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Early Drake records - Edmund Drake had twelve children.
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Edmund Drake married . . .Mylwaye daughter of Richard Mylwaye.
Sons daughters
John Drake the oldest, captain of the verssel Swan, died 1572, married Alice -remarried Cotton.
Sir Francis Drake was the second oldest named after Francis Russell his godfather or sponsor, son of Lord Russell
Edmund Drake jr.
Thomas Drake the youngest son, married Elizabeth Gregory1587. Had daughter Elizabeth born 1590 married to John Bamfield. And his only son. Thomas was twenty-one or twenty-two years of age when he joined the little company who were 'the first to turn up a furrow round the globe."The fame and success of that expedition, no doubt, decided him to make the sea his profession, and in due time, like his brother, to enter the Royal Navy. Thomas also inherited Sir Francis's holdings. Francis married Jane Bamfield and Elizabeth married John Bamfield."
Edward Drake
Elizabeth Drake
Joseph Drake, born 1540-60, Of Joseph, we know only that he took fever in the West Indies and died in his brother's arms on January 3,1572. Married Margaret Crymes. Spent their (her) lives at upperton in Buckland,(? She may have) Had two son's little is known about this branch of the family, their descendants it is said went to America. Family and heirs of Sir Francis Drake, 2 vols. (1911) Lady E.F. Elliot-Drake
Joseph Drake
Joseph Drake died, it was not of course the "Brackish Water" but the mosquitoes that who caught the disease and never recovered from it was yet another of his brothers, who "died in our Captain's arms."
Son's and daughter's
Francis Drake
Elizabeth Drake
From the book The Wind Commands, A Life of Sir Francis Drake by Ernle Bradford, Harcourt, Brace, &World Inc. 757 Third Avenue, New