Biography of Richard Drake 1535-1603
In 1535 Richard Drake 1535-1603 was born to [his father] John Drake -1558.
In 1558 [his father] John Drake -1558 died.
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 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.
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.
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.
On 11 Jul 1603 Richard Drake 1535-1603 (68) died.
Father: John Drake -1558