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Drake, Abraham
[1821-1911] Of Halifax.

In 1844, he married Maria Kershaw [1825-1892] in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Elijah [1845-1864]
  2. Alice [1868-1877]

Members of the family were buried at Lightcliffe Old Church Graveyard

Drake, Alexander
[1830-1???] Of Halifax.

Son of George Drake.

In 1852, he married Elizabeth Naylor in Halifax.

The couple emigrated to America.

Children:

  1. Lucy [b 1858]
  2. Minnie or Mina [b 1860]
  3. Herbert [b 1863]
  4. Amy [b 1865]
  5. Jessie [b 1868]

The children were born in Illinois, USA

Drake, Alfred
[1861-1929] He was a cart driver.

In [Q2] 1887, he married Hannah Stockton [1860-1933] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Louie [b 1888]
  2. Nellie [b 1891]
  3. Walter
  4. Hilda [b 1896]
  5. Doris [b 1899]
  6. Frank [b 1901]
  7. Harry [b 1903]

The children were born in Norland.

The family lived at

  • The Hough, Norland [1901]
  • Sowerby Croft, Norland [1911]

Drake, Atkinson Shermer
[1774-1820] Son of James Drake. A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

Surgeon.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Dr Charles
[17??-18??] Surgeon at Stainland [1834]

Drake, Charles
[18??-1871] He was assistant overseer and collector for the townships of Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse, Clifton and Hartshead.

He married Unknown who predeceased Charles.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

He was buried at Saint Peter's, Hartshead

Drake, Clement
[1890-1916] Son of Herbert Drake.

He was a grocer's shop assistant [1911].

He lived at Listerhills [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [23rd October 1916] (aged 26).

He was buried at Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II B 9]

Drake, Cockroft
[1832-1878] Son of William Drake.

He was a stone delver [1851, 1861] / a quarrier [1871].

In [Q1] 1866, he married (1) Mary A. Walsh [1829-1875] in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Ovenden
 

Mary Ann died Q3 1875 (aged 46).

In [Q1] 1876, he married (2) Frances Clayton in Halifax.


Frances was born in Southowram, the daughter of William Clayton
 

Children:

  1. Arthur William [b 1877] who was a worsted mill hand [1891]

The family lived at 11 Leyland's Buildings, Northowram [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] were sisters-in-law Caroline Walsh [b 1828] (worsted winder)  & Esther J. Walsh [b 1833] (worsted winder) [1871].

Cockroft died Q1 1878 (aged 46).

In 1881, Frances (cotton winder) & son Arthur were living with Frances's parents

Drake, Daniel
[1???-1???] Son of John Drake.

He married Mary Dixon.


Mary was the daughter of Anthony Dixon
 

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Dinah
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1834, when she was a linen draper, silk mercer & haberdasher at Southowram

Drake, E. Maurice
[1???-19??] He was a solicitor at Prudential Buildings, Halifax / Director of Drake's Limited [1949] / Director of John Morton (Fireclay, Thornton) Limited

Drake, Edward
[1518-1551]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Gilbert
  2. William

Drake, Frances
[1814-1894] Only child of Thomas Drake.

She married Sir Gillery Piggott.

Frances Street, Brighouse is named for her

Drake, Francis
[1695-1765] Son of Thomas Drake. A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

He was Curate/Vicar at Kirk Smeaton and Curate at Darrington.

He lived in Halifax.

In 1760, he published

The nature of lying and of moral truth, set forth in 2 sermons from Ephesians IV 25 preached in the church of Halifax

Printed by Pressic Darby.

He died unmarried in Halifax.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Francis
[1696-1771] FRS, FSA.

A member of the Drake family of Northowram. He owned property at Horley Green.

He was a surgeon / an antiquarian. He wrote a large and celebrated work entitled Eboracum which was published in York in 1736. He drew up a family tree for the Drake family

Drake, Francis
[1699-1801] Of Halifax.

Died at the age of 102 [13th July 1801].

See Longevity

Drake, Francis
[1804-1855] Of Brighouse.

He married Nanny [1799-1871].

Children:

  1. Jane [1837-1874] who married George Whiteley

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Drake, Francis Dalton
[1907-19??] Born in Halifax.

Director and Joint general manager of Drake's Limited [1949]. He was also a Director of John Morton (Fireclay, Thornton)  Limited.

In [Q3] 1936, he married Katherine Mary Casson in Halifax.


Katherine Mary was the daughter of George Frederick Casson
 

Drake, Francis Lewis
[1888-19??] Born in Great Horton.

He was a minder (woollen spinning) [1911].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Clara Annie in Halifax.


Clara Annie was born in Huddersfield, the daughter of
Frederick Robertshaw.

She was a blanket weaver [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Annie [b 1910]

They lived at 7 Sunny Bank Terrace, Wheatley, Halifax [1911]

Drake, Frank Kenneth
[1923-1944] Son of Lilian Alice & Charles Drake of Stump Cross.

During World War II, he served as an Aircraftman 1st Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died of leukaemia [2nd May 1944] (aged 21).

He was buried at Heywood's Chapel.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Drake, George
[1???-18??] Painter and paper hanger at 5 Corn Market, Halifax [1834, 1837]

Drake, George
[1808-1???] He married Ann [1803-1???].

Children:

  1. Alexander
  2. George Van Dyke [1832-1899] who married Samantha Sheppard
  3. Martha Louisa [1835-1???]
  4. William Henry
  5. Rhoda [1839-1???]
  6. Esther Ann [1841-1???]

In 1852, the family emigrated to the USA

Drake, George
[1826-1898] Son of Joseph Drake.

Born in Northowram.

He was beerseller at the Junction Inn, Charlestown, Halifax [1879, 1881] / landlord of the Junction Inn, Charlestown, Halifax [1891, 1898].

On 18th January 1846, he married (1) Hannah Fielding [18??-1851].

Children:

  1. Fielding [b 1851]

On 28th April 1851, he married (2) Ruth Riley [18??-185?].

On 23rd March 1858, he married (3) Caroline Glover [1831-1890] from Mirfield.

Children:

  1. Hannah Elizabeth [b 1858]
  2. Emily [b 1860]
  3. George Charles [b 1862]
  4. Frederick Joe [b 1864]
  5. Benjamin [b 1867]
  6. Harry [b 1871]
  7. Clara [b 1874]

He died 20th February 1898.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

Drake, Gerald
[1926-1944] Son of Mary Elizabeth & Lewis Drake of Hipperholme.

During World War II, he served as a Trooper with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died 6th September 1944 (aged 18).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [E C 870]

Drake, Gilbert
[1549-1603] Son of Edward Drake.

Clothier of Northowram.

In 1563, he married (1) Sibil Bird.

Children:

  1. Humphrey

and others.

He married (2) Judith Beck

Drake, Godfrey
[18??-1???] In [Q3] 1856, he married Harriet Collins in Halifax.


Harriet was the daughter of
David Collins
 

Children:

  1. James [1858-1860] who died aged 1 year & 7 months
  2. Anne [1860-1862] who died aged 14 months
  3. John [1864-1871]
  4. Nancy [1866-1883]

The children were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Drake, Grace
[1585-16??] Wife of John Whitley of Sowood House, Hipperholme

Drake, Harry
[1892-1918] Son of Ada & John Drake of Shipley.

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 1st November 1918.

He was buried at Preseau Community Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref D 9]

Drake, Henry
[1824-1898] Born in Halifax.

He was a shoe maker [1861] / a boot & shoe manufacturer [1881].

On 7th August 1849, he married Emma Kershaw [1828-1885] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Rosina [1849-1933]
  2. Frances [1850-1903] who married (1) Joe Helliwell and (2) George William Wright

The family lived at

  • 2 Hoyland's Passage, Halifax [1861]
  • 16 Bull Green, Halifax [1881]
  • 111 King Cross Street, Halifax [1898]

Living with them [in 1861] were Henry's widowed mother Elizabeth Drake [b 1790], nephew Frederick Drake [b 1842] (wool sorter), lodger William Binns [b 1785], and lodger James Parker [b 1821] (shoe maker from Harrogate) 

Living with them [in 1881] were daughter Frances and family.

Henry died at the Old King Cross Inn [21st December 1898].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,050 19/10d.

Probate was granted to his grandsons Harry & Herbert Helliwell.

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon: Emma [7th August 1885]; Henry [23rd December 1898]

Drake, Henry
[1833-1891] Of Halifax.

He moved to London.

In 1863, he married Charlotte Simson.

Children:

  1. Charlotte Elizabeth [1865-1960]
  2. Florence [b 1866]
  3. Henry Simson [b 1869]
  4. Horace Waddington [1870-1916]
  5. William Stanley [b 1873]
  6. Ethel Mary [b 1875]
  7. Mabel Olga [1877-1899]

The children were born in London

Drake, Herbert
[18??-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a commercial traveller.

He married Hannah.


Hannah was born in Brearley
 

Children:

  1. Clement

Drake, Herbert
[1864-1954] Son of Joe Drake.

Born in Halifax.

He was a grocer's assistant [1881] / a town letter carrier postman [1891] / a pensioned postman [1911] / a bootmaker / dealer [1911].

In [Q2] 1890, he married (1) Mary Groom [1866-1931].


Mary was born in Denford, Northamptonshire [21st August 1866]
 

Children:

  1. Wilfred Groom (Drake) [b 1893] who was an engineering apprentice [1911]
  2. Dora Ellen [b 1896] who was a driller at cash till works [1911]
  3. Edward [b 1903]

Mary died 26th March 1931.

In [Q3] 1933, he (possibly) married (2) Ann Simpson [1867-1948] in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 8 Prince Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 38 Moorfield Street, Halifax [1911]

Ann died 23rd July 1948 (aged 81).

Herbert died 31st May 1954 (aged 90).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-A31] with Anne Drake [17th August 1861-14th July 1908]

Drake, Hester
[1580-1641] Daughter of Grace [née Broadley] & William Drake.

Her first husband was Michael Ward.

Her second husband was her cousin, Humphrey Drake

Drake, Humphrey
[1569-1632] Son of Gilbert Drake.

Halifax scrivener between 1590-1631.

In 1616, he married his cousin, Hester Drake.

Children:

  1. Nathan
  2. John

He lived in a house at Clark Bridge, Halifax which he bought from Sir Arthur Ingram in 1610.

See Edward Ackroyd

Drake, J. W.
[1???-19??] Of Ovenden.

He bought Northowram Hall [1924].

He rebuilt the Hall after it was destroyed by fire in December 1925.

He served on Halifax Town Council [1930]

Drake, James
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1834, when he was a wheelwright at Northowram

Drake, James
[1733-1804] He lived at Horley Green.

He was responsible for selling the family home which had been in the family for over 530 years.

Around 1780, he built Spa House for the accommodation of invalids at Horley Green Spa.

In 1769, he married Jane Atkinson.


Jane was the daughter of Rev Christopher Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Atkinson Shermer
  2. Thomas Francis

He was buried at Thorp Arch, near his wife and son.

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, James
[1767-1858] Of Southowram.

He was a farmer [1841] / a farmer of 10 acres [1851].

He married Martha [1780-1855].

Children:

  1. Dinah [1811-5th December 1840] who was buried with her parents
  2. Mary [1818-11th August 1859] who was buried with her parents

The family lived at the Old Workhouse, Southowram [1841].

Martha died 6th July 1855 (aged 75).

James died 4th April 1858 (aged 91).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-S9]

Drake, James
[1827-1???] Born in Halifax.

He was a cart driver [1871].

Around 1859, he married Ellen [1838-1???] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1859] who was a worsted doffer [1871]
  2. Sam [b 1864]
  3. Arthur [b 1866]
  4. Mary [b 1870]

The family lived at 21 Haley Hill, Halifax [1871].

Joseph Lawton was charged with the manslaughter of their son Arthur at Halifax on 3rd July 1876.


Question: From similar cases, it is possible that Lawton was an overlooker at a mill – such as Crossley's Carpets – and that Arthur was a young worker who died after being physically assaulted at his work.

Does anyone know the story behind Arthur's death?

 

At the Leeds Assizes [26th July 1876], Lawton was discharged, the Grand Jury having ignored the bill

Drake, Jeremiah
[1???-1745] Son of Thomas Drake. A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

He married Mary Rooksby [1689-1767].


Mary was the daughter of Robert Rooksby of Melton near Hull
 

There is a memorial to the couple in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Jim
[1851-1903] Of Brighouse.

Born 22nd December 1851.

In [Q1] 1874, he married Sarah Ann Irving [1852-1891] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur [1878-1925]
  2. Ethel [1882-1962] who never married

Sarah Ann died 1st March 1891.

Jim died 29th December 1903.

Members of the family were buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Drake, Joe
[1833-1904] Born in Southowram [3rd September 1833].

He was a card maker (spinning machine) [1881] / a card nailer [1891] / a boot & shoe dealer [1901].

He married Martha Ann [1832-1894].


Martha Ann was born in Halifax [26th February 1832]
 

Children:

  1. Arthur [28th August 1858-6th February 1860]
  2. Walter [4th Aug 1860-23rd Sep 1860]
  3. Annie [b 1862] who was a cotton twister [1891]
  4. Herbert
  5. twins Edgar [1st May 1865-30th June 1865]
  6. Henry [1st May 1865-30th June 1865]
  7. Ellen [8th June 1866-13th May 1877]
  8. Edwin [b 1869] who was a hatter's assistant [1891]
  9. Fred [b 1871] who was a commercial clerk [1891]

The family lived at

  • 72 South View, Halifax [1881]
  • 47 St Mary Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 32 Emscote Grove, Halifax [1901]

Martha Ann died 24th May 1894.

Joe died 20th July 1904.

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-T1A]

Drake, John
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1834, when he was a retailer of beer at King Cross, Halifax


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

Drake, John
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1837, when he was a shopkeeper at Swine market, Halifax

Drake, John
[1549-1622] A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

He married Grace Bairstow.


Grace was the daughter of John Bairstow
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Francis
  3. Daniel
  4. Samuel
  5. Thomas

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, John
[1576-1642] Son of John Drake. A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

In 1626, he was required to pay composition.

He married Mary Hoyle


Mary was the daughter of John Hoyle
 

Drake, John
[16??-17??] He owned a part of Woolshops, Halifax between 1725 and 1743

Drake, John
[1619-1681] Son of Humphrey Drake.

He became subdean of Ripon, and Rector of Dinnington, near York. He was buried there.

He married Grace Foxcroft

Drake, John
[17??-18??] Of John Drake & Company [1822]

Drake, John
[17??-18??] Card maker at King Street, Halifax [1822], 37 Woolshops, Halifax [1834], and 28 Woolshops [1837]

Drake, John
[17??-18??] Shopkeeper & dealer in groceries & sundries at Rastrick [1834]

Drake, John
[18??-1???] An itinerant bookseller for William Milner

Drake, John Albert
[1879-1917] Son of Alice & Sam Drake, of Brighouse.

He went to Canada.

In 1915, he married Jane (Jeannie) McLachlan in Vancouver.

They lived at 3342, 26th Avenue East, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 9th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops.

He died of wounds at the Western General Hospital, Manchester [14th December 1917].

He is remembered at Brighouse Cemetery [D C 327], and on Brighouse War Memorial

Drake, John Armitage
[1851-1913] Son of Jonas Drake.

He was general manager of Drake's Limited [1935] / Chairman and Managing Director of Drake's Limited [1949] / director of John Morton (Fireclay, Thornton) Limited / director of F. C. Construction Company Limited.

In [Q4] 1874, he married Maria Green [1854-1926] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. William Armitage
  2. Jonas Wilfred

The family lived at Heath Lodge, Halifax [1913].

John died 4th July 1913.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £36,966 15/6d.

Probate was granted to sons William Armitage, & Jonas Wilfred Drake, and John Henry Helliwell

Drake, John Willie
[1887-1916] Son of Sam Drake.

Born in Halifax.

He was a member of Illingworth Church, the Choir & the Church Lads' Brigade / a member of Mixenden AFC / a travelling draper [1911] / a cabinet maker.

During World War I, he enlisted [March 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Halifax of double pneumonia [15th April 1916].

He was buried at Illingworth Church.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

Drake, Jonas
[1827-1899] Born in Northowram / Queensbury.

He was a stone mason [1861].

He founded Drake's of Shay Lane.

In [Q4] 1850, he married Bridget Ann Penn [1832-1896] in Halifax.


Bridget Ann was born in Kingswinford, Staffordshire
 

Children:

  1. John Armitage
  2. Elizabeth [b 1856]
  3. Annie [1861-1927]
  4. Miriam [1862-1944] who was a confectioner [1891]

The family lived at

  • Thornleigh, Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • Penmaenmawr, Caernarvonshire [1899]

Jonas died 21st February 1899.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £8,550 14/4d.

Probate was granted to Joseph William Daniels and Frank Crabtree (clerk) 

Drake, Jonas Wilfred
[1882-1939] Son of John Armitage Drake.

He was Chairman and Managing Director of Drake's Limited / director of B. R. Finance Company Limited.

He married 1909 Annie Alberta Bancroft.

Children:

  1. Margaret Armitage [b 1911]

The family lived at Jumples House, Mixenden.

Jonas Wilfred died at Jumples House, Mixenden [29th September 1939].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £27,826 1/10d [Resworn £29,857 6/11d] Probate was granted to his widow Annie Alberta, Marcellus Ted Thompson (company director), and Gladys Gledhill (spinster) 

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Drake, Jonathan
[1865-19??] Born in Bradford.

He was a stuff merchant's clerk [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Lucy Wood [1866-19??] from Bingley, in Keighley.

Children:

  1. Elsie May [b 1895]
  2. James Francis [b 1901]

The family lived at 6 Trinity Place, Halifax [1911]

Drake, Joseph
[1???-18??] Carver and gilder. Acquaintance of Branwell Brontë

Drake, Joseph
[1582-1636] Of The Lee, Northowram.

Son of William Drake. He owned Shibden Mill. He lost large sums of money in legal debts through taking tenants to court for not grinding their corn at his mill.

He married Ann Ward.

Children:

  1. Susan

In 1626, he was required to pay composition

Drake, Joseph
[16??-1732] Of Fixby. An early member of the Drake family of Ashday.

On 18th October 1674, he married Margaret Holt at Elland.

Children:

  1. Susanna [bapt 1676]
  2. Michael [bapt 1678]
  3. Joseph [bapt 1680]
  4. Elizabeth [1683-1690]
  5. John [bapt 1685]
  6. Alicea [1688-1690]
  7. Margaretta [bapt 1688]
  8. Maria [1693-1694]
  9. William
  10. Jana [bapt 1697]

Drake, Joseph
[17??-18??] Of Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

He married Mary [1798-1861].

Mary was buried at Mount Zion Chapel, Lightcliffe

Drake, Joseph
[1745-1833] Son of William Drake.

Baptised 15th April 1745.

On 7th August 1764, he married Dinah Heap [17??-1818].

Children:

  1. Thomas [bapt 1765]
  2. Hannah [bapt 1769]
  3. Dinah [b 1771] who died in her first year
  4. Elizabeth (familiarly called Betty) [1772-1820]
  5. Thomas [b 1773] who died in his first year
  6. William
  7. Sally [bapt 1776] who married [16th September 1798] Robert Turner in Halifax
  8. Thomas
  9. Dinah [b 1779]
  10. Phebe [b 1782]
  11. Frances [bapt 1785]
  12. Susan / Susannah [1785-1839]

He died at Sowerby [9th November 1833].

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [19th November 1833]

Drake, Joseph
[1799-1879] He was a beerseller at Charlestown, Halifax – (possibly) the Junction, Halifax [1879].

On 8th August 1819, he married Ann Clayton.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1821] who married [1839] Sampson Clay
  2. Benjamin [b 1824]
  3. George
  4. Joseph [b 1834]
  5. Ann [b 1836]

He died at Charlestown, Halifax [24th April 1879].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £100.

His will was proved by his son George Drake and grandson Henry Clay of Cross Hills (twister-in on a worsted manufactory) 

Drake, Joseph
[18??-18??] Innkeeper of the Country House, Hipperholme.

In May 1863, he was declared bankrupt

Drake, Joshua
[1840-1???] Born in Halifax. He moved to London.

In 1868, he married Harriet Jane Bateman in London.

Children:

  1. Alice [b 1869]
  2. Blanche Jane [b 1871]
  3. Clara Annie [b 1872]
  4. Frances Mabel [b 1874]
  5. Harriett Lavinia [b 1877]
  6. Mary [b 1880]
all born in London

Drake, M.
[18??-19??] He was a coal merchant at Brighouse railway station.

He married Ann [1842-19??] from Brighouse.

Children:

  1. Edith Annie [b 1874]
  2. Emily Anne [b 1880] who was a shop assistant (draper) [1911]
  3. Henry Michael [b 1883] who was a coal merchant [1911]
  4. child
  5. child who died young
  6. child who died young
  7. child who died young
  8. child who died young

The family lived at 75 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1911].

In 1911, the widowed Ann was a coal merchant

Drake, Captain Nathan
[1587-1658] A member of the Drake family of Halifax.

He was tenant at Dam Head, Shibden. He was a Royalist Captain during the Civil War, he had to pay decimation. He wrote a diary account of the Siege of Pontefract [1645].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. Elizabeth [b 1624] who married John Stables
  3. Mary [1626-1699] who married John Knowles, an Alderman from Pontefract

The family lived at Godley

Drake, Nathan
[1617-1639] Son of Humphrey Drake.

He was educated at Brasenose College Oxford.

He had no children

Drake, Nathaniel
[1832-1???] He was a farmer on 3 acres [1881].

He married Mary [1830-1???].

Children:

  1. John [b 1865]

The family lived at Dawson Farm, Ovenden [1881]

Drake, Randall
[1892-1915] In [Q1] 1914, he married Ada Clegg in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 5th May 1915 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], on Clifton War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton, and in the book Clifton War Memorial

After his death, Ada married Mr Bell, and lived at 19 Gathorne Street, Brighouse.

Drake, Sam
[1857-1923] Born in Halifax

He was a spindle & fly maker [1885].

On 26th August 1885, he married Sarah Hannah Skelton [1859-1938] in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Clara [1885-1966] who never married
  2. John Willie

The family lived at 13 Hays Lane, Mixenden [1911].

Members of the family were buried at Illingworth Church

Drake, Samuel
[1???-1624] Son of John Drake. A member of the Drake family of Horley Green.

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Rev Samuel
[1622-1678] MA.

Son of Nathan Drake. He was expelled from St John's College Cambridge for refusing to take the covenant. He fought in the Royalist army during the Civil War, and took part in the Siege of Newark. He had to pay decimation. At the Restoration, he was created DD and became Vicar of Pontefract

Drake, Samuel
[18??-18??] Professor of religion and Sunday School teacher in Brighouse.

In April 1857, he was charged by Sarah Elizabeth Kitchin [aged 22] on 2 charges:

He had paid his addresses to her between 6 and 7 years, made promises of marriage, seduced her from the path of virtue, and a child, born in March 1857, was the result.

He had earlier induced her to meet him near Holdsworth's Mill, Halifax with a view to killing the unborn child.

She clung so tightly to him that he could not shake her off. She threatened to inform of him, but her begged her not to do so, and again promised to marry her and give her some houses after confinement. He put 20 sovereigns into her hand, a gold chain round her neck, and a gold watch in her bosom. He wrote several love letters to her and asked to meet her on the following Sunday, even though, at the time of writing them, he was

united in matrimony at the register office to another female

He was ordered to pay £3 4/6d for expenses and 2/6d per week afterwards for the support of the child.

Drake, Samuel
[1875-1934] In April 1909, he married (1) Hannah Rebecca, widow of Fred Stansfield, in Halifax.

Sam took over as beerhouse keeper at the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1909, 1911, 1913].

Hannah Rebecca died on 2nd November 1909.

On 25th February 1913, Sam married (2) Martha Emma Bower [1888-1962] at Halifax Parish Church.

Members of the family were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax

Drake, Sibella
[1589-16??]

1 married Joshua Witton.


Joshua was the father in law of Mr Witton, parson of Thornhill
 

2 married Michael Whiteley.

3 married Francis Priestley

Drake, Miss Susan
[1???-18??] She had a miscellany of trades at 17 Hopwood Lane, Halifax [1837]

Drake, Susan
[1612-1642] Of Shibden. Daughter of Joseph Drake.

She married Isaac Oates

Drake, Dr T. F.
[17??-18??] Surgeon at Northgate, Halifax [1816]

Drake, Thomas
[1578-1644] Son of John Drake.

He became Rector of Thornton-in-Craven

Drake, Thomas
[1647-1700] Shopkeeper.

He married Mary Wilkinson.

Children:

  1. Jeremiah
  2. Francis

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Drake, Rev Thomas
[17??-18??] DD.

In 1799, he sold land at Stoney Hey, Wainstalls to Michael Tillotson

Drake, Thomas
[1742-1819] Son of William Drake.

He lived at Ashday Hall, Southowram which he inherited from his maternal grandfather Thomas Holdsworth.

He married Mary [1745-1799].

Mary died 14th April 1799 (aged 54).

Thomas died 6th June 1819 (aged 76).

His will requested that he be buried next to his parents.

Ashday Hall passed to his nephew, Thomas Drake

Drake, Thomas
[1778-1862] Son of Joseph Drake.

He was one of the chief landowners in Southowram [1861].

He inherited Ashday Hall from his uncle, Thomas Drake.

He gave the land on which Ashday Lane Methodist Sunday School was built [1825].

On 2nd July 1803, he married Sarah Briggs [1773-1853] at St Martin in the Fields, London.

Children:

  1. Frances

Sarah died 14th March 1853. Thomas died 10th September 1862.

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-Q20]

Drake, Thomas
[1803-1877] Son of William Drake.

On 8th October 1829, he married Anna Waddington [1809-1895].

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Henry
  3. Elizabeth [1835-1884] who married George R. Wilson
  4. Anna [1837-1???] who married Henry Bacon
  5. Joshua [1840-1???] who married [1868] Harriet Jane Bateman
  6. Ellen [1842-1889] who married James Carr [1832-1912]
  7. Mary [1844-1???] who married William H. Tonks
  8. Alfred who emigrated to New Zealand

The family moved to Newington, Surrey where all the children were born.

He died and was buried in London

Drake, Thomas
[1810-1877] Of Southowram.

He married Martha [1812-1870].

Children:

  1. John who died 2nd September 1838 (aged 7 months) 
  2. Elizabeth Ann who died 10th January 1840 (aged 15 months) 
  3. Roger who died 17th August 1845 (aged 15 months) 

Martha died 15th February 1870 (aged 58).

Thomas died 6th January 1877 (aged 67).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-S4]

Drake, Thomas
[1820-1???] Son of Martha & James Drake, farmer.

Born in Southowram [9th October 1820].

Baptised 11th February 1821.

He was a linen draper in Burley in Wharfedale [1851].

On 25th August 1850, he married Amelia Grace Cousins at Halifax Parish Church.

Their children were born in Burley in Wharfedale


Question: Does anyone know how this man fits in with the other members of the Drake family?

 

Drake, Thomas
[1830-1917] Son of Thomas Drake.

On 9th November 1858, he married (1) Martha Power George [1839-1904] in Kent.

Children:

  1. Annie Elizabeth [1859-1944] who married [1886] James Grant [1841-1915]
  2. Thomas [1861-1942] who married [1889] Bessie Nixon
  3. Arthur Augustus [1862-1953] who married Mary Greenway [1869-1956]
  4. Joshua [1864-1932] who married [1889] Elizabeth Clough
  5. Ellen Caroline [1866-1956] who married [1886] Robert McKinney Morison [1861-1946]
  6. Francis [1868-1958] who married [1895] Eleanor Douch
  7. Alfred George [1872-1875] who died on the journey to New Zealand
  8. Clara [1875-1957] who married [1900] William Carl Besky [1875-1952]
  9. George Waddington [1878-1955] who married [1916] Janet Agnes Miller [1883-1969]
  10. Henry Skelton [1883-1971] who married [1918] Isabella Robinson [1884-1964]

In 1875, the family went to live in New Zealand.

On 21st January 1905, he married (2) Elizabeth Roberts.

He and most of the family were buried in New Zealand

Drake, Thomas
[1846-1???] Dyer in a Halifax silk mill.

He and Eliza Nelson [1847-1???] worked at the same mill and had lived as man and wife, for a time, before they split up after an argument. Eliza went to live in lodgings in Nelson Street, Halifax.

On the morning of 6th December 1864, Eliza was on her way to work when she met Drake and they went for a walk along the canal at Caddy Field.

He threw Eliza into the canal and ran off when others saw her struggling in the water. She was eventually rescued by John Furness, a stone cutter, who had been working nearby.

Drake threw himself into the canal but was rescued by 2 men.

He was charged with attempted murder at the Magistrates' Court and ordered to stand trial at the Winter Assizes.

At the Leeds Assizes on 23rd December 1864, he was found guilty of attempted murder, and was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude

This is discussed in the book Halifax Murders

Drake, Thomas
[1849-19??] Born in Sowerby.

He was a farmer of 14 acres [1881] / a potato merchant [1891] / a teamer [1901] / a carter boarding at 7 Shroggs Vue Terrace, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911].

In 1877, he married Hannah Wilcock [1852-1889] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Erringden
 

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1879] who was a clerk (iron warehouse) [1901]
  2. Frank W. [b 1882]
  3. Thomas Wilfred

Son Thomas Wilfred was born [Q4 1888]. Hannah died (possibly) from perinatal problems [Q1] 1889 (aged 37).

The family lived at

  • Dean Farm, Sowerby [1881]
  • 27 Bank Field Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 9 West Parade, Halifax [1901]

Living with the widowed Thomas & family [in 1891] was sister-in-law Sarah Wilcock [b 1847] (house keeper) 

Drake, Thomas Francis
[1783-1841] Son of James Drake.

Surgeon & apothecary at 47 Northgate, Halifax [1829, 1841]

He had a house at Nidd, near Knaresborough.

He was buried at Thorp Arch, near his parents

Drake, Thomas Wilfred
[1888-1917] Son of Thomas Drake.

Born at Dean Farm, Triangle.

He was a boiler coverer and travelled around England with his work / a boiler and steam pipe coverer (for ship builders), boarding in Birkenhead [1911].

He lived at 18 Colin Street, Hanson Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [Whitsuntide 1915], and served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 14th March 1917 (aged 28).

He was buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Heburterne, France [Grave Ref V H 29].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Drake, Titus
[1868-1???] Illegitimate son of Jane Drake, twister of Lidgate, Lightcliffe.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [20th August 1868]

Drake, Walter
[1885-1915] Born in Stow Bedon, Norfolk.

He worked at Springwood Mills, Elland.

He lived in Elland.

In [Q3] 1909, he married Ellen Turner in Halifax.


Ellen was the daughter of Jonathan Turner
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

They lived at Rock View, Holywell Brook, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of typhoid fever in hospital in Rouen [1st February 1915] (aged 30).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 4 1].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Blackley Particular Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at Saint Andrew's Church, Stainland.

His brother-in-law Jonathan Turner also died in the War

Drake, Walter
[1893-1918] Son of Alfred Drake.

He was a member of the Christian Endeavour Society / a member of Sowerby Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel / a porter for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway [1911] / a billiard marker at the Jubilee Café, Sowerby Bridge [1914].

He lived at 6 Victoria Road, Sowerby Bridge [1914].

During World War I, he enlisted [6th August 1914], and served with B Battery 95th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

He was promoted to Sergeant after the Battle of the Somme, for


saving a gun when the rest of the team had been killed
 

He was killed in action [5th April 1918].

He was buried at Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II C 2].

After his death, his mother wrote to the Army asking for any of Walter's personal effects; she got the reply:


No effects were recovered from his person or kit, owing to the fact that the man was struck by a shell which damaged his body to such an extent that things could not be found
 

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [27th April 1918]

Drake, William
[1???-18??] He was appointed Surveyor of the Highways for Hartshead [1835]

Drake, William
[12??-12??] He is recorded at Shibden in 1275

Drake, William
[1551-1622] Son of Edward Drake.

He lived at The Lee, Northowram.

He married Grace Broadley.

Children:

  1. Hester
  2. Nathan
  3. Joseph
  4. Susan [1576-1664] who married Samuel Lister
and others

Drake, William
[1693-1779] Son of Joseph Drake.

A tanner at Fixby.

In 1739, he married Phoebe Holdsworth, at Sowerby.


Phoebe was the daughter of Thomas Holdsworth
 

Children:

  1. William [bapt 1741]
  2. Thomas
  3. Joseph
  4. John [bapt 1749]

In 1792, Ashday Hall was conveyed to William and Phoebe, and the Drake family

Drake, William
[17??-18??] A Brighouse building contractor. He worked on the construction of the Brighouse-Denholmegate turnpike. He lived in Hall Street, Brighouse, and had premises at Ball flash in Bradford Road

Drake, William
[17??-18??] Stone merchant at Southowram [1834]

Drake, William
[1774-1855] Son of Joseph Drake.

On 6th September 1798, he married (1) Susey Duckworth [1764-1800] in Halifax.

On 4th June 1801, he married (2) Martha Lockwood [1779-1842] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Esther [1805-1899] who married John Skelton
  3. George [bapt 1808] who married Ann
  4. Mary [b 1810]
  5. Joseph [bapt 1812]
  6. Joshua [1815-1816]
  7. John Lockwood [1816-1844]
  8. Dorothy [1818-1820]
  9. William [bapt 1824]

He died 1st May 1855.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Drake, William
[1797-18??] Born in Clayton, Bradford.

He was a roadman [1841] / a stone delver [1851].

Around 1821, he married Hannah [1799-18??].


Hannah was born in Clayton, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1821] who was a roadman [1841]
  2. Abraham [b 1826] who was a roadman [1841]
  3. Mary [b 1824] who was a worsted weaver [1861]
  4. Hannah [b 1826]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1828]
  6. Jabez [b 1829]
  7. Cockroft
  8. William [b 1835] who was a woolcomber [1851], a stone delver [1861]
  9. Harriet [b 1837]

The family lived at

  • Pule Hill, Northowram [1841]
  • Crow Point, Northowram [1851]

William died between 1851 & 1861

Drake, William
[1858-1914] He was a carting agent & farmer [1914], living at Lower Place Farm, Southowram.

On 8th December 1913, he was walking behind his horse – a heavy draught horse, about 6 years old – as they passed along Skew Road, beneath the railway bridge at Hipperholme. Two express trains passed and the horse took fright at the noise and knocked William down. It is possible that he was run over by the cart,

He was taken to Halifax Infirmary with a compound fracture of the left thigh. On 12th December 1913, Dr K. Douglas Faulkner operated to save the leg, but William died of shock on 14th December

Drake, William Armitage
[1875-1921] Son of John Armitage Drake.

He lived at 10 Elm View, Halifax.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a car registration and a motor drivers' licence

Drake, William Henry
[1836-1905] Of Halifax.

Son of George Drake. He went to live in America.

In 1865, he married Sarah Middlemist [1840-1898].

Children:

  1. Georgia [b 1868]
  2. Charles [b 1874]
  3. Cornelia [b 1876]
  4. Florence [b 1880]
all born in Illinois

Drake, William Thomas
[1???-18??]

Recorded in 1837, when he was a clog & pattern maker at 21 King Cross Street, Halifax

 

The Drake family of Ashday
In the early 1700s, the family lived at Fixby.

In 1792, Ashday Hall was conveyed to William Drake and his wife Phoebe Holdsworth.

The family owned property in Brighouse, including Hangram Field and land at Lane Head.

Members of the family included Joseph Drake and William Drake

The Drake family of Halifax
The family were important in Horley Green and Shibden.

William Drake is recorded at Shibden in 1275.

This branch of the family is said to be descended from Devon – the Drakes of Ashe – which included Sir Francis Drake. Tradition also says that a Drake brought the skills of woollen manufacture to the district from Devon.

John de Schipeden changed his name to Drake.

There is a memorial to members of the family in Halifax Parish Church

Drake surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Drake, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Drake:


Marriages 1852, 1856, 1862, 1868, 1883, 1884, 1889, 1890, 1899, 1906, 1907, 1932; Deaths 1835, 1907
 



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