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Mary Drake (Bissell)

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Probably Somerset, England
Death: September 11, 1689 (54-62)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Bissell, Sr., of Windsor and 1st wife of John Bissell, Sr.
Wife of Sgt. Jacob Drake
Sister of Lieut. John Bissell, Jr.; Quartermaster Thomas Bissell; Samuel Bissell; Joyce Pinney and Nathaniel Bissell

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Mary Drake

Mary Bissell, undoubtedly the eldest dau. of John Bissell, Sr. and his unnamed first wife, b. circa 1631 in England. She d. testate at Windsor, Conn. Sept. 11, 1689, her age at death not stated in any record known to the writer.

On Apr. 12, 1649 at Windsor, Conn., Mary m. Sgt. Jacob Drake, s. of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers, b. circa 1624 in England. He d. testate at Windsor Aug. 6, 1689, his age at death also not stated in any record known to the writer. They had no children and both Mary and her husband left wills by which they distributed property to their respective siblings or their sibling's children.

Mary's father, in his Sept. 25, 1673 will, bequeathed "to my daughter Mary, the wife of Jacob Drake, £10." This was followed by a provision for legacies of "20 shillings a peice to each of my grand children naturally descending from my foure sons and two daughters." Although only two daus. are specifically named in their father's will, Mary and Joyce, Mary (Bissell) Drake had no known children.

Mary's estate, abstracted by Manwaring citing Hartford Probate District vol. V, p. 26, follows:

• Mrs. Mary Drake, wife of Jacob Drake, will dated Sept. 8, 1689. • The last Will & Testament of Mary Drake, wife of Jacob Drake Jr. [sic Sr.], Decd.: • I give, after my Just debts are paid, the rest of that Hundred Pounds which my loveing Husband gave me by Will, I give one half to my Brothers Samuel Bissell and Nathaniel Bissell, the other half to Samuel Pinney, my brother-in-law, & to my Kinsman Nathaniel Gaylord. • And for my apparell, I give equally to my sister Joyce Pinney and my kinswoman Abigail Gaylord. • That share of Estate which is due of my Mother Drake I give one half to Thomas Dibble and the other half to Sarah Hutchins, my Maid. • My Brother Samuel Bissell and Nathaniel Gaylord Each to pay to Mary Trumble 10 Shillings.....MARY DRAKE. Witness: Thomas Elsworth Dorothy X Colt.

• Court Record, Page 6--Nov. 11, 1689: Will Approved. • Page 8--Dec. 12, 1689: This Court appoint Samuel Bissell, Nathaniel Bissell, Samuel Pinney & Nathaniel Gaylord Administrators with Will annexed.

Edited 1/10/2016

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Mary Drake's Timeline

December 4, 1627
Probably Somerset, England
September 11, 1689
Age 58
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
February 21, 1995
Age 58
March 23, 1995
Age 58
March 23, 1995
Age 58
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States