Drake Family
From: "Wozgray"
Subject: Drake Family
Date: Thursday, 15 January 2004 8:49 PM


Congratulations on the site it is fantastic.

Please find below my research to date. As an amateur I haven't got very far but maybe some of your visitors may help.

I am particularly interested in advancing the Meath angle of my family history and as is noted below John Drake was born c1849 county Meath Ireland which is gained from County Durham, England 1881/1891 Census material. I am told that he left Ireland

1-Francis Drake
|--2-John Drake b. Cir 1849, County Meath, Ireland
+Alice Duffy b. Cir 1851, Chester Le Street, Durham England
|--3-Francis Joseph Drake b. 1878, Washington, County Durham England,
|-- 1920
| +Florence Wright b. 1887, Yarm, Yorkshire, England, d. c1945
| |--4-Francis Joseph Drake b. 14 Feb 1916, Swanson Street, Weston,
| |-- Cessnock Shire NSW, d. Aug 1959
| +Mabel Lila Roberts b. 21 Apr 1917, d. 3 May 1998, Sydney
| |--5-Joycelyn Drake
| |--5-Frank Drake
| |--5-John Drake
|--3-Mary Drake b. Cir 1874 3rd qtr, Barmston, Durham, England
|--3-Alice Ellen Drake b. Cir 1876 1st qtr, Barmston, Durham, England
|--3-John Drake b. Cir 1880, Barmston, Durham, England
|--3-Patrick Drake b. Cir 1883
|--3-Sarah A Drake b. Cir 1885
|--3-Margaret Drake b. Cir 1890


My uncle Frank Drake was the first Australian Fullback to score a try against Great Britain in a Rugby League test match, I note you have an Australian address and therefore if you are in a League state you may be interested.