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DRAKE, OF DRAKERATH.

DRAKE, CHRISTOPHER, esq. of Roristown, in the county of Meath, representative

of the ancient families of Drakestown and Drakerath, b.
4th June, 1790, m. first, in September, 1816, Mary-Anne,
daughter of Nicholas Gannon, esq. of Ballyboy, in the same
county, and by that lady (deceased) had a son and daughter,
viz.

COLUMBUS-PATRICK, b. in 1818.
Anne-Maria.

He wedded secondly, in 1821, Mary, eldest daughter of the
late Alexander Somers, esq. and has issue of that mar-
riage,

Christopher-Somers, b. 17th February, 1823.
Alexander-Joseph, b. 17th October, 1824.
Charles-William, b. 8th April, 1827.

Catherine-Cecilia.

Mary-Elizabeth.
Frances-Josephine.

Mr. Drake succeeded his father, the late Columbus Drake, esq.

Lineage.

This family, and that of Shardeloes, (vol. | val until the war of 1641, when with many i. page 580) derive from a common progenitor, but the settlement in Ireland must have taken place at a remote period, for we find the "Drake of Drakerath" a distinguished person in the annals of that kingdom throughout the turbulent and tyrannic rule of the TUDORS and the STUARTS, the sanguinary despotism of CROMWELL, and the confiscating reign of WILLIAM.

more they forfeited, and were driven to shift for themselves. At the beginning of CHARLES II.'s reign, there was a court of claims set on foot, by which a few of the proprietors were restored, and my father was of the number. He became, however, possessed only of a part, and was at the eve of being restored to the whole, when an order came from the king to dissolve the court, so that an end for that time was put to his hopes. My father had some time before this with his family settled in the county of Kildare, having taken some lands from William, Lord Dungan, (to whom he had the honour of being related,) at Kildroughet, where he built a handsome seat. Here he continued until the Revolution, when his affairs took a new turn. Some time before, or about the be

The mansion of DRAKERATH was situated in the barony of Kells, in the county of Meath, (where the ruins still remain,) and was erected by a member of the family of DRAKE of ASHE,* in the county of Down, who acquired large estates in that part of Ireland, and settled there. Those estates continued vested in his descendants until the rebellion of 1641, when they were forfeited, but a small portion was subsequently res-ginning of the troubles, Lord Dungan was tored by the court of claims in the beginning of CHARLES II.'s reign. A cadet of the family, Captain Peter Drake, a soldier of fortune, who followed the wars through all the fields of Europe in the beginning of the last century, published a very amusing detail of his adventures, which he begins with the situation of his house at the time of the Revolution. "I was born (he says) 12th October, 1671. My father's name was George, he was eldest son of William Drake, of Drakerath, and married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Patrick Stanley, esq. of Marlstown, in the county of Louth, and niece of John Stanley, esq. of Finner, near Slane, in | Meath. The family remained in peaceable possession of the estate from their first arri

From which also the DRAKES OF SHARDELOES.

created Earl of Limerick, and if I remember rightly, constituted governor of that city; thither his lordship repaired, taking my father with him, whom he soon after promoted. He was appointed one of the commissioners of the customs, and chief comptroller of the mint. As soon as King James came to Dublin, and called a parliament, my father was put into the commission of the peace for the county of Kildare, and declared himself a candidate for the borough of Navan. He was at the same time restored to the remainder of his estates; after which he returned to Limerick to fulfill his official duties. In June, 1690, he came to visit his family, and settle his affairs; but the loss of the battle of the Boyne (which happened the 1st July following) obliged him with all expedition to move off with his family for Limerick,

staying but one day after the battle to inter Lord Dungan, only son to the Earl of Limerick, who was that day killed by a cannon ball, and brought to Castletown, the earl, his father's seat. This melancholy affair being at an end, the next day we set forward on our journey. Arriving at Limerick, we found all hands employed in repairing the old, and throwing up new works for the defence of the place, which was soon after besieged; the particulars of which are so well known already, that it would be needless to descend to minute relation."

From the Irish records it appears that in the 9th of RICHARD II., the King conceded to RICHARD DRAKE, of Drakestown, the office of high sheriff of the county of Meath; and that, in the 9th of Henry V., the same appointment was granted to John Drake, of Drakestown, to be held during pleasure. Among the other early ancestry of the family, Catherine, sister and heiress of Nicholas Drake, of Drakerath, married Richard Nugent, 2nd baron of Delvin, living in 1428; and about the same period, Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Crickstown, lord high treasurer of Ireland, married Matilda, dau. of the then Drake of Drakerath.*

The immediate progenitor of the family before us,

COLUMBUS DRAKE, esq. of Drakerath, in Meath, son of Patrick Drake, esq., was born in 1670, and married in 1705, Anne, only daughter of Jennett, esq. of Oldbridge, in the county of Louth, who was slain at the battle of the Boyne in 1688, together with all his sons except the youngest,

Contemporaneous with the branch of the family settled in Ireland, flourished in high repute the Drakes, of Ashe, in the county of Devon, of which, as stated in the beginning of the lineage, the Drakes, of Drakerath, were a scion.

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George, b. in 1760, m. in 1796, Emily, daughter of O'Reilly, esq. of Dun

bike, in the county of Wicklow. Catherine, m. in 1768, to George Dowdall, esq. of Causestown.

Elizabeth, m. to Anthony Browne, esq.
Aune, b. in 1755, d. unmarried.
The elder son,

COLUMBUS DRAKE, esq. of Roristown, b. in 1750, wedded 13th October, 1777, Anne, only daughter of Christopher Barnewall, esq. of Fyanstown Castle, in Meath, and had issue,

PATRICK, b. in 1782, d. in 1801.

CHRISTOPHER, successor to his father.
Cecilia, m. in 1796, to James Archbold
O'Reilly, esq. of Dunbike, in the
county of Wicklow.

Frances, d. unmarried in 1799.

Anne.

Mr. Drake was s. at his decease by his only surviving son, the present CHRISTOPHER DRAKE, esq. of Roristown.

Arms Arg. a wivern, wings displayed and tail nowed, gu.

Crest-A wivern as in the arms.
Estates-In Meath.
Seat-Roristown, near Trim.

FRAMPTON, OF MORETON.

FRAMPTON, JAMES, esq. of Moreton, in the county of Dorset, b. 4th September, 1769, lieutenant-colonel commandant of the Dorset regiment of yeomanry cavalry, m. September 9th, 1799, the Lady Harriot Strangways, third daughter of Henry-Thomas, second Earl of Ilchester, and has had issue,

1. James, b. 28th March, 1802, d. 9th May, 1818.

11. HENRY, b. 7th May, 1804, m. in May, 1833, Char-
lotte, daughter of Robert Blencowe, esq. of Hayes, in
the county of Middlesex, and has a daughter,
Louisa-Mary.

III. William-Charlton, b. 4th June, 1811.

1. Harriot-Georgiana, m. 28th October, 1830, to William, only son of Francis Mundy, esq. of Markeaton, in the county of Derby, and M.P. for that county.

11. Louisa-Charlotte.

Colonel Frampton served as high sheriff for the county of
Dorset in 1793.

Lineage.

JOHN DE FRAMPTON was returned to serve in parliament for the borough of Dorchester, 31 Edward III. He is supposed to have had two sons, namely, John de Frampton, (who was returned to parliament as a burgess for the borough of Weymouth, 1355 and 1360; for Dorchester, 1357 and 1362; and as knight of the shire for the county of Dorset, 1372 and 1380, and seems to have been the father of Sir Henry Frampton, who was M. P. for Melcombe Regis in 1380, 1383, and 1384, and d. s. p.) and

WALTER DE FRAMPTON, who was M.P. for the borough of Melcombe Regis in 1357, 1362, and 1368. He was lord of the manor, and possessor of the advowson of Buckland Ripers, an estate adjacent to the towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the county of Dorset, and acquired the manor and estate of Moreton, with other lands in its vicinity, by his marriage, which took place in or previous to 1366, with Margaret, the heiress of that property. What her surname was has not been positively ascertained, but it seems nearly certain that she was of the family of Husee, who were lords of this manor at a time immediately preceding the period at which it passed into the possession of the family of Frampton. Walter de Frampton d. 14th October, 1389, his wife having died before him, and left issue by her, besides a daughter, Joan, m. to Sir Thomas Stewell, knt. of Catherston, county Somerset, a son,

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JOHN FRAMPTON, of Moreton, who was twenty-four years of age at his father's death. He was at the battle of Agincourt, and was returned six times to parliament as knight of the shire for the county of Dorset, from 1387 to 1405; and in 4 HENRY V. was appointed a commissioner to array the county of Dorset against a French invasion. He was three times married. By his first wife, Isabel, daughter of Robert Prouse, he had one daughter,

Margaret, who m. Robert Bingham, of Binghams Melcombe, in the county of Dorset, whose marriage articles, dated at Moreton, 21st September, 9 HENRY IV. are still extant amongst the family documents at Melcombe. By Edith, daughter of Sir Matthew Stawell,

* In 31 EDWARD I. 1303, John Husee had a grant of free warren in all his demesne lands at Moreton. Roger Husee, his son and heir, was summoned to parliament 22 and 23 EDWARD III. amongst the barons of the realm, and died 35 EDWARD III. 1361, seized, amongst other lands, of the manor and advowson of Moreton. Leaving no issue, his estates devolved, by virtue of an entail, on John Husee, jun. then thirty years of age and

knt. of Catherston, county of Somerset, his second wife, he had three sons,

1. ROBERT, who succeeded him at Moreton.

11. JOHN, M.P. for the borough of Lyme Regis, father of

JOHN, of Potterne and Echilhamp

ton, Wilts, who, by Johanna, his
wife, daughter and heir of Ed-
ward Mareschall, of Woodcote,
Hants, had two sons,

ROGER, of Potterne, who even-
tually inherited Moreton.
Edward, who d. before 1530,
leaving by his wife, a daugh-
ter of Hunsell, of Sy-
mondsbury, a son,
JOHN.

III. William, who was M.P. for Dor-
chester, 1431 and 1450, and for Wey-
mouth, 1433.

John Frampton d. 26th May, 1426, leaving Margaret, his third wife, surviving him, and was succeeded at Moreton by his eldest son,

ROBERT FRAMPTON, of Moreton, who was twenty-six years of age and upwards at his father's death, 4 HENRY VI. His name appears in a list of considerable men of the county of Dorset, who were able to spend £12 per annum, returned into chancery 12 HENRY VI. By Alice, his first wife, daughter and heir of Hugh Deverell, he acquired lands in Coomb Deverell, in the county of Dorset, and had several children, who all predeceased their fathers. p. His second wife was Alianor, daughter and heiress of William Browning, of Melbury Sampford, Dorset, and of Upton Lovell, in the county of Wilts (who m. secondly, Walter Barough, of Charford, in the same shire), and dying 4th February, 1465, left by her,

JAMES FRAMPTON, of Moreton, his son and heir, who was born in 1452. He m. Anastasia, daughter of Sir John Newborough, knt. of Lullworth, in the county of Dorset, and d. 5th June, 1523, as appears by a monument to his memory, whereon is his effigy in brass, in the church at Moreton. Leaving no legitimate issue, he settled his estates on James Frampton, his bastard son, who m. Avice, daughter of Sir Thomas de la Lynde, knt. of Winterborn

upwards. Of the death or heir of this John Husee, we have no certain account, but as the manor of Moreton was settled upon him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of the aforesaid Roger, it may be conjectured with the greatest probability, that Margaret, the wife of Walter Frampton, was daughter of the last mentioned John Husee, and succeeded to the property by virtue of this entail.

Clenston, in the county of Dorset (who afterwards became successively the wife of Thomas Trenchard, of Lytchett, and Gilbert Wallis, esq. of Langton Wallis, in the county of Dorset), and d. s. p. before 22nd August, 1525.

On his decease the manor of Moreton, with other appendant estates, descended to

ROGER FRAMPTON, (the grandson of John, the second son of John Frampton, of Moreton, who d. in 1426). This Roger was found by inquisition, 17 HENRY VIII. to be cousin and heir male of James Frampton, of Moreton, and succeeded, as before mentioned, to the family estates in Dorsetshire. He was b. in 1495, and m. Alice Trenchard, but d. s. p. 3rd May, 1530, whereupon the manor of Moreton, together with his other estates, devolved on his nephew (the son of his brother Edward),

JOHN FRAMPTON, who then became of Moreton. He was b. in 1516, and d. 14th November, 1557, leaving issue by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Willoughby of Tonerspiddle, in the county of Dorset, who d. in his lifetime,

1. ROBERT, his heir.

11. John, of Upway, in the county of Dorset, who, by Anne, his wife, daughter of Henry Willoughby, of Upway, aforesaid, had

1. ROBERT, his eldest son.
2. George, of Buckland, who m.
Anne, daughter of Thomas Co-
ventry, and sister of Lord Co-
ventry, by whom he had several
children, the eldest of whom,
Robert, was nine years of age at
the visitation of Dorset, anno
1623.

III. Francis, rector of Studland, in the
county of Dorset, d. s. p. 1646.
IV. WILLIAM, who s. to the Moreton

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civil war, and his estates being sequestered, he compounded for that of Buckland Ripers for £420., He d. and was buried at Buckland, 13th July, 1655, having been twice married. By Katherine, his first wife, daughter of Berkeley, of Pill, in Somersetshire, he had

JAMES, of Buckland, who d. unm. in 1676. Katherine, who became the wife of George Daubeney, of Gorwell, in Dorsetshire. By Elizabeth, his second wife, daughter of Henry Samways, of East Thilvington, in Dorset, he had one son,

GILES FRAMPTON, of Buckland, b. in 1643, who s. his half-brother, James, in the estate of Buckland. By Elizabeth, his wife, (who d. in 1706), daughter of Amias Fulford, son of Sir Francis Fulford, of Great Fulford, in Devon, and of Toller Porcorum, in Dorsetshire, he had issue, beside James, who d. young, three other sons, on whom, in 'succession, the estate of Moreton was entailed by their cousin, William Frampton, viz.

Giles, of Buckland, b. in

1680, d. unm. after 1689. WILLIAM, of whom hereafter.

Robert, b. in 1683, who by

1. Ann, m. in

Katharine, his wife, dau. of Giles White, of Athelhampton, in Dorsetshire, had issue,

Robert, captain in the
army, who m. a dau.
of Hickson, of
London, and d. s. p.
in 1788.

Katharine, m. to John
Swattridge, and d.s.p.
Elizabeth, m. to

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Asshe, and d. s. p. Anne, d. unm. Elizabeth, d. unm. 1567, to Thomas, eldest son of Sir William Dirdoe, of Gillingham, in the county of Dorset, and d. 1607.

11. Margery, m. John Hayward, of Dorchester.

III. Dorothy, m. Martin Keyleway, of Lillington, in the county of Dorset. IV. Mary, m. in 1575, Gregory, second son of Sir William Dirdoe, of Gillingham.

v. Rosamond.

vi. Joan, m. in 1571, to Guy Lyte. The eldest son and heir,

ROBERT FRAMPTON, of Moreton, was twenty-two years of age and upwards at his father's death. In 1588 he was high sheriff' of the county of Dorset. By Margery, his wife, daughter of Lord Thomas Paulett, of Melplash, second son of William, marquis of Winchester, he had two sons and a daughter, viz.

1. THOMAS, the eldest, d. v. p. s. p. in

1571.

11. Charles, who appears to have had a wife named Ursula, but probably d. without surviving issue, as his uncle William became possessed of the Moreton estates.

1. Elizabeth, m. in 1593, to William Daccomb, son of James Daccomb, of Iwerne Stepleton, in the county of Dorset.

1. Elizabeth, who m. Thomas Turberville, of Wool Bridge, in the county of Dorset.

11. Katharine, b. in 1626, m. to William Hayward.

11. Anne, m. in 1658, to Josiah Ebrall, of Balsall, in the county of Warwick. IV. Dorothy, m. to William Rose, of

Rempston, in the county of Dorset. William Frampton, d. 16th August, 1643, and was s. in his estates by his eldest son,

WILLIAM FRAMPTON, of Moreton, who was b. 17th November, 1629. He entailed the family estate on his brothers, Richard and Tregonwell, and their issue male successively, with remainders to the sons of his cousin Giles Frampton, of Buckland Ripers, and d. unm. 8th February, 1689. Richard Frampton, of Biston, his second brother, having d. in his lifetime, without issue male, as before stated, the estates devolved on

TREGONWELL FRAMPTON, esq. of Moreton, third brother of the said William, who was born in 1641. He was keeper of the receiving horses to King WILLIAM III., Queen Anne, George I. and GEORGE II. and d. unm. at Newmarket, in 1728, when, by virtue of the entail before mentioned, the estates devolved upon his kinsman, (the (be-descendant of James Frampton, of Buckland Ripers, fifth son of John Frampton, esq. of Moreton, by Elizabeth Willoughby)

WILLIAM FRAMPTON, fourth son of John
Frampton and Elizabeth Willoughby, be-
came as above stated, possessed of the manor
and estates of Moreton. He m. Elizabeth,
second daughter and co-heir of George
Broughton, of Sampford Botfield, in the
county of Somerset (who re-married Tho-
mas Hannam, of Wimbourne Minster, in
the county of Dorset), and had issue
sides Robert and Catharine, who d. young),
WILLIAM, his successor.

Elizabeth, who m. Edmund Hollis, of
Monkton.

He d. 28th February, 1608, and was s. by
his son,

WILLIAM FRAMPTON, of Moreton, who was born 7th April, 1607, and having m. Katharine, daughter of John Tregonwell, of Milton Abbas, in the county of Dorset, had issue,

I. WILLIAM, his heir.

1. Richard, of Biston, in the county of
Wilts, b. in 1630, m. Jane, daughter
of Sir Francis Cottington, of Font-
hill, in the county of Wilts, who d. in
1711, by whom he was father of
William and Elizabeth, who both
d. young and unm.
Katharine, who m. Charles, third
son of William Lord Stourton.
Jane, m. Edward Paston, of Bar-
mingham, in the county of Nor-
folk.

Mary, b. in 1677, d. unm. in 1698,
buried in the abbey church at
Bath, with an epitaph to her me-
mory, by Dryden.

III. Tregonwell, who s. his brother Wil-
liam.

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WILLIAM FRAMPTON, esq. of Moreton, who obtained possession of the estate (by a family arrangement which was ratified by act of parliament, in the third year of Queen ANNE), during the life of his cousin Tregonwell Frampton, on whom an annuity was at the same time settled. William Frampton was b. in 1681, and m. Judith, daughter of Henry Arnold, esq. of Ilsington, in the county of Dorset, by whom (who d. 1732), he had issue,

William and Judith, who both d. young,
and
JAMES.

William Frampton, d. in 1717, when his
estates devolved on his only surviving son,

JAMES FRAMPTON, esq. of Moreton, who was born in October, 1711. In 17 GEORGE II. he was high sheriff of Dorset. By Mary, his first wife, only daughter and heir of Joseph Houlton, esq. of Farley Castle, in the county of Somerset, to whom he was m. 20th August, 1746, and who d. in 1762, he had no issue. He m. secondly, Phillis, only daughter (and heir after her brother's death, in 1761), of Samuel Byam, esq. of the Island of Antigua, widow of Charlton Wollaston, M.D. by whom (who d.in February, 1829), he had issue,

JAMES, his heir.
Mary.

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