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John Drake, V

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Otterton, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Ash Manor, Musbury Parish, Devonshire, England
Place of Burial: St Petrock, Exeter, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Drake of Otterton; Agnes Drake and Agnes Drake
Husband of Margaret Drake; Margery Drake and Margaret Cole of Rill
Father of John (the Elder) Drake, Esq., of Ashe; John Drake of Ashe; Edmund Drake; Joan or Alice Drake; Johanna Drake and 10 others
Brother of Gilbert Drake; Richard Drake; Robert Drake; Thomas Drake; Agnes Poole and 1 other

Occupation: High Sheriff of Devon
Managed by: Steve Swales
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About John Drake, V

John5 Drake (John4, John3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1474 in Otterton, Devonshire, England, and died 9 November 1554. He married Margaret Cole, daughter of John Cole. She was born Abt. 1476 in Rill, England, and died Unknown.

Children of John Drake and Margaret Cole are:

+ 10 i. John6 Drake, born 1500 in Ashe, Dorsetshire, England; died 4 October 1558 in Mt. Drake, Ashe and Exmouth.

11 ii. Gilbert Drake, born 1504 in Ashe, Dorsetshire, England; died 9 May 1580.

12 iii. Johanna (Alice) Drake, born Abt. 1506 in Ashe, Dorsetshire, England; died Unknown.

Individual: John Drake

Birth: ABT 1485 at: of Otterton, Devonshire , England

Marriage: ABT 1508 at: of Ashe, Devonshire, England

Death: at:

Father: John Drake

Mother: Agnes Kelloway

Spouses:

Spouse: Margaret Cole

Birth: ABT 1487 at: of Ashe, Devonshire, England

Marriage: ABT 1508 at: of Ashe, Devonshire, England

Death: at:

Father: John Cole

Mother:

Spouses:

Children: John Drake

Edmund Drake

Joan Drake

 	

Source 1. History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor by Stiles;

John Drake (5) first settled in Axmouth & regained the manor of Ashe in a lawsuit.

In 1525 John Drake of Exmouth brought an action at law against a family called Frankcheyney to recover an estate in Musbury, East Devonshire, known as Ash, (which estate was passed down through his ancestor, John Drake (1) s wife, Christine Billetts family), which this John Drake claimed had been wrongfully retained by the Frankcheyney family after the death of their mother (or grandmother) Christina Billett, whose first husband had been another John Drake of Exmouth, who is said to have been engaged in trade or Piracy.

The claimant was successful and recovered the estate; His son, John Drake (6) , was the first Drake to live on it (other than the original pirate who had married the heiress, Christena Billett, )

His son, John Drake (6) was an Attorney and probably handled the lawsuit;

His son, Edmund Drake, was the father of the Navigator, Sir Francis Drake (1539-1596).

His daughter, Joan Drake, M. Walter Raleigh of Fardell. Some sources call her Alice Drake;

John Drake m. (2) Widow Katherine( Champernoun )Gilbert, who was the mother of the Navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert by a previous marriage;

Source 1. History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor by Stiles;

John Drake (5) first settled in Axmouth & regained the manor of Ashe in a lawsuit.

In 1525 John Drake of Exmouth brought an action at law against a family called Frankcheyney to recover an estate in Musbury, East Devonshire, known as Ash, (which estate was passed down through his ancestor, John Drake (1) s wife, Christine Billetts family), which this John Drake claimed had been wrongfully retained by the Frankcheyney family after the death of their mother (or grandmother) Christina Billett, whose first husband had been another John Drake of Exmouth, who is said to have been engaged in trade or Piracy.

The claimant was successful and recovered the estate; His son, John Drake (6) , was the first Drake to live on it (other than the original pirate who had married the heiress, Christena Billett, )

His son, John Drake (6) was an Attorney and probably handled the lawsuit;

His son, Edmund Drake, was the father of the Navigator, Sir Francis Drake (1539-1596).

His daughter, Joan Drake, M. Walter Raleigh of Fardell. Some sources call her Alice Drake;

John Drake m. (2) Widow Katherine( Champernoun )Gilbert, who was the mother of the Navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert by a previous marriage;

Source 2; Internet: htt;://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/hist65.html: Thomas Drake of Weymouth Ma; from Englash Records:

John Drake & Margaret lived along the River Tavy, which eventually empties into the sea near Plymouth; Here, along the river, they held a lease on about 180 acres of farmland and made what was probably a reasonably secure living as farmers.

Source 3: Drakes Island of Thieves, by William A. Lessa, professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles:

I believe John Drake & Margaret (Margery) may have had a son Robert also; I base this thought on data from this source;

John Drake, son of Robert, Being interrogated as to his childhood the prisoner said that at the age of six months he was taken to the house of his grandmother Margery Drake and brought up there. Until his eight year and that after that he remained in the...mother for about a year and a half. He said further that when ten years old his cousin Captain Francis Drake took him with in and that he acted as his page and went with him to Ireland and that he was with him all the time of his great voyage around the world. That he Spent 14-15 years with Sir Francis. (Based on this data, I have added Robert to the family group sheet for John Drake & Margaret Cole.)

This possible son Robert married Anna (probably Prideaux) k& had two sons named John Drake & a daughter Dorothy;; (Ill call them John 1 & John 2); (John 2 was taken prisioner by the Spanish) Being interrogated as to his childhood the prisoner said that at the age of six months he was taken to the house of his grandmother Margery Drake and brought up there; Until his eight year and that after that he remained in the care of his mother for about a year and a half. He said further that when ten years old his cousin Captain Francis Drake took hi m with hin and that he was his page and went with him to Ireland and that he was with him all the time of his great voyage around thw world. He spent 14-15 years with Sir Francis Drake.

This John declared his genealogy in the following from January 8 1587 to Inquistor Licentiate Antonio Gutterez as Father and mother Anna Drake are natives of Tavistock; that his father was dead; that he left his mother alive; His father was styled gentleman and lived on his farm place; paternal Grandparents: ohn Drake & Margery Drake who lived at Tavistock and lived on a farm. Maternal Grandparent are not known but were of Tavistock; His uncles, his fathers brothers are: John 1, John 2 Edmond; His cousins are Sir Francis Drake; Thomas Drake: Brothers and sisters are: Dorothy, John 1 & John 2; John 1 was older and had died; John 2 was not married but later married a spanisn wife.

At this time in history it had become obvious to the shrewd Henry Villmeant to confiscate all the monastery property, an event which took place and is recorded in the English history books as The Dissolution of the Monasteries. It several cases where Abbots foresaw the fate of their order, they made the best bargain open to them in the circumstances by selling monastery lands to local gentlemen before the Kings commissioners arrived. They were thus able to raise come capital on which to live, in addition to the small pensions which were granted to most of the dispossessed monks; the king was not anxious to route more local ill-feelings that could be avoided, so that most of these pre-Dissolution sales were not upsetin n this way.

The last Abbot of the Abbey nearest to Ash House was Newenham Abbey, and the Abbot of the Abbey, anticipated the seizure of that monastic estate by appointing John Drake, described as Gentleman of Musbury, Steward of the Abbey in November 1533, and following up this appointment two years later by making grants of abbey Farms for the lives of the Steward and tow of his sons. In May 1535, the Prioress of a nunnery near Exeter (Polsloe) made a similar grant to John Drake of the Rectory of Withycombe Raleigh and Budleigh. ( believe this is the John Drake talked about in these land grants.)

John Drake & Margaret lived along the River Tavy, which eventually empties into the sea near Plymouth; Here, along the river, they held a lease on about 180 acres of farmland and made what was probably a reasonably secure living as farmers.

Source 3: Drakes Island of Thieves, by William A. Lessa, professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles:

I believe John Drake & Margaret (Margery) may have had a son Robert also; I base this thought on data from this source;

John Drake, son of Robert, Being interrogated as to his childhood the prisoner said that at the age of six months he was taken to the house of his grandmother Margery Drake and brought up there. Until his eight year and that after that he remained in the...mother for about a year and a half. He said further that when ten years old his cousin Captain Francis Drake took him with in and that he acted as his page and went with him to Ireland and that he was with him all the time of his great voyage around the world. That he Spent 14-15 years with Sir Francis. (Based on this data, I have added Robert to the family group sheet for John Drake & Margaret Cole.)

This possible son Robert married Anna (probably Prideaux) k& had two sons named John Drake & a daughter Dorothy;; (Ill ca

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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:

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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 ssecond 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,

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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,... Agnes, m. to William Pole, esq. of Shute.

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,

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John Drake, esq. of Otterton. This gentleman espoused Agnes, daughter of John Kelloway, and had issue, John, his heir. Richard. Robert. 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, ancestor 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,

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THIS SOURCE HAS A CONFLICT CONCERNING THE PARENTAGE OF ELIZABETH (DRAKE) CHURCHILL, MISSING A GENERATION OF JOHN DRAKE & DOROTHY BUTTON.

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

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  • The Drakes of Ashe, in Devon were a very distinguished family, of whom was John Drake, Esq., one of the Council of Plymouth, a member of the original company established by King James, (unreadable (1 06)), for settling New England. Several of his sons came to New England and settled. Richard, with two or more sons and nine daughters, settled in Hampton, N. H.

John Drake of Otterton had Richard, Robert, Thomas, who went to Hartford in Herts Agnes mo.of Sir Wm. Pole, the great Antiquary, and John of Exmouth, Devon, who recovered Ashe and m. Margaret dau. of John Colehill, and had, among others:

I. Joan Drake, m. Walter, son of William and Jane Grenville, dau. of Sir Thomas Raleigh. He m. (2) __ Daniels; (3) Katharine, dau. of Sir Philip Champernown and wid. of Otho Gilbert; by d m. had Sir Walter Raleigh, b. 15?2. 1, John Raleigh, m. Ann Fortesque, sis. of Gertrude who m. Sir Bernard Drake of Ashe. 2. George Raleigh, m. Katharine, dau. of Otho and Katharine (Champernown) Gilbert, and sis. of Sir John, Sir Humphrey and Sir Adwin Gilbert.

II. Sir John Drake, Exq., of Ashe, High Sheriff of Devon; d. 1588; m. 1529, Amy Grenville, sis. to Sir Richard, and had: 1. Sir Bernard Drake, b. abt. 1530; a distinguished Naval Officer; d. Jan. 11, 1585; gave Sir Francis, s. of Edmund Drake, b. 1545, the great Admiral, a box on the ear for assuming the family arms, Sir Francis being of a younger branch. He m. Gertrude Fortesque, and had; 1. John, d. 1628; m. Helena, dau. of John, Baron Boteler of Herts, and his wf. Elizabeth, half-sis. to Geo. Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, and had: 1. Sir John. 2. George, d. unm., 1664. 3. Thomas of Ireland; d. s. i. 1659. 4. Henry, settled at Barnstaple, Devon, of which he was Mayor, 1679. 5. Dorothy. 6. Mary. 7. Eleanor. 8. Elizabeth, m. Sir Winston Churchill. (1). John Churchill, b. at Ashe (while his mother was on a visit to her father) Duke of Marlboro; m. Sarah Jennings. (2) Arabella, had 4 chil. by James, Duke of York, afterwards James II, King of England. She afterwards m. Col. Charles Godfrey, and had, 1. Charlotte, m. April 23, 1700, High Bascawen, Viscount Falmouth and had 18 chil. (3) George. 2. Margaret, m. John Sherman and had dau. Alice, m. Richard Percival, ancestor of Earls of Egmont. 2. Robert Drake of Wiscomb, m. and had 7 sons and 3 daus. 1. William. 2. Bernard. 3. John, m. and had i. 4. Robert. 5. Henry, killed in army; s. i. 6. Nicholas, m. Katharine, dau. of William Tothill and wid. of Wm. Kingsley. 7. Humphrey. 8. Gertrude. 9. Amy. 10. Ursula. 3. Richard Drake, b. 1534; of Surrey; d. July 11, 1603, Equerry to Queen Elizabeth. Introduced his kinsman, Francis Drake, afterwards the great Admiral, to the Queen; m. Ursula, dau. of Sir Wm. Stafford. 1. Francis Drake of Shardeloes, d. 1613; m. Joan, dau. of Wm. Tothill of Shardeloes, Esq. At her house Thomas Hooker sojourned, afterwards ??u de? of the Conn. Colony. 2. George Drake of Spratshays, Esq.; supposed of this family; had dau; Katharine m. John Ford of Bagton, Devon, Eng. who had Sir Henry Ford, Secretary of Stateof Ireland for Charles II; sold Bagton to Mr. Tothill, whose descendants sold it to Lord Ashburton.

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1st son and heir

"MUSBURY, in the vale of the Axe, 3 miles S.W. of Axminster, is a village and parish, containing 495 souls, and 2187A. 1R. 10P. of fertile land, including the hamlet of Maidenhayne and several scattered houses. Ash, now a farmhouse, was anciently the seat of the De Esse or Ash family, and afterwards of the Drakes. Sir John Drake, who was created a baronet in 1660, rebuilt the old castellated house, which had been destroyed in the civil wars. His nephew, John Churchill, the great Duke of Marlborough, was born in the old house in 1650. Ash was occupied by Sir John Pole in 1778, when the stables were burnt down. J.V. Payne, Esq., is lord of the manor of Musbury, which was anciently held by the Courtenays, and afterwards by the Drake and other families. John Gregson, John Woolcot, and Samuel Parr, Esqrs., Mr. Richd. Wills, Mr. F. Gillett, and several other freeholders, have estates in the parish. The CHURCH (St. Michael,) is an ancient fabric, with a tower and five bells, and contains several handsome monuments of the Drake family, . . . The rectory . . . is in the patronage of the Trustees of Wm. Payne, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Geo. Tucker, B.C.L., who has neither parsonage of glebe. . . . ",

Sources: 1.Text: Hotten's Complete Parochial History of Cornwall, Frontespiece pedigree chart, Descents from Edward I 2.Text: Vivian's Visitations of Devon 1620, 1895 edition - Drake, pp. 292-304. 3.Text: Calculated approximately 4.Author: Medieval Studies Unit, Genealogical Dept Title: Ancestral File (R), Church of the Latter Day Saints, Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998 Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA 5.Text: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire, (1850), and/or Peskett's Guide to the Parish and Non-Parochial Registers of Devon and Cornwall 1538-1837. World Wide Web site: Available: [Online]: (http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/DEV/Gazetteer/index.html) [ 1 November 2001].

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John Drake of Exmouth and Ashe's Timeline

1474
1474
Otterton, Devonshire, England
1474
Otterton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1500
1500
Age 26
Dorsetshire, England
1500
Age 26
Ash, Stourpaine, Dorset, England
1506
1506
Age 32
Ashe, Dorsetshire, England
1510
1510
Age 36
Yorkshire, UK
1514
1514
Age 40
Halifax, Yorkshire, UK
1514
Age 40
Whytecombe Ralegh,Devon,England
1516
1516
Age 42
Halifax, Yorkshire, UK
1518
1518
Age 44
Plymouth, Devonshire, England