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Jane Drake (Ganton)

Also Known As: "Gawton", "Susan Anne Knopp", "Jane Ganton", "Ann Atte"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of unknown Ganton and Jane Ganton's mother
Wife of Robert Drake, of Hampton
Mother of Ensign Nathaniel Drake; Susannah Drake; Abraham Drake and Jane Berry

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About Jane Drake

Jane

  • Birth:  1584, England
  • Death:  unknown
  • Husband: Robert Drake (1581-1668)

From Find A Grave Memorial# 49137772

Jane Ganton, my 9th great-grandmother was the wife of Robert Drake, the son of William Drake and Joan Webb Merrylls

Jane and Robert had four children: Nathaniel, Susanna, my 8th great-grandfather Francis, and Abraham, all of whom were born in England.

Little else is known of Jane.

notes

Donald Drake noted on 28 Aug 2013: "research strongly indicates that Cpt Francis Drake was not the son of Robert Drake of NH. Descendants of Robert are R1b and descendants of Francis are R1a

origins

She was not "Jane Anette Gawton," daughter of Robert Gawton & Annis Gawton

From http://www.ringleib.com/ringleib_info/family_tree/colinr/d892.htm#P2594

"Efforts to find the name of the wife of Robert Drake have so far been inconclusive although it is a strong probability that she belonged to either the Atte or the Knopp family of Colchester. Both of these families seem to have been settled in the neighborhood (St. Giles Parish) and were evidently allied closely with the Drakes. Mary Atte of St. Giles Parish, in a will dated August 4, 1639, mentioned five members of a Drake family corresponding to Rober's and named her "unkel" Robert Knopp as executor. In the act books of the ecclesiastical court under St. Giles on May 29 and June 19, 1633, are entries associating the names of Susan Drake, Susan Knopp, and Robert Knopp. There is also the will of Robert Knopp of Colchester, a sayweaver, made on April 5, 1667, appointing his "cozen" Thomas Drake his sole executor. "

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Jane Drake's Timeline

1584
1584
England
1612
April 1612
Age 28
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, England
1614
1614
Age 30
Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
1615
1615
Age 31
Devon, United Kingdom, England
1623
1623
Age 39
Colchester, Essex, England
1640
1640
Age 56
England