Margaret Drake (Boteler) (c.1482 - 1550)

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Birthplace: Rill (of Ashe), Devonshire, England
Death: Died
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About Margaret Drake (Boteler)

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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Margaret Drake's Timeline

1482
1482
Rill (of Ashe), Devonshire, England
1518
1518
Age 36
1550
September 30, 1550
Age 68
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