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Amye Drake (Grenville)

Also Known As: "Anne Greenfield", "Amy Greenfield", "Amye Grenville", "Amy Grenville Lady", "Anne Grenville"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stowe, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Musbury, Devonshire, England
Place of Burial: Parish Church, Musbury, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Roger Grenville, Kt., MP, of Stowe and Margaret Whitley
Wife of John (the Elder) Drake, Esq., of Ashe
Mother of Sir Barnard Drake, of Ashe ; Robert Drake, of Wiscombe Park; Thomas Drake; John Drake; Richard Drake, of Esher and 2 others
Sister of Digory Granville, of Penheale; Agnes Fitz-Fitts; Sir Richard Grenville, Kt., MP; Phillipa Tremayne (Grenville); John Grenville and 5 others

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About Amye Drake

  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=kmujIJi3_FkC&pg=PA234&lpg=PA234&dq=John+Drake+1628&source=bl&ots=asI01_283m&sig=SmFh_HCFkQYu4mtRGXvbScaj9sI&hl=en&ei=CxbrTK-GJY3CsAOe7v2LDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CCcQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=John%20Drake%201628&f=false
  • Pg.233
  • (I) John Drake, Esq., of Mount Drake and Exmouth, county Devon, "a man of great estate," married in the time of Henry V (1413-22). Christiana, daughter and heiress of John Billett, of Ashe. He was engaged in shipping in Exmouth, and his son and grandson succeeded him in the trade.
  • (II) John Drake was numbered in the hundred of East Budleigh, Devon, and settled at Otterton, about sixteen miles from Ashe. He married Christiana, daughter and heiress of John Antage.
  • (III) John Drake, of Otterton, married a daughter of John Crews, or Cruwys.
  • (IV) John Drake, of Otterton, married Agnes, daughter of john Kailway, and had five sons.
  • (V) John Drake was of Ashe, Exmouth, county Devon, and married Margaret, daughter and heiress of John Cole. Children: 1. John, mentioned below. 2. John, second son, buried November 9, 1554. 3. Alice. second
  • Pg.234
  • wife of Walter Raleigh, father of Sir Walter Raleigh. 4. Gilbert.
  • (VI) John Drake, of Mount Drake, Ashe and Axmouth, was son and heir, and high sheriff of Devon in the time of Queen Elizabeth. He married, in 1535, Amye daughter of Roger Greenville, of Stow. He died October 4, 1558, and he and his wife are buried in the parish church at Musbury, where may be seen their tomb, bearing their effigies. She died February 18, 1577. Children: 1 Sir Barnard, knight; mentioned below. 2. Robert of Wiscomb; married Elizabeth Prideaux. 3. Richard of Esher, born 1535, equerry to Queen Elizabeth; married Ursula Stafford; died July 11, 1603.
  • (VII) Sir Barnard Drake, knight of Mount Drake and Ashe, was knighted January 9, 1585, being a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, "employed in several great offices at sea." He went to Newfoundland with a commission, also took many Portugese ships, and for his deeds ranked as second among the most famous sear captains of his day. His last exploit was while England was at war with Spain, when he took a large Portugese ship which had menaced the English a long time, and brought her into the harbor at Dortmouth, which action, "how brave soever it might be, proved fatal, to himself and many other persons of quality." He died in his house of Ashe, April 10, and was buried April 12, 1685, in the parish church, where his effigy still marks his tomb. He married Gertrude Fortescue. Children: 1. John. 2. Hugh, died 1589. 3. Marie, married ___ Tynsley. 4. Mary, married John Sherman. 5. Elianor, married John Button.
  • (VIII) John Drake, of Mount Drake and Ashe, was buried April 11, 1628, in the parish church at Musbury, and his effigy, with that of his wife, is there. His will was dated January 16, 1620-21, and proved May 29, 1628. He married Dorothy, daughter of William Button, of Ashton, who was buried December 13, 1631-2. Her will was dated December 7, 1631, and proved January 13, 1631-2. Children: 1. Mary, married Sir Henry Rouswell; buried November 4, 1643, 2 Sir John, died August 25, 1636. 3. William, mentioned below.

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  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 1 By John Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=YdIKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA347&lpg=PA347&dq=John+Drake+1628&source=bl&ots=qCCjm0cd2J&sig=8uP4B--se2OMstpQBzWnECMlANg&hl=en&ei=4hvrTIamDYGCsQPB1IHaDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=John%20Drake%201628&f=false
  • Pg.347
  • John Drake, was also of Otterton, and m. a dau. of John Cruwys, Esq., the then representative of the ancient house of Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard.
  • John Drake, Esq., the fourth of that name, of Otterton, by wife, Agneta, dau. of John Keloway, Esq., had issue, 1. John, his heir; 2. Richard; 3. Robert; and 4. Thomas, Esq. of Hortford, co Devon, m. Ellen, dau. of Bennett Hilton, of South Awtry, co. Devon, and had issue three sons and two daughters.
  • John Drake, the eldest son and heir, was of Exmouth and Ashe. He m. Margaret, dau. and heiress of John Cole, Esq. of Rill, in the parish of Withecombe Ralegh, co. Devon. This John Drake brought his Formedon against Simon Francheney, and recovered the estate of Ashe from him, who held it as being son and heir of Christopher Francheney, which Christopher was son and heir of Christiana Billet, by a second marriage with Richard Francheney. The estate descended from that time in the direct male line of the Drake family, until the year 1733, when on the death of the last representative of the eldest line of the family, it fell into the hands of his widow, and became the inheritance of strangers. He d. Leaving issue three sons. I. John, of whom presently. II. John (a second son of the same name,) who is mentioned by Sir William Pole to have been "a great merchanman." He m. Margaret, dau. of William Auerst, Esq. of Exeter, and relict of Richard Martyn. He was possessed of the estate of Rill, as also of the manor of Withecomb, de jure mat., both of which on his death descended to his elder dau. and co-heir, viz., Juliana, m. to Thomas Raymond, of Chard. A second dau., whose Christian name does not appear, m. __ May. III. Gilbert, of Spratshays, in the parish of Littleham, in the hundred of East Hudleight, co Devon, m. 2ndly (who his first wife was does not appear,) Katherine, dau. of William Shearman, of Ottery St. Mary, by whom he left three sons and one dau......
  • The eldest son,
  • John Drake, Esq. of Ashe, who s. his father in the representation of the family, m. (26 HENRY VIII.,) Amye, dau. of Roger Grenville, Esq. of Stow, co. Cornwall, and had issue,(*)
    • I. BERNARD, his heir.
    • II. Robert, of Wiscomb Park, in the parish of South Legh, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Prideaux, Esq. of Theoborough, and had issue seven sons and three daus.,
      • 1. William, Esq. of Wiscombe, m. Philippa, dau. of Sir Robt. Denys, Knt. of Halicomb, and had issue.
      • 2. Bernard.
      • 3. John, m. and had issue.
      • 4. Robert, }both in the army, and killed at the defence of Ostend, in the prime of their age, s. p.
      • 5. Henry, }both in the army, and killed at the defence of Ostend, in the prime of their age, s. p.
      • 6. Nicholas, m. Katherine, dau. of William Tottle, and relict of -- Kingley.
      • 7. Humphrey.
      • 1. Gertrude, m. to henry Honychurch, of Awn Gifford.
      • 2. Amye, m. -- Poole, of Nottingham.
      • 3. Ursula, unm.
    • III. Richard, equerry to Queen ELIZABETH, m. Ursula, dau. of Sir William Stafford, Knt., and from whom the DRAKES OF SHARDELOES.
  • Mr. Drake, who served the office of sheriff for the county of Devon, 4 Queen ELIZABETH, d. 4 Oct. 1558, and was s by his son.
  • SIR BERNARD DRAKE, Knt., who was of Ashe and Mount Drake, a mansion he had built in the same parish. He is described by Prince, in his "Worthies of Devon," to have been ' a gentleman of rare and excellent accomplishments, ans as well quilified for a soldier as a courtier, and of great favour with that illustrious princess of immortal memory, Queen ELIZABETH, and of high esteem in her court." Sir Bernard applied himself chiefly to sea-service, in which he gained much renown. He was knighted by the Queen, at Greenwich, 9 Jan. 1585, and in the same year died, and was buried in Musbury Church, where is his effigy in statue. He m. Gertrude, dau. of Bartholomew Fortescue, of Filleigh, co. Devon, (ancestors of the Earls Fortescue,) and by her, who survived him, left,
    • John, his heir,
    • Margaret, m. to John Sherman, of Ottery St. Mary, and whose dau., Alice, m. Richard Perceval, Esq., ancestor of the Earl of Egmont.
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Ashe and Mount Drake, son and heir, m. Dorothy, dau. of William Button, Esq. of Alton, co. Wilts, and had issue,

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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies ... By John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke
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  • Pg.167
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Otterton, in Devonshire, who m. the daughter of Crewse, of Crewse-Morchard, in the same county, and had a son and heir,
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Otterton, who m. Agnes, daughter of John Kelloway, esq. and was s. by his son,
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Exmouth, who m. Margaret daughter of John Cole, of Rill, near that place, and had three sons and a daughter, viz.
    • John, his successor.
    • John.
    • Gilbert,(t) from whom the Drakes of Spratshays, in the parish of Littleham, Devon, a cadet, whereof was
      • Robert Drake, .... etc.
    • Agnes, m. to William Pole, esq. of Shute.
  • He was d. at his decease by his eldest son,
  • John Drake, esq. of Ashe, who m. Anne, daughter of Roger Grenville, esq. of Stowe, in Cornwall, and left at his decease, 4th October, 1558,
    • BERNARD (Sir), his successor.
    • Robert, of Wiscombe in the parish of Southlegh, Devon, m. Elizabeth, daughter, of Humphrey Prideaux, of Thewborough, by whom with other issue, .... etc.
  • The eldest son and heir,
  • SIR BERNARD DRAKE, knt. of Mount Drake and Ashe
  • Pg.168
  • was a very distinguished person, and "employed in several great offices at sea," being much in favour with Queen ELIZABETH, who conferred the honour of knighthood upon him in 1585. He m. Gertrude, daughter of Bartholomew Fortescue, esq. of Filleigh, in Devonshire, and dying in 1585, was s. by his eldest son,
  • JOHN DRAKE,(*) esq. of Mount Drake and Ashe, who m. Dorothy, daughter of William Button, esq. of Alton, Wilts, and dying in 1628, was s. by his son,

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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and ... Vol. I. By John Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=U_CvyAF3ko4C&pg=PA581&lpg=PA581&dq=John+Drake+1628&source=bl&ots=3upt9RRWBc&sig=4a9R80TO4_EDTa-6EOgMOVfPhmg&hl=en&ei=XiXrTNWZLI24sQOsg72bDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAzgU#v=onepage&q=John%20Drake%201628&f=false
  • Pg.580
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Ashe, in the parish of Musoury and county of Devon, who wedded in the time of HENRY V. Christiana, daughter and heiress of John Billet, by Anne, his wife, dau. and heir of Warren Hampton, of Ashe, and had a son and heir,
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Otterton, in Devonshire, who m. Christiana, daughter and heiress of John Antage, and was grandfather of
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Otterton. This gentleman espoused Agnes, daughter of John Kelloway, and had issue,
    • JOHN, his heir.
    • Richard.
    • Robert.
  • Pg.581
    • Thomas, of Hertford, in Devon, who m. Hellena, daughter of Bennett Hillen, esq. of Fen Autri, in the same shire.
    • Agnes, m. to William, second son of John Pole, esq. of Shute, in Devonshire.
  • The eldest son,
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Axmouth, married Margaret, daughter of John Cole, esq. of Rill, in the county of Devon, and had, with Gilbert, ancesstor of the DRAKES, of Spratshays, an elder son, his successor,
  • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Ashe. This gentleman m. Anne, daughter of Roger Grenville, esq. of Stow, in Cornwall, by whom (who d. in 1577) he left at his decease in 1558,
    • 1. BERNARD (Sir), of Mount Drake and Ashe, both in Devonshire, m. Gertrude, daughter of Bartholomew Fortescue, esq. of Filleigh, and had issue. Sir Bernard received the honor of knighthood in 1585, and died the next year, when he was s. by his son,
      • JOHN DRAKE, esq. of Mount Drake and Ashe, who m. Dorothy, dau. of William Button, esq. of Alton, and was s. at his decease, in 1628, by his son.

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  • The Prominent Families of the United States of America By Arthur Meredyth Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=3-78JbUTUewC&pg=PA58&lpg=PA58&dq=John+Drake+1628&source=bl&ots=g8L45QYWVp&sig=Xx44eoPm0nheurl4beQBIFB8czU&hl=en&ei=9FrrTLHGD4a4sQPCo4n2Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CDAQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=John%20Drake%201628&f=false
  • Pg.57
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Otterton ; m. a dau. of John Crews, of Cruwys-Morchard, Co. Devon, and, by her, had issue :
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Otterton; m. Agnes, dau. of John Kaloway, and had a son and heir :
  • JOHN DRAKE, of Exmouth, Co. Devon ; m. Margaret, dau. and heir of John Cole, of Rill, in the parish of Withycombe-Rawleigh, Co. Devon, and left issue :
    • 1. John, of whom later.
    • 2. John, m. Margaret, dau. of William Auert, of Exeter, and widow of Richard Martyn.
    • 3. Gilbert, of Spratshay, Co. Devon ; m. (as his second wife) Catherine, dau. of William Shearman, of Ottery St. Mary, and left issue.
  • JOHN DRAKE ( -1558), of Ashe, Co. Devon ; High Sheriff of Devon ; m., 1535, Amye, dau. of Roger Grenville, of Stowe, Cornwall, and, by her (who d. 18 Feb. 1577, and was bur. at Musbury), left issue:
    • 1. Bernard, of whom later.
    • 2. Robert, of Wiscombe Park; m. Elizabeth dau. of Humphrey Prideaux, of Theoborough, and had issue.
    • 3. Richard, an equerry to Queen Elizabeth; m. Ursula, dau. of Sir William Stafford, Knt.; d. 1633, leaving issue.
  • He d. 4 Oct. 1558.
  • SIR BERNARD DRAKE ( -1586), of Mount Drake and Ashe; a naval commander; sent to capture all Spanish ships off Newfoundland, in retaliation for the
  • Pg.58
  • detention of English ships in Spain, 1585; knighted at Greenwich, 9 Jn. 1586; m. Gertrude, dau. of Bartholomew Fortescue, of Filleigh, Co. Devon, and dying 10 April 1586, left, by her (who d. 13 Feb. 1601), a son: --
  • JOHN DRAKE ( -1628), of Mount Drake and Ashe; m. Dorothy6, dau. of William Button, of Alton, Co. Wilts, and, by her (who d. 13 Dec. 1631), had issue:--

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  • Anne (Amy) Grenville1
  • F, #105114, b. circa 1513
  • Father Sir Roger Grenville1 b. c 1477, d. 7 Jul 1524
  • Mother Margaret Whitley1 b. c 1475
  • Anne (Amy) Grenville was born circa 1513 at of Stow, Devonshire, England.1 She married John Drake, son of John Drake and Margaret Cole, circa 1535.1 Anne (Amy) Grenville was buried on 18 February 1578 at Musbury Parish Church, Musbury, Devonshire, England.1
  • Family John Drake b. c 1500, d. 4 Oct 1588
  • Child
    • Bernard Drake+1 b. c 1538, d. 10 Apr 1586
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3499.htm#i105114

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  • Anne Granville1
  • F, #148709
  • Last Edited=12 Jun 2005
  • Anne Granville is the daughter of Sir Roger Granville and Margaret Whitley.1 She married John Drake.1
  • Her married name became Drake.1
  • Child of Anne Granville and John Drake
    • 1.Sir Bernard Drake+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1169] Rosie Davis, "re: Burrard Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 16 September 2004 - 12 June 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Burrard Family."
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p14871.htm#i148709

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  • Sir Bernard Drake (c.1537 – 10 April 1586) was an Elizabethan sea captain.
  • He was the eldest son of John Drake, gentleman, of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon, and his wife, Amy, daughter of Sir Roger Grenville. Richard Drake was his brother. He was a first cousin of Roger Grenville, who was captain of the Mary Rose when it sank in 1545 and father of Sir Richard Grenville, the Elizabethan explorer. Sir Bernard's aunt, Alice Drake, married Walter Raleigh and became the step-mother of Sir Walter Raleigh, the explorer and poet. Bernard Drake was a second cousin of William Pole, the antiquary. Bernard was possibly also a distant kinsman of Sir Francis Drake, the circumnavigator; the existence of such a kinship was a controversy even during their lifetimes. Bernard succeeded his father in 1558.
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Drake

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Individual: Amye or Anne Greenville

Birth: ABT 1514 at: Stow, Cornwall, England

Marriage: ABT 1535 at: , , England

Death: 18 Feb 1577 at: Musbury, Devonshire, England

Father: Sir Roger Greenville

Mother: Margaret Whitleigh

Spouses:

Spouse: John Drake

Birth: ABT 1510 at: Ashe, Devonshire, England

Marriage: ABT 1535 at: , , England

Death: 4 Oct 1558 at: Musbury, Devonshire, England

Father: John Drake

Mother: Margaret Cole

Spouses:

Children: Sir Bernard Drake

Robert Drake

Richard Drake

 	

Amy Greenville is Second cousin of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Amy Greenville is sister-in-law of Joan Drake; In her will Amy Greenville, Drake (1577) asked to be buried in the parish church of Musbury.

She was a grandaughter of Sir Thomas Greenville & Isabella Gilbert, Great-granddaughter of Otho Gilbert & Elizabeth Hill, and cousin of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, the Navigator & Sir Walter Raliegh.

The ancestry of Amye Greenville (Grenville) traces back to English Royalty, including, William the Conqueror & Rolf, the first Duke of Normandy. This Royal line can be found in my Drake Book, vol I under Amy Greenville

Source 1: Internet: htt;://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/hist65.html: Thomas Drake of Weymouth Ma; from English Records;

!Amy Greenville is Second cousin of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Amy Greenville is sister-in-law of Joan Drake; In her will Amy Greenville, Drake (1577) asked to be buried in the parish church of Musbury.

She was a grandaughter of Sir Thomas Greenville & Isabella Gilbert, Great-granddaughter of Otho Gilbert & Elizabeth Hill, and cousin of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, the Navigator & Sir Walter Raliegh.

The ancestry of Amye Greenville (Grenville) traces back to English Royalty, including, William the Conqueror & Rolf, the first Duke of Normandy. This Royal line can be found in my Drake Book, vol I under Amy Greenville

Source 1: Internet: htt;://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/hist65.html: Thomas Drake of Weymouth Ma; from English Records;

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Amye Drake's Timeline

1513
1513
Stowe, Cornwall, England
1528
1528
Age 15
Ashe (or Musbury, Devonshire), Dorsetshire, England
1528
Age 15
Southleigh, Devon, England
1532
1532
Age 19
Scotland, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1535
1535
Age 22
Of Ashe, Devonshire, England, England
1537
1537
Age 24
Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1538
1538
Age 25
Exmouth, Devon, England
1538
Age 25
Otterton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1542
August 23, 1542
Age 29
Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1577
February 18, 1577
Age 64
Musbury, Devonshire, England