Drake, William

Birth Name Drake, William
Gender male
Age at Death less than 66 years, 10 months, 2 days


From "Drake in England" p. 88: "William Drake was presented for default of residence on 6 April 1592 and fined on inhabited houses in the manor Court of Abell in Halstead 30 December 1600. Earlier on 1 February 1579, he was named as witness to the apprenticeship of tobias son of Richard Ebbes of Sandy in Befordshire a woollen draper, to Thomas Wilkinson, linen draper.
Although traces of Puritan influence can be seen in the introduction of Old Testament names for children in some of the branches of the family, William Drake and his wife are the first to be identified with the extreme Puritans who rejected the established Church of England. In the records of the Archdeacon of Colchester's Court we find them being fined for not attending the parish Church in 1611 and later, in 1615, he was presented by the Churchwardens of Elmstead 'for not coming orderly to Church on the Sabbath Daye' and was duly fined 12d. on 28 June 1615. He was buried at Elmstead on 3 November 1616."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1550 and 1557 White Notley, Essex, England   1a
Death before 1616-11-03 Elmstead, Essex, England    
Burial 1616-11-03 Elmstead, Essex, England    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Drake, Williambefore 1518before 1555-09-23
Mother (Drake), Joanabout 1529before 1573-07-10
    Sister     Drake, Agnes
    Sister     Drake, Barbary
    Sister     Drake, Mary
    Sister     Drake, Brigit
    Sister     Drake, Joan before 1555-09-23
    Brother     Drake, Dennis before 1555-02-15
    Brother     Drake, John between 1612 and 1616
         Drake, William between 1550 and 1557 before 1616-11-03


Family of Drake, William and Merylls, Joan

Married Wife Merylls, Joan ( * about 1557 + between 16 and 1616-03-25 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1578-10-12 Halstead, Essexshire, England Marriage of Drake, WILLIAM and Merylls, JOAN  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Drake, Joan
Drake, Alice
Drake, Ellen
Drake, Elizabeth
Drake, Thomas
Drake, Robertbefore 1581-07-231667-01-14
Drake, Thomasbefore 1582-12-02
Drake, Joshuabefore 1584-11-29
Drake, Joseph1588
Drake, Isabellaabout 1589before 1639-07-12

Source References

  1. Sir Anthony Wagner: "Drake in England"
      • Page: p. 87