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Mary Drake (Walker)

Also Known As: "Mary Ann Walker"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Said to be, Meath, Ireland
Death: July 29, 1688 (59-67)
Piscataway Township, Middlesex, New Jersey
Place of Burial: Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Walker and Hanah Walker
Wife of Capt Francis Drake and Capt. Francis Drake, of Devon & Piscataway
Mother of Elizabeth Dunn; Capt. George Drake; Rev. John Drake; Francis Drake; Samuel Drake and 3 others
Sister of George Walker; Capt. Samuel Walker and Francis Walker, of the Plymouth Colony

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About Mary Drake

Mary Walker

  • Birth: about 1625. Said to be of Meath, Ireland. Others suggest Portsmouth, NH
  • Death: Jul. 29, 1688. Burial: Unknown. Records indicate that she died in Piscataway, NJ.
  • Parents: Joseph Walker, Hannah Philbrick
  • Married: Francis Drake in Rockingham, NH abt 1647, son of Robert Drake and Jane Ganton

Francis and Mary, with their children, probably removed to New Jersey near or shortly after selling their land in New Hampshire (They sold land in Greenland, New Hampshire, on 5 August 1668.) Some Drakes stayed in the area, for there was an Abraham Drake (1715-1781), an officer in the New Hampshire militia that served with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.


  1. George Drake, b. Abt. 1650
  2. +Elizabeth Drake, b. Abt. 1652, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ. Married Hugh Dunn, Sr.
  3. John Drake, b. Abt. 1655
  4. Francis Drake, b. Abt. 1660


Mary, my 8th great-grandmother, was born in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH, to Joseph Walker and Hanna Moses.

Mary married Capt. Francis Drake, not the same Elizabethan era English navigator Sir Francis Drake, son of Robert Drake and Jane Ganton, in Rockingham, NH.

They had three children: George, Elizabeth, and my 7th great-grandfather, John.

Records indicate that she died in Piscataway, NJ.

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Mary Drake's Timeline

Meath, Ireland
Age 25
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
December 25, 1654
Age 29
Devon , England
July 5, 1655
Age 30
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 32
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Age 33
July 29, 1688
Age 63
Piscataway Township, Middlesex, New Jersey
July 29, 1688
Age 63
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey