About Abraham Drake
- One of the wealthiest and most prominent men of Hampton. Inherited the paternal estate, Drakeside.
- Abraham was a selectman of Hampton in 1696, 1703, and 1708; juryman in 1698. He was 1 of 8 owners of the 40-ton brigatine, "Increase," which was built in Hampton. He also served in the military in King Philip's War. He signed several petitions to the massachusetts General Court, one against Governor Cranfield; one, on February 20, 1689/90, asking that a temporary Massachusetts government be given to Hampton; one, on August 10, 1692, asking for "equal priveledges with Massachusetts wherein we always hoped to have been included--but we four poort towns are daily exposed from French and Indian enemies."