4)Lay Subsidy Roll 1524
. Robert Drake was assessed for his goods at £38. He
asked allowance upon his oath for 80 sheep-priced £6, 2 oxen-priced £2, 4
kye(chicken) at 26/8d, 3 horses worth £4, that all died of the moryn
(murrien - an infectious disease/plague). For his and his wife's clothes
priced £4. so remains a subsidy of £20.13s 4d.
Richard Drake assessed for £40. He asked allowance for 80 sheep priced £4,
which died of the moryn, also £3 that a thief stole, for an oxen given to
the vicar for a mortuary upon the death of his wife priced £1 and his
clothes priced £3. So remains a subsidy of £29.
The neighbouring village of East Budleigh (birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh) paid its corn tithes to
a John Drake of Spratshayes, Littleham. This man also owned a large part of Exmouth. His family generations
later built the school in E.B. They were a large and prosperous family in the area. The name of John Drake first appears on a roll for East Budleigh in1360.
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