Drake family of Colyton

Drake, Edwarde of Waddon & Margaret dau of John Morrice of Freaken 16 Jan 1558

Karswell, Ffraunc of Caddayne, Gentleman son of John the Elder Gent & Johane Drake Wid dau of Edmunde Southehaye als Rutter of Scrule 20 July 1562

Tyldesley, Thomas borne in Carool, in the yell of Axhome Co Lyncolne 25 Apr 1586 Gent. & Marye dau of Ladye Gartrethe Drake of Colcome

Footnote. She was dau of Sir Barnard Drake of Ashe. Died of Gaol fever And buried at Crediton 12 Apr 1586 and his wife Gertrude dau of Bartholomew Fortescue, of Filleigh


Thomas Drake of Watchcomb
Son Thomas 2 Oct 1597
Son William 1 Jan 1601
Dau Dorothy 4 Sept 1608 William Drake of Yarbery Gent Son John 24 Mar 1621
Footnote William Drake, second son of John Drake, of Ash , married Margaret , dau and h. Of William Westofer of Yardbury: Marr lic Exeter 14 Nov 1620. Wm Drake died 18 Nov 1636 Buried in the Temple Church London Wm Westofer married Elizabeth dau of John Ellacott of Exeter

Dau Eleanor 15 Dec 1625

Footnote, Eleanor Drake married John Seward of Axmouth gent. She was buried at Axmouth 18 Dec 1712

Dau Joane 11 June 1628

Footnote, Joane Drake marr Thomas Randall sec son of Robert Randall of Weymouth Mass She accompanied her brother Thomas and sister Elizabeth to Taunton Mass

Dau Jane 13 Feb 1630

Footnote, Jane Drake married at Axmouth 5 Mary 1651, Thomas Seward gent of Downlands Axmouth

Dau Elizbeth 9 Dec 1632

Footnote, Elizabeth accompanied her brother Thomas and sister Joane to New England She was married 8 June 1654 by Richard Bellingham Governor to Ezekeil Hamlin of Boston Mass

Son Thomas 13 Sept 1635

Footnote. Thomas Drake, with his sisters Joane and Elizabeth emigrated to Taunton Mass In 1653 –1654 He marr 1st Jane Holbrook, 2nd Millicent widow of John Carver. He has issue 9 children


Thomas Drake buried 18 Nov 1645 when ye sickness began

Son John buried 25 Feb 1605
Son William buried 8 Mar 1605

Willaim Westofer buried 14 Mar 1614


William bapt 1580 He married Elizabeth Bapt S. Petrock’s Exon 12 Sept 1584 dau of John Elllacott Of Exeter. M.J. chancel Colyton Church. Abstract of Will P.C.C. Rudd 38 William Westofer of Yardbury Gent. Will 27 Feb 1614: pr 6 May 1615. My trustee and loving friends John Drake the younger of Ash Gent. And William Hull of Colyton, Clerk, my executors. To my wife Elizabeth my mansion, Barton, And desmesnes of Yardbury, mesuage in Colyton called Luggeshayne, alias Luggeshayes and all plate And household goods I die possessed of on condition she gives them at her death or the value Thereof to my daughter Margarett. To the poor of Colyton 40 s. To my dear and loving mother, Margarett Argenton Widow a gold ring and to each of my four sisters Dorthie Westofer, Katharine Freke, Ann Partridge and Fraunces Edes, a mourning gown. Servant Peter Fett 40s ; Servant Julian Clarke 20 s Alice Row 10s; Annie Abbott 6 s 8 d. Residue to my daughter Margaret.

Witness E. Drake, Henry Ellacote, Thomas Baskerville & Henry Thomas

Lewes Heale Esquire and Elizbeth Westofer, widow married at Honiton 3 Dec 1615, Mrs Elizabeth Heale Wife ot Lewes Heale was buried at St. Petrock’s Exon 23 July 1634

Mr Edmond Argenton and Mistress Margaret Westofer were married at Feniton 1 Jan 1590
Mrs. Margaret Argenton widow was buried at Clyst St. Lawrence 31 July 1639, Master Edmond Argenton
Was buried at St. Paul’s Exon 2 July 1596 , Margaret Argenton was dau and heiress of James Kirkham Esquire of Feniton where was bapt 1 July 1558

Paul William Harding