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Biography of Richard Drake 1535-1603

Ancestry

In 1535 Richard Drake 1535-1603 was born to [his father] John Drake -1558.

In 1558 [his father] John Drake -1558 died.

In 1572 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (37) was elected MP Morpeth.

In 1572 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (37) was elected MP Castle Rising.

Around 1577 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (37). Portrait of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (42). The heraldic escutcheon shows seven quarters as follows:.
1: . Drake of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon.
2: Argent, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the first; Billet of Ash.
3: Gules, on a fess argent two mullets sable; Hamton of Rockbere and Ash.
4: Ermine, on a chief indented sable three crosslets fitchee or; Orwey of Orwey and Ash.
5: Barry of seven argent and sable.
6: Azure, six lions rampant argent crowned Gules, 3, 2, 1; Forde of Forde.
7: Argent, two chevrons sable (Esse/Ash of Ash); Esse or Ash of Ash.

Around 1577 George Gower Painter 1540-1596 (37). Portrait of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (42). The heraldic escutcheon shows seven quarters as follows:.
1: . Drake of Ash in the parish of Musbury, Devon.
2: Argent, on a chief gules three cinquefoils of the first; Billet of Ash.
3: Gules, on a fess argent two mullets sable; Hamton of Rockbere and Ash.
4: Ermine, on a chief indented sable three crosslets fitchee or; Orwey of Orwey and Ash.
5: Barry of seven argent and sable.
6: Azure, six lions rampant argent crowned Gules, 3, 2, 1; Forde of Forde.
7: Argent, two chevrons sable (Esse/Ash of Ash); Esse or Ash of Ash.

In 1583 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (48) leased the manor of Woking from Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624 (47).

In 1584 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (49) was appointed Groom of the Privy Chamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (50).

After 1585 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

In 1589 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (54) was appointed Surveyor of Game in Woking Park.

In 1590 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (55) was appointed Steward of the Manor of Woking.

Around 1591 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (56) was appointed Justice of the Peace: Surrey.

In 1602 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (67) was granted the residue of the moneys still owing to her from Sir Francis Drake's voyage of 1585–86.

In 1581 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Francis Drake Privateer 1540-1596 (41).

On 31 Jan 1603 the will of Richard Drake 1535-1603 (68) was proved. He asked to be buried in St George's Church Esher. He appointed his son Francis Drake -1634 as his executor. He left his widow [his future wife] Ursula Stafford 1553- the lease on the manor of Walton on Thames Elmbridge, as well as a house on Fetter Lane and his coach and horses.

On 31 May 1603 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (68) made his will.

Before 11 Jul 1603 Richard Drake 1535-1603 and [his wife] Ursula Stafford 1553- were married.

On 11 Jul 1603 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (68) died.

Ancestry

Father: John Drake -1558