John Drake born in Glasgow or Dunfermline?
Date: Monday, 5 August 2002 12:06 AM

From: Dorothy Rodgers

Hi,I am researching the birthplace of John Drake (my GGrandfather) who was born 1838/1839 he was a Ships Carpenter who apparently jumped ship in Melbourne to go to the goldfields. He was later taken to Tasmania by a David Cocker to build barges, here he married Janet Jessie Husband at Torquay in 1861,settled in Devonport where he raised a family and became a successful boat builder and respected member of the community. My research has taken me back to Limekilns/Dunfermline,Fife,Scotland where I have been able to trace John Drake GG born 21 June 1828 son of Agnes Watt and John Drake GGG born 21 October 1801 -Ships Carpenter in Limekilns who was the son of Agnes Williamson and John Drake GGG also Ships Carpenter in Limekilns.
Various family names ,dates etc fit into the family framework .Howeverthe place of birth shown on his death certificate is GLASGOW,to date have not been able to clarify this. Is there anyone else tracing this particular Drake line who could help me solve the problem of his correct birthplace.?