Drakes and Balhatchets


Date: Saturday, 5 December 1998 6:39

Hi Roy

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.

Best wishes

David


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).  

1683 Indenture 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.

David Balhatchet