Person:Mary Drake (62)

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Mary 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. 8 Apr 1846
Facts and Events
Name Mary Drake
Gender Female
Christening[1] 11 Jun 1819 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandChurch Cot
Marriage 8 Apr 1846 Bere Ferrers, Devon, Englandto Jacob Hooper
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandMonkeys Castle
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandMonkeys Castle
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Bere Ferrers, Devon, EnglandWattens
Burial[7] 16 Mar 1880 Bere Ferrers, Devon, England

Mary Drake was baptised on 11th June 1819 at Bere Ferrers in Devon, daughter of Mary Drake, formerly Harris, and her husband John Drake, a husbandman. Young Mary was the third of the couple's seven children. In 1832, when Mary was thirteen years old her mother died.

In about 1839 Mary appears to have had a daughter named Mary Jane Drake. The 1841 census finds Mary and her daughter living with her father and brother in Bere Ferrers.

Mary was married on 8th April 1846, aged 26, to a husbandman named Jacob Hooper. Mary's cousin Celia Spry (her father's sister Mary's daughter) was one of the witnesses to the marriage and her father John was the other witness. Mary and Jacob appear to have had six children together. They stayed living in the parish of Bere Ferrers, appearing in both the 1851 and 1861 censuses living with Mary's father at Monkeys Castle. By 1871 Jacob was describing himself as a farmer of 15 acres and they were living at Wattens Farm in Bere Ferrers.

In 1877 Mary's father John died.

Mary died in 1880, aged 60. She was buried at Bere Ferrers on 16th March 1880. Jacob survived her by 22 years and continued living at Wattons Farm with their daughter Amelia.

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 1819
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    436June 11thMary daughter ofJohn and MaryDrakeBeerferrisLabourerC. Birdwood, Off[iciating] Minister
  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 5; Folio 11; Page 17, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Church Cot, Beerferris, Devon
    [listed between Well and Woolacombe]
    John Drake, male, 50 [1786-91], Ag lab, b. in county
    Mary Drake, female, 20 [1816-21], b. in county
    Christopher Drake, male, 13 [1827/8], b. in county
    Mary Drake, female, 18m [1839/40], b. in county
    William Drake, male, 14m [1840], b. 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 79; Page 18, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Monkeys Castle, Beerferris, Devon
    [households listed in order: ...Wallers, Hole Farm, Monkeys Castle, Well...]
    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, daugher, female, 2 [1848/9], b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Hooper, son, male, 7m [1850], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Jane Drake, daughter in law, female, 11 [1839/40], b. Beerferris, 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 54; Page 7, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Monkeys Castle, Beerferris, Devon
    John Drake, head, widower, male, 71 [1789/90], Sexton, Farm Labourer, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jacob Hooper, lodger son in law, married, male, 38 [1822/3], Farm laborer, b. Stoke Damerell, Devon
    Mary Hooper, daughter, married, female, 41 [1819/20], Laborers wife, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Jane Drake, daughter in law, unmarried, female, 21 [1839/40], House servant, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Mary Ann Hooper, daughter, female, 12 [1848/9], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    John Hooper, son, male, 10 [1850/1], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    William Richard Hooper, son, male, 8 [1852/3], Scholar, b. Beerferris, Devon
    Jacob Hooper, son, male, 6 [1854/5], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Edwin Hooper, son, male, 4 [1856/7], b. Beerferris, Devon
    Amelia Elizabeth Hooper, daughter, female, 1 [1859/60], 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 60; Page 23, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Wattens, Beerferris, Devon
    Jacob Hooper, head, married, male, 48 [1822/3], Farmer of 15 acres, b. Devon
    Mary Hooper, wife, married, female, 51 [1819/20], Farmers Wife, b. Devon
    Mary Ann Hooper, daughter, unmarried, female, 22 [1848/9], Farmers Daur, b. Devon
    John Hooper, son, unmarried, male, 20 [1850/1], Farmers Son, b. Devon
    Jacob Hooper, son, unmarried, male, 16 [1854/5], Farmers Son, b. Devon
    Edwin Hooper, son, unmarried, male, 14 [1856/7], Farmers Son, b. Devon
    Em. Amelia Elizbeth Hooper, daughter, unmarried, female, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Devon

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

    d. Mary HOOPER, March Quarter 1880, Tavistock Registration District, Volume 5b, page 317, aged 60 [1819/20]

  7. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Bere Ferrers. (Exeter: Devon Heritage Services).
    BURIALS in the Parish of Bere Ferrers in the County of Devon in the Year 1880
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    1282Mary HooperWattonsMarch 16th60 [1819/20]Sam[ue]l Tho[mas] Serle, Curate