DRAKE, Sir Francis knt.
38 Elizabeth [1596].


  DRAKE, Sir Francis knt.     38 Elizabeth [1596].

  Chancery Inq. p.m. Ser.II. Vol.247 (82).


   m.1. Writ dated at Westminster 23 May 38 Eliz. [1596].

   mems. 2-5.  Devon.   Inquisition taken at Tavistock 3 Nov. 38 Eliz [1596].
   before John Blatchford esq., escheator after the death
   of Sir Francis Drake knt., by the oath of William
   Crymes, esq., John Scawen, Thomas Lybb, gents.,William
   Grylles merchant, William Maynarde,Thomas Peter gents.,
   Walter Masters, merchant, Richard Lauxford, Hugh Elford,
   gents.,Matthew Edgecomb, merchant, John Upcott, Walter
   Pointer & John Predyaux yeoman, who say that the said
   Francis Drake was seized of the manors of Yarcombe,
   Shirford & Sampford Spyney & messuages, lands, rents
   fisheries, advowsone &c., to the same belonging in the
   vills hamlets of territories of Yearcombe,Shirford
   & Sampford Spyney and of and in a capital messuage called
   the Mansion House in Buckland & all the thereinto belonging
   in the parish of Buckland.
  By Indenture dated 10 Feb. 27 Elizabeth [584-5]
   the said Francis by the name of Sir Francis Drake
   of Buckland, knt., agreed  with Sir George Sidenham, of
   Coome Sidenham co. Somereet knt.,  in consideration of a
   marriage already solemnised between the said Sir.
   Francis & Elizabeth his wife, daughter & heir apparent
   the said Sir George for a jointure for the said Elizabeth
   that the persons standing siezed of the said manors &
   premises shall hold them to the uses of the said Sir
   Francis & Elizabeth his wife & the heirs of Sir Francis
   for ever.
   By another Indenture dated 5 Aug. 37 Eliz. [1595]
   he agreed with Anthony Rowse, of Halton, co. Cornwell,
   esq., & William Strade of Newenham co. Devon esq.,
   that the said manors &c., shall be held to the use aforesaid.
   He was seized of the said manors and of 18 messuages
   18 gardens, 34 acres of land, in Plymouth and of 3
    messuages 3 gardens, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of
    pasture in Yearcombe late bought of Richard Carewe of
    Anthony esq.

             By Indenture dated 27 Jan. 38 Eliz. [1595-6) he
     conveyed to William Strowde of Newenham co.  Devon,
     esq., & Thomas Drake of Plymouth gent., his brother,
     the mansion house, barton & demesne of Buckland
     Monachorum & Shirlford and all else his estate in co.
     Devon except the manors of Yearcombe & Sampford Spyney,
     to the use of him the said Sir Francis Drake and the heirs        
     of his body lawfully,begotten with contingent remainders
     in default of such issues to the said Thomas Drake &
     the heirs of his body lawfully begotten & the right
     heirs of the said Sir Francis.
        The said Sr Francis Drake of Buckland Monachorum,
     knt.,  General of her Majesty's Fleet now in service
     for the West Indies,. made his will dated 27 Jan. 38
     Eliz. [1595-6]bequeathing  to his cousin Francis
     Drake, son of  Richard Drake of Esher co. Surrey esq.,
     Equerry of the  Queen's Stable the manor of Yearcombe,
     on condition the said Francis & Richard pay Thomas
     Drake of Plymouth gent.,2,000 pound within two years of
     testator's death: if not paid then the said manor to
     testator's said brother Thomas Drake & his heirs for
     ever.   He bequeathed to Jonas Bodenham gent., the manor
     of Sampford Spyney to him & his heirs for ever.  He
     He appointed his said brother his executor & Charles
     Mannors, Jonas Bodenham.  Thomes Webbs, Roger Langesford
     George Watkins  & William Maynard were witnesses.
     The manor of Shirford is held of the @ueen in chief
     by service of the twentieth part of a knight's fee &
     is worth by the year clear 10 pound.
     The manor of Yearcombe is held of the Queen by the
     service of a sixtieth part of a fee & is worth &c .,20 pound.
     The manor of Sampford Spyney is held of the heirs
     of the late Earl of Devon, service unknown & is
     worth &c.,3 pounds.
     The mansion  house and premises in Buckland aforesaid
     held of the Queen in chief by  service of a  twentieth
     part of a fee & worth  &c., 30 pound.

     The messuage & premises in Plymouth held of the
     Mayor & Commonalty of that borough in free sonage &
     worth &c.,3 pound.

     3 messuages & premises in Yearcombe are held of that
     manor by fealty and are worth &c., 3 pound.
     He died 28 January last past without heir of his
     body and his wife  Elizabeth survives him dwelling at
     Buckland,  Thomas Drake is his brother & heir &  was
     at his brothers death aged 40 years.

Thankyou, Nellie Rich.