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Picture of Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake – High Sherriff of Devon during 1633

Dr David Pugsley gave a very interesting talk on High Sheriffs and Assizes in Devon and Somerset


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  2. Marian Ayres says

    Francis George DRAKE was the 2nd son of Francis Drake and Mary Jane Richards. Francis senior was a butcher and moved from Devon to Shepherds Bush to open a butchers shop and later back to Devon. My husband’s grandmother, Lillian, was sister to Francis George.
    Lillian ‘s husband was William Edwin Lentell [later Grays Farm, and Lower Grays, Hemyock.] son of Matthew William Lentell of William Beer Farm Yarcombe. He was a driver in the Royal Engineers and we have his Victory Medal with a War Horse depicted on one side and the head of George V on the other. William was subjected to severe gasing and suffered the results for most of his life.[d. 1972]

    UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
    about Francis George Drake

    Francis George Drake

    Birth Place:
    Shepherd’s Bush, Middx.

    Hemyock, Devon

    Death Date:
    5 Oct 1918

    Death Location:

    Enlistment Location:
    Kingston, Surrey


    Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

    1/24th Battalion


    Type of Casualty:

    Theatre of War:

    Formerly 10594, E. Surrey Regt.

    • Administrator says

      Thank you for this information Marian. I understand Mike has already come back to you about it.




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