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date: 20 October 2019

Drake, Sir Francislocked

(1540–1596)
  • Harry Kelsey

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Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund Drake (d. 1566) of Tavistock. Edmund's wife is unknown, though she may have been named ...

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Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent
W. B. Turnbull & others, eds., (1861–1950)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Devon Record Office, Exeter