Abraham Drake (1654 - 1714)

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Birthplace: Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA
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  • 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."

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1654
December 29, 1654
Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA
1688
December 19, 1688
Age 33
1691
1691
Age 36
1714
May 20, 1714
Age 59
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