From: Bob Drake
Subject: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call - Thomas Drake of Weymouth, MA
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 1:14 PM
I am descended from Thomas Drake who arrived in Weymouth, MA around 1653 - 1654. Louis Stoughton Drake is also a descendant of Thomas Drake and in 1896, he wrote the book "The Drake Family in England and America 1360 - 1895 and the Descendants of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, Mass. 1635 - 1691". A description of the Drake coat of arms, taken from that book, was recently quoted in this forum.
In the book, LS Drake makes Thomas Drake's connection to the Drakes of Ashe in England as the son of William Drake and Margaret Westover. However, there has been disagreement as to whether Thomas Drake was really of the Drakes of Ashe. Among the subscribers to this list, there must be many descendants of this Thomas Drake. Do any of you have any information one way or the other about the parentage of Thomas Drake? Any help would be appreciated.