|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.