Spanish sphere at the turn of the 16th century? Also could you put me in touch with any persons who are actively researching Sir Francis Drake and his voyage around the world?

Ralph Heading

Pacific Coast Exploration Society