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Early Drake records - Edmund Drake, shearman, at Tavistock, stolen a horse - English patent rolls for 1548:
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"December 21, 1548. Whereas Edmund Drake, shearman, and John Hawkyng, alias Harte, tailor, late of Tavistock, Devon, are indicted of having on 25 April 2 Edward VI, at Tavistock, stolen a horse worth L3, of one John Harte; and whereas William Master, cordyner, and Edmund Drake, shearman, late of Tavistock, are indicted of having on 16 April 2 Edward VI, at Peter Tavy, Devon, in the king's highway (via regia) called "le Crose Lane' assaulted Roger Langisforde and stolen 21s 7d which he had in his purse. Pardon to the said Drake, Hawkynge and master of all felonies before 20 Oct. last. By p. s. (II. 893. Westm. 18 Dec. )"

Carol Harbushka Sent: Date: Friday, December 11, 1998 11:25 PM