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Early Drake records - Drakes from Devon taxes 1581-1660
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From Devon Taxes 1581-1660 by T. L. Stoate. Bristol 1988
From: CDrakeMD@aol.com

Subject: Re: site material
Date: Monday, February 12, 2001 3:57 PM

Dear Roy,

Here is another contribution to the website--some Devon tax data. Not sure where to put
it. It is almost like census data, thoughtechnically not census. Could be early data, though it isn't really medieval.

16th Century

Wid. = widow. G = taxed on goods. L = taxed on lands. The number is the

1581 Tavistock Town and Parish
Richard Drake L2

1581 Whitchurch Parish
John Drake G6

1581 Buckland Monachorum Parish
Francis Drake Kt. L40

1581 Bundley Parish [Bondleigh]
Thomas Drake G3

1581 Lapforde Parish
Richard Drake L1

1581 Morcharde Parish [Cruwys Morchard]
John Drake G4
Richard Drake G3

1581 West Worlington Parish
Margery Drake wid. G6
John Drake G3

1581 Waishford Parish [Washford Pyne]
Thomas Drake G6

1581 Brent Parish [South Brent]
Robert Drake G3
Henry Drake G5

1581 Holberton Parish [Holbeton]
John Drake L4

1581 Ugborowe Parish
William Drake de Cut G3

1581 Musberye Parish
Barnard Drake, ar[miger] L20

1581 Southley Parish
Robert Drake, ar[miger] L8
Edward Drake L2

1581 Lytelham Parish
Katherine Drake wid. L–
William Drake G–

1581 Otterton Parish
Thomas Drake L1

1581 Harpford Parish
Thomas Drake G3

1581 Toppesham Parish
Philip Drake G3

1581 Chidleigh Parish [Chudleigh]
Henry Drake L1

1581 Kenton Parish
Emanuel Drake, ar[miger] L11

1581 St. Kerrian Parish
George Drake G4

17th Century

L = pounds. S.p. = single person. Wid.= widow. W. = wife.

1642 Honiechurch Parish
John Drake 3 3

1647 Holberton Parish [Holbeton]
John Drake 1 0

1647 Brixton Parish
Baronet Drakes land 1 4
Roger Argent and O' (Probably agent and overseer–CED)
of Baronet Drakes land 1 8
Sir Francis Drake Bt. 3 0

1660 Colyton Hundred
Thomas Drake (Commissioner for Assessment for Colyton Hundred)
Lady Drake for Hedgplott 1 0 (Colliton Towne and Parish)
Edward Drake g' - - ( -oodland Tithing)
John Drake, Esq. 12 4 (- - -ombe Tithing)
Philip Drake 3 0 (Stratford, Colyford, Whitwell, and Gatcombe)

1660 Southley Parish
Mr. Philip Drake 20 0

1660 Shute Parish
Lady Ellen Drake - -

1660 Musbury Parish
The Lady Drake 15 10
Executors of Sir John Drake 22 8
Matthew Drake, rector 13 4
Robert Drake - -

1660 Membury Parish
Lady Drake for Parsons land 10 -

1660 Yarcombe Parish
Francis Drake Kt. and Bt. - -

1660 Axminster Towne and Parish
Lady Drake for the parsonage - -
Lady Drake for Balls and Kingsfeild - -
John Drake Esq. for Trill and Bromehill - -
John Drake Esq. for Courtmore 1 0
Lady Drake for high rent .... - -

1660 Alphington Parish
Elizabeth Drake

1660 Dunsford Parish
Augustine Drake, gent. of Exeter L 20

1660 St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Exeter
William Drake and w.

1660 Topsham Parish
Jane Drake wid.
Joan Drake s.p.
Katherine Drake s.p.
John Drake
Elizabeth Drake L25
John Drake of Littleham L15
Mr. Drake of Chard L15

1660 Tedborne St. Mary Parish
William Drake and Ann w.

1660 Aishcombe Parish
James and Joyce Dracke
James Drake and w.
Agnes Drake

1660 Teington Bishopp [Bishopsteignton]
Eliza Drake

1660 Ide Parish
Mr. Francis Drake L 62 ½