Date: Saturday, 5 December 1998 6:39
In researching my own name and its variants I have recently come across
some Drakes, mentioned in the extracts below. You almost certainly have
a note of them already, but if you should know of any further connection
with Balhatchets I should be most interested to hear.
1683 Extracts from the Roborough Mss West Devon Record Office,
ref. 178/19 :
Indenture made 29th November 35th year of King Charles 1683 ... And all
that dwelling house Quillet of ground and herbgarden called Clapperhead
and all that dwelling house herbgarden and orchard in the village of
Netherton at the topp of the Pownd there and all that house garden and
pownd there and smith shopp and all that other dwelling house orchard
and herbgarden and plott of land in the tenure & possession of John
BALHATCHETT or his undertenants (late in the tenure or possession of Sir
Francis Drake Baronett).
made nine and twentieth day of November Five and thirtieth year of the
reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the 2nd etc. betweene Elize
Crymes of Crapstone in the parish of Buckland Monachorum in the county
of Devon esquire of the one parte and Joseph Drake of Buckland
Monachorum aforesaid Esquire of the other part (followed by a long list
of properties)..........And all those yearly rents or sumes of money
payable to the said Eliza Crymes and his heirs forever that is to say
(list of rents, inc:) and 7/- payable by John Knighton his heires or
assigns for lands in or neere Horrabridge & 4d payable by William
BALHASCHETT his heires and assignes for lands lyinge in or neere
Horrabridge formerly sold to the said Joseph Drake and all that dwelling
house Quillet of ground and herbgarden and orchard in the village of
Netherton at the topp of the Pownd there and all that house and garden
and pownd there and smith shopp and all that other dwelling house
orchard and herbgarden and plott of land in the tenure or possession of
JOHN BALHATCHETT or his under tenants.
Extracts from the Roborough Mss in West Devon Record Office ref. 70/190
2nd March 1703 LEASE by Lady Elizabeth Modiford of Maristow, widow to
Henry Drake, John Doidge, Gents, JOHN BALHATCHET, Richard Heanes,
Samuel Parsons & William Hollock Yeomen acting as the Masters or Six Men
of the parish of Buckland Monachorum of two houses there for 1000 years
and also of a rent of £10 per year, all for 1/- per year for the purpose
of establishing a schoolmaster in Buckland Monachorum.
Signed & sealed.