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Early Drake records - Lay Subsidy Roll 1524
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4)Lay Subsidy Roll 1524. Robert Drake was assessed for his goods at 38. He asked allowance upon his oath for 80 sheep-priced 6, 2 oxen-priced 2, 4 kye(chicken) at 26/8d, 3 horses worth 4, that all died of the moryn (murrien - an infectious disease/plague). For his and his wife's clothes priced 4. so remains a subsidy of 20.13s 4d. Richard Drake assessed for 40. He asked allowance for 80 sheep priced 4, which died of the moryn, also 3 that a thief stole, for an oxen given to the vicar for a mortuary upon the death of his wife priced 1 and his clothes priced 3. So remains a subsidy of 29.

The neighbouring village of East Budleigh (birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh) paid its corn tithes to a John Drake of Spratshayes, Littleham. This man also owned a large part of Exmouth. His family generations
later built the school in E.B. They were a large and prosperous family in the area. The name of John Drake first appears on a roll for East Budleigh in1360.

Ros Hickman >Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 3:37 PM