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Philippa Drake (Dennis)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Holbombe-Burnel, Bicton, Devon, England
Death: Died in Southleigh, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Robert Denys, MP, of Holcombe and Margaret Dennis
Wife of William Drake, of Southleigh
Mother of Bissell; John Drake, of Windsor, CT; Collens Wright; Elizabeth Drake; Joan Collins and 8 others
Sister of Sir Thomas Denys, MP; Marjory Dennis; Margaret Comstock; Arthur Dennis; Elizabeth Acton and 4 others
Half sister of Thomas Dennys; Anne Chichester and Gertrude Arundell

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About Philippa Drake

Philippa Dennis

  • Birth: 26 March 1561 - Holbombe-Burnel, Bicton, Devon, England
  • Parents: Robert Denys, Knt., Margaret Godolphin
  • Married: abt 1594 - Wiscomb, Devon, England
  • Husband: William Drake, son of Robert Drake & Elizabeth Prideaux
  • Death: 16 Jul 1647 - Southleigh, Devon, England  

4th cousin (and more) of her husband?

6 children include:

  1. John   b. About 1595, Wiscomb, Devon, England ,   d. 17 Aug 1659, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
  2. Thomas   b. 1599
  3. Thomas (again)   b. 1602
  4. William   b. 1604
  5. Joan b. 1606
  6. Anye   b. 1608


  • Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry, Volume 1 By John Burke
  • Pg.347
  • John Drake, Esq. of Ashe, who s. his father in the representation of the family, m. (26 HENRY VIII.,) Amye, dau. of Roger Grenville, Esq. of Stow, co. Cornwall, and had issue,
  • I Bernard, his heir.
  • II. Robert, of Wiscomb Park, in the parish of South Legh, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Prideaux, Esq. of Theoborough, and had issue seven son and three daus.,
  • 1. 'WILLIAM, Esq. of Wiscombe, m. PHILIPPA, dau. of Sir Robt. DENYS, Knt. of Halicomb, and had issue.
  • 2. Bernard.
  • 3. John, m., and had issue.
  • 4. Robert,}
  • 5. Henry,} both in the army, and killed at the defence of Osten, in the prime of their age, s. p.
  • 6. Nicholas, m. Katherine, dau. of William Tottle, and relict of __ Kingley.
  • 7. Humphrey.
  • 1. Gertrude, m. to Henry Honychurch, of Awn Gifford.
  • 2. Amye, m. __ Poole, of Nottingham.
  • 3. Ursula, unm.
  • III. Richard, equerry to Queen Elizabeth, m. Ursula, dau. of Sir William Stafford, Knt., and from whom the Drakes of Shardeloes.
  • Mr. Drake, who served the office of sheriff for the county of Devon, 4 Queen Elizabeth, d. 4 Oct. 1558, and was s. by his son,
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Philippa Drake's Timeline

March 26, 1561
Holbombe-Burnel, Bicton, Devon, England
Age 23
Wiscombe, Devon, England
Age 23
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Age 24
Wiscomb, Devon, England
Age 28
Age 30
Age 32
Age 32
Wiscombe, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 34
Of Wiscombe, Southleigh, Devonshire, England