John Drake

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John Drake, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Devon, England, say 1595.1 He died at Windsor, Connecticut, 17 August 1659.2

John married (1) Lottie Shakespear at Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire, England, 20 June 1615;3 he married (2) Elizabeth (…) at England, about 1623. The ancestry of both wives is unknown (or not traced here.4,5

Family 1

Lottie Shakespear d. bef. 10 Nov 1623
  • John Drake+1 b. 25 Aug 1616, d. Oct 1688
  • Job Drake1 b. 5 Mar 1619
  • Enoch Drake3 b. 31 Mar 1622

Family 2

Elizabeth (…) b. abt. 1600, d. 7 Oct 1681
  • Elizabeth Drake+1 b. 9 Jan 1624, d. 18 Jun 1716
  • Jacob Drake1 b. abt. 1625
  • Mary Drake1 b. abt. 1635
This person was last edited on15 Dec 2017


  1. [S401] Robert Charles Anderson, "Some Doubts About the Parentage of John1 Drake of Windsor, Connecticut," The American Genealogist 63 (October 1988): 193-206, further cited as Anderson, "Drake Origins."
  2. [S84] Alice M. Gay, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut(Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1933), 1-3, further cited as Gay, John Drake of Windsor.
  3. [S2116], Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812, (on-line database), Provo, Utah:, Operations, 2011. Original data: 1538-1812 Church of England Parish Registers, Warwick, England: Warwickshire County Record Office, further cited as Warwickshire Anglican Registers.
  4. [S84] Gay, John Drake of Windsor, 1-2.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 473, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).