Thomas Drake, of Buckland

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Thomas Drake, of Buckland

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Drake, of Crowdale and Mary Elizabeth Drake
Husband of Elizabeth Gregory
Father of Sir Francis Drake, MP, 1st Baronet; Elizabeth (Drake) Bamfield of Poltimore Manor and George Drake
Brother of Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake; Edward Drake, Jr.; John Drake; Joseph Drake and William Drake

Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About Thomas Drake, of Buckland

Thomas Drake of Buckland Abbey was the brother of Sir Francis Drake. Thomas accompanied his brother Francis in his sea-faring adventures. Sir Francis Drake had no children, so his nephew became heir instead.

Sir Francis Drake came into possession of Sampford Manor and spent his honeymoon there. After Francis died the manor passed to Jonas Bodenham, an assistant to Francis Drake, under the objections by the family. The house was then acquired by Francis' brother Thomas who was Sir Francis Drake's heir. Both Francis and later Thomas continued to live at nearby Buckland Abbey, so Sampford may have served as an income manor for them.

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Thomas Drake, of Buckland's Timeline

September 26, 1588
Age 32
Devon, England
March 22, 1592
Age 36
Buckland, Devon, , England
April 4, 1606
Age 50
Age 50