Thomas John Drake married Ceres Selina (nee Walters)
From: Dawn Chambers
Subject: [DRAKE] DRAKE 1840 Port Nicholson New Zealand
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:23 PM

Hi All,

I am a descendant of Thomas John Drake who arrived at Port Nicholson on
22 Jan 1840 on the NZ Company ship "Aurora". He was a cabin
passenger, along with his wife Ceres Selina (nee Walters) and daughter
Ceres Selina.

Like most Drake families there are inherited traditions at least 150 years
old relating to descent from "Sir Francis Drake" and dependable evidence
is predictably missing.

The following is all the reliable information that we have. Any assistance
with identifying Captain John Drake would be much appreciated, even
if it is just a reference to a book or a microfilm.

Captain John Drake
Born: unknown
Married: 15 Nov 1813 Saint Mary, Newington, Surrey to Elizabeth FREAK
Died: unknown

Children:

1814 Sep 12 Thomas John born at Deptford
1814 Oct 11 Thomas John baptised at St Alphage, Greenwich
Father's abode: Greenwich Road; occupation midshipman of an Indiaman

1816 Jun 03 Francis born
1816 Jul 02 Francis baptised at St Alphage, Greenwich
Father's abode: Bridge St, Greenwich; occupation mate of a Indiaman

1819 Jul 11 Eliza born
1819 Aug 01 Eliza baptised at St Alphage, Greenwich
Father's abode: Bridge St, Greenwich; occupation Captain in Royal Navy

1823 Jul 07 Elizabeth Ann baptised at Addington, Kent
Father's abode: Addington Vale; occupation Lieutenant in Royal Navy

1823 Oct 05 Mercy baptised at St Giles, Camberwell, London
Father's abode: Camberwell; occupation Mariner

1825 Apr 13 Emma baptised at St Giles, Camberwell, London
Father's abode: Peckham; occupation Mariner

1827 Sep 01 John William baptised at St Giles, Camberwell, London
Father's abode: Camberwell; occupation Mariner


http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/~dchamber/home.htm
(New Zealand Historical Data)