Person:Jane Drake (6)

Jane Drake
m. 29 Oct 1814
  1. Edward Drake1815 -
  2. Celia Drake1817 - 1860
  3. Mary Drake1819 -
  4. Elizabeth Drake1821 -
  5. Jane Drake1824 - 1894
  6. John Drake1826 -
  7. Christopher Foote Drake1829 - 1885
m. 17 Nov 1850
  1. Mary Ann Harry1851 - 1852
  2. Mary Ann Harry1853 - 1895
  3. Amelia Jane Harry1855 - 1909
  4. Louisa Kate Harry1857 - 1933
  5. William Richard Harry1859 - 1916
  6. John Edwin Harry1863 - 1935
  7. Ellen Sarah Harry1866 - 1944
  8. Lilian Harry1868 - 1869
  9. Elizabeth Mary Harry1870 - 1878
Facts and Events
Name Jane Drake
Gender Female
Christening[1] 14 Mar 1824 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England
Marriage 17 Nov 1850 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandSt Andrew
to William Richard Harry
Census[2] 30 Mar 1851 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandMonkeys Castle
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 Plymouth, Devon, England12 Claremont Street
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England25 Claremont Street
Census[5] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England3 Claremont Place
Census[6] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England3 Claremont Place
Death[7] 1894 Plymouth, Devon, England

Jane Drake was born in the parish of Bere Ferrers (often spelt Beerferris in contemporary records) in Devon. She was the daughter of a sexton and agricultural labourer named John Drake and his wife Mary Harris. She was one of seven children. Jane's mother, Mary, died in 1832 when Jane was only eight years old. At both Jane's baptism and the 1851 census she lived at 'Monkeys Castle', which appears to have been in the vicinity of Well Farm, on the road between Bere Ferrers and Bere Alston, judging by where it is listed in the 1851 census. Her father John Drake seems to have lived at Monkeys Castle or in that area in each census from 1841 to 1871 - he appears to have died in 1877.

Jane married William Richard Harry from Saltash in Cornwall. They were married at St Andrew's Church in Plymouth, Devon on 17th November 1850. They had at least nine children. During the early years of their marriage they moved around extensively, with some children born at Jane's native Bere Ferrers, some at Portsmouth, Hampshire, some at Dartmouth, Devon and some in Plymouth. They eventually settled in Plymouth. Following William Richard Harry's death in 1884, Jane worked as a charwoman. She appears to have died in 1894, aged 69 or 70.

  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 1824
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    736March 14thJane 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 18; Page 79, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.

    Address: Monkeys Castle, Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, head, widower, male, 65 [1785/6], Ag lab, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jane Harry, daughter, married, female, 27 [1823/4], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Christopher Drake, son, unmarried, male, 22 [1828/9], Labourer in lead mine, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Ann Harry, granddaughter, female, 1m [1851], b. Beerferris, Devon
    ~ [2nd household at Monkeys Castle]
    Jacob Hooper, head, married, male, 28 [1822/3], Ag lab, b. Stoke Damerel, Devon
    Mary Hooper, wife, married, female, 31 [1819/20], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary A. Hooper, daughter, female, 2 [1848/9], b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Hooper, son, male, 7m [1850], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Jane Drake, daugher in law, female, 11 [1839/40], 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 1440; Folio 125; Page 16, 7 Apr 1861, Primary quality.
    Address12 Claremont St, Plymouth, Devon
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    William Harryheadmarriedmale341826/7ShipwrightSaltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harrywifemarriedfemale391821/2Beerferris, Devon
    Maryann Harrydaughterfemale81852/3ScholarDartmouth, Devon
    Amelia Jane Harrydaughterfemale61854/5ScholarBeerferris, Devon
    Louisa Kate Harrydaughterfemale31857/8ScholarDartmouth, Devon
    Wm Rd Harrysonmale11859/60Plymouth, Devon
  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2118; Folio 109; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.
    Address25 Claremont Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    William R. Harryheadmarriedmale441826/7Shipwright (out of employ)Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harrywifemarriedfemale371823/4Parish of Beer Ferris, Devon
    Mary A. Harrydaughterunmarriedfemale171853/4Domestic Servt.Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Louisa K. Harrydaughterfemale131857/8Domestic Servt.Dartmouth, Devon
    William R. Harrysonmale111859/60ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    John E. Harrysonmale71863/4ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harrydaughterfemale41864/5ScholarPlymouth, Devon
    Elisabeth M. Harrydaughterfemale11869/70Plymouth, Devon
  5. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2197; Folio 24; Page 42, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 3 Claremont Place, Plymouth, Devon
    William R. Harry, head, married, male, 54 [1826/7], Shipwright, b. Saltash, Cornwall
    Jane Harry, wife, married, female, 57 [1823/4], b. Beer Ferris, Devon
    William R. Harry, son, unmarried, male, 21 [1859/60], Plasterer, b. Plymouth, Devon
    John E. Harry, son, male, 17 [1863/4], Painter's App (House), b. Plymouth, Devon
    Ellen S. Harry, daughter, female, 14 [1866/7], Sch, b. Plymouth, Devon

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1733; Folio 13; Page 20, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 3 Claremont Place, Plymouth, Devon
    4 rooms occupied
    Jane Harry, head, widow, female, 67 [18234], Charwoman, employed, b. Beerferrers, Devon

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

    d. Jane HARRY, March Quarter 1894, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 259, aged 73 [1820/1]