'Drake04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Drake of Barnstaple, Drake of Crowndale, Drake of Whitchurch

John Drake of West Crowndale, Devon (d by 1561)
m. Julian (bur 24.09.1564)
1. Edmund Drake of Penneton (bpt 10.08.1566, bur 12.06.1612) had issue
  m. (16.05.1603) Thomazin Palmer (m2. William Keagle of Tavistock)
2. John Drake 'of Whitchurch' (bpt 03.08.1564, bur 24.09.1640)
  m. (26.01.1596-7) Joan Glanville (d 1642, cousin of Judge Sir John Glanville)
  A. John Drake (bpt 02.06.1597, bur 1649)
  m. (20.09.1619) Alice Gaude (bur 30.03.1644)
  i. John Drake (bpt 1620, bur 27.01.1691)
  m. (21.04.1668) Agnes Windeat
  B. Gregory Drake (b 1603, d 1668) had issue
  m. (1631) Austin Read (d 1662)
  C. Thomas Drake (b 1606, d 1662)
  m1. (1631) Joan Sowton (d 1649)
  m2. (1654) Eleanor Langford (a 1662)
  i. 2 daughters
  D. Richard Drake (b 1608, bur 14.02.1678-9) had issue
  m. Agnes
  E. William Drake 'of Whitchurch' (b 1611, bur 20.04.1680)
  m. Elizabeth
  i. William Drake of Crowndale & Tavistock (bpt 17.09.1643, a 1691)
  m1. (05.10.1678) Margaret Knighton (d 1679)
  a. William Drake (d 1680)
  m2. Joan (a 1691)
b. John Drake (bpt 13.05.1682, bur 04.12.1738)
  m. (15.04.1703) Elizabeth Row of Buckland Monachorum
  (1) John Drake (bpt 08.08.1702, bur 07.05.1782, farm steward)
  m. (02.10.1736) Mary Watts (bur 27.02.1768, dau of Nicholas Watts of Wolborough (by Agnes), relict of Thomas Codner of Abbotakerswell)
  (A) Thomas Drake (bpt 13.12.1757, d 20.05.1835)
  m. (25.05.1784) Frances Pode (b 04.06.1763, d 1848, dau of John Pode)
  (i) John 'Pode' Drake (b 22.05.1793, d 26.02.1883, 2nd son?) had issue
  m. (24.03.1819) Susannah Holman (b 16.02.1797, d 04.10.1865, dau of Henry Holman)
  (ii)+ other issue including Thomas (b c1790, d unm 1814, Captain RN)
  (B) Elizabeth Drake (bpt 19.01.1754, d 24.07.1812)
  m. Thomas Hugo (b 1731-2, d 11.08.1793, rector of Wolborough, Shillingford & Dunchideock)
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas (d infant), Francis, William, John (dsp), Christian, Mary, Agnes
  (2)+ other issue - Edmund (bpt 16.12.1705, bur 02.01.1778), Mary (bpt 02.1704)
  c.+ other issue - William (bpt 1688, d 1758), Elizabeth (bpt 17.07.1684)
  ii. Edmund Drake of Ash in Whitchurch (b 1645, d 1732) had issue
  m1. (1670) Florence Macy (d 1680)
  m2. (1684) Thomazin Spry (d 1721)
  iii. John Drake of Crowndale (bpt 28.09.1644, dsp bur 16.04.1684)
  m. (28.01.1678-9) Weltham Chubb
  iv. Anthony Drake (bpt 1648, bur 19.04.1690) had issue
  m1. (1674) Anne Windest (d 1682)
  m2. (1683) Christian Gondall (d 1729)
  F. Edmund Drake
  m. (1673) Joan Huntingdon (d 1700)
  G. Joan Drake (bpt 1600)
  m. _ Langford
  H. Margaret Drake
  m. _ Spry
3.+ other issue - Richard (b 1570), Roger (b 1573), Philip (b 1579)



Henry Drake 'of Axminster', Mayor of Barnstaple in Devon (bur 12.11.1681 or d 1688)
Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Drake', p297), used for the continuation, provides little on this line but does identify Henry (bur 12.11.1681) as 'of Axminster' and shows his wives & children. The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Drake formerly of West Riddens') which reports that Henry ("4th son of Sir John Drake, Kt. of Ashe", d 1688) settled in Barnstaple. As BLG1952 reports that Henry had only 1 child (unnamed, died young) by his 1st unnamed wife, and Vivian does not mention the John who carried on the line but does show a child of the second marriage whose date of birth appears to be inconsistent with the date of that marriage, we are concerned in case BLG1952 has identified the wrong Henry. However, having previously held back from doing so, we now think it worth showing the following subject to that caveat.
m1. Anne (bur 07.06.1671) name & burial date given by Vivian
1.+ issue - Charles, Richard (bpt 29.10.1657), Helen, Joan (bpt 11.04.1655), Elizabeth, Anne (bpt 1663) mentioned by Vivian
m2. (1682) Anne Yeo (bur 16.10.1711) full name & marriage date given by BLG1952, named just Anne by Vivian which provides her burial date
7. John Drake (bpt 22.06.1676, bur 22.02.1676-7) mentioned by Vivian but not by BLG1952, note that date of birth given before date of marriage
8. John Drake of Barnstaple (bpt 16.03.1682-3, bur 26.01.1712-3) mentioned by BLG1952 but not by Vivian
m. (c05.1706) Christian Hatch (dau/coheir of Robert Hatch of Satterleigh)
  A. John Drake of Barnstaple (bpt 27.09.1710, bur 02.01.1770, town clerk)
  m1. (12.09.1733) Anne Gregory (bur 18.10.1747, dau of Lewis Gregory)
  i. Henry Drake of Barnstaple (b 09.11.1745, d 12.02.1806, town clerk)
  m. (20.10.1771) Anne Hammett (bur 28.02.1822, dau of Richard Hammett of Kennerland, sister of Sir James Hamlyn (formerly Hammett), Bart of Clovelly Court)
  a. Zachary Hammett Drake of Springfield, Devon (b 05.09.1777, d 11.03.1847) had issue
  m. (06.10.1803) Frances Cutcliffe (d 05.04.1867, dau of Charles Newell Cutcliffe of Marwood, sister/coheir of Lt. Col. John Mervin of Webbery)
  b. Henry Drake (b 22.06.1781, 3rd son) had issue (1 dau)
  c. William Drake of Barnstaple & Gray's Inn (b 27.07.1787, d 09.06.1821, 5th son) had issue
  m. (13.08.1816) Frances Lincoln (d 10.01.1855, dau of Robert Lincoln of Crowland)
  d.+ other issue - John (d 04.1799), Richard (b 02.1786, d 1853), Ann (d unm 19.10.1839), Elizabeth (d unm 1862)
  ii. Joan Drake
  m. George Edwards (RN)
  m2. Jane Harward (dau of Lawrance Harward)
  B.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Drake', p1299+)
(2) For lower section (added 21.04.22) : BLG1952 ('Drake formerly of West Riddens') and as reported above
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