Drake

Name origin: From the Gaelic drak, a drake, drac, a route, a way, a foot-step; one who draws or leads, a leader. A Saxon family established before the Conquest and was located in what is now the Manor of Masbury, Axminster, Devonshire, Eng.; the location became known as Mount Drake. In the Dooms Day Book, six places are in the possession of persons of this name.

Nicolas Drake

b.abt.1247 Great Waltham, Essex, England; s/o aprnets ukn
d.June 1302
m.abt.1272 Essex, England; Agnes ______
b.abt.1252; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Jr. Drake b.1274/1290

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Nicholas Jr. Drake

b.1274/1290 Great Waltha, England; s/o Nicholas and Agnes Drake
d.abt.1331

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Drake b.bef.1360

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William Drake

b.bef.1360; s/o Nicolas Jr. Drake
m.bef.1360; ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edmund Drake b.abt.1360

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Edmund Drake

b.abt.1360 England; s/o William Drake
m.bef.1460; ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Drake b.bef.1460

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William Drake

b.bef.1460 England; s/o Edmund Drake
m.ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Drake b.1460

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Thomas Drake

b.1460 Great Waltha, England; s/o William Drake
d.Nov. 27, 1541
m.bef.1518; Agnes Butler
b.abt.1464; d/o parents ukn
d.Sept. 30, 1550

CHILDREN included:

  1. ______ Drake b.1518

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______ Drake

b.1518 Great Waltha, England; s/o Thomas Drake and Agnes Butler
d.Sept. 23, 1555
m.abt.1553 Halstead, Essex, England; ukn
b.1531; d/o parents ukn
d.bur.Sept. 23, 1573 White Notley, Essex, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Drake b.1553 Halstead, Essex, England; s/o ______ Drake

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______ Drake

CHILDREN included:

  1. Joanne Drake b.ca.1595 of Marlborough, Wiltshire, England m.1616 James Parker

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William Drake

b.1553 Halstead, Essex, England; s/o ______ Drake
d.Nov. 3, 1616 England
m.Oct. 12, 1578; Joan Merrylls
b.abt.1557 of halstead, Essex, England; d/o parents ukn
CHILDREN included:

  1. Isabella [Isabel][Esbell] Drake b.1579 of Elmstead, Essex, England d.Oct. 12, 1639 Watertown, MA m.abt.1604 Colchester, Essex, England; John Bland
  2. Robert Drake b.July 23, 1581 d.Jan. 14, 1668
  3. Thomas Drake b.Dec. 2, 1582 d.March 20, 1623/24
  4. Joshua Drake b.abt.1584
  5. Joseph Drake b.abt.1588
  6. Joane Drake b.1590 [Is this the Joanne above who m.James Parker?]
  7. Alice Drake b.abt.1594
  8. Ellen Drake b.abt.1596
  9. Elizabeth Drake b.abt.1598

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