Person:John Drake (113)

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John 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 - 1913
  7. Christopher Foot Drake1829 - 1885
m. 25 Jul 1846
Facts and Events
Name John Drake
Gender Male
Christening[1] 5 Mar 1826 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandFore Street, Bere Alston
Marriage 25 Jul 1846 Devonport, Devon, EnglandStoke Damerel
to Elizabeth Colman
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England56 Pepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandPepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandPepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[6] 3 Apr 1881 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandPepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[7] 5 Apr 1891 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England41 Pepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[8] 31 Mar 1901 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandPepper Street, Bere Alston
Census[9] 2 Apr 1911 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandThe Lodge, Gifford Place
Death[10] 1913 Devon, England

John Drake was baptised on 5th March 1826 at Bere Ferrers in Devon, son of Mary Drake, formerly Harris, and her husband John Drake, a husbandman and sexton. John's mother died in 1832, when he was only six years old. The 1841 census finds John staying at Fore Street in Bere Alston, the largest village in Bere Ferrers parish.

In 1846, aged 20, John married Elizabeth Colman. She was also from Bere Ferrers, but they married in the nearby town of Devonport, at Stoke Damerel parish church. After their marriage they returned to Bere Ferrers, where they lived on Pepper Street in Bere Alston in each census from 1851 to 1891. They appear to have had at least eight children together. John initially worked as a shoemaker, being described as such from their marriage through to 1861. From 1871 onwards he was descibred instead as an agricultural or general labourer.

Elizabeth died in Plymouth in 1897, aged 69. John outlived her by sixteen years. He appears in the 1901 census living with one of his daughters and her family on Pepper Street in Bere Alston. By 1911 he was living with one of his sons-in-law in Plymouth. He died in 1913, aged 87.

References
  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Bere Ferrers. (Exeter: Devon Heritage Services).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Beer Ferris n[ea]r Tavistock in the County of Devon in the Year 1826
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    831March 5thJohn Son ofJohn and MaryDrakeMonk's CastleHusbandmanHenry Hobart
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 240; Book 2; Folio 6; Page 6, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Fore Street, Beeralstone, Beer Ferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Radford, female, 30 [1806-11], widow [crossed out], born in county
    William Radford, male, 11 [1829/30], born in county
    Thomas Radford, male, 8 [1832/3], born in county
    Elizabeth Radford, female, 2 [1848/9], born in county
    John Drake, male, 15 [1821-6], born in county

  3. 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 40; Page 24, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: 56 Pepper Street, Beeralstone, Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, head, married, male, 24 [1826/7], Shoemaker, b. Beeralston, Devon
    Elizebeth Drake, wife, married, female, 22 [1828/9], b. Beeralston, Devon
    William Drake, son, male, 3 [1847/8], b. Beeralston, Devon
    John Drake, son, male, 1 [1849/50], b. Beeralston, Devon

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 9 General Register Office: 1861 Census Schedules, Class RG9; Piece 1457; Folio 14; Page 22, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Pepper Street, Beeralston, Beerferris, Devon [listed next to Cornish Inn]
    John Drake, head, married, male, 34 [1826/7], Shoemaker, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizebeth Drake, wife, married, female, 32 [1828/9], b. Beerferris, Devon
    William H. Drake, son, male, 13 [1847/8], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, son, male, 11 [1849/50], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizebeth Drake, daughter, female, 9 [1851/2], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Edward Drake, son, male, 7 [1853/4], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Letitia Drake, daughter, female, 4 [1856/7], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Francis Drake, son, male, 9mo [1860], b. Beerferris, Devon

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2142; Folio 19; Page 11, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Pepper Street, Beeralston, Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, head, married, male, 48 [1822/3], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Drake, wife, married, female, 43 [1827/8], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Bella Drake, daughter, unmarried, female, 14 [1856/7], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Francis Drake, son, male, 10 [1860/1], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary A. Drake, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Emilin Drake, daughter, female, 4 [1866/7], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    ~ second household in same house ~
    John Drake, head, married, male, 21 [1849/50], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizabeth Drake, wife, married, female, 19 [1851/2], b. Whitchurch, Devon

  6. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2215; Folio 24; Page 5, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Pepper Street, Bere Alstone, Bere Ferrers, Devon
    John Drake, head, married, male, 57 [1823/4], Farm labour[e]r, b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    Elizabeth Drake, wife, married, female, 55 [1825/6], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    Emily Drake, daughter, female, 15 [1865/6], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    James H. Drake, grandson, male, 1 [1879/80], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1748; Folio 25; Page 25, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 41 Pepper Street, Beeralston, Beerferris, Devon
    2 rooms occupied
    John Drake, head, married, male, 66 [1824/5], General Labourer, employed, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Elizebeth Drake, wife, married, female, 63 [1827/8], b. Beerferris, Devon

  8. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2115; Folio 21; Page 13, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Pepper Street, Berealston, Bere Ferrers
    4 rooms occupied
    John Cole, head, married, male, 43 [1857/8], Railway Labourer, b. Liskeard, Cornwall
    Emily Cole, wife, married, female, 35 [1865/6], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    Mabel Cole, daughter, female, 10 [1890/1], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    Emily Cole, daughter, female, 7 [1893/4], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    Florence Cole, daughter, female, 8mo [1900], b. Bere Ferrers, Devon
    John Drake, boarder, single, male, 76 [1824/5], Retired Agricultural Labourer, b. Bere Ferrers, Devon

  9. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 12950; Schedule 302, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: The Lodge, Gifford Place, Plymouth, Devon
    Four rooms occupied
    Robert Samuel Smyth, head, male, 71 [1839/40], married 25 years, 4 children born alive, 4 children still living, Naval Pensioner Caretaker Jews Synagogue, b. Stonehouse, Devon
    Celia Irene Smyth, daughter, female, 19 [1891/2], single, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elsie Eli[za]b[et]h Smyth, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], single, school, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Fred[eric]k Joseph Smyth, son, male, 22 [1888/9], single, Writer R.N., b. Plymouth Devon
    John Drake, wife's father, male, 86 [1824/5], widower, b. Bere Alston, Devon

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

    d. John DRAKE, September Quarter 1913, Tavistock Registration District, Volume 5b, page 409, aged 88 [1824/5]