Sgt Jacob Drake

Devon, England
Death 6 Aug 1689 (aged 64–65)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 51556152 · View Source
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Sgt. Jacob Drake, s. of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers, b. circa 1624 in England. He d. testate at Windsor, Conn. Aug. 6, 1689, his age at death not stated in any record known to the writer.

On Apr. 12, 1649 at Windsor, Conn., Jacob m. Mary Bissell, undoubtedly the eldest dau. of John Bissell, Sr. and his unnamed first wife, b. circa 1631 in England. She d. testate at Windsor Sept. 11, 1689, her age at death also not stated in any record known to the writer.

Jacob Drake and Mary Bissell had no children and both left wills by which they distributed property to their respective siblings or their sibling's children. Jacob's estate, abstracted by Manwaring citing Hartford Probate District vol. V, pp. 22-24, follows:

• Jacob Drake of Windsor. Inventory of £551-14-09 taken Sept. 25, 1689 by Daniel Clarke sen. and John Moore. Will dated Aug. 2, 1689.
• I give to Mary my wife the Use of all my Real and Personal Estate during her natural life, and at her death to dispose of £100 of my Personal Estate to whom she pleaseth.
• I give unto Nathaniel Gaylord's two Children, Hezekiah & Nathaniel, my Lott beyond Rocky Hill, about 26 acres; & unto Nathaniel Gaylord I give 2 acres of Land next adjoining to his Meadow Land on the South side.
• I give unto Jacob Drake, son of Job Drake, all my Houseing and Homested, with Land that was my Father Drake's and that which was purchased of Mr. Saint Niccolases [i.e., Nicholas'] Overseers.
• I give to John Elderkin the Lott over the Great River that is commonly called Fellows Lott, he paying his sister Bashua £10, and Abigail Due's 3 Children, Israel, Mary & Joseph, £10 apeice.
• I give to my Cousin John Gaylord, son of Sargt. Gaylord, a Lott on the East side of the River called Hoskins Lott, bounded North by John Birge, south by Land of Thomas Bissell.
• I give to my Brother Job Drake half the Lott that was my Father Drake's lying above Namerick, the other half I give to Nathaniel Gaylord.
• I give to Thomas Deble the Lott that I purchased of Prior, at the age of 21 years.
• I give to Joseph Elderkin 30 acres in the Great Meadow, bounded south by Nicholas Buckland, North by Abram Phelps.
• I give to Joseph Drake, son of John Drake, 2 acres of Land in the Great Meadow, South [by] Samuel Marshall's, North [by] Nathaniel Winchell's.
• I give to Nathaniel Gaylord 15 acres upon the Pine Meadow Playne, which I bought of Humphrey Pinney.
• I appoint my wife and Cousin Job Drake Jr. to be Administrators on the Estate, and desire my Brother Drake, Abraham Phelps, Nathaniel Gaylord, and my Cousin Job Drake to be Overseers............JACOB DRAKE.
Abraham Phelps,
Job Drake sen.

• Court Record, Page 6--Nov. 11, 1689: Will Proven.
• Page 26--Mar. 5, 1690/1: A Report to this Court that the Estate will not hold out to pay all the debts and Legacies, the Court orders to first pay the debts and distribute to the Legatees (Pro Rata.)

Edited 1/10/2016

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  • Created by: Don Blauvelt
  • Added: 24 Apr 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Jacob Drake (1624–6 Aug 1689), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51556152, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Don Blauvelt (contributor 46932939) .