John Drake, Sr.
|Birthplace:||Wiscombe, Devon, England|
|Death:||Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut|
Son of William Drake, of Southleigh and Philippa Drake
About John Drake, of Windsor, CT
- Birth: ABT 1600/1601 at: Wiscombe, Devonshire, England
- Parents: William Drake, Philippa Dennys
- Marriage: ABT 1621 - Wiscombe, Devonshire, England
- Wife: Elizabeth Rogers (1602-1681)
- Death: 17 Aug 1659 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
John Drake died accidently as he was driving a cart, loaded with corn from his home to his son Jacobs house. It was being pulled by two oxen and his mare. As he passed John Griffins house something frightened the oxen and they began to run away. He tried to stop them by grabbing the mare. He was thrown down on his face and was run over by one of the cart wheels. A leg was broken and his body was so bruised they thought he was dead. He was carried to his daughters house and lived only a short time.
Westchester County Drake lineage
1. John DRAKE. Born in Plymouth, Devon, England.
John Drake had other sons according to the source, but they are not named.1 From the "History of Westchester County": "John Drake of the council of Plymouth, one of the original company established by King James in 1606, for settling New England, was a branch of the family of Drake of Ashe, several of whose sons came to this country. John came to Boston in 1630, with two or more sons, and finally settled in Windsor." Page 94.1
Came from England on the ship "Mary and John" in the Winthrop Fleet 1630. "Higley and their Ancesters" page 103
"Ancient Windsor, Conn" Vol II Stiles
"Records and documents, Windsor, Conn 1639 - 1703"
He came to Boston about 1639; he d. from the result of an injury, Aug. 17, 1659. His widow d. Oct. 7, 1681, it is stated, "at 100th year of age." If so, she must have been several years older than her husband, or else, which is more probable, he was b. at a considerably earlier date than stated above.
b. circa 1600, d. 17 August 1659
John Drake was born circa 1600 at Wiscomb, County Devon, England. He married Elizabeth Rogers at probably England.2 John Drake died on 17 August 1659 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was buried on 18 August 1659 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2
John the emigrant, came to Boston, 1630; bought land at Taunton, but did not settle; came to Windsor before 1639. "Aug. 17, 1659, John Drake, Sr, dyed accidentally as he was driving a cart loaded with corn to cary from his house to his son Jacob's; the cattle being 2 oxen, and his mare. In the highway, against John Griffin's, somethng scared the cattle, and they set a running, and he laboring to stop them by taking hold on the mare, was thrown down on his face, and the cart-wheel went over him, brake one of his legs, and bruised his bodye so that he was taken up dead, being carried to his daughter's house, had life come again, but dyed in a short time, and was buried on the 18th of August, 1659."
Children of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers
John Drake+ d. 1689
Job Drake+3 d. 16 Sep 1689
Jacob Drake d. Sep 1689
Mary Drake d. 12 Jun 1683
[S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg 177-8.
[S578] Frank B. Gay, John Drake, page 2.
[S578] Frank B. Gay, John Drake, Page 7.
(f/g) John Drake, Sr Birth: 1585 Death: Aug. 17, 1659
Spouse: Elizabeth Rogers Drake (1581 - 1681) Children: Elizabeth Drake Elderkin (1621 - 1716)* Jacob Drake (1623 - 1689)* Job Drake (1623 - 1689)* Jacob Drake (1624 - 1689)* Samuel Drake (1624 - 1686)* Mary O. Drake Gaylord (1625 - 1683)
Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA Created by: John Parker Record added: Jul 26, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55491719 -tcd
- FamilySearch AFNs: GCPQ-NV, 168N-78V, 22TS-8HK
Source 1. The American Genealogist: : John Drakes English connections;
Source 2. Will of John Drake of Wiscombe;
Source 3. Manwarings Digest 1:111-12; John settled first Dorchester. In 1637 he bought land in Taunton, Mass, but soon after (1639) he was in Windsor, Conn.
Source 4: Internet; http://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/hist78.html: Thomas Drake of Weymouth; from English Records; John Drake the imigrant is 3rd cousins to Thomas Drake & Elizabeth Drake his sister, also our imigrant ancestors;
Info from Findagrave.com:
Birth: 1585 Death: Aug. 17, 1659
Spouses: Elizabeth Rogers Drake (1581 - 1681)* Lettice Shakespear Drake (1583 - 1623)* Children: Elizabeth Drake Elderkin (1621 - 1716)* John Drake (1622 - 1688)* Jacob Drake (1623 - 1689)* Job Drake (1623 - 1689)* Jacob Drake (1624 - 1689)* Samuel Drake (1624 - 1686)* Mary O. Drake Gaylord (1625 - 1683)*
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Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA
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Created by: John Parker Record added: Jul 26, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55491719
Firs t, I bequeah my soule to God that gave it me, and my body to Earthly burial. As for my worldly goods, I thus dispose of them: First, I desire that there may be a Inventory tooke off my State and within twelve months after my decease: I give to my son John L20; and after my wyve's decease, out of the State I have, I give him tenn pounds more; and to son Job I give my six acres of meaddow that is bounded of the South side with Goodman Phillps, Within twelve moneths after my decease, then, after my wife's decease, I give that six acres forementioned to his sonne Job; and after my wife's decease, I give to all grand children, viz., three of sonne John, and four of my sonne Job, and one of my daughter Elizabeth Gaylord, three pounds apeece; and too my wife I give all my part off Howsing and Lands that Ihave in possession ffor to make use of as shee and her ffriends shall think will be fore her best advantage; and my land that I bought of Goodman Bissell that Lye of the East Side of the great river I give to my sonne Jacob provided that he pay to my sonne John tenne pounds after my wif's decease, ffor to make his porshon L30; the house and my land that I bought that was Mr Sen Nicholases (Mr. John Saint Nicholas) that lys of the west side of the great river I give to my sonne Jacob, and after my wife's decease he shall pay the rest of his brothers & sisters sixteen pounds ffor the Land that I have given to my sonne Jacob; my wife is to have the propriety of it for her use while shee live, and after her decease then my sonne Jacob shall have full possession of it with its appurtenances yt appertain thereunto, provided that he pay the formentioned Sums of money to his Brethren, viz., tenne pounds to my sonne John and sixteene pounds to the rest of his brothers and sisters; too my sonne Jacob I also give him my two tables and a bedsted that he maks use of yt belongs to that end of the House next the Highway in the lower romms; to my daughter Mary Gayler I give one fetherbed and two blankets and a bolster after my wife's decease; and to my daughter Elizabeth I give one coverlid after my decease; and to Timothy I give him forty shillings and two good sutes of clothes when his time is out; and the rest of Stock shall be equally divided amongst my five children after my wife's decease."
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