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Abraham Drake

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Colchester, Essex, England
Death: January 14, 1708 (81-89)
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Drake, of Hampton and Jane Drake
Husband of Jane Drake
Father of Abraham Drake; Sarah Libby (Drake); Mary Sanborn; Susannah Taylor and Robert Drake
Brother of Ensign Nathaniel Drake and Susannah Drake

Managed by: Eric Michael Anderson
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About Abraham Drake

Prominant citizen of Exeter. Moved to Hampton to be with his father. Residence was called Drakeside.


A deposition made by Robert Drake's sons, Nathaniel and Abraham, at Hampton on April 27, 1691, concerning the parentage of Isabel Bland said:

"The deposition of Nathaniell Drake, aged about seaventie eight year, and Abram Drake, aged about seaventie year, who saith that they have known Mr. John Bland, sometime a liver upon the land, commonly called Matthew's Vineyard, formerly a liver at Colchester in England; we have also known Isabell Bland now the wife of Thomas Levitt of Hampton, in New Hampsheir; we have known them both ever since wee were children, and the said Isabell Bland, now the wife of Thomas Levitt was always accounted to be the daughter of the above said John Bland; and wee have heard the above said John Bland to own the above said Isabell to be his daughter, and have never heard nothing to the contrarie, never since wee can remember; and the above said John Bland sometimes called by som persons John Smith, but his name, and his ancestors, name was called Bland."

This clue in American records has been overlooked until 1867 when Samuel Gardner Drake (author, historian, and genealogist, as well as a descendant) called attention to it. Yet, this avenue was not explored until very recently when Colonel James Frank Drake commissioned the work by Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms. The depositon revealed several points of utmost importance in the discovery of our ancestral line. It gave us approximate dates of birth for Nathaniel and Abraham, and takes the family back to Colchester, County Essex, England. Colchester, too, was an early center of sergemaking, and Essex was an even more prolific source of early New England settlers than Devon. Essex is away on the other side of England from Devon; therefore, if this family is related to Sir Francis, it is a very distant relatonship which cannot be proven.

Millennium File about Abraham Drake Name: Abraham Drake Spouse: , Jane Birth Date: 1620 Birth Country: England Parents: Robert Drake Children: Sarah Drake Other Information: Notes

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Abraham Drake's Timeline

Colchester, Essex, England
December 29, 1654
Age 31
Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA
August 20, 1656
Age 33
Hampton,Rockingham,New Hampshire,USA
Age 34
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 35
Of Hampton,Rockingham,NH
January 14, 1708
Age 85
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
December 1, 1934
Age 85
March 25, 1935
Age 85