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Early Drake records - Earliest Drakes: 1300 -1399.
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1303 - Roger Le Drak, of Devon

1306 - In Yorkshire, England, at the town of Shipden, a family of the name was on record and some historians are of the opinion that Sir Francis Drake, the famed navigator, was descended from this line.

1313 - a John Drake received the permission of Edward 2nd. to go into Ireland, where he settled at Drakerath, county Meath.

1322 - Richard Le Drake, of Lancashire, Adam Le Drake and Martin Le Drake

1327 - Stephen Drake, of Somersetshire
1327 - In the Exchequer Lay Subsidy for 1327 there are three Drakes at Othery:
Nicholo Drak, 2 shillings
Stephano Drake 20 pence
Wilelmo Drake 6pence
One at Ilminster :Johanne Drake 2 shillings
Pury with Payton: Roberto Drake, 8 pence.

1368 - Richard, a descendant of the Irish branch, was High Sheriff of county Meath.

1379 - Ricardus (Richard) Drake and Johannes Drac (John Drake) of Yorkshire.