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Individual: Richard Drake 
Birth: 1535 at: Musbury, Devonshire, England 
Marriage:  at:  
Death: 11 Jul 1603 at: Eshire, Surrey, England 
Father: John Drake 
Mother: Amye or Anne Greenville 
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Spouse: Ursula Stafford 
Birth: ABT 1537 at: of Musbury, Devonshire, England 
Marriage:  at:  
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Children: Francis Drake

 

Source 1. The Drake Family in England & America;

Source 2. Biographies of Ancient Windsor pg: 177
Richard settled at Eshire, Co. Surrey, England;

Source 3. The American Genealogist: (Article entitled:) John Drakes English Connections;

Source 4; The Dictionary of National Biography: Book: 920.042 D561n: British Area:
Richard Drake, Sir Bernards brother, had the charge of his important prisoner, Don Pedro de Valdes, by whem he is markedly described as Sir Frances Drakes kinsman;

Richard Drake of Esher, Surrey, England was equerry to Elizabeth I. in 1577;
He was also a first cousin; Richard was the oversear of the first will of the Navigator, but there was no legacy in the will for him. This Richard was the father of Francis, godson of Sir Francis Drake, the navigator;

Source 5: Daphene Drake as per the Internet: http://www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/history/SDD3.htm
This Richard married a Miss Ursula Stafford whose mother Lady Dorothy Stafford had been the Queens lady of the Bedchamber for many years, and bought an estate in Esher. This Richard received a ransom of 2.500 pounds for a distinguished Spanish prisoner who was captured after the defeat of the Armada and housed with Richard Drake for four-and- a-half years until his exchange with an English prisoner in the hands of the Spaniards. The family of Drake of Shardeloes in Buckinghamshire are descendants of this Richard.

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