Person:Elizabeth Drake (48)

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Elizabeth Drake
m. 29 Oct 1814
  1. Edward Drake1815 -
  2. Celia Drake1817 - 1860
  3. Mary Drake1819 - 1880
  4. Elizabeth Drake1821 - 1893
  5. Jane Drake1824 - 1894
  6. John Drake1826 -
  7. Christopher Foot Drake1829 - 1885
  • H.  William Cole (add)
  • WElizabeth Drake1821 - 1893
m. 1848
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Drake
Gender Female
Christening[1] 27 May 1821 Bere Ferrers, Devon, Englandof Monks Castle
Marriage 1848 Stoke Damerel, Devon, Englandto William Cole (add)
Census[2] 30 Mar 1851 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandBeer Town
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandBeer Town
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandWell Farm
Census[5] 3 Apr 1881 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandLeeches Farm
Census[6] 5 Apr 1891 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England30 Pepper Street, Bere Alston
Death[7] 1893 Devon, England

Elizabeth Drake was baptised on 27th May 1821 at Bere Ferrers in Devon, daughter of Mary Drake, formerly Harris, and her husband John Drake, a husbandman and sexton. Elizabeth was the fourth of the couple's seven children. In 1832, when Elizabeth was eleven years old, her mother died.

Elizabeth was married in 1848 at Stoke Damerel, the parish which included the town of Devonport, a few miles south of Bere Ferrers. Her husband was an agricultural labourer named William Cole. Shortly after their marriage they returned to Bere Ferrers, where they appear to have had five children. In both the 1851 and 1861 censuses the family was living in Bere Ferrers at 'Beer Town', which was the name given to Bere Ferrers village to distinguish it from the other hamlets and villages (notably Bere Alston) in the parish of Bere Ferrers.

In the 1871 census Elizabeth and William were living at Well Farm between Bere Ferrers and Bere Alston, and had Elizabeth's elderly father John living with them. John died in 1877.

William died some time between 1881 and 1891. The 1891 census finds Elizabeth living in Bere Alston with two of her daughters. She died in 1893, aged 72.

References
  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Bere Ferrers. (Exeter: Devon Heritage Services), Primary quality.
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Beer Ferris n[ea]r Tavistock in the County of Devon in the Year 1821
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    560May 27thElizabeth Daughter ofJohn and MaryDrakeMonk's CastleHusbandmanW. Servante
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1883; Folio 98; Page 28, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: Beertown, Beerferris, Devon
    William Cole, head, married, male, 34 [1816/17], Labourer at the Mines, b. Thornbury, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, wife, female, 28 [1822/3], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Cole, daughter, female, 1 [1849/50], b. Beerferris, Devon

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1457; Folio 57; Page 13, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.

    Address: Beertown, Beerferris, Devon
    William Cole, head, married, male, 42 [1818/19], Ag Lab, b. Thornbury, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, wife, married, female, 39 [1821/2], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Cole, daughter, female, 11 [1849/50], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Cole, son, male, 9 [1851/2], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    William Cole, son, male, 4 [1856/7], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, daughter, female, 3 [1857/8], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jane Cole, daughter, female, 7mos [1860], b. Beerferris, Devon

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2142; Folio 41; Page 3, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: Well Farm, Beerferris, Devon
    William Cole, head, married, male, 54 [1816/7], Kind, b. Thornbury
    Eliz[a]b[e]th Cole, wife, married, female, 49 [1821/2], Kind wife, b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Cole, son, unmarried, male, 19 [1851/2], Kind son, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jane Cole, daughter, female, 10 [1860/1], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, father, widower, 82 [1788/9], Sexton, b. Beerferris, Devon

  5. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2215; Folio 62; Page 17, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Leeches Farm, Beerferris, Devon
    William Cole, head, married, male, 65 [1815/16], Ab Lab, b. Thonberry, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, wife, married, female, 60 [1820/1], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, daughter, unmarried, female, 22 [1858/9], Dressmaker, b. Beerferris, Devon

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1748; Folio 24; Page 24, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 30 Pepper Street, Beeralston, Beerferris, Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    Elizabeth Cole, head, widow, female, 69 [1821/2], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Cole, daughter, single, female, 29 [1861/2], Domestic servant, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jane Cole, daughter, single, female, 24 [1866/7], Domestic servant, b. Beerferris, Devon

  7. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Elizabeth COLE, December Quarter 1893, Tavistock Registration District, Volume 5b, page 264, aged 70 [1822/3]

    Elizabeth has not been found in the 1901 census and this is the only Elizabeth Cole of the right age to have died in the Tavistock district (which covered Bere Ferrers) between 1891 and 1901.