|b. 1621||England||[Drake1, Drake2]|
|d. 8 June 1716||Norwich Conn||[Drake1, Drake2]|
|m. 1 March 1660||[Drake1]|
[Drake2] ED was born in 1621 if age 95 at her death in 1716 as stated in Norwich.
|b. c1600/1||Arden, Co Warwick||[ARCAC7: 197]|
|d. 17 August 1659||Windsor Conn||[Savage 2:70]|
 Elizabeth Rogers
[TGMB 1:581] John Drake who applied for freemanship 18 October 1630, who is mentioned in 26 May 1621 letter from John Reading to Winthrop, and mentioned in Francis Drake will as cozen and sonne of William Drake is the JD, son of WD of Wiscombe Park, Devon. In any case, he is not the JD who appears briefly in Taunton, Plymouth Colony late in the 1630s and then moves to Windsor Conn and dies there in 1569 [TAG 63:193-206, 65:87-88].
Douglas Richardson has discovered that John Drake of Winsor derived from Hampton in Arden Warwickshire - see ARCAC7:197
[Savage 2:70] Dorchestor or Boston. He came in the fleet with Winthrop probably as we find his request 19 October 1630 to be a freeman - yet his admission is not found. He removed from the colony perhaps as a pourchaser of Taunton 1639 and not long after moved to Windsor. There he was killed by a cartwheel running over him.
[Drake2] JD of Windsor has been derived from Wiscombe, Co Devon; his wife's name was Elizabeth.
[Drake3] JD was the second son of WD; Thomas was born in 1599, so JD was born no earlier than 1600 or 1601. He may have come over in the Mary and John. Must have married in England and some of his children born there. His will mentions his wife and 5 children. Widow Elizabeth died 7 October 1681 (Colony Vital Records) allegedly 100 years of age (Winthrop's medical journal of 1666, page 655 mentions widow ED as 84 years old). If so, then she was 20 years older than JD, and most certainly no the mother of his children. However, it appears that his first wife may have died after coming to NE and he married a widow. His first wife appears to be Elizabeth as well (see NYGBR 2:99-102 for an early 18th century genalogy which names JD's wife as Elizabeth Rogers).
John Drakes parentage is given in both Drake1: xxiii-iv and Drake3 as follows:
[Drake4] discounts all of the ancestry. Mr John Drake, perhaps the son of William Drake, probably died soon after coming here. This John Drake is not given the title Mr and is probably descended from yeoman stock, probably in Devon. There are too many problems with the evidence to warrant the conclusion of Darke1 and Drake3. Besides, Sir Francis Drake was not of this line at all.
Dewayne E. Perry
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