Thomas DRAKE.
Born 1634. Died 7 Mar 1715 in Chedworth, Gls.
Occupation Mason

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First Generation

1. Thomas DRAKE. Born 16344. Died 7 Mar 17153 in Chedworth, Gls3. Occupation Mason32. Ahnentafel RR1084.

Thomas may well be a descendant of the Thomas Drake (Mason) recorded in Men and Armour of Gloucestershire in 1608 for Chedworth. He was about 40 years old in 1608 (born circa 1570) and of shortest stature.

Other Drake families in Chedworth of the early 17th century include:-
Robert Drake = Bridget.
- child Robert bp. 21/11/1620.
Edmond Drake = Margaret.
- children, Hannah bp. 1/4/1620,
Jane bp. 13/11/1638
Mary bp. 15/10/1626.
Francis Drake = Jone.
- child Rebecca bp. 21/6/1622.
Elizabeth = Joseph Paine. m. Chedworth. 13/6/1696.
Katherin = William Wilson. m. Chedworth. 15/7/1688

Will: Thomas Drake of Chedworth made his Will on 2nd September 1714 in which he made bequests to grandchildren Thomas, Hannah amd Priscilla Drake, and Thomas, John, William, and Priscilla Wheatland. The Will mentions a brother John Drake, and an Edmund Haynes, an uncle of Hannah and Priscilla Drake.
Executor of the Will was William Wheatland and witnesses were Geoffrey Wall, Wm. Dutton and William Johnson (who all sign with Thomas Drake Sen).
The Will was proved on 15th March 1714/5.
He married Priscilla, ? . Died 169221 in Chedworth, Gls21. Ahnentafel RR1085. They had the following children:
.............. 2 i. Thomas DRAKE
.............. 3 ii. Susannah DRAKE

Second Generation

2. Thomas DRAKE. Son of Thomas DRAKE & Priscilla. Died 172831 in Chedworth, Gls. Buried 10 Apr 17283 in Chedworth, Gls3. Ahnentafel RR542.

No reference to Thomas in his father's will dated 2nd September 1714.
His daughters are referred to as grandaughters and as children of Thomas Drake and Ann.
He married Ann HAYNES, daughter of Edmund HAYNES & Alice HILL, ? . Born 16734. Baptism 20 Sep 16743 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 2 Jul 174221 in Chedworth, Gls21. Buried 3 Jul 174221 in Chedworth, Gls21. Ahnentafel RR543.

Tomb in the Churchyard at Chedworth (Biglands Historical Monuments).
Edmund Haines, Yeoman, died Aug. 11, 1701, aged 54.
Alice his wife died Feb. 7, 1715, aged near 73. Ann Diche (actually ANN DRAKE), Widow, died July 2, 1742, aged 68.
Hannah, Wife of GILES COATES, Land Surveyor, died May 7, 1775, aged 67.
Bequest made in mother Alice's Will to Ann and daughter's Priscilla and Hannah who were under 21 in 1715 (date of Will).
Will: Left a Will, proved 14th July 1742, which confirms that daughter Priscilla married a second time to John Joachim.

Grandchildren mentioned in the Will :-
Hannah Randal,
Thomas Joachim,
Giles and Elizabeth Coates.
Will witnessed by William Joachim, Thomas Hill, and Elizabeth Smith, the last of whom made her mark. Hannah Coates, daughter, was executrix.

They had the following children:
.............. 4 i. Priscilla DRAKE
.............. 5 ii. Hannah DRAKE

3. Susannah DRAKE. Daughter of Thomas DRAKE & Priscilla. Baptism 2 Aug 16631 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died After 1714122.
She married Thomas WHEATLAND, ? . Died After 172435.
Signs will of Giles Coates (Aug. 1723) and Robert Coates (4th May 1724) as a witness.
They had the following children:
............................ i. Thomas WHEATLAND; Baptism 1 Sep 1692 in Chedworth, Gls.
--Invalid Dates: Birth: -- ___ 1692 : Death: aft---___-1714
Will: Baptism: International Genealogical Index. (I.G.I.)
Quality: 2
Death: Will of Thomas Drake, Mason of Chedworth, made 2nd September 1714.
.............. 6........... ii. John WHEATLAND
............................ iii. William WHEATLAND; Baptism 30 Nov 16951 in Yanworth, Gls. Died After 171436.
Executor of his grandfather Thomas Drake's will dated 2nd September 1714.

............................ iv. Robert WHEATLAND (Twin); Baptism 10 Nov 16971 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died 169731 in Chedworth, Gls31. Buried 14 Nov 169734 in Chedworth, Gls34.
............................ v. Priscilla WHEATLAND (Twin); Baptism 10 Nov 169734 in Chedworth, Gls34. Died 169731 in Chedworth, Gls31. Buried 14 Nov 169734 in Chedworth, Gls34.
............................ vi. Priscilla WHEATLAND; Born 28 Oct 1696118 in Yanworth, Gls. Died After 2 Sep 171436.
............................ vii. Sarah WHEATLAND; Born 3 Aug 1701118 in Yanworth, Gls.
............................ viii. Drake WHEATLAND; Baptism 19 Oct 1705118 in Yanworth, Gls. Buried Oct 1705118 in Yanworth, Gls.

Third Generation

4. Priscilla DRAKE. Daughter of Thomas DRAKE & Ann HAYNES. Baptism 11 Jan 17043 in Chedworth, Gls. Buried 19 Jun 17823 in Chedworth, Gls.

Left bequest in maternal grandmothers (Alice Haines) Will.

She first married William RANDELL, son of John RANDELL & Mary HILL, 14 May 17253 in Cirencester, Gls3. Baptism 31 Oct 17021 in Withington, Gls. Died 9 Oct 17293 in Chedworth, Gls.
They had the following children:

.............. 7........... i. Anne RANDELL
............................ ii. Hannah RANDELL; Baptism 8 Apr 17273 in Chedworth, Gls3.
She second married John JOACHIM, son of Thomas JOACHIM & Elizabeth COLE. Baptism 27 Apr 17061 in Chedworth, Gls. Died After 174728.
They had the following children:
............................ i. Thomas JOACHIM; Baptism 2 May 1730118 in Chedworth, Gls.
............................ ii. Mary JOACHIM; Baptism 16 Feb 1733118 in Chedworth, Gls.
She married Thomas BRIDGES, 14 Jan 1768118 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 175424.
............................ iii. John JOACHIM; Baptism 8 Mar 1736/173734 in Chedworth, Gls34.
............................ iv. Richard JOACHIM; Baptism 18 Jan 1738/173934 in Chedworth, Gls34.
He married Catherine AGG, 11 Sep 1766118 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 175424.
............................ v. Edward JOACHIM; Baptism 30 Jul 1742118 in Chedworth, Gls34. Buried 15 Aug 1742118 in Chedworth, Gls34.
I.G.I. has the baptism date as 30 July 1742.
............................ vi. Priscilla JOACHIM; Baptism 6 Dec 174334 in Chedworth, Gls34.
She married Thomas PRESTON, 13 Oct 1776118 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 176224.
Marriage entry states "of Naunton".
............................ vii. Edmund JOACHIM; Baptism 26 Dec 174734 in Chedworth, Gls34.
He married Elizabeth TROTMAN, 3 Jul 1773118 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 176124.

5. Hannah DRAKE. Daughter of Thomas DRAKE & Ann HAYNES. Born 17084. Baptism 10 Jan 1707/17083 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 7 May 17753 in Chedworth, Gls3. Buried 7 May 17753 in Chedworth, Gls3. Ahnentafel RR271.

The Chedworth Registers have Hannah Drake bpt. 15th January 1707, daughter of Thomas Drake and Anne. The I.G.I. has Elizabeth Drake bpt. on this date with Thomas and Anne as parents ! Left bequest in maternal grandmothers (Alice Haines) Will. Hannah also executrix of her mother's estate.

Tomb in the Churchyard at Chedworth (Biglands Historical Monuments).
Edmund Haines, Yeoman, died Aug. 11, 1701, aged 54.
Alice his wife died Feb. 7, 1715, aged near 73.
Ann Diche (actually Ann Drake), Widow, died July 2, 1742, aged 68.
HANNAH, Wife of GILES COATES, Land Surveyor, died May 7, 1775, aged 67.

She married Giles COATES, son of Robert COATES & Anne GREENWOOD, 1 May 17293 in Cirencester, Gls3. Baptism 19 Jun 17073 in Chedworth, Gls.3. Died 6 Jan 17853 in Chedworth, Gls3. Occupation Land Surveyor. Ahnentafel RR270.

In the book "The Cotswolds" by Brian Smith it states under a section about Chedworth that Giles Coates was a well known land surveyor and a leading member of the local establishment. The book also states that he had a less reputable descendant a couple of generations later when a 50 pound reward poster at Arlington Mill called for the apprehension of Giles coates of Chedworth wanted for shooting at Lord Stowell's gamekeeper in 1833.

They had the following children:
............................ i. Anne COATES; Baptism 27 May 17301 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ ii. Mary COATES; Born 173338.
............................ iii. Elizabeth COATES; Baptism 6 Feb 17351 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died Before 175220.
--Invalid Dates
Birth: -- ___ 1735

.............. 8.......... iv. Giles COATES
............................ v. John COATES; Baptism 20 Mar 17403 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ vi. William COATES; Baptism 18 Feb 17423 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 176238 in Chedworth, Gls38.
............................ vii. James COATES; Baptism 9 Mar 17463 in Chedworth, Gls3..
............................ viii. Thomas COATES; Baptism 23 Nov 17483 in Chedworth, Gls3.
.............. 9.......... ix. Elizabeth COATES

6. John WHEATLAND. Son of Thomas WHEATLAND & Susannah DRAKE. Died After 173528.

Mentioned in his grandfather Thomas Drake's will dated 2nd September 1714.

He married Mary.
They had the following children:
............................ i. John WHEATLAND; Baptism 11 Sep 17351 in Chedworth, Gls1.

Fourth Generation

7. Anne RANDELL. Daughter of William RANDELL & Priscilla DRAKE. Baptism 21 Sep 17253 in Chedworth, Gls3.

She married William ROBBINS, 12 Jan 17461 in Chedworth, Gls1.
They had the following children:

............................ i. Hannah ROBBINS; Baptism 5 Jul 17471 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ ii. Charles ROBBINS; Baptism 28 Aug 17481 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ iii. William ROBBINS; Baptism 6 Dec 17491 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died Before 175820.
............................ iv. Elizabeth ROBBINS; Baptism 21 Dec 17521 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ v. Priscilla ROBBINS; Baptism 9 May 17551 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ vi. William ROBBINS; Baptism 16 May 17581 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ vii. Prudence ROBBINS; Baptism 17 Apr 17601 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ viii. Daniel ROBBINS; Baptism 20 Feb 17621 in Chedworth, Gls1.
............................ ix. Mary ROBBINS; Baptism 22 Feb 17641 in Chedworth, Gls1.

8. Giles COATES. Son of Giles COATES & Hannah DRAKE. Born 173838 in Chedworth, Gls38. Baptism 16 Feb 17383 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 182631 in Chedworth, Gls3. Buried 24 Jan 18263 in Chedworth, Gls3. Occupation Watch / Clockmaker / Surveyor38.

Referred to extensively in the book "Gloucestershire Clock and Watchmakers" by Graham Dowler on pages 76 and 77. It is stated that the quality of his work was excellent and that he was evidently a man of considerable ability, not limited to the horological arts. An example of his other skills which he no doubt learned from his surveyor father is to be found on the inside face of the door of a longcase clock by Joseph Thompson of Cirencester. At the top of the notice, in faded ink, is written the date 17 Nov. 1779, the occasion, it is supposed, of his repairing the clock. THE BAROMETER AND THERMOMETER Made by GILES COATES, of Chedworth; By Whome Clocks and Watches are made and Mended, and Land accurately surveyed and Maped. He also makes CHAINS FOR LANDMEASURING If any young Men are desirous of Being Instructed in Measuring Land, or other Parts of Mathematicks, he will wait on them at their houses, if desired, on reasonable Terrms.- By directing a letter to him at Chedworth,, they may be supplied with Instruments, or Books of any Sort now in Use. Cirencester: Printed by S. Rudder

He married Jane MARKS, 5 Jan 17783 in Chedworth, Gls. Born 174638. Died 181438 in Chedworth, Gls38.

They had the following children:
............................ i. Jane COATES; Baptism 19 Apr 17781 in Chedworth, Gls1 . Died Before 178720.
............................ ii. John COATES; Baptism 7 Apr 17791 in Chedworth, Gls1 .
............................ iii. Hannah COATES; Baptism 19 Mar 17811 in Chedworth, Gls1 .
.............. 10........ iv. Giles COATES
............................ v. Mary COATES; Baptism 5 Apr 17851 in Chedworth, Gls1 .
.............. 11........ vi. Jane COATES

9. Elizabeth COATES. Daughter of Giles COATES & Hannah DRAKE. Baptism 27 Sep 17523 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 180431 in Chedworth, Gls31. Buried 31 Aug 18043 in Chedworth, Gls3. Ahnentafel RR135.
She married John WHEELER, son of John WHEELER & Mary HERBERT, 27 Jul 17723 in Chedworth, Gls. Baptism 14 Feb 17491 in Fairford, Gls1 . Died 179531 in Chedworth, Gls31. Buried 17 Feb 17953 in Chedworth, Gls3. Ahnentafel RR134.

They had the following children:
............................ i. Mary WHEELER; Baptism 20 Feb 17733 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ ii. Hannah WHEELER; Baptism 20 Feb 17743 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ iii. Anne WHEELER; Baptism 16 Oct 17753 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ iv. John WHEELER; Baptism 1 Dec 17763 in Chedworth, Gls3.
He married Mary STEVENS, 19 Nov 18043 in Chedworth, Gls. Baptism 30 Jul 17831 in Cirencester, Gls1.
............................ v. Sarah WHEELER; Baptism 21 Dec 17773 in Chedworth, Gls3.
She married Charles CURTIS, 5 Oct 18003 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 178624.
............................ vi. William WHEELER; Baptism 7 Apr 17793 in Chedworth, Gls3.
He married Esther HUMPHRIS, 20 Aug 18041 in Withington, Gls. Born Before 1792.
............................ vii. Elizabeth WHEELER; Baptism 9 Aug 17803 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ viii. Thomas WHEELER; Baptism 5 May 17823 in Chedworth, Gls3.
.............. 12........ ix. Esther WHEELER
.............. 13........ x. Keziah WHEELER
............................ xi. Moses WHEELER; Baptism 9 Aug 17883 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 178831. Buried 17 Nov 17883 in Chedworth, Gls3.
............................ xii. Anna Maria WHEELER; Baptism 26 Nov 17893 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 180831. Buried 21 Jul 18083 in Chedworth, Gls3.
.............. 14........ xiii. Moses WHEELER

Fifth Generation
10. Giles COATES. Son of Giles COATES & Jane MARKS. Baptism 27 Mar 17833 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died 12 Apr 1835 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Occupation Watch / Clockmaker38.
"Gloucestershire Watch and Clockmakers" states that no clocks are known definitely to have been made by him. In the Northleach Churchwardens' Accounts it is recorded that a Giles Coates cleaned the church clock in 1805 and again in 1811, on each occasion being paid 10s 6d for the work. It is possible that the Giles referred to is his father Giles. Giles apparently came to an unhappy end as is shown by the following account.

GLOUCESTER JOURNAL. October 1833. FIFTY POUNDS REWARD. WHEREAS, on the Evening of Sunday, October the 20th, GEORGE SIMPEER, Gamekeeper to the Right Honourable Lord Stowell, at Chedworth, in the County of Gloucester, while endeavouring to secure GILES COATES, of Chedworth aforesaid, whome he detected in a Wood in the unlawful pursuit of Game, was deliberately fired at, within the distance of one yard, and severely wounded in the side, by the said GILES COATES, who immediately absconded, leaving behind him a short double-barrelled gun and his hat.

GLOUCESTER JOURNAL. 9 November 1833. BOW-STREET.- On Saturday, Giles Coates was bought up in custody of James Hall, formerly an officer of this establishment, but now a farmer, residing in Gloucestershire, charged with shooting a man named Simper, the gamekeeper of Lord Stowell, on the 20th October. It appeared that on the day above mentioned the prisoner, who is a watchmaker was poaching in the parish of Chedworth, Gloucestershire, when the gamekeeper came up and took the stock of his gun from him, upon which the prisoner hit the barrels with a knife, when the contents of the weapon entered the side of Simper, who was seriously injured. A reward of 50I. was offered for the apprehension of the prisoner, and Hall, hearing that he was in London, came to town with the intention of securing him. On that evening, witness accidently met him in Cockspur-street, and captured him. The prisoner first offered 5I. the 10I. to be let go; but witness refused his proposal, and having procured assistance, brought him to this office. The prisoner, who declined saying anything at present, was remanded till Monday, preparatory to his being sent to Gloucester to take his trial. The trial took place in the Crown Court, Lent Assizes 1834 and is recorded in detail in "Watch and Clockmakers" pages 213 & 214. Judgment of death was recorded against him. The Judge intimated that it was not without considerable difficulty and anxiety he had brought himself to determine upon saving his life. Giles was later reprieved and a sentence of transportation to Van Dieman's Land substituted for it. On 12 December 1834 he sailed ? in the ship King George III which was wrecked in the mouth of the Derwent River off Hobart on 12 April 1835. Full details of this may be found on pages 252 & 253 of "The Convict Ships". The sole survivor was not Giles Coates!
A Physical description of Giles is to be found in the County Prison Record. "Very Dark Hair, Dark Eyebrows, Whiskers and Beard. Brown Eyes, Very Hairy Nose twisted a little to the right. Long face, rather Wide Mouth. Two Moles on Right Arm, Three Moles on the Pit of Stomach, a Great Many Moles on his Back and Shoulders. Can Read and Write. Height 5ft.2.75 inches".

He married Sarah (Restell) RESTALL, 5 Oct 18051 in Northleach, Gls. Baptism 5 Dec 17901 in Northleach, Gls1.

She must have received news of husband Giles drowning as she married John Moss within two years in 1837.

They had the following children:
............................ i. Giles COATES
............................ ii. Marianne COATES
............................ iii. William COATES
............................ iv. John COATES
............................ v. Eliza COATES

11. Jane COATES. Daughter of Giles COATES & Jane MARKS. Baptism 11 Oct 17871 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died 183631 in Chedworth, Gls31. Buried 22 Dec 18363 in Chedworth, Gls3.

Children:
.............. 15......... i. Henry COATES

She second married William PEACHEY, son of John PEACHEY & Elizabeth (Wright) GLOVER, 5 Jul 1815 in Chedworth, Gls. Baptism 8 Nov 17851 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died 185331. Buried 2 Sep 18533 in Chedworth, Gls3.
They had the following children:

............................ i. Jane PEACHEY
............................ ii. William PEACHEY
............................ iii. Richard PEACHEY
............................ iv. Ann PEACHEY
............................ v. Giles PEACHEY

12. Esther WHEELER. Daughter of John WHEELER & Elizabeth COATES. Baptism 26 Sep 17833 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died After 182028.

Children:

............................ i. Edmund WHEELER (Illegitimate)
.............. 16........ ii. James Joy WHEELER (Illegitimate)
.............. 17........ iii. Ann (Ellen) WHEELER (Illegitimate)

She second married Daniel WILLIAMS, son of David WILLIAMS & Tabitha SLY, 17 Jun 18171 in Chedworth, Gls. Baptism 14 Oct 17641 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died After 182028.

The marriage entry for Daniel Williams and Esther Wheeler reads :- "Daniel Williams widower and Esther Wheeler widow". No previous marriage has been found for Esther.

They had the following children:

.............. 18.......... i. Tabitha WILLIAMS
.............. 19.......... ii. David WILLIAMS

13. Keziah WHEELER. Daughter of John WHEELER & Elizabeth COATES. Baptism 9 Oct 17853 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died After 184439. Ahnentafel RR67.

She married Thomas MASON, 19 Oct 18073 in Chedworth, Gls. Born Before 179324. Died After 182128. Ahnentafel RR66.

Chedworth Registers ----- "Thomas Mason of this Parish married Keziah Wheeler of the same. Witnesses Louezar Trinder (Louisa) who signs her name, and Thomas Lovesay. Keziah signs her own name and Thomas makes his mark". There is a marriage of a Louisa Trinder to a Thomas Lovesay in Guiting Power, Gls. on 26th January 1808. (no established connection with Mason or Wheeler families)

They had the following children:

.............. 20......... i. Elizabeth MASON
............................ ii. Mary MASON
............................ iii. John MASON
.............. 21......... iv. Thomas MASON
............................ v. Mary MASON
............................ vi. George MASON
............................ vii. Sarah MASON
............................ viii. William MASON
............................ ix. William MASON
............................ x. Hannah MASON

14. Moses WHEELER. Son of John WHEELER & Elizabeth COATES. Baptism 25 Dec 17923 in Chedworth, Gls3. Died After 182528.

He married Lucy PEACHEY, ? . Baptism 14 Jun 17911 in Chedworth, Gls1. Died After 182528.
They had the following children:

.............. 22......... i. Jane Elizabeth WHEELER

Reference Note 1
International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.)

Reference Note 3
Parish Register

Reference Note 4
Calculated from age at death

Reference Note 20
Died before birth/baptism of later sibling with same given name

Reference Note 21
Biglands Historical Monuments

Reference Note 24
Latest year calculated from established date of marriage

Reference Note 28
Birth / baptism of last child

Reference Note 31
From burial date

Reference Note 32
Occupation stated in his/her will

Reference Note 34
Bishop's Transcripts

Reference Note 35
Witness to Robert Coates Will 4th May 1724

Reference Note 36
Alive when grandfather's Will executed

Reference Note 38
Coates Pedigree in book "Gloucestershire Clock and Watchmakers" by Graham Dowler.

Reference Note 39
Alive when daughter Hannah buried

Reference Note 118
Information provided by: Mr Brian Arnold, 1 Joseph Avenue. Fulham Gardens, South Australia 5024

Reference Note 122
Referred to in wife's fathers Will dated 1714

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