Robert Drake, of Merstham & Maggetley Bay

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Robert Drake, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Reigate, Surrey, England
Death: before September 08, 1636
Northampton County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Drake, of Frenches and Mary Drake
Husband of Joane Hunt
Father of Elizabeth Parramore; Patience Drake; Mary Hill; Jane Parramore and Robert Drake
Brother of Edward Drake; Henry Drake; John Drake; Elizabeth Morley and Mary Digges

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About Robert Drake, of Merstham & Maggetley Bay

Robert Drake of Merstham, Surrey was the 4th son of Henry Drake of Frenches and his wife Mary Lee.

On 6th June 1622 at Merstham he married Joan Gawton, daughter of Thomas Gawton, gent.

They had 1 son (Robert) and 2 daughters (Mary, wife of Capt Richard Hill; and Elizabeth).

They emigrated to Virginia and settled in Accomack Co, where Robert patented 200 acres at Maggetley Bay.

Robert died before 8 September 1636 at Northampton Co, VA. On 8 Sep 1636 Robert Drake was granted 200 acres in Accomack County, VA. Beginning from the half way tree, runing S.E. into the woods & W. upon the maine baye. Due in right of his late father Robert Drake, whoe at his owne costs did transport himselfe, the sd. Robert his sonn, Joane Drake his wife & Elizabeth Drake his daughter.".4 


  1. [S389] Count D'Angerville, Living Descendants of Blood Royal, Volume Five.
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 986-987 (tract A87A, inscriptions on a squre shaft, preceded by the Drake family's coat of arms).
  3. [S1008] Compiler Henrietta Dawson (Ayres) Sheppard, Ayres - Dawson and Allied Families, Volume 1, Recording the ancestry of Richard Johnson Ayres Jr. of Accomack County, Virginia and of his wife Elizabeth Hack Dawson of Loudoun County, Virginia, p. 114 (Hill family).
  4. [S893] Complier Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol I, p. 46.
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Robert Drake, of Merstham & Maggetley Bay's Timeline

1591
July 4, 1591
Reigate, Surrey, England
July 4, 1591
Westminster, Surrey , England
1623
1623
Age 31
Merstham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1623
Age 31
Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, UK
1624
1624
Age 32
Merstham, Surrey, UK
1625
October 30, 1625
Age 34
Richmond, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1626
1626
Age 34
Merstham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1636
September 8, 1636
Age 45
Northampton County, Virginia